Suzuki upgrades Gixxer SF’s engine with Fuel Injection Technology:
Suzuki Motorcycle India has recently launched the fuel injected version of its fully-faired motorcycle - the Suzuki Gixxer SF FI in India. The bike is available for Rs. 93,499 (ex-showroom, Delhi) only in select Indian cities; viz. Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata, Kochi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
What’s different in Suzuki Gixxer SF FI?
The new Gixxer SF FI costs Rs. 4642/- more than the standard Gixxer SF. However, there are no aesthetic changes in this bike, as compared to its earlier version. The only noticeable change is the absence of kick-start option, which is featured on the Gixxer SF. Furthermore, the new Gixxer SF FI also comes with the disc brake at rear in place of drum brake; as standard. The new bike also conforms to the Bharat Stage-IV norms in India.
Suzuki Gixxer SF FI engine and power:
Suzuki Gixxer SF FI gets its power from the same 154.9 cc, single-cylinder, SOHC, air-cooled engine with SEP technology, but with fuel injection. Also, there is no change in the power output of Gixxer SF FI. It puts out 14.8 Ps of maximum power at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm; same as that of Gixxer SF.
However, the company claims better fuel economy, easier starting-up of engine and good throttle response from Suzuki Gixxer SF FI over the carburettor engine. The new engine is coupled to a five-speed gearbox; same as the earlier version.
Suzuki Gixxer SF FI Features:
According to Suzuki, Gixxer SF FI features Aerodynamic Sports Fairing, which reduces the wind resistance. The aluminium muffler cover lowers the emitting noise. It also improves efficiency and enhances the looks further. Smart digital instrument cluster displays integrated gadgets such as Gear Position Indicator and RPM Indicator. It also shows the LCD Trip Meter and Programmable Gear Shift Indicator. In addition, the Gixxer SF FI has a clear LED tail lamp. It has lower power consumption and longer life; alongwith the high visibility. The bike has Disc Brake at rear for better stability and control.
The Gixxer SF FI is the latest bike to enter the niche segment of fuel injected bikes in India. In terms of competition, Suzuki Gixxer SF FI will take on the likes of Honda CBR 150R, Yamaha R15 and Yamaha FZ V2.0 in this segment.