Suzuki Gixxer BS VI range launched at Rs 112,000

by Firoze Irani, Autocar India 05 Mar 2020

Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched the Gixxer, Gixxer SF and Gixxer SF MotoGP edition as BS VI models. The Gixxer now costs Rs 112,000, which is around Rs 12,000 more than the BS IV-ready model. The Gixxer SF, meanwhile, has also witnessed a similar price hike and it now costs Rs 122,000. The BS VI Gixxer SF MotorGP edition is priced at Rs 123,000.

When Suzuki launched the updated Gixxer in July 2019, it came with a Rs 12,000 price hike. This motorcycle was already fuel-injected which is why we weren’t expecting a substantial update on the BS VI-compliant model. However, Suzuki has increased the price by another Rs 12,000, which means the Gixxer has gone up by Rs 24,000 in the last two years – a massive 27.2 percent increase.

Both the Gixxer and Gixxer SF are powered by the same 155cc, fuel-injected, air-cooled, SOHC, single-cylinder engine. In BS VI form, this engine makes 13.6hp at 8,000rpm and 13.8Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. This is noticeably lower than the BS IV models’ 14.1hp/14Nm. Suzuki hasn't mentioned any other changes to the updated units.

Commenting on the launch of Bharat Stage 6 Gixxer range, Koichiro Hirao, managing director, Suzuki Motorcycle India said, “We feel proud to announce the launch of our BS VI-compliant Gixxer series, ahead of the regulation deadline. Both BS VI-compliant Gixxer SF and Gixxer, designed keeping the Indian customers in mind, have become even more environmentally friendly without compromising on the overall power and performance.”

At this price, the Suzuki Gixxer costs significantly more than the BS6 Yamaha FZ, that has a starting price of Rs 99,200 and BS6 TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, which starts at Rs 100,000.