One of the major criticisms Suzuki faced when it launched its 150cc street sports motorcycle -- the Gixxer and its fully faired version the Gixxer SF -- was the unavailability of disc brakes for the rear wheels. While many of the rival manufactures provide disc brakes as optional extra, Suzuki never offered optional disc brakes for Gixxer twins.
Suzuki seems to have addressed the issue now, as Gixxer twins were caught testing with rear disc brakes at national capital region by Gaadiwaadi.com. Suzuki is contemplating the launch of dual disc variant of Gixxer and Gixxer SF in mid-October and whether the motorcycle will be equipped with disc brakes as standard feature or optional extra remains to be seen. In either case, the rear disc brake version is expected to be costlier by Rs 5,000-6,000.
Suzuki Motorcycle India launched the 150cc Gixxer in September 2014 taking its design cues from its bigger sibling GSX-R1000. The motorcycle is powered by a 154.9cc four-stroke, single-cylinder, air cooled engine developing 14.5bhp at 8,000 rpm and a peak torque of 14Nm at 6,000 rpm mated to five-speed transmission. The bike features fully digital instrument console, dual exhaust and telescopic forks at the front. The motorcycle also boasts of seven- step adjustable mono shock suspension at the rear. The Gixxer weights 135 kgs and comes fitted with a fuel tank capacity of 12 litre.
A faired version of Gixxer was launched on 7 April, 2015 that was 4 kg heavier than its naked version. The cycle parts remain the same. The Gixxer is priced at Rs 84,634, while the Gixxer SF is priced at 94,067, all prices on-road Delhi.
Suzuki recently introduced dual-tone paint finishes to the Gixxer inspired by racing colours of the manufacturer priced at Rs 85, 729, which is costlier by Rs 1,000 over the mono-tone model.