5 Must Know Facts About The Suzuki GSX-R150
Suzuki GSX-R150 was recently unveiled in Indonesia after a long period of road testing. The motorcycle is a strict competition when compared to Yamaha R15 version 2.0 and Honda CBR150R. Suzuki has carefully crafted the lightweight sport bike, providing it all of the necessary components that could drive it successfully over the segment competitors. The motorcycle comes with a 147.3 cc, liquid cooled and fuel injected engine, producing 19.17 HP of power and 13.9 Nm of torque. Here are those 5 must know facts about GSX-R150 that will make your choice easy in case Suzuki launches the GSX-R150 in Nepal.
1. Catchy Design:
The design language of the GSX-R150 is simply inspired from the liter class GSX-R1000. It shares exactly the same design with GSX-R125 of Europe and comes with a light and well finished tail section. The front looks sharp while its high windshield can save you from a lot of wind when tucking close to the fuel tank The graphics are inspired from Suzuki MotoGP bikes and the exhaust completely justifies the overall design with its neat finish.
2. Excellent Power to Weight Ratio:
It won’t be wrong to call the GSX-R150 as the most powerful motorcycle in its class. Suzuki offers a wet weight of just 131 kg while the engine here is good for 19.17 HP at 11000 rpm. In comparison, Yamaha R15 weighs 136 kg and generates 17 HP at 8500 rpm, and the Honda CBR150R develops 18.28 HP at 10500 rpm and the weight stands at 138 kg. The power to weight ratio of GSX-R150 crosses all other bikes of the segment and its high red-line promises even better revving before gear changes. It would be a pleasurable delight to ride on the track as its extensive fairing will even facilitate performance while its lightweight body will help the rider in easy maneuvering.
3. Keyless Ignition:
Suzuki offers first in class keyless ignition option on the fully faired sport bike. The rider can simply start the motorcycle by the switch that is provided on the fuel tank. It automatically detects the key within 1.2 meters of range and helps the rider enjoy technology on such affordable level. The motorcycle even uses a full LCD instrument console.
4. LED Headlights:
Suzuki GSX-R150 carries full LED front headlight, helping riders tackle the most difficult terrains while driving at night or in low light conditions. Not just that, the bikes shares it LED front headlight with the naked GSX-S150. If launched in India, it would be the only one of its class to carry this practical feature. Light from the LED’s offer crystal clear view of the surroundings and even they use less power than the conventional bulbs.
5. Comfortable Seat Height:
GSX-R150 promises super sport styled riding for everyone as the seat height has been kept at just 785 mm. This enables short riders to enjoy the best in class performance with much ease while its low weight even makes it easy to control in heavy traffic. The riding position is also a bit on the relaxed side as it can act as a great everyday machine for casual riding also. It offers a decent 150 mm of ground clearance, helping it escape those huge speed breakers of Asia with utmost ease.
Key Specifications of GSX-R150:
- Displacement – 147.3 cc
- Maximum Power – 19.17 HP @ 11,000 rpm
- Maximum Torque – 13.9 NM @ 8500 rpm
- No. of Cylinders – 1
- No. of Gears – 6
- Seat Height – 785 mm
- Ground Clearance – 150 mm
- Kerb/Wet Weight – 131 kg
- Fuel Tank Capacity – 11 litres