Suzuki have finally stepped onto the sporty scooter playground, but does the Avenis have enough beans to beat the top dogs?[Read more…]
Suzuki have launched the all-new Avenis starting from Rs 86,700 ex-showroom. The scooter is available in five colours options, including a race-edition as well.
Its styling is taken care of keeping the youth in mind. It gets sharp lines across the body, an LED headlamp complimented by a beak-like fender at the front. Moving towards the back, the LED tail lamps are said to be inspired by Suzuki’s motorcycle lineup.
The motor is a 124.3-cc single-cylinder unit that produces a healthy 8.7 hp and 10 Nm. Now we’ve sampled this motor in the Access 125, however as this scooter a bit larger and heavier than the Access 125, it would be interesting to see how this combination works.[Read more…]
The Japanese major is set to launch a new two-wheeler on 18 November; could it be the Suzuki Burgman Electric?
We’ve already seen quite a few spy shots of the Burgman electric online. Suzuki two-wheelers have confirmed to be launching a new product on 18 November. And by the looks of it, we expect this to be the all-new Burgman Electric. This would be Suzuki’s very first step into the EV space in India.[Read more…]
Disregard the attractive price tag for a moment, because Suzuki have uprated the 150-hp naked bike for 2021. The engine is now Euro 5-compliant, revs an extra 1,000 rpm, and, although quoted peak torque is down, Suzuki assure us the torque curve is smoother and fatter than earlier. There are new electronics, a new dash, an up-and-down quick-shifter as standard, and conventional traction control (TC) with greater refinement. There is a bold new look as well
This is more of a tweak than a complete overhaul and, remember, the roots of this engine date back to the GSX-R1000 K5 from 2005. Capacity, bore and stroke, and compression are the same as before, with new camshafts, camchain, and valve springs, along with a new slipper clutch among the most significant changes. There is also a completely new exhaust (to meet Euro 5 norms) along with smaller and lighter electronically controlled throttle bodies. The 40-millimetre throttle bodies (down from 44 mm) have been designed to give a smoother feeling upon opening.
The end result is an increase from 150 hp at 10,000 rpm to 152 hp at 11,000 — not a huge step. However, the increase in rpm is interesting. Peak torque is down from 108 Nm at 9,500 rpm to 106 Nm at 9,250 rpm, but the all-important torque curve is now smoother, with a noticeable increase in the mid-to-high rpm range.
The Suzuki sounds a little old school and makes a charismatic induction noise much like an older GSX-R1000. I do not mean this to be derogatory, far from it. I have always liked the sound of the in-line four-cylinder; it sounds meaty.[Read more…]
The 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa is the third-generation model of this legendary motorcycle and has made it’s global unveil recently.
Suzuki have introduced the Gixxer 250 – an India-made model – in Japan. The bike will be up for sale in the Japanese market on 25 May. [Read more…]
The mighty 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa is the third-generation model of this legendary motorcycle and has finally been globally unveiled today.
We compile a list of the upcoming motorcycles for the Indian market which are set to launch this month.
We take a look at the BS6 Suzuki Gixxer 250 and SF 250, one a streetfighter and the other a fully-faired motorcycle, which have made quite a name for themselves in the 250-cc space in India.
Story: Azaman Chothia
Photography: Apurva Ambep