Suzuki Motorcycles at 2018 Auto Expo

Editor@Throttle|Updated: February 14, 2018 10:08
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Suzuki Motorcycle India had an eventful line-up at the Auto Expo 2018 with a plethora of new offerings. While the Burgman scooter and Intruder F1 cater to the masses, the manufacturer also unveiled the GSX-S750 street-fighter motorcycle in India for the first time. The Suzuki GSX-S750 is the Japanese company's answer to a host of offerings in the middleweight segment and will be locking horns against the Kawasaki Z900, Yamaha MT-09, Triumph Street Triple and the likes in the segment. More interestingly, the GSX will be coming to the country as a locally assembled model (CKD), which should keep prices competitive.

 

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The Suzuki GSX-S750 gets aggressive styling borrowing cues from the GSX-S1000 street-fighter with the single headlamp up front and sharply-styled fuel tank extensions. The split seats add to the looks and the bike certainly is an eye-catcher. Power, meanwhile, comes from a 749 cc, in-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection that is tuned to produce 110 bhp and 81 Nm of peak torque. The bike gets a 6-speed gearbox. Other bits include USD forks up front and a monoshock at the rear, while braking duties include disc brakes at either end. The GSX-S750 will get ABS as standard, while the bike is largely free of more electronic wizardry. The kerb weight stands at 211 kg on the naked motorcycle. The Suzuki GSX-S750 will be making its way to the Indian market by mid-2018 and will be priced around Rs. 8 lakhs.

 

Suzuki Motorcycles has also unveiled the Intruder 150 with fuel injection. The bike continues to use the Gixxer’s motor albeit with fuel-injection, and is expected to be priced around Rs 5000-6000 more than the standard model, which will take its price above the Rs 1 lakh mark.

 

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The Intruder is feature-rich, with a digital instrument console, an LED tail-light, a flush-fitting fuel tank cap and also ABS, none of which are on offer on the Bajaj Avenger Street 150 it competes with in terms of engine capacity. These features are also absent on the Avenger Street/Cruise 220, though it must be noted that the Intruder is priced substantially higher than its rivals from Bajaj.

 

Powering the Intruder is the Gixxer-sourced 154.9cc mill which produces 14.8hp at 8,000rpm and 14Nm of torque at 6,000rpm. This engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox. While there’s no reason to doubt a comfortable highway performance, its 11-litre fuel tank will translate to a shorter range as compared to the Avenger, which has a 14-litre tank. The Intruder is targeted at those seeking a stylish, relaxed weekend motorcycle that can also double up as a commuter and its 740mm seat height and 148kg kerb weight will definitely contribute to its intent. Additionally, Suzuki has also showcased the recently launched Suzuki Hayabusa

 

Article Source : AutoCarIndia