Suzuki has launched the Gixxer SF ABS in India, in carburetted and fuel-injected variants. The carburetted ABS version costs INR 95,499, while the fuel-injected ABS model is priced at INR 99,312, both ex-showroom, Delhi. The ABS is a single channel unit.
ABS is a supplemental system that automatically controls the braking force more efficiently and avoids wheel lock-up in case of slippery road conditions, inconsistent terrain; or sudden braking. It helps in making the motorcycle safer to ride.
Mechanically, the Suzuki Gixxer SF ABS variants sport the same 154.9 cc single cylinder SOHC engine which generates 14.8 PS of power at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Both carburetted and ABS variants produce the same power and torque figures.
The bike uses 41 mm front telescopic forks and a 7-step adjustable rear monoshock. For anchorage, it employs disc brake on both ends. The instrument cluster is all digital and comes with a gear indicator as well. The fuel tank capacity stands at 12 litres. The ABS FI variant weighs 140 kg kerb and the carburetted ABS variant tips the scales at 141 kg, kerb. A 100-section front and a 140-section rear tubeless tyres wrap the 17 inch alloy wheels.