The updated Gixxer 150 features a revised design, updated instrument cluster, increased seat height, and a new LED headlamp cluster
Suzuki has recently introduced the fully faired Gixxer SF 150 and 250 in India and now they have launched the much awaited Gixxer 150 silently as well. The newly introduced Gixxer 150 is priced at Rs 1 Lakh (ex-showroom) which is around Rs 11,271 over the outgoing model.
The new Suzuki Gixxer 150 is one of the most expensive 160cc motorcycle available in India at this moment. The newly launched Gixxer 150 locks its horns directly against the likes of the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Yamaha FZ-S, Bajaj Pulsar 160NS and Honda CB Hornet 160R.
The motorcycle is powered by the same 155cc motor that powers the recently launched Gixxer SF 150. The bookings for the new motorcycle is already underway. The Suzuki dealers are accepting a token amount in between Rs 1,000 to Rs 5,000 for the new model. Expect the deliveries to begin soon.
The New Gixxer 150 has received a host of new features which is worth mentioning. Here is a list of changes that you will find in the new Suzuki Gixxer 150.
1. Updated engine
The 2019 Suzuki Gixxer 150 is powered by a 155cc, air-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, fuel injected unit that power the recently launched Gixxer SF 150 as well. The updated engine paired with a 5-speed gearbox produces about 14.1PS of peak power at 8,000rpm and 14Nm of peak torque at 6,000rpm.
The new Gixxer makes 0.7 ps less power compared to its predecessor while the torque output remains the same. Suzuki has decided to ditch the carburettor unit completely. The updated engine features only a fuel injection that will help it to comply with the stricter BS6 emission norms that will come into effect from April 2020. Additionally, the new Gixxer 150 gets only an electric start and misses out on the kick start.
2. New Styling
The new motorcycle takes its styling inspiration from the faired Gixxer SF 150. The motorcycle features a completely different front headlamp assembly. The 2019 Gixxer 150 has ditched its halogen headlamp setup for an LED unit. The visor over the headlamp unit has also been removed completely to adds a much more aggressive styling.
Besides the new headlamp design, the Gixxer 150 also sports a muscular looking fuel tank with bigger and bolder fuel extension and a sharper and sleek looking rear tail section. The new fuel tank shroud also gets updated Gixxer graphics as well.
Besides all these changes the motorcycle also features a slightly taller 795mm split seat instead of a single piece unit. Some other noticeable changes include new rear tyre hugger, blacked out alloy wheels with a sporty red stripe and a stylish rear muffler which you will also find in the new faired Gixxer SF as well with a chrome finish to it.
3. New Features
Like we already mentioned above, the new Gixxer 155 features an all new LED headlamp and taillamp assembly. It also features a revised LCD instrument cluster that offers plenty of information including a trip meter, odometer, fuel range indicator.
The instrument cluster now also features a white backlight as against the orange backlit seen on its predecessor. This is the same unit that can also be found in the newly launched Gixxer SF 150 as well.
4. Different dimension
The new Gixxer 150 is 15mm wider, 30 mm shorter and 5 mm taller than its predecessor. Like we already mentioned above the saddle height of the Gixxer 155 is also 15mm higher than before. The motorcycle also has a slightly longer wheelbase (5mm) than its predecessor. Lastly, the new motorcycle is also 4 kilograms heavier than the old Gixxer.
5. Suspension and braking setup
Besides the new changes, the motorcycle still relies on the same conventional telescopic forks at the front and monoshock setup at the rear. Braking duties of the Gixxer 150 are handled by a disc brake on both ends. A single channel ABS is also offered as standard for the safety of the rider.