The folks at GaadiWaadi have shared some fresh shots of the “fully-faired Gixxer 155” that has been spotted on-test, and with these undisguised pics, we learn something new about the upcoming bike. For one, it’s not called “GSX-R 150”, but the Suzuki Gixxer SLK, as reported by automotive website GaadiWaadi.
Design-wise, the changes will be minimal like what Yamaha’s Fazer is to FZ-16. The major change is at front with the addition of a full-fairing which resembles of bigger Suzuki motorcycles, also note the rear-view mirrors are integrated into the fairing and the windshield is quite big too. The racing strips on the side panel and wheels remains intact. Other changes include clear-lens indicators while those on the naked Gixxer 155 are orange-coloured ones.
The rest of body parts are carried over from its naked sibling. This includes handlebar, instrument console, front disc brake, fuel tank, exhaust, foot pegs, seat, mud guards, alloys wheels, tyres and suspensions. Surprisingly, the Gixxer SLK will feature a single disc brake up front and a conventional drum brake at the rear to handle braking duties.
The mechanical carriage of the bike is unchanged. So expect to see the same 154.9cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve engine producing 14.8 PS of power at 8000 RPM and 14 Nm of torque at 6000 RPM, mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Gixxer 155 weighs 135 kgs and the Gixxer SLK will weigh a bit more than that due to the added fairing.
The Gixxer SLK will be portioned in the upper category of the premium commuters and compete with the bikes like Yamaha Fazer. Suzuki Motorcycles might even grab the share from their homeland manufacturers, Honda CBR150R and Yamaha R15 V2.0 with the launch of Suzuki Gixxer SLK. It is expected to receive its market launch in India sometime in the fourth quarter with the speculated price of Rs. 1 lakh.
We previously posted some shots of the Suzuki Gixxer SLK being tested alongside a Black-coloured naked Gixxer 155 (view it here).
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