The awesome people at Suzuki New Zealand have put their heads together and come up with a great new “Entry Level” motorcycle racing championship, and they’re calling it the Gixxer Cup!
Basically, it is aimed at getting new riders onto the track for a proposed eight events, riding identically setup race ready Suzuki GSX-150F’s, prepared by NZ Superbike racer Sloan Frost. The bikes are literally “get on and go”, keeping it easy and inexpensive for new racers.
Entrants have to be aged 14 to 21, and for the set price of $5995 you get the bike, a full set of Alpinestars race gear and Bell helmet, and even a rear stand! That has to be the best value for money racing ever, given that good quality racing gear alone can cost upward of $2000 on its own!
The fully faired bikes come with Dunlop AL13 tires – the same as my personal bike wears, and I can testify to their level of grip on the track – as well as a host of other “hand-crafted” race parts, to be track ready. Powered by a single cylinder, four stroke 154cc motor, making a whole 14.5 hp and 14 Nm of power, but weighing only 139kg fully fuelled! (- in road trim)
Suzuki NZ are putting up $5000 worth of prize money for the Gixxer Cup, as well as extra prize money to be had at the Suzuki Tri Series events, and the possibility of moving upwards in the ranks as racing careers develop further beyond the class.
To register your interest, simply head into your local Suzuki Motorcycle dealership, or go to https://www.suzuki.co.nz/gixxer-cup for all the information. It sounds like an awesome way to spend the summer to me!