Looks like Suzuki is going to surprise us at the upcoming 2014 AutoExpo. Recently a new Suzuki motorcycle has been spotted testing without any camouflage. From the picture it appears to be a 150cc segment motorcycle. The bike looks very sporty and aggressive in styling. The spotted bike appears to be a production ready model, ready to be launched.
The spotted bike sports a drum brake at the rear and disc brake at the front, which is quite common in 150cc segment bikes nowadays. The bike boasts twin pipe muffler assembly which is surprising as it’s very rare to find on a 150cc segment motorcycle. While having a closer look at the picture we can notice engine having fins, which indicates that the engine is air-cooled and not oil-cooled another common feature on 150cc motorcycles.
Another important thing to notice is the GIXXER sticker on the tank extension, which reminds us of the bigger Suzuki GSX-R series bikes. This leads us to think that Suzuki is working on a new series of bikes having smaller engines especially for India. Renowned motorcycle manufacturers like KTM, Yamaha, Honda and Triumph are also offering or about to offer their small capacity bikes in India. These small capacity bikes have the biggest market in India as a 150cc motorcycle provides a decent combination of efficiency and power.
In the 150cc segment Suzuki curently sells GS150R in India which is not selling in good numbers. Many people beleive that a new more appealing design and new badge would definitely give this bike a few boosting points. The spied bike looks much more appealing than the GS150R and we expect this bike to sport a more punchier engine for which Gixxers are famous for. The new Suzuki GIXXER 150 should appeal to people looking for an everyday motorcycle and when needed it would also double up as a decent performer. Suzuki learning from its mistakes would leave no stone unturned to make this bike a success for them. With this bike Suzuki will aim to establish itself as a strong contender in the 150cc segment.
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