Affordable & Reliable Bike - Gixxer SF
This is my opinion after completing 16000 Km.
Why I have opted for Gixxer SF?
In my circle Honda was Omni present with its presence as CB Hornet, CB Unicorn and Dazzler. After several discussions (wars) with my friends, I decided to go for Suzuki Gixxer.
Reasons struck me to go for Gixxer are
1. Maintenance Cost (Relatively low compared to Honda). Average cost for 4 free services is 450 Rs including all materials (for each 4000Km/ 90 days) .
2. I felt it easier and comfortable in driving Gixxer over CB Hornet. (CB Hornet was my another option to go for)
3. in my budget in all possible way.
At last I have opted for Gixxer SF, because it looks Cool and gives the extra boost when random strangers literally turns their head along the direction you pass by (not exaggerated god Promise).
I have got a Fuel Economy of 46-48 KmpL. The minimum I have got when rash driving (often high rise and breaking) gave me around 40KmpL.
Mostly I drove between 5K rpm to 6K rpm which gives me around 46 KmpL.
Driving experience on the whole throughout 16K drive,
The handling when turning, even in sharp turning the machine gives you the best in class comfortable.
You wouldn’t feel the hand pain even after 400Km drive at a stretch. (I go to my hometown by bike often)
Suspension for the Rider is very good and whereas suspension for the pillion is not so good.
Even the small ups and down can be felt by pillion butt.
Even though Indicators will get broken often (I broke it several times) it is easier to fix and most of the times using only Fevikwik
Replacing parts are cheaper
E.g. Left Foot rest Pivot costed me Rs. 390, Side Mirror for Rs.350 and every other essential replacement were under Rs. 400.
For my first four services, average cost is Rs. 450
For the fifth paid service: Labor charge –Rs. 450, Part replacement – Rs. 400
I am not passionate about driving so fast, to lookup for pick up in speed. As per my experience, it is adequately powered to reach 80 KmpH with in few seconds.
It runs smoothly and I didn’t find any vibrations @80KmpH in 4th gear. (Not advisable, it is an accidental discovery).
Availability of Spare parts is good; you can get it fixed any minor parts replacement in less than a day.
I find this bike is balanced between Ride quality and Money you pay. I felt this bike is worth every rupee I have spent.
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