Suzuki Gixxer SF it is, not SLK; to launch in two variants?
The fully faired version of Suzuki Gixxer was misinterpreted to be possibly badged Gixxer SLK, as initial set of spy shots showed what appeared to be those letters written across the fairing. The source of the latest spy shot has confirmed the name of the upcoming Yamaha Fazer V2.0 rival to be Suzuki Gixxer SF.
From the looks of it, production of Suzuki Gixxer SF is going on full swing at the Gurgaon plant, and the company is gathering enough stock for dealer dispatch to commence anytime soon.
Engine specs will be same, as seen on board the naked Gixxer. This will be a 155 cc 4 stroke air cooled single cylinder engine, delivering 14.8 PS and 14 Nm torque. Tyre size will 100/80 for front and 140/60 for rear, wrapped around 17 inch alloys.
Suzuki Motorcycle India is expected to price the Gixxer SF at around Rs. 82,000, as the closest rival Yamaha Fazer is priced at Rs. 84,751 and naked version of Gixxer wears price tag of Rs. 76,430 (ex-showrom Mumbai).
Suzuki Gixxer SF should not be considered a competition to Yamaha Fazer FI V2.0, as the latter benefits from fuel injected engine, while Gixxer equips old school carburettor. But, given the price gap being in favour of Gixxer, the Rs. 90,822 Fazer FI could be ditched by many for the fresh looking fully faired bike.
Spy shot – Gaadiwaadi