Improved Suzuki Gixxer with LED headlamp to launch in India next year

We reported on 21 July that Suzuki is working on an all new Gixxer 250 that will launch in 2019. The company concurrently also working on the update of the Suzuki Gixxer, according to a report from Autocar India.

The Suzuki Gixxer rivals the TVS Apache RTR 160, Honda Cb Hornet 160, Yamaha FZ S and the Bajaj Pulsar NS160.

The 2019 Suzuki Gixxer will feature cosmetic updates with sharp design elements and new graphics. The design is likely to take inspiration from the Suzuki GSX S150 and the Haojue HJ300 (upcoming rebadged Suzuki GSX S300).

The 2019 Gixxer will feature full LED headlamps, Suzuki Easy Start System, r6 fairings a TFT instrument cluster display, and possibly split seats as well. The report further claims that the motorcycle will receive an improved riding position.

The new Suzuki Gixxer will carry forward the frame and suspension components. However, the brilliant riding dynamics offered by the chassis is slightly compromised by the stiff ride quality of the Gixxer. The report states that Suzuki is expected to address the issue without overtly compromising on the ride and handling prowess of the Gixxer.

Suzuki is expected to work on refining the engine characteristics, while we could also see a slight bump in power. The 2019 Suzuki Gixxer will carry the same braking components as that of the current model, 2003 gsxr 600 fairings while single channel ABS will be standard.

The current gen Suzuki Gixxer sources power from a 154.9 cc, single cylinder, 2 valve engine with air cooling that is capable of generating 14.5 bhp of maximum power at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm, while the engine pairs to a 5 speed gearbox. The motorcycle features a fuel tank capacity of 12 litreswith a kerb weight of 136 kg. 2005 gsxr 600 fairing Anchorage is provided by disc brakes at both the end, while the bike gets single channel ABS as an option.

The 2019 Suzuki Gixxer will borrow design cues from the Suzuki GSX S150 (pictured).

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The Suzuki Gixxer features telescopic front forks and an adjustable rear mono suspension. The motorcycle comes with 17 inch alloy wheels that run on100/80 R17 front and140/60 R17 rear (radial) tubeless tires. The current model costs, INR87,250 (ex showroom, Delhi) for the ABS variant and thenext generation Gixxer will comeat a slight premium. The Suzuki Gixxer rivals the TVS Apache RTR 160, r1 fairings Bajaj Pulsar NS160, Honda CB Hornet 160 and the Yamaha FZ S.