Gixxer will feature a single cylinder 155cc air-cooled engine with SOHC (Single Over Head Camshaft). Maximum Power produced will be 13.9 PS and peak torque will be 13.4 Nm. Air-fuel mixture will be supplied by a carburettor. While the Indian Gixxer is expected to feature these specifications, the Indonesian version may bear slight changes. The SOHC may be substituted with DOHC (Dual Over Head Camshaft) and carburettor may be replaced with Electronic Fuel Injector. Thereby, improvement in power output and fuel efficiency can also be assumed. Both bikes will be fitted with a 5 speed transmission.
Suzuki Gixxer will compete with Yamaha FZ-16, Bajaj Pulsar 150 and Honda Unicorn, Trigger. Although power & torque figures do not seem very exciting for this segment, the Gixxer does pack modish looks and trendy detailing. The digital instrument cluster, muscular fuel tank, triangulated exhaust tip and stylish alloy wheels will certainly manage to pull some crowd around it. The 17 inch black alloys will hold 100/80 tire on the front and 140/60 on the rear.
No changes in looks department are anticipated in the Indonesian model compared to Indian one. However, it remains doubtful if Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS) will launch the Gixxer in Indonesia next month as they are waiting for approval from Suzuki Japan. If they do, then the question should be whether they will import the bikes from India via CBU or CKD route. In India, Suzuki Gixxer will be launched in July 2014, at expected price of about Rs. 75-80,000.
Via – Kompas