2017 Suzuki Gixxer SF ABS is the first 150cc motorcycle to get the safety technology, a brave and bold move by the company to make sure it offers safety ahead of time
Suzuki is the first manufacturer to offer ABS above the 125cc segment as it offers it in the 150cc category. The 150cc Gixxer comes in the segment and is getting ABS option now to choose from. Right now, non-ABS Dual disc version cost around the Rs. 1.0 Lakh Mark. The Gixxer host of other tweaks such as a a new paint scheme which is the SP version for 2017. The red and silver decal scheme is on offer and looks quite loud and attractive. The specs on the Gixxer SF Fi ABS SP should remain the same as before.
So we will continue to get the 155cc SEP engine which makes around 14 PS of power and 14.6 Nm of torque from its 2-valve, air-cooled motor. The motorcycles price went down in the GST implementation and that will certainly help close the ABS price gap and make things affordable for the consumers.
ABS is the need of the day as the brakes do not lock up in any situations and provides a massive amount of safety as braking is critical in motorcycling, especially the front brakes. Government is all set to make sure April 2018 is the time when the ABS gets standard on all bikes above the 125cc mark.
So the 125cc bike which are usually 124cc in capacity are out of the box. Indian market has a large emphasis on the 150cc and 200cc which is going to be a great boon for enthusiast. Suzuki has finally launched the bike officially. Gixxer SF motorcycle comes in two colour options such as the Metallic Trition Blue (YSF) and Glass Sparkle Black/Metallic Mat Black (KGL). The Carbureted (Standard) variant is priced at Rs. 95,499 (Ex-showroom, Delhi); while the Fuel Injected variant is available for Rs. 99,312 (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
*Suzuki’s Disclaimer: ABS is not designated to shorten the braking distance. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.