The upcoming Suzuki Gixxer SLK, or the Suzuki Gixxer GXF as we know it, will officially be called the Suzuki Gixxer SF, as this picture confirms. Nothing new about the Gixxer full-faired version other than the name, as we’ve already seen it from almost all angles uncovered.
From the picture, we assume the production of Gixxer SF has already commenced on full swing at the Gurgaon plant, and the company wants to build an inventory of few thousand units before its official launch. This is largely because Suzuki Motorcycle India wants to ensure that it does not face any supply shortage and gather enough stock for dealer dispatch to launch anytime soon.
Today the report suggests the full-faired version of the Gixxer will be launched in two variants, one with the body-coloured full-fairing while the other variant will have body-coloured semi-fairing + black coloured engine cover (as seen in the spy picture). The Gixxer SF will be powered by the same 154.9cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve engine that produces 14.8 PS and 14 Nm torque, mated to a 5-speed transmission.
The naked version of Gixxer is priced at Rs 76,430, so we are expecting the Gixxer SF to be priced around Rs 82,000, as the closest rival Yamaha Fazer which is priced at Rs 84,751. But don’t consider Yamaha Fazer FI V2.0 as a rival because its priced Rs 90,822 which is almost 10k expensive, and common people looking for full-faired bike may opt for the Gixxer SF without any second thought for sure! (all prices ex-showroom Mumbai).
With the Gixxer SF coming-out by April 2015, it looks as though Suzuki will grab its market share in the 150cc segment which is currently dominated by the Bajaj Pulsar and Yamaha FZ and Fazer models while Honda too has a small share in the segment.
What do you think of the new Suzuki Gixxer SF’s name? Do you think Suzuki should have stuck with the SLK or GXF name? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and stay tuned for the full Suzuki Gixxer SF reveal here soon.
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