2019 Suzuki Gixxer: All You Need To Know
From its new bodywork to its FI engine to new features, here’s all you need to know about the 2019 iteration of the Suzuki Gixxer
Suzuki India has launched the 2019 Gixxer at Rs 1,00,212 (ex-showroom Delhi). This makes it the second most expensive 160cc naked motorcycle in India, after the Yamaha MT-15 (Rs 1.36 lakh, ex-Delhi). The 2019 iteration comes with a host of changes to make it more relevant among the current crop of competition. Here’s all you need to know about Suzuki’s latest naked:
Booking and delivery details:
Compared to the 2018 iteration, the new Gixxer is more expensive by Rs 11,271. The booking amount ranges from Rs 1000 to Rs 5000, depending on the dealership. Select dealerships in Pune and Delhi have revealed that deliveries will commence in a week or two. Expect pan-India availability in a month.
Gets fuel-injected engine:
The 2019 Suzuki Gixxer comes with the same 155cc fuel-injected BS6-ready engine as the 2019 Gixxer SF. This is the first naked Gixxer to feature fuel injection and it produces 14.1PS at 8000rpm and 14Nm at 6000rpm. Compared to the previous-generation Gixxer, the new model makes 0.7PS less power and retains the 5-speed transmission. Just like the 2019 Gixxer SF, Suzuki has done away with the kick lever with this update.
Features a new design language:
Suzuki has made extensive changes to the bodywork in the 2019 iteration. The headlamp is sleeker and is an LED unit. For a more muscular appeal, the fuel tank now looks beefier and sports sharper fuel tank extensions. Suzuki has replaced the single-piece seat with a split type unit for an added dose of sportiness. However, the design of the tail section along with the LED tail lamp is similar to the one in the 2019 Gixxer SF.
The instrument cluster has been borrowed from the 2019 Gixxer SF. This all-LCD unit provides readouts for the speedometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel level, gear position indicator and other tell-tale lights apart from the shift light. Suzuki offers the bike in three colours: Metallic Sonic Silver & Glass Sparkle Black; Glass Sparkle Black and Metallic Triton Blue, and Glass Sparkle Black.
Same underpinnings but different dimensions:
The 2019 Gixxer retains the same telescopic fork and monoshock setup as its predecessor. The disc brakes on both ends, along with the single-channel ABS, remain the same too. Even the tyres -- a 100-section front and 140-section rear radial rubber -- are the same as the previous model.
However, the dimensions are different in the 2019 iteration. It is 30mm shorter, 15mm wider and 5mm taller than the 2018 model. At 1335mm, the wheelbase is 5mm shorter too. The 2019 Gixxer is 4kg heavier than the outgoing model, which is likely due to the changes in the bodywork. That said, the ground clearance and the fuel tank capacity remain the same, at 160mm and 12 litres respectively. Also, the split seat is 795mm tall, which is 15mm higher than on the 2018 model.