2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF Image Leaked Ahead Of India Launch
The new Gixxer SF is likely to command a premium of around Rs 5,000 over the current model
- The new Gixxer SF shares its design language with its bigger cousin, the Gixxer 250.
- It features a new LED headlamp, clip-on handlebars and split seats.
- The upcoming Gixxer SF is expected to get a slightly more powerful engine.
While the current Gixxer SF looks like a watered-down version of the GSX-R1000R, the new one has taken design cues from the upcoming Gixxer SF 250. Thanks to the revised fairing and new LED headlight, the 2019 Gixxer SF looks a lot sharper than the current model. It also features lower-set clip-on handlebars instead of the standard handlebar seen on the current model. Other notable changes include a new split seat, a reworked rear end, and an updated instrument cluster.
Mechanically, the 2019 Gixxer SF is likely to be the same as the current model. The 155cc air-cooled motor churns out 14.8PS of power and 14Nm of torque, and is paired to a five-speed gearbox. We expect it to comply with the upcoming BS6 emission norms. The updated Gixxer SF is likely to feature the same suspension setup as the current Gixxer SF - a telescopic fork at the front and a monoshock at the rear. We have done a detailed report on the new Gixxer SF, which you can read over here.
According to our sources, the 2019 Gixxer SF will command a premium of around Rs 5,000 over the current Gixxer SF-FI ABS variant, which retails at Rs 1.01 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). In terms of competition, the new Gixxer SF will go head to head with the newly launched Hero Xtreme 200S, which retails at Rs 98,500 (ex-showroom Delhi).
We are going to ride both the motorcycles at the Buddh International Circuit. So stay tuned to BikeDekho for our first ride report.