Ji'nan Qingqi Suzuki has launched the Suzuki Gixxer 155 in China as the Suzuki Gixxer NK. The naked street bike carries a price tag of CNY 12,480 (INR 1.26 lakhs). The Sino-Japanese joint venture had introduced the Suzuki Gixxer SF in the Chinese market last year. The fully-faired version retails at CYN 13,057 (INR 1.32 lakhs).
At the heart of the Suzuki Gixxer NK is a 154.9 cc air-cooled, single cylinder mill. Coupled to a 5-speed gearbox, the engine produces 14.14 PS of power (Indian variant is pegged at 14.8 PS) and 14 Nm of torque. Interestingly, the Chinese government is all set to introduce a 10% purchase tax on motorcycles and the Gixxer NK falls just outside the ambit of this taxation policy.
Visually, the Suzuki Gixxer NK is nearly the same as that of the model retailed in India. The only difference is the GSX150N branding on the tank extension. Dimension-wise, the bike stands at 2,055 mm in length, 800 mm in width and 1,050 mm in height. In comparison to the Indian model, the bike on offer in China is 5 mm longer, 5 mm wider and 20 mm taller. The kerb weight is the same - 136 kg.
In terms of features, the bike is equipped with an LED taillamp, 41 mm right side down front forks and disc brakes at both ends. The brake callipers, though, are painted in black; the Indian version gets a golden paint. It also misses out on ABS. Another difference is a reverse backlit all-digital instrumentation which is significantly better looking than the orange hue the Gixxer flaunts back at home.
Suzuki India is gearing up to launch an updated version of the Suzuki Gixxer 155 with an LED headlamp and new tank extensions. An announcement on the same can be expected to be made in the next few months.
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