Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched a new variant on the Gixxer for a price of Rs. 79,726 (ex-showroom, Delhi) at North Campus, Delhi during the Gixxer Day. The highlight of the new grade is the addition of rear disc brake. It was displayed at the Suzuki’s stands in the Auto Expo 2016 in early February besides the new SF and the new Access 125 scooter.
The Suzuki Gixxer motorcycle gets a 240 mm rear disc brake with a single floating caliper while no changes have been made in terms of the mechanicals. However, the minor cosmetic upgrade includes a new clear lens treatment for the indicators as seen on the Gixxer SF.
The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer carefully took the customers’ consideration in bringing the new variant as there were reports of lack of stopping power. The beef up of the brakes has been assigned in order to provide buyers with a satisfactory ride and thereby improving the overall performance of the motorcycle.
The recently launched and the well-received Honda CB Hornet 160 R is equipped with dual disc brake alongside the CBS (Combi Braking System). To catch up with the new rival, Suzuki has made amends with the addition of the new disc brake variant on the Gixxer. It will be offered in conjunction with a new dual-tone black and green colour the customers can choose from.
Since its arrival at the Auto Expo 2016, the new variant with rear disc brake was eagerly anticipated and thankfully Suzuki didn’t disappoint. Mechanically everything stays the same as the Suzuki Gixxer gets power from the air-cooled, single-cylinder, 154.9 cc engine that produces a maximum power output of 14.5 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm.
In a bid to improve fuel economy, the Gixxer features the Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology. The rated mileage is at 63.2 km per litre and power is sent through a five-speed transmission. The Suzuki Gixxer SF also gets rear disc brake as option priced at Rs 87,343 for the standard colour and the MotoGP edition with the same facility will carry a price tag of Rs 88,857.