Suzuki Gixxer gets a skid plate as an accessory – IAB Report

Posted on: Dec 14, 2015 - 3:48pm IST

Not available as a standard fitment on new Gixxers.

The Suzuki Gixxer 155 gets a skid plate as an over the counter accessory. It is priced at INR 1,600.

Suzuki Gixxer skid plate
The skid plate for the Suzuki Gixxer is priced at INR 1,600.

The skid plate protects the exhaust downtube and the cat-con (the catalytic converter chamber) beneath the engine on the Suzuki Gixxer which is susceptible to damage when the motorcycle is ridden over high speed bumps or similar obstacles. The company has started providing this skid plate as an aftermarket fitment and it will not be offered as a standard fitment on a new Gixxer.

Suzuki Gixxer side at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
The Suzuki Gixxer competes with the Yamaha FZ-S and the Honda CB Hornet 160R.

The Suzuki Gixxer is powered by a 154.9 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine with 2 valves and SOHC, that produces 14.8 PS of maximum power at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The motor is mated to 5-speed gearbox.

Also Read: Honda CB Hornet 160R vs Suzuki Gixxer vs Yamaha FZ-S – Comparo

The motorcycle is offered in four monotone colours – grey, blue, red and black, and in two dual-tone models – red/black and white/blue. The former is priced at INR 84,634 and the latter is priced at INR 85,729 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).

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