Suzuki Motorcycles launches Gixxer SF

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL), a subsidiary of Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp, has launched Gixxer SF, a fully faired version of its flagship motorcycle Gixxer.

Gixxer SF, priced at Rs89.263 (ex-showroom, Mumbai), will be available in glass sparkle black and pearl mirage white, the company said in a statement.

The company, which is commemorating Suzuki's return to MotoGP racing in 2015, is also launching a special edition Gixxer SF, which will sport Suzuki's racing blue colours (Metallic Triton Blue).

''Young India is driving growth in the 150cc bike category, a segment which has witnessed consistent growth in the motorcycle market. Suzuki is looking at expanding its presence and appeal among young customers with products that address their desire for style, performance and mileage,'' said Atul Gupta, executive vice president at SMIPL.

''We have won customer hearts with the Gixxer. We are confident that the Gixxer SF too will thrill young buyers across India and further strengthen our market position,'' he added.

The Gixxer SF has aerodynamic full sport fairing, which has been developed in the same wind-tunnel where the legendary Hayabusa, GSX-R and MotoGP machines are developed. The fairing has been designed to give maximum wind protection to the rider, reducing turbulence and drag.

This directly results in higher down force for stable braking and lower drag for better handling at higher speeds, it added.

The Gixxer SF has is being shipped with a 155cc engine, mated to a five-speed gearbox.