The Japanese monster Suzuki battled for quite a long time to discover firm balance in the Indian bicycle market, with nobody at fault however themselves, because of dreary models, for example, the Heat, Zeus and Slingshot. That is all history now, for their Gixxer bicycles are today an incredible fierceness.
The GS 150R denoted a stage in the right course, yet its the bare Gixxer, took after rapidly by the faired-in Gixxer SF that truly hit the sweet spot, at last giving Suzuki a genuine vicinity in the scorching 150cc class. Turnaround models for Suzuki, the Gixxer rode away with each Bike of the Year recompense worth winning a year ago, while the Gixxer SF is building an imposing notoriety, as a bicycle to beat in its fragment. We tried the new 150 at Suzuki’s test track in Japan and left away awed , and set it against Bajaj’s Pulsar AS 150 in a grisly fight also.
Suzuki Gixxer SF already proved a comfortable, confident-handling motorcycle with a good balance of performance and economy — quite the 150cc-benchmark bike in India. Suzuki’s taking this yet another step forward, shaving off 20kg to pull kerb weight under 120kg, race-prepping the SF for use as a one-make circuit racing championship tool.
Aside from its recently discovered daintiness because of losing fat in key zones, the SF’s riding position now suits a race bicycle, new compound footpegs moving in reverse, and the bicycle front end dropping 20mm down on its forks, with genuine clasp on bars now set up. You can see the Gixxer SF has lost its fog light, and another cowl covers the back seat. The Gixxer Cup SF makes a sensibly alluring looking race machine, albeit there’s opportunity to get better when seen from the back, where the tail fairing is much excessively bulbous.