The 150cc bike segment is the most looked after one and it has been justified by the fact that it has shown immense growth over a small period of time and is the probably the most attended one, As of date the market comprises of a number of good 150cc machines from manufacturers like Hero Honda (now Hero MotoCorp), Bajaj, Yamaha, Suzuki etc.. Out of all, Suzuki’s 150cc bike Suzuki GS150R hasn’t shown enough potential and remains to be at the bottom of the list.
Suzuki may not be happy with it but recently a person came across the new 2011 revised Suzuki GS150R and its pictures are out on Facebook.
The bike needed a revision sooner or later as all its foes are leading in the race. The pictures finally portray the bike as an appealing one and looks quite sporty. The visor has been changed a bit making it a bit more edgy and bold. Importantly the body graphics have been redesigned so as to give it a little extra oomph factor. The new white body color is another add-on which many buyers might like.
Surprising enough the rest of the features are pretty much the same and this certainly is a disappointment. We wished to get a new design but rather Suzuki is going to launch the same bike with minor cosmetic changes. Technically expectations are of getting the same engine sported by the current model.
Suzuki GS150R Specifications In India
Type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC
Bore x Stroke (mm) 57.0 x 58.6
Displacement (cm3) 149.5
Max Power 13.8bhp @ 8,500rpm
Max Torque 13.4Nm @ 6,000rpm
Compression Ratio 9.35:1
Carburetor BS26 with TPS
Starting Electric & Kick
Transmission 6-speed (1-down, 5-up)
Front Telescopic, Coil Spring, Oil Damped
Rear Swing arm Type Coil Spring, Oil and Gas Damped
Front 2.75-18 42P
Rear 100/90-18 M/C 56P
Front Hydraulic single disc
Fuel Tank Capacity (l) 15.5
Overall Length (mm) 2,095
Overall Width (mm) 775
Overall Height (mm) 1,120
Wheelbase (mm) 1,340
Ground Clearance (mm) 160
Seat Height (mm) 790
Kerb Mass (kg) 149
No details are there regarding the pricing or launch dates but we expect the bike to be launched in the coming months as Yamaha has already unleashed the FZ series in new body colors and Bajaj will soon be introducing the 2012 Bajaj Pulsars. Now it would be a decision for the buyers to make if they would like to go with the GS150R or some other 150cc motorcycle.
Image Source: Suzuki GS150R Facebook Page