The Suzuki Gixxer will soon receive a facelift, an image of the updated model's leaked brochure has revealed. The facelifted Suzuki Gixxer will likely be launched along with the quarter-litre Suzuki Gixxer 250.
The 2019 Suzuki Gixxer features a full LED headlight in a design that is different from that of its fully-faired sibling and compact. A mask, which appears to carry a brushed silver finish, surrounds the illuminator. Pair of conventional blinkers sits on either side of the headlamp. Considering the styling similarities between the Gixxer SF and the Gixxer SF 250, it is safe to assume that the Gixxer 250 will feature a similar front fascia as the new Gixxer 155 that is seen in the leaked brochure.
Although the cockpit isn’t visible in the leaked brochure, it will be safe to assume that the upcoming naked roadsters will carry the same unit that is also seen on the Gixxer SF duo. The steering duties on the Gixxer 155 and Gixxer 250 will be performed by a single-piece, flat-style handlebar for upright and city-friendly ergonomics.
The fuel tank will come equipped with shrouds for a muscular look. The 155 cc model will feature a "Gixxer" sticker, while the quarter-litre variant will receive "Gixxer 250" and SOCS (Suzuki Oil Cooling System) labels. Other features distinguishing the two naked roadsters will include different alloy wheel design and colour options. Moreover, the 250 cc model will carry an engine cowl, while the 155 cc model will miss the feature.
Mechanical specifications will be identical to that of the fully-faired motorcycles. The new Gixxer 155 will use a 154.9 cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder, SOHC, 2-valve FI motor that delivers 14.1 PS at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The Gixxer 250, on the other hand, will draw 26.5 PS at 9,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm from its 249 cc single-cylinder, 4-valve, SOHC FI engine with Suzuki Oil Cooling System. The 155 cc engine will be paired with a five-speed transmission, while the 250 cc engine will be linked to be a six-speed transmission.
Both motorcycles will use a disc brake on the front and rear wheels. While Gixxer 250 will feature a dual-channel ABS, the Gixxer 155 will use a single-channel ABS. The Gixxer duo will retail at marginally lower prices than their respective fully-faired variants. For reference, the Gixxer SF 250 and the Gixxer SF are priced at INR 1,70,655* and INR 1,09,870* respectively
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