Suzuki Gixxer vs Yamaha FZ FI Comparison Review

Suzuki Gixxer vs Yamaha FZ FI Comparison Review



It's been long time now, India got it's first 150cc category motorcycle, which was non other than the CBZee. Well, all the automobile industry rapidly moved behind the 150cc segment. Since then we got the motorbikes with real performance for India I mean. Today we will be talking about the motorbikes loved by the youth of the country which are quite affordable as well, the Suzuki Gixxer and the Yamaha FZ FI. 


Features : Suzuki Gixxer has better power and torque, well cushioned seat, dual tone colors, priced less


       Yamaha entered into the 150cc segment in the year 2008 with its super stylish FZ 16 version1. Since then the FZ 16 has been the one of the most loved bike by the youth. Now Yamaha is offering the new FZ FI and on the other hand we have the Suzuki Gixxer, both the bikes look like twin brother’s or brother from another mother😀.

         Yamaha’s FZ FI resembles very much with its elder sibling, but it's seems Suzuki team has bench-marked the FZ too much while designing the Gixxer. 

Talking about the facts about both the bikes, the Yamaha FZ FI and the Suzuki Gixxer both have big front and rears tires, but at some moments the Yamaha FZ FI feels sluggish, that's not the case with the Suzuki Gixxer though. Suzuki Gixxer power delivery is fluent till it touches the redline. In the Yamaha FZ FI you may feel that the bike needs to be dragged to high speeds but on the Suzuki Gixxer you feel that you can do even more. 100kmph mark is easily achievable on the Gixxer. 


Handling of both the bikes is marginally different as both the bikes have very similar chassis hard points which maintain the body dynamics to similar levels. But the Suzuki Gixxer feels more planted on the high speed cornering compared to the Yamaha FZ FI. 10mm lowered seat height and 3 kg more weight of the Suzuki Gixxer seems to help the bikes handling by lowering the CG and maintaining stability. 


                  Talking about the overall chassis specs of both the bikes, the Yamaha FZ FI and the Suzuki Gixxer have no major differences. 
But the Yamaha FZ FI is equipped with a fuel injections system as compared to the Suzuki Gixxer's carbureted engine, even though the Suzuki Gixxer Mills out 1.3bhp’s more @ same Rpm, thanks to the higher compression ratio engine and precise engineering by the Suzuki engine team. Similar trend is even seen for the engine torque specs, the Suzuki Gixxer scores high points. 

                   When talking about the riding comfort, the Yamaha FZ FI is equipped with split seats whereas the Suzuki Gixxer saddle has long single piece well cushioned one. On the Yamaha FZ FI you may start feeling pain after a hundred kilometers run, but on the Suzuki Gixxer you can push more kilometers before you get tired. 


On safety side, both the Yamaha FZ FI and the Gixxer are equipped with disc brakes on the front, but the Suzuki Gixxer offers optional disc brakes at rear as well. You might wonder the Suzuki Gixxer has all that you wanted, that's means it would be high on pocket. No Suzuki Gixxer is not high on price, even the top end Suzuki Gixxer, with dual tone colors and rear disc brakes is priced approx 500 Rs lesser than the Yamaha’s FZ FI. 


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Our verdict : Suzuki Gixxer is our choice as it has more options to offer and is more reliable, as no electronic fuel injection system present. 




            Suzuki Gixxer rear disc 240 mm diameter



                                                                                                    Yamaha FZ FI front 242 mm disc diameter


Yamaha FZ 15 FI
Suzuki Gixxer
ENGINE


Engine type
Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Air cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve
Displacement
149cc
154.9 cm3
Bore & Stroke
57.3mm x 57.9mm
56.0 mm x 62.9 mm
Compression ratio
9.5:1
9.8:1
Maximum output
13.1 PS @8000 rpm
14.8 ps@8000 rpm
Maximum torque
12.8 Nm  @6000 rpm
14 Nm @6000 rpm
Starting method
Electric
Electric
Lubrication type
Force-feed lubrication, wet sump
Force-feed lubrication, wet sump
Fuel Supply
Fuel injection
Carburetor
Clutch type
Wet, multiple-disc
Wet, multiple-disc
Transmission type
Constant mesh 5-speed
Constant mesh 5-speed
Gear ratio
5 Speed, MT
5 Speed, MT
Cylinder layout
Single Cylinder
Single Cylinder
Battery
12V, 4.0AH (10H), Sealed type
Maintenance free
 12V, 3Ah



DIMENSIONS


Overall Length
1,990 mm
2,050 mm
Overall Width
770 mm
785 mm
Overall Height
1,030 mm
1,030 mm
Seat height
790 mm
780 mm
Wheelbase
1,330 mm
1,330 mm
Minimum ground clearance
160 mm
160 mm
Kerb weight
132 kg
135 kg
Fuel tank volume
12 Ltrs
12 Ltrs



CHASSIS


Suspension front
Telescopic
Telescopic
Suspension rear
Monocross
Swing Arm, Mono Suspension
Brake type front
Disc
Disc
Brake type rear
Drum
Disc / Drum
Tire size front
100/80-17M/C (52P)NYLOGRIP ZAPPER-FX1
100/80 - 17 - Tubeless
Tire size rear
140/60-R17M/C (63P)revz-Y(Tubeless)
140/60R - 17 - Radial Tubeless
Headlight
12 V, 35/35W
12V 35/35W
Tail Light

LED
Price ex-showroom Delhi
80196/-
76650/- Mono Tone


77650/- Dual Tone


79726/- Dual disc version

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