The BS6 Suzuki Gixxer and Gixxer SF have been officially showcased by the brand at the Auto Expo 2020. As the whole industry is working on the transition to BS6 emission norms so it was confirmed that these two bikes will also get updated to meet the new emission norms that will come into effect from April 1, 2020.
Both the bikes are now powered by a BS6-compliant 155cc, fuel-injected, air-cooled engine that produces 13.4HP of maximum power at 8000 rpm along with 13.8Nm of peak torque at 6000 rpm. The power and torque figures have decreased when compared to the BS4 engine, which was good for 14.1HP of maximum power and 14Nm of torque. The BS6 Gixxer 155 series is scheduled to go on sale from March 2020.
The suspension duties of the bikes are performed by telescopic forks at front along with a monoshock at the rear. The braking performance is handled by disc brakes at both ends. Like the BS4 models, the updated BS6 models are also equipped with single-channel ABS as standard. The kerb weight of the bikes has increased too, as the naked version of the Gixxer 155 now weighs 142kgs and the fully-faired version weighs 148kgs.
In addition the Gixxer 155 series, the brand has also updated the 250cc Gixxer models. As the Gixxer 250 and the Gixxer SF 250 were developed with the upcoming BS6 norms in mind and now with the addition of a new exhaust system and an ECU, Suzuki has updated its 250cc bikes to comply with the upcoming emission norms.
The power figure for both the bikes remain similar to the outgoing BS4 models while the torque has dropped by 0.4Nm. The BS6 Suzuki Gixxer 250 series is capable of churning out 26.5HP of maximum power at 9300 rpm along with 22.2Nm of peak torque at 7300 rpm. The engine remains mated to a 6-speed gearbox. In terms of availability, both the bikes will go on sale in March 2020.
In addition to the Gixxer series, the brand has also updated the Intruder cruiser motorcycle. The BS6 compliant model of the motorcycle will go on sale alongside the updated Gixxers in March 2020 while the bike has been updated with a new ignition system, ECU and exhaust to comply with BS6 emission norms. The performance figures for the bike are still unknown. The price range for the BS6 Gixxer, Gixxer SF and the Intruder will be revealed at the launch event next month though one can expect the bikes to get a slight premium over the BS4-compliant variants.