Suzuki Gixxer SF India review, test ride

    We’ve just taken a quick spin on Suzuki’s latest, the faired Gixxer SF to tell you how it rides on Indian roads.

    Published on Apr 10, 2015 12:57:00 PM

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    As on the Gixxer, the SF’s cornering manners are good, instilling confidence and providing riders with a fun experience. The Gixxer SF behaves very much like its naked sibling on the twisties, with only a slightly more weighted feel from the front, which doesn’t adversely affect riding pleasure. A large diameter, 266mm front disc brake provides sharp bite, working well with the rear 130mm drum brake to bring the SF to a halt. Suzuki has kept weight low despite the addition of a full fairing; the Gixxer SF only gaining 4kg over the naked Gixxer.

    Suzuki is on a roll, the Gixxer SF proving yet another solid product for the Indian market, offering good looks, smart handling and nice ride quality. This does not however mean the Gixxer SF will go head-to-head with bikes such as the Yamaha YZF-R15 or the Honda CBR 150R, plainly because the SF is more a sports tourer than out-and-out sportsbike.

    So, the Gixxer SF targets those looking for a stylish, fairing equipped but comfortable, able handling motorcycle that’s quick enough to thrill riders. The SF is well suited for the cut and thrust of Indian city riding, and is inviting enough to be used as an everyday bike on our roads. Put all that together with the fact this is the most affordable fully faired bike in India today, for Rs 83,439 (ex-showroom, Delhi), and the Gixxer SF presents a strong case for itself.

    Rayomand Buhariwalla

     

      

    Specifications

     

    Price

    Rs 83,439 (ex-showroom, Delhi)

    On sale

    Now

    L/W/H

    2050/785/1085

    Wheelbase

    1330

    Fuel tank capacity

    12 litres

    Kerb weight

    139kg

    Engine layout

    Four-stroke, single-cyl, air-cooled

    Displacement

    155cc

    Power

    14.6bhp at 8000rpm

    Torque

    1.43kgm at 6000rpm

    Specific output

    94.2bhp per litre

    Power to weight

    105bhp per tonne

    Gearbox

    5-speed, 1-down, 4-up

    Front suspension

    Telescopic forks

    Rear suspension

    Monoshock, box-section swingarm

    Front brake

    266mm disc

    Rear brake

    Drum

    Wheels

    6-spoke alloy

    Rim size

    17 inches

    Tyre size

    100/80 x 17 - 140/60 x 17inches

     

     

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