Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of the two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, is on a roll, as they recently crossed the five-lakh milestone in sales figures in the financial year 2017-18. Continuing from such a high, Suzuki today launched the updated 2018 Gixxer and Gixxer SF range starting at Rs. 80,928 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and Rs. 90,037 (ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively.
The new 2018 range sports new colours and graphics like the Candy Sonoma Red/Metallic Sonic Silver besides other colour options like the Glass Sparkle Black, Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Triton Blue/Glass Sparkle Black and Pearl Mira Red/Glass Sparkle Black.
Both the Gixxer and the Suzuki Gixxer SF series are powered by the 14.6bhp, 4-stroke, air-cooled, SOHC, single cylinder, 155cc engine, which is mated to a 5-speed transmission. Both the 2018 Gixxer and the Gixxer SF are Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) compliant and like the 2017 models, they are equipped with Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) and LED tail lamp. While keeping safety in mind, they also come with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and rear disc brakes.
The 2018 Gixxer and the Gixxer SF retain the previous generation’s chassis, which is developed by the engineers who designed the iconic GSX-R series. The Gixxer SF's fairing has been developed in the same wind-tunnel where the Hayabusa, GSX-R and MotoGP motorcycles are developed.
Mr Sajeev Rajasekharan, EVP – Sales and Marketing, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd, said, ‘Gixxer is the perfect embodiment of sportiness and the spirit of youthfulness that the brand stands for. As a product, both the Gixxer and Gixxer SF are known to be meant for those who believe in riding ahead of the pack and are a benchmark for the segment. With the new 2018 series, this exciting ride is set to continue.’ The 2018 Gixxer and Gixxer SF motorcycles are now available with dealers across India.
Earlier this month, the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer had reported strong sales figures for the month of February – a total of 52,083 units. Suzuki clocked 46,147 units in domestic sales and 5,936 units in exports. The company sold 33,641 units in the domestic market in the same month last year. This resulted in a Y-O-Y growth of 37.2% in the domestic market and a 29.3% rise overall.