Indian website MotorBeam has published an image of what appears to be a brand new Suzuki GSX-R, but please remain seated. Unfortunately, it’s not an update to the GSX-R1000 which has remained virtually unchanged since 2007, but a 125cc model that’s likely to be aimed at the Asian markets.
The motorcycle is pretty much a replica of model Suzuki released a few months ago in the subcontinent, the Gixxer 150 (yes, its actual name). That means it is a single cylinder, air cooled 154.9cc, outputting 14.8 hp of power and 14 Nm of torque. Obviously, there’s big money to be made in mass producing motorcycles in countries like India with the sheer number of customers you can sell to. It still doesn’t change our recent views of Suzuki when it comes to doing something for more mature markets.
Going by the image shown, the only difference between this spied motorcycle and the naked Gixxer is the fairing – even the pegs, seat, wheels and frame all remain identical. Don’t expect this bike to come to the western world, not that you’d care anyway.