2018 Suzuki Gixxer SP And Gixxer SF SP Get ABS As Standard
Both the variants get a new paint scheme and now come with single-channel ABS as standard for the year 2018
Suzuki Motorcycles India has updated its special edition models, the Gixxer SP and the Gixxer SF SP for 2018. As a part of the update, the motorcycles get a new paint scheme and a single-channel ABS as standard.
The standard Gixxer which gets ABS as optional is priced from Rs 77,015 to Rs 87,250. On the other hand, the price of the Gixxer SP has been hiked by Rs 4,910 and now stands at Rs 87,250. The Gixxer SF SP, which comes with Fi and ABS as standard now, continues to retail for Rs 1,00,630 (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).
At this price point, the Suzuki Gixxer siblings compete with the Honda CB Hornet 160R DLX (Rs 93643), Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 (Rs 82,624) and the Apache RTR 160 4V (Rs 90,490) (all prices ex-showroom Delhi).
Now, the outgoing variant featured a tri-colour combination, refreshed graphics and an emblem signifying it as a special edition bike. The 2018 variant in that sense, is no different. Both the Gixxer SP and Gixxer SF SP get a gold and black paint scheme coupled with the SP emblem, which gives it the touch of exclusivity. Additionally, it gets new graphics on the front cowl and fuel tank, which wasn’t available on the outgoing SP versions.
Moving to the heart of the bike, they continue to be powered by the same 155cc, air-cooled engine that develops 14.8PS of power and 14Nm of torque. They employ a diamond-type frame which is suspended on telescopic forks up front and a monoshock unit at the back. Here’s the bikemaker’s official statement on the launch.
SUZUKI MOTORCYCLE INDIA RIDES IN WITH NEW GIXXER/SF SP 2018 SERIES
New Delhi, July 09, 2018: Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers - Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan; has introduced the new 2018 series for the Gixxer SP (with ABS) and the Gixxer SF SP (with FI + ABS) motorcycles, here today. The Gixxer/SF SP 2018 series variants feature an attractive gold and black colour combination, new unique SP 2018 Emblem; and new graphics on the front cowl and the fuel-tank that add to the premium appeal of the motorcycles.
Announcing the launch, Mr Sajeev Rajasekharan, Executive Vice President, SMIPL said, “Since its launch in India in 2014, the Gixxer brand has metamorphosed into a synonym that embodies Suzuki’s attributes of quality, styling and performance. It is a true reflection of our DNA in developing performance motorcycles of superior quality; and backed by cutting-edge technology. It is our constant effort to reinvigorate the Gixxer portfolio with new freshness and value. We are confident that with the new 2018 special edition series, this exciting ride is set to continue.”
Both the Gixxer and the Gixxer SF series, are powered by the ultra-light 155cc engine with Suzuki's Eco Performance (SEP) technology, with a wide array of cutting-edge features and a powerful chassis developed by the engineers who designed the legendary GSX-R series. The Gixxer and Gixxer SF recently emerged as the highest-ranked in Motorcycle Upper Executive segment for 3-consecutive years on the benchmark of Initial Quality Survey (IQS); and for the second-time after 2015 in the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, by JD Power India for 2017.
The Gixxer/SF SP 2018 Series will be available in distinguishing shades of Metallic Majestic Gold/Glass Sparkle Black across Suzuki dealerships. The Gixxer SP (with ABS) is priced at INR 87,250 (ex-showroom Delhi); while the Gixxer SF SP (with FI + ABS) is priced at INR 1,00,630 (ex-showroom, Delhi).