Gixxer 150

It had been a long time since the gixxer 150 launched in the Indian market. It was doing good in terms of sale, but Suzuki thought it is becoming out-dated and needs updates according to the current market scenario. Let us see what Suzuki has updated in this Gixxer.

  Engine

For the powerplant, Suzuki hasn't touched it. Why fix if it ain't broke? The gixxer receives power from the same 155cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. This peepy engine produces 14.1 bhp of max power and 14 Nm of peak torque. As we all know, it is a street-fighter motorcycle. Hence it has a healthy low range and mid-range, but top-end is a little weak. The refinement level is up to Japanese standards, and we don't feel any vibrations, not even on handlebars. The gearbox is also smooth.


  Suspension, Brakes & wheels

Here also, the setup has been carried over from the previous-gen gixxer. The fat 41 mm telescopic forks and rear mono-shock delivers plush ride. We haven't felt anything wrong with this setup and neither the Suzuki. The suspensions are perfectly tuned according to the Indian road conditions.
For the brakes, we get a front 287 mm disc brake with a two-piston caliper and for 240 mm disc in the rear. For added safety, Suzuki has added the Dual-channel ABS as standard.
We get both 17-inch alloy wheels; the front one is wrapped by 100/80 section front tire and a 140/60 section rear tire. These fat tires provide added grip.

  Aesthetics

This is the department where Suzuki has worked the most. The previous-gen was a decent looking machine but somehow felt like it has been aged and requires some changes to make it look fresh. Suzuki has reworked and redesigned the front mudguard and is now sharper and edgy. The most distinct difference lies in the headlamp. Now it is no more a triangular one but is a round one or rather elliptically shaped. The conventional halogens replaced by LED. This thing makes gixxer look fresh.
The tank remains the same with the same 12 L capacity, but the tank shrouds have been redesigned, which gives it a new look. The side panels have also been redesigned and now comes in the dual-tone finish.  The single-seat unit is now a split seat unit with thick padding for extra comfort.
The rear tail light has been changed, and I personally like the new light designs. It gives it a sleeker and a macho look. On the side, the exhaust cover has also been redesigned but continues with the dual-port exhaust. The sound remains unchanged.

  Price & Colours

Suzuki gixxer 150 is available in three colours, Sparkle Black, Metallic Sonic Silver, Metallic Triton Blue. The motorcycle looks lovely in all the shades. Currently, the gixxer is priced at Rs. 1,00,212 /- ex-showroom Mumbai.

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