We’ve just taken a quick spin on Suzuki’s latest, the faired Gixxer SF to tell you how it rides on Indian roads.
When Suzuki launched the Gixxer in India, it shook up the crowded 150cc segment and earned our appreciation with its wide array of abilities. Now, Suzuki has taken a step in the right direction, offering enthusiasts a Gixxer-based, fully faired motorcycle – the Gixxer SF. Let’s take a closer look at the Gixxer SF, looking smart in the MotoGP-inspired Suzuki paint scheme.
The Gixxer’s single headlight unit fits like a missing jigsaw piece into the SF’s fairing, making it appear similar to some of Suzuki’s larger capacity motorcycles. This fairing, Suzuki informs us was actually designed by Suzuki using the same wind tunnel used to develop the Hayabusa’s slippery aerodynamic design. Ground clearance remains uncompromised, measuring the same as Suzuki’s naked Gixxer.
The functional switchgear works well and the fully digital instrument console provides the rider with all essentials including a speedometer, tachometer, time, a gear indicator and rev-limit beacon.
Also differentiating the SF from its naked sibling, Suzuki has a new geometric design end cap on the twin-port exhaust, finished in titanium-like paint that is heat resistant. The logo on the bike’s key is chrome finished.
The six-spoke alloy rims now have reflective tape through their diameter, and overall quality and fit-finish on the SF are both top drawer.