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Apart from launching the Gixxer 250 in India, Japanese maker Suzuki has also updated the existing 150 cc version of Gixxer SF in the Indian market. There were a few leaks in the past as well that gave us an idea as to what the bike will look when it will be launched in the updated avatar in the Indian market. The changes to the updated version of the bike are more concentrated on the looks as the updated Gixxer SF looks a lot like the elder sibling Gixxer 250. The most similar aspect between the two bikes is the new headlamp cluster on the Gixxer SF that looks a lot like the unit on Gixxer 250. The price for Gixxer SF start at Rs. 1.09 lakhs ex-showroom, Delhi. This marks a hike of about Rs. 9,000 when compared to the last model of the bike. Suzuki Gixxer SF locks horns with Yamaha Fazer, and the newly launched Hero Xtreme 200S in the market.
The change to the looks of the bike means that the new updated model of the bike is more aggressive and defined looking than the 2018 version of the bike. As already stated the looks of the updated version of the bike are inspired by the larger Gixxer 250 and this is evident when you take closer look at the 2019 version of the Gixxer SF. Other changes on the bike include a new clip-on handlebar that replaces the single piece unit that was found on the 2018 Gixxer SF. The exhaust unit too now comes with a chrome layer and is double-barreled. The seat of the bike is now a spilt unit and the decals on the bike are also new that add a freshness to the looks of the bike. All these changes come together to give the 2019 version of the bike a fresh as well as sportier look when compared to the 2018 Gixxer SF.
The handlebar of the 2019 Gixxer SF has been raised and the seat height of the bike is also greater when compared to the 2018 model. This makes the ergonomics of the bike more aggressive, thereby keeping the rider more in command of the handling of the bike. Talking of the engine department of the bike, surprisingly there is dip in the power figure, a dip of 0.7 Bhp to be precise. The 155cc engine on the 2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF now is rated to deliver 13.9 Bhp and 14 Nm. Along with the dip in the power the bike has also gotten heavier than before as the new weight of the bike is 146 kgs. One can expect the bike to be slightly sluggish as compared to the 2018 version when it comes to performance.
Another change that is to be seen on the Gixxer SF is the chassis as the 20129 version of the bike comes with a chassis that has been borrowed from the Gixxer 250. The instrument cluster of the bike also has been tweaked slightly and the red backlight of the digital display has been done away with. The suspension of the bike has also been tuned to provide better handling to the riders. What is interesting though is that Suzuki is offering only single channel ABS as standard on the bike, whereas the previous version came with double channel ABS as standard.