2019 Suzuki Gixxer 155 is expected to debut alongside the Gixxer 250 and will have a host of cosmetic updates, launch expected later this month
Suzuki Motorcycle India introduced two of its significant bikes in recent times several weeks ago as the faired Gixxer SF series received an updated entry-level 155 model while an all-new 250 cc version was added to the lineup as well. This was part of the brand’s push to expand into new segments and sustain its popularity on the existing ones.
The Gixxer SF 250 was thought of debuting alongside its naked Gixxer 250 streetfighter sibling upon arrival. However, the Japanese manufacturer opted not to follow that path and accompanied it with the 2019 Gixxer SF 155. Now, the naked Gixxer 150 has been spied undisguised ahead of soon launch. As per spy pics, it shares the design and mechanicals with the faired SF 150 and the spy pictures showcasing the prominent styling changes. The updated motorcycle adorns a new graphic design similar to the new SF 155 while the fuel tank has a chiselled appearance with broader lines.
The tank shrouds are sleeker and more imposing than before and the regular headlamp is ditched in favour of a sharper LED setup. Suzuki is definitely trying to pitch the revised Gixxer 155 as a premium offering and thus the orange backlit instrument console is replaced in favour of an all-digital unit backlit in white colour – unsurprisingly resembling its faired sibling.
The exhaust setup will also more likely be carried over from the Gixxer SF 155 while the more compact rear end should feature new LED tail lamp and turn indicators. The split seats and a new set of grab rails are other notable updates in the 2019 Suzuki Gixxer 155. As for the performance, the same 155 cc single-cylinder air-cooled fuel-injected engine will produce 13.9 bhp and 14 Nm.
The powertrain should be mated to a five-speed transmission. Expect Suzuki to offer a single-channel ABS system with the upcoming model to keep the pricing competitive against rivals such as TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Bajaj Pulsar NS 160, Honda CB Horner 160R and Yamaha FZ-S V3.0.
The suspension duties will be handled by front telescopic forks and a monoshock rear while discs on both ends will provide stopping power and we predict the streetfighter to cost just over Rs. 96,000 (ex-showroom).