The ABS model costs around ₹5,000 more than the standard model.
Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) equipped version of the Gixxer. The naked Gixxer gets ABS around 10 months after its fully faired twin – the Suzuki Gixxer SF - was launched with this safety feature.
Just like the SF, ABS on the naked Gixxer is a single-channel unit. The bike comes fitted with a front wheel speed sensor to detect wheel speed for better stability and controlled braking force. The rear disc brake is also a standard fitment.
The bike is powered by an all-aluminium, single-cylinder 154.9cc engine that produces 14.7 bhp at 8000rpm and 14Nm at 6000rpm. Features of the ABS model have been carried over from the regular version, which include auto-headlamp on, LED tail lamp, fully digital speedometer and twin exhaust.
Commenting on the launch, Sajeev Rajasekharan, EVP, Sales and Marketing, SMIPL, said, ‘Ever since its launch, the Gixxer has emerged as a benchmark for the segment, managing to “Stay Ahead of the Pack” in terms of technology and performance. The ABS option allows us to improve on an already exciting riding experience for our Gixxer customers. The Gixxer series is an important cog of our India product-strategy. With enhancements like ABS, we will continue to improve on the value-proposition we offer to our customers.’
The new Suzuki Gixxer ABS will be available in three colours – Metallic Triton Blue/Glass Sparkle Black, Candy Sonoma Red/Metallic Sonic Silver and Glass Sparkle Black. The bike is priced at ₹87,250 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Rivals of the Suzuki Gixxer include TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Honda CB Hornet, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and Yamaha FZ.