12th May, 2015: Suzuki GS150R is a premium 150cc motorcycle that is powered by a 149.1cc, air-cooled, four-stroke engine. The bike comes with spectacular body dynamics that make it stand among the country’s most stylish 150cc bikes. The bike also gets a futuristic rpm indicator which is derived from the legendary GSX-R series. Suzuki GS150R comes in attractive body graphics in three breathtaking color schemes: Pearl Mirage White, Candy Antares Red and Glass Sparkle Black.
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149.5 cc, Petrol, 63 KmplRs 80,179*
Suzuki GS150R is the only 150cc offering from the company, which is currently on sale in India. Blessed with stylish looks and sporty appearance, the bike stands tough against other leading 150cc players of the country. However, the bike didn't get much attention from the Indian buyers and is one of the rarest 150cc bikes one can see on the Indian roads.
Propelling the bike is a 149.1cc, air-cooled, four-stroke engine that comes mated to a six-speed constant mesh gearbox. The mill develops a peak power of 13.8bhp at 8,500rpm with a maximum torque of 13.4Nm at 6,000rpm. Suzuki GS150R runs on 2.75-18 42P front and 100/90-18 M/C 56P rear tyres that offer a superior grip on the road. Its suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks at the front and oil damped, gas charged shock absorbers at the rear. The stopping distance of the bike is minimised impressively by a 240mm front hydraulic disc brake with a 130mm rear drum brake.
The body dynamics of the bike are sharp that gives it an aggressive appearance. The front fascia has a sporty cowl integrated with a powerful headlight and twin pilot lamps. The fuel tank is carved artistically that looks smashing and gives a good riding position to the rider. The rear of the bike has a fascinating LED tail lamp unit that consists of clear lens turning indicators as well. The overall measurements of Suzuki GS150R are 2,095mm x 785mm x 1,120mm (LxWxH) with a wheelbase and minimum ground clearance of 1,335mm and 160mm respectively.
A fuel tank of 15.5 liter capacity gives a good range to the rider that proves helpful in longer road trips. Now talking about the machine’s cockpit, Suzuki has blessed the bike with an advanced rpm indicator that blinks at the time of optimum gearshift. The GSX-R inspired feature works in sync with dual riding modes, either to avail a maximum fuel economy or to unleash full power of the bike. The cluster includes a digital speedometer, tripmeter, fuel gauge, gear position display and an analogue tachometer.
With overall body dimensions of 2,095mm x 785mm x 1,120mm (LxWxH), the bike has a pleasing personality and an appealing stance. The font profile receives a sharp headlamp design integrated with twin pilot lamps that looks stunning. Moreover, an edgy fuel tank comes to notice that looks impressive and aids the riding position. The bike has a well-styled, long and comfortable step-up seat that offers a smooth and hassle-free ride to the rider and pillion. Some chrome is added to the side panels that says “6-Speed” proudly. The rear end of the bike gets a stylish LED tail lamp unit that comes integrated with clear lens turning indicators.
Suzuki GS150R has a wheelbase of 1,335mm that give it good handling characteristics. The bike scores well in terms of ride quality and stability with a minimum ground clearance of 160mm. The bike is fitted with a 15.5 liter fuel tank that gives it a long run without frequent refuelling. The instrument cluster comes with a digital speedometer, tripmeter, fuel gauge and an analogue tachometer. Besides this, the bike gets an impressive GSX-R inspired rpm indicator that notifies the rider about optimum gearshift timing. The rider also get the benefit of dual riding modes viz. Economy and Power, that enable him adjust the ride according to his requirement.
Engine And Performance
Suzuki GS150R receives a powerful 149.5cc, air-cooled, four-stroke engine that generates an utmost power of 13.8bhp at 8,500rpm with a peak torque of 13.4Nm at 6,000rpm. Being the first motorcycle in India to employ a six-speed gearbox, it uses a wet multiplate clutch assembly for power transmission. An easy electric starter brings the engine to life. The BS26 carburetor mill has a compression ratio of 9.35:1 with a bore x stroke ratio of 57.0mm x 58.6mm. The smooth and refined 150cc engine promises superior all-round performance besides delivering a decent fuel economy.
Braking And Handling
The bike is fitted with 2.75-18 42P tyre at the front and 100/90-18 M/C 56P at the rear that provide a good grip on all surfaces. The suspension system consists of telescopic, coil spring, oil damped shock absorbers at the front with oil and gas assisted swingarm type coil spring shock absorbers at the rear. Suzuki GS150R is equipped with a 240mm hydraulic disc brake at the front and a 130mm drum brake at the rear wheel.
A 240mm front hydraulic disc brake never fails in an emergency and provides a good stopping power to the machine. The bike has a powerful 12V-35/35W headlamp at the front that ensures better visibility at night. A maintenance free battery proves beneficial by cutting down on maintenance costs. The two rear view mirrors provides safety by alerting the rider about incoming traffic behind him. Apart from this, the company has provided an advanced rpm indicator in the instrument console that tells the rider when to change gears in order to get an optimum performance from the bike. All these features make the bike a desirable and trustworthy product in the Suzuki’s portfolio.
Suzuki GS150R comes in four stunning shades. The shades available are Pearl Nebular Black, Metallic Flint Grey, Candy Max Orange, and Candy Dark Greenish Blue. The body of the Suzuki GS150R is painted with the colour at the fuel tank, front tyre cover and at the front portion above halogen lamp. The side and the rear side panels are painted black and the muffler have steel cover to it. The grab rail is painted in silver.
Sharp and Aggressive Body Design
Ride and Build Quality
Handlebar vibrates at high speeds
Silencer looks Old Fashioned
A bit pricey
Suzuki GS Review
I bought my bike around 5 years back. It has always given some problem or the other perpetually. The engine makes abnormal noise at neutral and rpm keeps increasing. The pick up is poor. The engine oil keeps leaking into combustion chamber, thus the oil level keeps decreasing and gives a thick smoke at exhaust and empties every 500 kms. Many times while driving at 75-80, there would be sudden choking and loss of power, which is so dangerous while overtaking. Due to this defect, I had many close shaves and on one occassion I almost was killed and was saved only because the other person braked. ...
I purchased my amazing Suzuki GS 150 R in Dec-2011. I was planning to buy Unicorn but it was lacking new technology except mono suspension. In my opinion, Being a 6 footer I liked it because its Physically longer and taller bike than Unicorn but easy to handle and apply center stand. Secondly, I liked the Tiger headed majestic Head light with two pilot parking light it is as good as Pulsar/Apache (which is not proportionate in hero honda-hunk/Yamaha FZ). Large displayed Digital console with ECO/Power mode option, Gear indicator, Time, ODo/Tacho meter is better than any other bike. The...
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