Suzuki GS150R Photo Review

by Deepak on December 9, 2008

Today I went to the Suzuki Showroom to checkout whether I could have a test drive of the new GS150R. I  was informed that I would get the ride only by January 2009. I will post a road test review by January first week. Until then, lets feast on these beautiful photos. You can click on the images to have an enlarged high resolution view.

Headlamp and Doom: Suzuki GS150R‘s headlight is a new and different design. Its sharp edges gives it a devilish look. Look at the tell-tale lights, don’t they look like horns!!

Suzuki GS150R

The Tank: The tank is a macho one. Even though it is not as large as the Pulsar’s, it does a good job of giving the rider a big bike feel. Can hold upto 15.5 litres. And its all metal, not like the FZ16!

Suzuki GS150R

Dashboard: The instrument panel looks really good and one of the outstanding features of this bike. It shows gear position, fuel level, speed, ODO meter and the tachometer is a neat dial adjacent to the digital console. Here is a short video that I took while exploring the bike’s digital console. Click the play button to see the bike come to life.

The Tail Lamps: The tail lamp is not a bulb! They are made up of light emitting diodes (LED) and looks really beautiful. As you can see, the signals are not hanging out, its moulded into the tail part as we see in CBZ Xtreme.

Suzuki GS150R

Suspension: With all the latest bikes such as FZ16 featuring mono suspension, this bike has the old model dual suspension which is a bit disappointing. However they have the ‘gas’ thing :)

Suzuki GS150R

Exhaust: Neat and clean design. Build quality is very good.

Suzuki GS150R

Overall: Not majestic, but still looks good. Beats Unicorn and Pulsar because of the cool digital console and better styling. Has an advantage of being a Suzuki which is well known for its high end bikes in other developed countries.

Suzuki GS150R

To know about the features and specifications, visit Suzuki GS150R Features. You can have a look at the GS150R Image Gallery for more pictures.

Please leave a comment below to share your thoughts on the bike. I love to hear reader’s opinions. And subscribe to my RSS Feeds to make sure you do not miss the road test which is coming up soon!

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Gangadharan December 9, 2008 at 2:47 pm

the overall design is good.

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nice front vizor
rear is looking good
tank is crafted well for knee recess
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six gears
not a sporty rider position
does not has a semi flat handle bar????

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Deepak December 9, 2008 at 2:58 pm

Yes Gangadharan, If Suzuki thought the bike needed the 6th gear, then yes, it should have had a more sporty riding posture! Disappointing.

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ashish October 16, 2010 at 2:45 pm

suzuki gs150r . unicorn se achha hai ka…plzz tell me …

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Sandy December 9, 2008 at 6:51 pm

Hi Deepak, The photos are very good. Thanks for the updates. Even I am waiting for a test ride. I saw the bike in the showroom. I will be booking the bike next week. I am a very big fan of suzuki. I have been waiting since more than a year for suzuki to launch this bike.

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Deepak December 10, 2008 at 1:53 am

Hey Sandy, please give me a review after you get your hands on the bike :)

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Gangadharan December 10, 2008 at 4:03 am

deepak please post the technical specifications of this bike .
bajaj has reduced the price of their bikes by 2k due to VAT tax reduction , but YAMAHA MOTOR have increased the price of GLADIATOR SS by thousand rupees , but i was lucky to get the bike in old rate (Rs 53272)on road.
please post the names and makes of bikes coming in 2009

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Deepak December 10, 2008 at 4:24 am

You can find the tech specs here – http://bikeadvice.in/suzuki-gs150r-features-photos-details/

I will let you know about new bike launches as soon as I get some information.

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Indian Cars December 10, 2008 at 5:12 am

Fantastic review on the GS150R. I honestly feel this is the bike which will trump the Pulsar 150. But Bajaj is not sleeping and is planning to launch the new Pulsar 150 next year.

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imran December 10, 2008 at 9:13 pm

hi deepak..its a great review as usual..thanks for that.,.
even i went for a test ride but could not get one..
well i liked the bike and i agree its looks good…BUT..i am not sure what the hell is wrong with the Rider’s foot rest and the Gear shift lever.. i can tell you for sure that its WIERD and the UGLIEST thing i have ever seen on a bike..the foot rests are like those Hero Honda CD100 sold in the 90′s…and the gear shift is similar to the infamous Yamaha Enticer(if someone remembers that name though) i am really really disappointed with that because when you hear about a 6 gear transmission.,the first thing that comes to mind is Sporty.,but then all your expectations come to an end when you see the gear shift pedal..

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sankoobaba December 12, 2008 at 3:52 am

looks wise its not something very different…
and from side it looks A BIT like a fusion of ..pulsar front headlight fairing(old model-non-digi) and unicorn tail shape..
look at the side panel..its styled like unicorn…and the grey-silver..where there are rear-foot-pegs…they look like pulsar ..not exact but nearly same…i think they looked at both products before designing this bike….which is ok if it is indian company…but a big one like suzuki..shud hav given something better..
its not like yamaha design FZ16..that was something stunning and different..

my prediction..
only unicorn …..has capacity to beat current P-150 in volume sales..unless bajaj bring new P-150….

good article keep it up…

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saagaar December 14, 2008 at 1:23 pm

this is a cool bike and has 6 speed gear……………
air cooled sohc.and its cool for riding

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Chennai guy December 16, 2008 at 7:01 am

I am eagerly awaiting the full test ride review of the Suzuki GS150R.Even I tried for a test drive in Chennai, but the delaer told me that it will be available only in Jan’09.Another issue is when will the bike be actually available? why shld Suzuki launch it in Oct’08 & potential buyers have to wait till Jan’09 for a test ride?It is ridiculous..where is the bike manufactured in India? is the engine imported from outside India ( as one of the dealer mentioned it ).

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sureshkannan January 3, 2009 at 1:40 pm

i like this bike very much b’coz it is mixture of all bike&quality of suzuki

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Amod Oke January 6, 2009 at 8:40 am

Hi Everyone!
Just got back from a test drive of the 3 bikes: YAMAHA FZ16, SUZUKI GS150R and HONDA UNICORN.

Comparing the Suzuki with the other two, I have to say the following:

HONDA UNICORN:
As soon as i sat on this bike, the first feeling was GREAT COMFORTable seating and posture, typical of Honda! The bike felt quite heavy and somehow I felt the weight was weirdly heavy, i mean it was not distributed equally along the bike. After driving it for a while, i give it the following scores:

Seating and Comfort: 4.5 out of 5

Stability: 4 out of 5 (1 point deducted due to the unusual weight dynamics)

Pick-up and riding ergonomics: 2.5 to 3 out of 5 (very disappointing!)

Handling: 3.5 out of 5 (Again due to the unusual weight dynamics)

Suspension: 4 out of 5

Looks: 3 to 3.5 out of 5

Overall: 3 out of 5 (nothing out of the world spectacular in this bike, except for the mono shock suspension)

YAMAHA FZ16: The first reaction on driving this “lord of the streets” was HUGGE DISAPPOINTMENT! I am sorry to say guys but this bike sucks! BIG TIME!
AND YES, I am a hugeee Yamaha fan and user, I already own a Yamaha RX100, and a RXG. SO do not think me as a “Yamaha Basher”.

After driving the FZ, here are my scores:

Seating and Comfort: 3 out 5 (great inside the city, fair on the highways)

Stability: 4 out of 5 (no signs of jerks\jitters even at 80kmph)

Handling: 3,4 out of 5 (3 for highway, 4 for city driving)

Suspension: 2.5 out of 5(Surprisingly, eve though the bike has a bigger mono suspension, i still felt few shocks at the front part of the bike.)

Looks: 5 out of 5! (No bike is so attractive in the market today! Yamaha rules in the looks dept. but unfortunately this is not their fortress!!)

Pick-up and riding ergonomics: 1 out of 5 (THE WORST YAMAHA BIKE IN THIS DEPT.!, being a yamaha bike, one excepts a level of certain performance by default, but this bike does not even feel like a 125cc bike, sadly the engine only makes huge noises, but no response!)

Overall: 2.5 out of 5 (Yamaha motors has really made this bike a beauty, but yamaha guys, we love you because of the engine performance, not the plastics!!)

SUZUKI GS150R “LANZA”: In just one simple line, THIS BIKE IS –THE– BEST BIKE AMONG THESE 3!

Seating and Comfort: 5 out of 5 (I felt it even more comfortable than the unicorn)

Stability: 4.5 out of 5 (Even though this bike weighs 150kgs, the weight is balanced so beautifully, that you never feel it is that heavy! Way to go Suzuki guys!!)

Pick-up and riding ergonomics: 4 out of 5 ( I got to 65kmph in the 3rd gear, without feeling one jitter, with good to great pickup, and with an EXCCELLANT RIDE)

Handling: 4 out of 5 (You would think that being so heavy, it would be difficult to maneuver, but no, this bike feels very nice even on sharp turns where you have to use your feet etc.)

Suspension: 4 out of 5 (Excellent, time tested simple telescopes!)

Looks: 3.5 out of 5 (Certainly not the best, but hey, when the machine performs, who cares for the rest!)

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 (a very balanced bike, great stability, very good pickup, great riding ergonomics, fair\good mileage, good looks, overall a GREAT PACKAGE!)

Finally these are the bikes i drove:
UNICORN: Showroom bike and a friend’s bike.
SUZUKI: Showroom bike
YAMAHA: Showroom and a friend’s bike.

Bikes we have owned: (we are 3 brothers, so always have had some bikes around!)
Yamaha RXG, Wind125, Kinetic Honda ZX, Honda Activa, TVS Scooty(old one), Yamaha ‘twin cylinder’ 125cc (many ppl might not know this monster), Yamaha RX100(only for a year),

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Shah January 16, 2011 at 1:22 am

Nice1 bro………:)
I was thinking 2 buy a bike (Fz-s or gs150r)….
But now i will buy gs150r (100%)
Tnx 4 this article bro.. It helped me a lot….

Shah

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dhan April 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Hi Amod.
Thank you very much for the suggestion on Gs150R.
It’s really a rocking bike!
I’m going for it soon..! Tc, Bye.

mahesh January 20, 2009 at 11:23 am

Amod Oke i strongly disagree with your tests.You are instinct rider i suppose .You have drove more indian 90′s engineered bikes as you are saying.So you are not able to appreciate to ergonomics of FZ 16.IT is a evolution in indian biking you were saying the ride position is bad.What have you been riding all these days how much better it can get designed by GK Dynamics gone through a intense wind tunnel test be fair man i know it is very disappointing when you ride a beauty that your friend owns.And you were saying the engine is bad i am sure that you have no idea what was under the hood.Officially FZ 16 is the fastest to reach 0-60kmph in its class including pulsar 200.

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sankoobaba January 20, 2009 at 1:42 pm

@mahesh i agree with all your points…except last one…for that we need proof…

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Amod Oke February 4, 2009 at 6:56 pm

@mahesh

First of all, I did not get 50% of what you are saying due to your weird sense of punctuation. (or rather the lack of it!)

Secondly, from your ‘speech’ I presume that you already own this bike.

And lastly, regarding your presumption that I might have driven only 90′s engineered bikes, I am sorry but I am an avid bike fan, I have driven all the so called “IT” bikes post 2000, and I MUST say, they suck! Bigtime!

You can put any damn pulsar, fz, apache or the other “style suckers” in front of a rx100 or a shogun and the poor suckers wont have a chance.

And regarding yours and ‘sankoobaba’s bike, I am very sorry for your purchase, even you know you have purchased a poor bike and that’s exactly why you lashed at me so hardly.
I should have mentioned that the friend I mentioned earlier, is a very good, old friend and I still drive the FZ all around the town, and I know exactly what it has and HASN’T under its hood!

Just one last closing point:

Looks don’t matter!
At the end of the day, its performance that matters!

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sankoobaba February 6, 2009 at 4:51 am

@Amod
what is sankoobaba’s bike ???
what is my poor purchase?? tell me what are you assuming to be my bike??
and i agree with you that performance matters…
thats why i went for that bike that was one of good performer of its time(a bike which u dont know i own)
so performance matters…
but my dear friend looks sell….look at volume numbers ….of good looking bikes…but decent performers…they sell more….i am still sayin performance matters but not all of them…..
PEACE!

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Blr_guy February 8, 2009 at 4:33 pm

Hi Amod,

I absolutely agree with you. The bikes like Shogun, shaolin or Rx 100 are unbeatable. You can never compare with the latest 4 stroke bikes for performance or maintenance.

I have taken test drive of Gs 150 in December and have booked the bike. Hope will get it within 2 more weeks. I liked FZ for its looks but the pillion seat is too small. Its only for college students. GS150 is much like an allrounder. The pillion seat and the riders seat is much comfortable than other bikes. The engine is silky smooth and there was absolutely no vibration even at 80.

Will post when I get my bike.

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Amod Oke February 12, 2009 at 6:08 pm

@Blr_guy

Kudos on the bike! Very nice decision!

You are right about FZ, its for college kids, more of style and ‘looks’ than raw power or performance.

In fact you know what, when you try to rave it up in the 2nd gear, you expect a typical Yamaha response, but all you get is a stupid 4 stroke sound and nothing more!

Anyway, i hope people realize that Suzuki has given us yet naother wonderful, ‘balanced’ bike like the fiero.

By the way, where do you stay? Cause i had some problem with the bike delivery, apparently its not yet arrived at the showrooms…

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mahesh February 17, 2009 at 4:58 am

@Amod first things first,i was not comparing legendary 2 stroke bikes like RX or suzuki’s.All i am saying is that i think FZ16 is a genuine bike given by yamaha.I think you should appreciate them for giving it a skin rather similar to the legendary FZ1.It is light years head of its time with its competitors is its class.Performance is a term we seldom think about as indian bikers what can a bike we call performance bike in india would top not more than 140kph.Rather as a package i think FZ16 is a milestone in indian biking.

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jadoo February 17, 2009 at 9:54 am

Guys – The launch party is on 27-02-2009. Amod, what’s the problem, let me know. Give your No.

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Blr_guy February 20, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Hi Amod,

The showroom guy had called me. The bikes will arrive on 26th. They have told me the bike will be delivered on 27th or 28th after registration. I need to choose the colour. I have informed them that I have to see the bike and then I shall decide. I have booked it in K.H road suzuki bangalore. 20 bikes are being delivered. all 4 colours 5 bikes each. Need to select a colour. Will see and decide.

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vix February 23, 2009 at 8:35 am

Guys.. but wt will be da price of the bike on road.

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Aneesh Deshpande February 24, 2009 at 4:37 am

Pune guys have booked ? I went yesterday to Swargate Suzuki, god test drive. Gues what, Im fell in love with it really!!!! My friends wewre telling me to buy FZ-16 and even I was inclined towards it. But since I rode GS150R, in terms of smoothness and comfort FZ no where comes even near it. L just loved the bike. I will book it soon. But I just want to know- is here anyone from Pune who has booked or got delivered the GS150R ? Just email me on shadowfax@aol.in

I am really hoping to see GS150R owner in Pune.

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shravan February 24, 2009 at 9:00 am

hi topic creater can u post the detailed review of suzuki gs 150 r and fz 16!!!

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S.K February 27, 2009 at 4:03 am

Hi Every one,

I will be receiving the bike today. The launch is in Ashoka Hotel Bangalore. Every showroom are delivering 20 bikes each. They have invited to get the bike delivered today. Will check and review soon.

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Blr_guy March 1, 2009 at 6:05 am

Hi friends,

I got my bike on Friday. The suzuki launch in Bangalore at Ashoka Hotel was very good. They handed over the bikes for first 20 customers from each showroom. There are 6 showrooms in Banglaore.

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SKN8700 March 5, 2009 at 3:53 am

Where can I find a REVIEW of SUZUKI’s Access 125(Scooter)
and its comparison with other Scooters in India and particularly with the HONDA Activa ? Thanks-
.

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Yagnaroopaya March 5, 2009 at 1:56 pm

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jitesh March 10, 2009 at 12:51 pm

guys i am really confused about buying a honda Unicorn or suziki GS 150. Suziki looks good,great dashboard great ride height…i just dont no..wat 2 say…i need help!!!
Regards,
Jitesh

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Vikas March 11, 2009 at 1:40 am

Hey @Jitesh,
Though Unicorn is tried and tested bike which has been in the market since many years, it has very plain looks and old analog instrument cluster and needs an update. But, GS is a latest offering with a smooth engine which is as good as Honda’s, good looks and latest digital meters. If you live in city or town where there are sufficient number of Suzuki service centers, go for GS150R.

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jitesh March 11, 2009 at 6:42 am

Hey Thanx

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S.K March 12, 2009 at 3:25 am

Hi SKN8700,

below are few links for reiview on Access 125.

http://www.bikeindia.in/reviews/roadtest/SUZUKI-ACCESS-125/

http://www.mouthshut.com/review/Suzuki_Access_125-135076-1.html

I even own an Access since 4 months. The scooter is awesome in pickup and smoothness.

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antony March 20, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Suzuki GS150 weighs 150 kg and is 150 cc. Suzuki has forgotten about power-to-weight ratio. If the bike is made a little more lighter, it would give more mileage and have more pickup. Also, it has 6 gears. Suzuki should know that we cannot even use 5 gears in indian cities like Bangalore. 5 gears would be more than enough. Make the bike lighter please, like Fz16 and Apache. The lighter bikes like Apache are easy to handle. Although somehow, as rightly pointed out above, fz16 is really sluggish, maybe becoz of the thick rear tyre. So, my choice would be in this order Suzuki gs150 (allround performer), unicorn (allround), Apache (power), pulsar(good bike, but old), fz16 (only looks).

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antony March 20, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Suzuki GS150 weighs 150 kg and is 150 cc. Suzuki has forgotten about power-to-weight ratio. If the bike is made a little more lighter, it would give more mileage and have more pickup. Also, it has 6 gears. Suzuki should know that we cannot even use 5 gears in indian cities like Bangalore. 5 gears would be more than enough. Make the bike lighter please, like Fz16 and Apache. The lighter bikes like Apache are easy to handle. Although, somehow, as rightly pointed out above, fz16 has no power and is really sluggish, maybe becoz of the thick rear tyre.

So, my choice would be in this order Suzuki gs150 (allround performer), unicorn (allround but lacks gagets), Apache (power and style), pulsar(good bike, heavy & old), fz16 (only looks). Also, dont forget the HondaStunner 125 cc, a good bike too.

Can anybody who has bought the gs150 please give feedback about how it is to ride with 6 gears in a city?

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anvil March 22, 2009 at 12:12 pm

can ny 1 post the overall review of the hero honda hunk.
[mileage? performance? n maintainence?]n pls suggest better bikes in 150 cc category.

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anvil March 22, 2009 at 12:16 pm

i wanna buy a bike nxt week……so pls do reply
i want a bike which wld serve me for longer period of time
i hv few bikes in my mind like unicorn,hunk,gs150r n stunner
but i’m really confused which 1 2 pick fm these.

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Blr_guy March 22, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Hi Antony, I have rode the GS for about 650 kms. I will be giving it for first service next week. Initially before purchasing I had thought whether we can use the 6th gear in city conditions. Actually we can use only 5 gears for within city and 6th while doing a long ride.
But I actually use 6th gear very often even while travelling in 45 to 50 kms and above. The bike doesnt jerk while travelling in slow speeds. You can go upto 30 to 35km even in 6th gear without holding clutch or changing gears.

Its due to XTP technology of Suzuki. It has a good torque. And the best thing is the gears are so smoooth that you dont even know while changing gears. The bike has become smoother and the gears have become smoother as I am riding more and more.
I donot know about the other GS 150 owners.

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Anup April 2, 2009 at 10:42 am

Hi,
After riding the bike GS150R for a month or so ..can anybody now post some comments and experience of riding the bike? Please include comments for driving it in city and highways too, say on highway driving for 35-40 kms at a stretch. How is it now performing in terms of mileage ,power, pike-up and of course post service of Suzuki :-) ?. I am from Kolkata and to my surprise I don’t find a Suzuki dealer in Kolkata :-(. Can anyone provide some help in this regard?

Thanks,
Anup.

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Vikas April 8, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Hi Anup,
My bike is almost 2 months old now. It has covered 1500 kms. I’ve been on a long trip (225 + 225 kms on a single day). Engine feels relaxed even at 85 kmph. Comfort on it is awesome. Once my pillion rider felt that his seat giving him butt aches but after few kms he got adjusted to it. Not much of a problem. If your’s is an above-average personality then driving in the city is not a problem. It is as good a handler as Unicorn if not better. 1st service is completed and I’m getting 60+ kmpl mileage in city. Though you won’t get instant power delivery like Pulsar or Hunk, pick-up is smooth and linear. Can’t comment about service since I’ve been to service center only once.

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a bose April 14, 2009 at 2:21 pm

“OSL AUTO” was the suzuki motorcycle dealer in kolkata. But now they are the dealer of bajaj 2 wheelers. Can you somebody inform me about the new SUZUKI MOTORCYCLE dealer in “KOLKATA” city ?

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VIVIN April 21, 2009 at 5:11 pm

which colour suit best for suzuki GS 150???
Any way i booked for black colour………….

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DINESH BAIT April 22, 2009 at 7:01 am

good looking but i wanna know abt the average?

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Ramanik April 24, 2009 at 4:25 pm

I’m looking for bike but confused between ApacheRTR, Hunk, Suzuki150R. Kindly suggest.

Thanks

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mahesh April 25, 2009 at 9:09 pm

I think Apache RTR Fi would be a better choice than hunk and GS but definitely not carburetor version of Apache RTR.Apache RTR Fi would cost 10 thousand more than the hunk and GS but It is worth its cost gives more fuel efficiency and has a lot of power. It has its draw backs too like ”the quality of the package TVS offers is not as convincing as that of HH and suzuki. Between Hunk and GS the only thing differs is the ride and dynamics Hunk has a proper dynamics than GS (which is over weight) but its brand new .

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Ameya April 25, 2009 at 10:49 pm

I own Suzuki gs 150 r and its awesome comfort for the rider as well as partner sitting on the rear side of the seat unlike in Yamah Fz16..Looks are just superb and no bike in 150cc can be compared to it especially Yamaha FZ 16…
Pick-up and mileage is mind-Blowing and its gear shifting as well is so smooth that u fell riding a sport bike…Display meters are just eye catcher…The modes- Economic as well as Power are so amazing for any type of rider which are useful for mileage seeker as well as speed seeker….
Its engine is just like a superbike which makes less vibrations…Its die-cast alloys just don’t leave the road…Its headlight and tail-light are extremely powerful….Its Unique speeding as well anti-vibration factor is its sixth gear..
In my opinion, it has beaten all the other bikes like Yamaha FZ 16 , Hunk, Unicorn,Pulsar and others in various terms like styling, Fuel efficiency, speed , performance,etc….
So all u buyers confused about purchasing a new bike I suggest Suzuki Gs 150 r…

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Blr_guy April 28, 2009 at 8:08 am

Hi Ameya, Even I own a GS 150. I have riden about 1250 kms. Its a wonderful bike to ride. Its very comfortable and smooth. The display meter and brake light is very good. I dont think the Apache FI gives you more than 2 or 3 kms than normal apache. The ride comfort is not good. I would suggest GS for new buyers. Its good in quality too.

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mahesh April 28, 2009 at 10:55 am

Well Ameya it would rather be unfitting if you have n’t owned a GS.Come on you think GS is stylish than the lot, what are you from 18th century?. And what is the need of 6 gears for city commuter, are you gonna take off on the top gear?.considering it barely manages 100kph. As for a i am concerned suzuki GS is a bike that should have been launched before CBZ 1st edition then you could have claimed to have beaten splendor in styling. Even then it would be debatable. I have been a bike enthusiast for a long time and in times like these where yamaha,hero honda and bajaj are working overtime to bring a new attitude in styling which we Indian public deserve. Is n’t it great to see R15′s and FZ’s in Indian roads carrying a style statements acknowledged internationally. Suzuki is a great company but why are they seeing Indian public like we don’t deserve anything good looking than the console in their bikes for india. I hope they do better next time.

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Ameya April 28, 2009 at 9:16 pm

I think u haven’t read my comment carefully…still let me tell u dude as i own GS bike so i know what r its advantages and disadvantages………I guess u may be from 18th century to think that 6th gear is only for speed and it should have been launched long before CBZ 1st edition ….Wake up… 6th gear provide less or no vibrations when u r at ur top speed with such smooth engine flow alongwith speed in the city as well as outside….How can u think that Indian people only check on styling in a bike then plz check ur passport as u commented that R15 and FZ 16 are carrying International Style statement…Even though it carries ISS but when u actually ride them then u can feel the difference in Comfort, Fuel efficiency and Performance showing the negative side of these so called International Style-equipped bikes like R15 and FZ 16….As u r speaking about what the Indian people should deserve???then tell me that Indian people look only style and not the above mentioned factors……So being a bike enthusiast for a long time doesn’t mean that u r the expert….I think that Suzuki has launched GS bike at the right time when Indian people are looking for style, Speed, Fuel-Efficiency, Power and performance,comfort pillion seat well as rider’s seat,Digital Console,etc….in a bike which is available at a reasonable price….Again i Suggest to those buyers who are still confused about purchasing a bike that Suzuki GS 150 R is the perfect bike if u r looking for a complete packaged bike……

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Blr_guy April 30, 2009 at 8:55 am

Hi Ameya,

Even I liked the Fz 16 for its looks. But I mainly opted out due to the below factors.
I didnt like the Front Number plate which appears odd above the head light.
The back tyre is broad and looks good. But it reduces the mileage. One of my friend who owns a new Fz gets only 36 to 39 kms mileage which is not worth for a 75000 rs bike.
The riding comfort is no where near to GS.
Even if it has completely digital meter its too small and looks like a toy meter.
We indians always prefer a bike which is useful for us and also to our family. We often ride along with our family members. The FZ’s pillion seat is too small for even a kid to sit. A single person can only ride comfortably.
Can we afford a bike for a single person ride.
We cannot compare R15 with GS or other 150 cc because its too costly. more than a lakh.

The GS engine is very smooth and ride is comfortable. The 6th gear actually helps you give a smooth ride on high ways and good mileage. Even in normal city riding I use 6th gear very often.

There are people who wouldn’t even have seen the bike directly or didnt even took a test ride and just assume the ride quality.

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Wally May 2, 2009 at 10:09 am

I will say one thing, you certainly have a way with words :)

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Jacky May 11, 2009 at 9:30 am

Hi All,

I am a proud owner of GS 150 R.
When i want a all rounder bike in 150cc segment i filtered my choices between GS 150 r and Unicorn.As GS is new in the Market every body advised me to go for Unicorn as it is refined over these years.But i go for GS.And i can say this bike doesn’t disappointed me.
I have seen many comments are posted before by the members for this Bike.But my comments are made between GS and Unicorn
I have to say this is the Best all rounder bike in the 150 cc Segment.
Its Power and Torque is Superb when comparing 150 cc Bikes.
As the Bike is Heavy the Handling is great when in higher speeds like more than 80KM.
I am getting mileage between 55 and 60 after first service.
I have covered 2600 KM’s in my bike.
One other thing i noticed in this bike is the bike is getting refined after each KM’s.
Suspension is also good.As my pillion riders are also saying its not Bad.
Gears were not smooth when riding before.

The Gears are Butter Smooth now after the first service. You will get a cruising feeling when riding in higher speeds.
Looks are depends on personal aspects.I like it.Some times you may not .But i can say its not Bad
These are my personal observations.Looking for the Second service.I will update you after that

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Blr_guy May 11, 2009 at 7:19 pm

Hi Jacky, Good decision. Even I was very much Confused as I was about to buy Unicorn if the GS wouldnt have launched. I liked the smoothness and comfort of Unicorn.

But Unicorn doesnt have LED brake lights nor digital console. The Unicorn seriously needs an update in its styling.

I would be giving the bike for second service this month end. I dont regret buying this Wonderful bike. Even many of my friends liked the bike after seeing the vehicle directly and took test drive from me. Even the pillion rider seat is very much comfortable. I have been getting a consistent mileage of about 54 to 58 within city limits. I always use the Normal Shell petrol which is just 50ps more than the normal petrol. It atleast improves the mileage of 2 to 3kms.

I have rode the vehicle about 1600 kms. I brought the Metallic flint Grey colour.

Do post any new updates or comments.

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bobby May 12, 2009 at 10:58 pm

please anybody tell me what are the disadvantges of gs150r becasue i plan to buy this bike very shortly so please advice me, thank you

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Harish May 18, 2009 at 3:03 pm

he he he he… looks better than Yamaha fz16??!!!
haaaaa haaaaa haaaaaaa.. is this a funny forum or bike advice forum?.. i am confused..

Ameya: I own Suzuki gs 150 r and its awesome comfort for the rider as well as partner sitting on the rear side of the seat unlike in Yamah Fz16..Looks are just superb and no bike in 150cc can be compared to it especially Yamaha FZ 16…
Pick-up and mileage is mind-Blowing and its gear shifting as well is so smooth that u fell riding a sport bike…Display meters are just eye catcher…The modes- Economic as well as Power are so amazing for any type of rider which are useful for mileage seeker as well as speed seeker….
Its engine is just like a superbike which makes less vibrations…Its die-cast alloys just don’t leave the road…Its headlight and tail-light are extremely powerful….Its Unique speeding as well anti-vibration factor is its sixth gear..
In my opinion, it has beaten all the other bikes like Yamaha FZ 16 , Hunk, Unicorn,Pulsar and others in various terms like styling, Fuel efficiency, speed , performance,etc….
So all u buyers confused about purchasing a new bike I suggest Suzuki Gs 150 r…

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Blr_guy May 18, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Hi Ameya, I will be giving my Bike for second service next week. Its really an Awesome vehicle to Drive. Its a silent Killer. The engine and gear box is becoming smooooth day by day. Suzuki is known for their comfortable riding and reliability.
The suzuki Owners who had Owned a Suzuki Samurai, Shogun or a Suzuki Fiero since many years would know about the reliability and smooth engine of a Suzuki bike.
I just brought this bike with Strong belief in Suzuki. Hope even this bike doesnt disappoint us. I am very pround of my bike.

I do own a Access too. Even thats very smooth and comfortable.

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Sushank May 20, 2009 at 10:41 am

what are the disadvantages ? any problems ?

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mahesh May 20, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Hi guys i am seriously concerned with the discussion that is going on about the Suzuki GS as it is the perfect launch happened in years. I know these are deliberately posted by the suzuki gs owners to rise the resale value of their bike. I can understand that and i feel pity for them too. But for you brothers who are planning to buy a new bike and having a query about the GS stature in India ,I feel that you should be alarmed that the bike is not worth to be owned in this decade. Nothing about it is unique except its console and We have better bikes around these days.

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matrix May 20, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Hi all,im asking to owner of GS bike,just tell me how GS performs on high speed,what about milage,top speed,instant pickup,and overall performance.

thanks in advance,
matrix

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Craigslist Proxies May 21, 2009 at 7:06 am

I just have to post about this, but this reminded me of the latest news with Craigslist CEO asking for an apology from the AG of South Carolina. Always something new with CL and events in the news.

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Jacky May 21, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Hi Bobby,

Thanks for your comments.I travel around 70 KM a day during my commute from Home to Office.My Bike crossed 3000 KMs.Waiting for the Second service.Before this bike it was hard for me to travel daily these much Km’s in my last bike.So i shift between other transports for my commute .As you know daily riding 70 kms not easy as saying in the roads in cochin.But riding in this bike make me forgot the kms.Day by day this machine is getting smooth.And the riding is getting better.
Update you after my second service.

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dinesh May 28, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Blr_guy: Hi Ameya,Even I liked the Fz 16 for its looks. But I mainly opted out due to the below factors.
I didnt like the Front Number plate which appears odd above the head light.
The back tyre is broad and looks good. But it reduces the mileage. One of my friend who owns a new Fz gets only 36 to 39 kms mileage which is not worth for a 75000 rs bike.
The riding comfort is no where near to GS.
Even if it has completely digital meter its too small and looks like a toy meter.
We indians always prefer a bike which is useful for us and also to our family. We often ride along with our family members. The FZ’s pillion seat is too small for even a kid to sit. A single person can only ride comfortably.
Can we afford a bike for a single person ride.
We cannot compare R15 with GS or other 150 cc because its too costly. more than a lakh.The GS engine is very smooth and ride is comfortable. The 6th gear actually helps you give a smooth ride on high ways and good mileage. Even in normal city riding I use 6th gear very often.There are people who wouldn’t even have seen the bike directly or didnt even took a test ride and just assume the ride quality.

Hi, Yep you said well that we need a bike that fullfills our requirements including comfort, style and economy as well. I haven’t drive gs150 but hope its good as produced by Suzuki. Secondly I found its seating is quite ergonomic as compared to fz 16 that more looks like a toy, just another college lad bike.

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Blr_guy May 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm

Hi Dinesh,

I have rode the GS for about 1800 kms. I have given the bike for Second Service. I will be getting today evening. I had brought the bike in First load when GS was launched in Bangalore. I got it in the launch Ceremony.

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Sarathy June 5, 2009 at 10:50 pm

Absolutely, undoubtedly, Stunnningly

SUZUKI ROCKS WITH A STRICT COMPETITION 4 HONDA & Bajaj.

I own an ACCESS125. From that i started loving SUZUKI. Service in Coimbatore s good, customer friendly, whatmore u need guyz?
I would love to get my hands on a GS150R but luckily i just had a sit on it in d showroom. First look captivated me! Suzuki will continue 2 rock but i donno y people hve set a standard and they always tend to opt for bikes like PULSER and UNICORN! Suzuki needs more advertisement, a bit of work back in d drawing boards and a place in d heart of Indian customers as it had done its job in cars!

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blr_guy June 6, 2009 at 7:46 pm

@ Sarathy,

Even I own a Access 125. Its an Awesome vehicle. I used to own a Suzuki Samurai. Now I own a GS 150. Finished Second service. Its very comfortable and smooth to ride. Even the Suzuki dealer in Bangalore is very good. Very prompt service. Hope this bike too will be reliable like previous Suzuki bikes because Suzuki are known for their comfortable, smooth and Reliable Engines.
Initially for few weeks the gears were a bit rough. After first service the Gears are very smooth. Now finished second service, you just need to touch to change the gears. Its so smooth.

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Murali S. Kumar June 15, 2009 at 9:15 am

Hi friends,

Could anyone please tell me the disadvantages of GS too. Coz im planning to buy this bike in 10 days. I want to know the mileage after 1 and 2nd service. IS IT WISE TO BUY THIS SUZUKI GS 150R? Please help me out.

Regards,

Murali S. Kumar

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blr_guy June 15, 2009 at 7:44 pm

The GS is a bit heavy when compared to other vehicles. hence it would be a bit difficult if you have to lift the vehicle while in parking lots.

But due to the weight its very comfortable and road grip is good in high speeds and ride is smooth on small humps too. The mileage is good compared to other 150 CC bikes. I am getting atleast 53 to 54 in any riding conditions. If you ride a bit smooth you might get more mileage. Finished second service.

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jhon June 26, 2009 at 2:39 am

Copied all the tips and tricks of the trade. Major cc of Honda Unicorn and Bajaj Pulsar. Nothing looks highly appealing. No new technology. engine cant be better than a honda(reliability and smoothness). Too many gears means u have to change every now and then in city traffic. speedo looks cheap quality but the digital display looks good. But i would puke if i saw the bike. its letting suzuki down.

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kalyan raj June 26, 2009 at 11:30 am

i think honda unicorn is better than gs150 r………..hmmmmmmm

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Ameya June 26, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Hey John,
how negative u can be dude…………
First of all u haven’t seen the bike then u don’t have the right to speak about it and give wrong suggestions to any genuine bike buyer…..So plz have a look on GS 150r then suggest…..or make conclusions about it…..coz i own the GS150r and i know what a comfortable as well as powerful ride it is……..@ engine: its well refined than honda Unicorn or whatever bikes u r talking about………I think GS150 r is a combination of all the technology needed in a bike with its Lead lamp, 6 gears which can also be used in the city and let me tell u that the extra gear is nt only for speed but also for the smooth running of engine giving less or no vibrations…and also i think… u may b new to this planet as u r saying that suzuki delivers cheap quality so plz go to google and search for samurai bike, shogun, etc……..of suzuki then say…………and request u to not to confuse the genuine bike buyers…………. and also take a look on my previous comment which is:
I own Suzuki gs 150 r and its awesome comfort for the rider as well as partner sitting on the rear side of the seat unlike in Yamah Fz16..Looks are just superb and no bike in 150cc can be compared to it especially Yamaha FZ 16…
Pick-up and mileage is mind-Blowing and its gear shifting as well is so smooth that u fell riding a sport bike…Display meters are just eye catcher…The modes- Economic as well as Power are so amazing for any type of rider which are useful for mileage seeker as well as speed seeker….
Its engine is just like a superbike which makes less vibrations…Its die-cast alloys just don’t leave the road…Its headlight and tail-light are extremely powerful….Its Unique speeding as well anti-vibration factor is its sixth gear..
In my opinion, it has beaten all the other bikes like Yamaha FZ 16 , Hunk, Unicorn,Pulsar and others in various terms like styling, Fuel efficiency, speed , performance,etc….
So all u buyers confused about purchasing a new bike I suggest Suzuki Gs 150 r…

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Ameya June 26, 2009 at 9:29 pm

plz explain…………….
How honda unicorn is better than GS150r????????????

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blr_guy June 27, 2009 at 3:37 pm

@Ameya. Very good reply.

I don’t understand why people comment without seeing the bike or riding the bike. I too own GS and have rode about 2200 km. Also finished second service. The bike is so smooth and comfortable to ride. There is no other bike so comfortable and smooth in 150 CC. Yes. I do understand the Honda unicorn is the only one which is near to the GS smoothness and comfort.
Suzuki are famous for their smooth and reliable engines. You can consider Suzuki Samurai, Shogun, shaolin and the Fiero.
All the bikes had a very good smooth and reliable engines. Ask any person who had owned a Suzuki bike. They are usually No problem bikes. Less maintenance. Good comfort. Good Engine.

Its worth every money spent.

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Wasim July 3, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Hello Mahesh,
read ur review, was lookin to buy a bike for my little bro, n i also felt the same way about the suzuki gs150r. it indeed is a very good buy.

but i’m mainly writing to ask u about the two cylinder 125cc yamaha, if u still have it i want to buy it, my direct no is +91-9820204458 call me plz.

wasim.

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syed July 13, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Hi all,

I owned a 150gs and its a superb combination of 4 bikes.
1. Pulsar – front look
2. Rear look – Unicorn.
3. side look – yamaha fz16.
4. is of course the suzuki GS150,

quite bike, smoothest engine of all, no noise, great comfort, can do drag racing. and for long rides, looks like a monster from side view.

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baskar July 18, 2009 at 11:03 pm

i am going to buy my first bike……whether gs150 has good road grip compared to new pulsar 150 2009………..safety is first concern for me………

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subrata July 22, 2009 at 5:45 pm

You can drive GS at 30 kph in 6 gear, no vibration, no extra sound,no knoking very good to ride. Thank you SUZUKI.

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blr_guy July 22, 2009 at 9:06 pm

On sunday I had been for a trip along with my friends. I had taken my GS for a long ride for first time. I have rode about 2600 kms totally. The one side trip was about 200kms.Total 400 kms. The ride was very good and comfortable. I had touched a maximum of about 116 kms. Didnt try further. Smooth ride.

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Jacky July 23, 2009 at 3:50 pm

Hi Guys.

I am back again…I Have covered 6500 odd KM’s and also 3 services…..My GS is going smooth without any problems……Only issue i got is some beep noise from Speedo……It is also rectified…..Other than that my GS is going great…

Jacky

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ravi July 23, 2009 at 8:49 pm

i am going to buy my first bike …….first concern is safety……..so suggest…….few……is pulsar 150 has good road grip……wat suzui gs,yamaha fz 16……..reply me…i am going to buy august 1st week………….

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Mayuresh July 26, 2009 at 10:19 pm

I had a test drive of this bike today. . .

It’s smoother in every respect, smooth pick up, smooth ride and engine sound remain unchanged even at 80+ speed. .

I had a rigorous test drive by taking two pillions with me and even 3 guys can sit very comfortably in this bike and the ride still feels like heaven. .

The comfort level is as good as unicorn. .

In a long run it’s finally the performance that matters and not only looks. .

Even the looks are not so bad, just go and see it in the showroom,

If you are a family guy, just go for it. .

I had test drive RTR 180 and Yamaha Fazer on the same day, but the smoothness of GS150R attracted me the most. .

You can run this bike on 6th gear even as low as 35km/hr

A very nice work from suzuki. .

I am going to buy this bike and i strongly suggest you all to first test drive it and then post the comments. .

I am sure that after the test drive you will have your mind change about not buying this bike. .

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Antony August 1, 2009 at 10:39 pm

First Yamaha R15 – monoshock with linkage, sporty, 6 gears, above 1 lak, so please dont compare it with other 150 cc bikes, becoz its very overpriced.

fz16 – Only Good looks and monoshock. Lacks instant pickup, and gives less mileage – 36-40 kmpl. Again, overpriced Yamaha good for college goer1s.

Pulsar – New 2009 pulsar 150/180, good pickup and sufficient mileage 45-50 kmpl. Good value for money. Engine and gears not too smooth. Feels Heavy and bulky and untable at high speeds.

Apache – RTR 160/new RTR180 – good style, sporty, good pickup, front and rear disks, and sufficient mileage 45-50 kmpl. Lightweight and easy to handle in city. But could be unstable at high speeds. Good for young guys.

Unicorn – Old tech Monoshock without linkage. Smooth, reliable engine. Good mileage – 55 kmpl. Lacks digital gagets. New Uni looks good. Good commuter bike, but needs a serious upgrade.

Suzukigs150 – the allrounder, 6 gears, good style, good comfort, good pickup, good mileage – 55-60. Beats its closest competitor Unicorn. Though Gs150 is heavy at 149 kg, it is only 3 kg heavier than Unicorn. But gs150 is well balanced, so you dont feel the weight. I think its the best 150 cc commuter bike right now, good for executives and for people who do lots of riding daily.

CBZ – instant pickup, but new CBZx has odd looks. I would somehow prefer a pulsar or apache over cbzx.

Hunk – good bike and engine, but looks dont impress everyone. Good for executives.

Finally, make your choice depending on your usage.

For Commuters/Executives/Office Goers: First choice SuzukiGs150, second Unicorn, third Pulsar150 and Hunk.

For Youngsters/College Goers: First Choice Apache RTR160Fi/RTR180, second both Fz16 if you like its looks and pulsar180, third CBZx.

For Enthusiasts: Pular220 at very good price or the very overpriced YamahaR15.

PS: Whichever bike you buy, reliabily depends a lot on how the bike is handled by the showroom guys before delivery and during service. You need some luck, becoz most showroom guys lack technical knowledge and handle bikes in a destructive manner.

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Vipin August 3, 2009 at 4:34 pm

I own both Unicorn and GS150R. I am getting 48.5km/litre mileage on Unicorn and an amazing 56km/litre on GS150R (city + highway + hill road).
I have a question to ask to other GS150R owners. According to the manufacturers, the Suzuki bike has 0.5bhp more power than the Unicorn (13.3bhp). But I am feeling the bike very much under powered than the Unicron. In my RC book, the power of GS150R is written as 10.3bhp! GS150R owners, please comment.

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blr_guy August 3, 2009 at 8:14 pm

Hi Vipin, I didnt check these much days. Today I checked my R.C book and found that its mentioned as 11 bhp. Not sure if the problem was with RTO or the showroom guys problem of giving wrong info. I shall try to call them tomorrow.
I didnt feel any power difference between unicorn and G.S.

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Vipin August 4, 2009 at 10:55 am

Hi blr_guy, thank you for the response. I dont think that the problem is with the RTO. I still feel the power difference between Unicorn and GS150R, especially at lower speeds. In all other ways, GS150R rocks.

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mahesh August 6, 2009 at 4:44 pm

i had experience with both GS and uni gs got a little more initial pick than uni but in term of milage uni is better .GS cannot mach uni in term of handling

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Vipin August 7, 2009 at 10:09 am

Hello Mahesh, I can’t agree with you. I own both Unicorn and GS150R. In handling and mileage, GS beats Unicorn; but, not in pickup.

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Antony August 21, 2009 at 10:01 pm

First Yamaha R15 – monoshock with linkage, sporty, 6 gears, above 1 lak, so please dont compare it with other 150 cc bikes, becoz its very overpriced.

fz16 – Only Good looks and monoshock. Lacks instant pickup, and gives less mileage – 36-40 kmpl. Again, overpriced Yamaha good for college goer1s.

Pulsar – New 2009 pulsar 150/180, good pickup and sufficient mileage 45-50 kmpl. Good value for money. Engine and gears not too smooth. Feels Heavy and bulky and untable at high speeds.

Apache – RTR 160/new RTR180 – good style, sporty, good pickup, front and rear disks, and sufficient mileage 45-50 kmpl. Lightweight and easy to handle in city. But could be unstable at high speeds. Good for young guys.

Unicorn – Old tech Monoshock without linkage. Smooth, reliable engine. Good mileage – 55 kmpl. Lacks digital gagets. New Uni looks good. Good commuter bike, but needs a serious upgrade.

Suzukigs150 – the allrounder, 6 gears, good style, good comfort, good pickup, good mileage – 55-60. Beats its closest competitor Unicorn. Though Gs150 is heavy at 149 kg, it is only 3 kg heavier than Unicorn. But gs150 is well balanced, so you dont feel the weight. Also, it would weigh 149 kg only if you make the tank full, otherwise dry weight of gs150 is 134 kg only. So, if you have say 10 liters of petrol in uni and 7 liters of petrol in gs150 tank, both uni and gs150 would weigh almost the same. I think Gs150 is the best 150 cc commuter bike right now, good for executives and for people who do lots of riding daily. Lots of value for money.

CBZ – instant pickup, but new CBZx has odd looks. Cbzx does NOT have rear gas shocks. I would somehow prefer a pulsar or apache over cbzx.

Hunk – good bike and engine, but looks dont impress everyone. Good for executives. Kind of dated console.

Finally, make your choice depending on your usage.

For Commuters/Executives/Office Goers: First choice SuzukiGs150, second Unicorn, third Pulsar150 and Hunk.

For Youngsters/College Goers: First Choice Apache RTR160Fi/RTR180, second both Fz16 if you like its looks and pulsar180, third CBZx.

For Enthusiasts: Pular220 at very good price or the very overpriced YamahaR15.

PS: Whichever bike you buy, reliabily depends a lot on how the bike is handled by the showroom guys before delivery and during service. You need some luck, becoz most showroom guys lack technical knowledge and handle bikes in a destructive manner.

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Satheesh Kumar - New Delhi September 8, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Dear Bike lovers, I’m here to share few observations on my Suzuki GS150R which help for new bikers to opt and here is the review. I brought my new GS150R last week (31st August 2009) barely a week, perhaps my observation may not be appropriate but I have to comment on my experience. Overall the bike is good in its class but few shortfalls. Previously I owned Yamaha RX100, Shogun, TVS Victor, but also i drived Samurai and Herohonda splendor.
Here is the positive (+)
> Look and Design which will suit for all class (I’m married my wife wont like student class bike since the seat rear is not appropriate) This will suit for all.
> Bulky (Macho Fuel Tank) capacity of 15 ltrs and fuel indicator
> State of Art Tachometer
> Balanced weight (150CC and kerb wg 150 kg) ideal like enfield
> No jerk even in 4-6 gears with speed low as 35 kms
> Powerful Head beam and integrated rear light including turn indicator
> Good performance in Highways with good balance
> Minimum noise while driving
> Good Braking technology
> And Finally world class Suzuki engine technology

Negative Aspects (-)
? Handle is hard and feel strain after long drive, perhaps this may due to new bike and need time to settle down (somebody can give expertise guidance)

? Cannot able to turn withn short radius
? Dwowsy kickstart, need every time to pull out kicker with hands
? Manual Choke, need to position back manually before ride
? Shocks sets for Highway drive and feels on horseback when you drive rough Indian roads locally

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blr_guy September 9, 2009 at 12:12 pm

Hi Satheesh,

Good observation. Yes. initially it might take some time for you to get adjusted to the Handle. I have been for a long drive. To and fro for about 400 kms. The ride was good and comfortable. Initially untill the engine sets it might be difficult. I have rode my GS for about 3500 kms. Will be giving for my 4th Service this weekend. Once the engine is set. You need not use the Kick starter to start in the morning. Usually if you keep the bike without using for 3 to 4 days. Then you have to use the kick start.

I was using Samurai for many years and this handle perfectly suits me. Need to get opinion of other GS owners.

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Da_dude September 10, 2009 at 11:05 am

Hello guys this is my review also published in mouthshut:
I had brought GS some months back with having last clocked 3800 on ODO. My priorities were high speed comfort (NH travel), reliability and good overall features. Style was also important,
but mileage around 50 was satisfactory for me. Digital/Analog console was not that important. Had owned a dio and fazer (old version).

My reason for GS150R over the funkier FZ16 and CBZ/Hunk :

1. The Hunk had more vibs (less than RTR) and seemed strained at higher speeds. Good macho style though.
2. The xtreme was much better performance, the mass and style was good from a distance. But lacked any charm. Never felt like owning it.
3. The FZ16 was my initial choice and had booked it without test-ride with loyalty bonus.
Upon actual test-ride found out the seating and ride height is not good for NH (i am 6″2). Engine was much better than rest (Xtreme was pretty smooth). The digital meter did not impress me and prefered analog to digital here. Comfort and ride height advantage was overall lacking. The acceleration was smooth and stress-free (unlike hunk) with excellent grip and cornering, but after 3 test-rides, found out from reports on various sites and also on my 2nd test, that its performance is comparatively poor at higher speed overtaking(70+). New Fazer upon driving it yesterday feels a bit too much, and felt it was FZ16, more slower, but also more comfortable.

Finally checked out the new GS as RTR, Pulsar 180, Unicorn was not being considered.
First impressions:
1. The mass and size of this bike was like Xtreme, but also charming and attractive. My fiance considered it the most beautiful of all bikes she has seen.

2. Sitiing position was the best ever, so was the silencer side view. At standstill felt heavy and powerful, and also felt the 2D pics are never good representatives. The front and rear was not as impressive and macho as FZ16.

3. Test ride was the best ever. The bike was excellent in comfort and ride height. The Gear indicator and console was professional and best looking. The engine was very smooth (like FZ16) but the vib-free nature and stability was better than rest (even FZ16). 6th gear, bike seemed absolutely relaxed at 75 kmph.

4. Booked a black instantly, but felt Suzuki are really not interested in selling or promoting their GS. Even Access was excellent. Might buy it or aviator for my fiancee and wife.

At 3100 ODO:
1. The initial problems encountered before 1st service were highly un-focussed headlights, and constant pain on palm, on throttle side. Downshifts were very smooth but also sometimes loud.
2. After service, headlight was very good, new thicker rubber grips have eliminated palm pain.
3. The bike smoothness, gear upshifts/downshifts are excellent and bike stability at high speeds is most likely the best in the <200cc bracket.
4.The digital console is brilliant and best-ever with the ECO/PWR blinking modes really helping in runnin-in and RPM control.
5. The bike is heavy at standstill, but during ride it feels extremely stable. The rear brake is nowhere near my old Fazer, but the front brake was brilliant and has good progression. Under very hard braking once, the bike was completely linear and stable with good stopping distance.
6. Comfort is the best i have experienced in a bike till date. fiancee finds rear seat high, but also highly comfortable with good view.
7. After recent 2nd service, bike is even better than before, and this has forced me to write a review here. Smoothness, acceleration,stability and vib-free nature is outstanding now.
8. The problem i currently encountered (found out by my friend) is traces of rust on fuel tank mouth.

Conclusion: This bike is ideal for the tourer and tall guys. Engineering quality, reliability and overall feel is the best have experienced, to my limited knowledge. Would recommened it to anyone seeking above qualities and cruising capabiity. 6th gear is extremely useful here. Feel 5th gear acceleration is the best in this segment.

Mileage have not checked, but feel its well above 50. This bike has got looks with people asking about its features and even fiancee friends consider it beautiful. I also feel the bike loks great in black when maintained well. Thanks.

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bharath September 10, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Hi Iam planning to take new Bike.this is my first bike of my own.i gone for test ride of a Suzuki gs150R which came for 3 servicing.i felt there is a clamp chain sound in it.for 3 service if we get sound in clamp chain,how can we afford for Suzuki GS150R.
now iam using pulsar of my bro.me and my wife are little bit fatty.if we go for a ride i hope clamp china problem will come in suzuki GS150r

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pramod September 21, 2009 at 9:54 pm

hey guys i have booked suzuki gs150r 2day……..
ne 1 can giv me its review. i hav 2 travel around 50 kms every day.
my requirements are
1.low maintainance
2.good mileage (more then 50 km/l)
is dis byk capable enough 2 ful fil my needs
dasts it ne 1 can help me out……..

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Vipin September 23, 2009 at 11:26 am

U can go for GS150R/ Unicorn. I will advice u to test drive these two. I own these 2 and according to me, Unicorn wins only in two areas(mono-suspension and tuff-up tube) over GS150R.

Unicorn +ves:
1. Smooth engine(also makes less noice) and gear box
2. Mono-suspension
3. Tuff-up tube in rear tyre
4. Sudden pick-up (compared to GS150R)
Unicorn -ves:
1. Drive chain becomes loose after every 350-400 kms.
2. Mileage < 49 kmpl.
3. Unbalanced weight
4. Very poor servicing
5. Poor electrical (head light and horn)
6. Some sound coming from the rear, while riding on bad roads ('fit' is not so good)
7. Position lights are missing

GS150R +ves:
1. Smooth engine and gear box (both becomes smoother and smoother as u ride). Although the engine becomes over heated and makes loud noise b4 the first 2K km. But, after that, it rocks.
2. 6 speed gear box
3. The best handling 150cc bike (very helpful – in heavy traffic, while cornering, at higher speeds, on bad roads, and with a heavy pillion)
4. Overall mileage is 58-60 kmpl
5. Powerful head light and horn
6. Fit and finish
6. Good servicing
GS150R -ves:
1. The pillion seat is too high
2. Lack of sudden pick-up (though it has enough power)
3. Mono-shock is missing (but, the gas filled shock absorbers do a good job)

According to me, these are the top two 150cc (commuter) bikes in India. But, both miss tubeless tyres. The riding position and looks varies among individuals. So it is absolutely necessary to take a test ride, b4 taking the final decision.

Final Verdict:
Unless you are very much attracted by the looks and the riding position of Unicorn, go for GS150R. GS150R is the best value for money 150cc(commuter) bike in India.

Note: My comments on the two bikes are from my personal experience. If any Unicorn/ GS150R owners do not agree with me, please feel free to post their experience.

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blr_guy September 27, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Hi Vipin,

Even I have rode my GS about 3500 km. The GS shocks are very comfortable and smooth. The handle is very good and comfortable. The gears have become smoother after 2nd service. Yes. Initial pickup is bit less when compared to other bikes. But once started going its very smooth and handling is very good.
The pillion seat is high but once seated its very comfortable. The seat is wide enough for ladies too. Not like fz which has very small seat.

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Anupam September 30, 2009 at 2:46 pm

Hello frnds

I would like to give my Hearty Thanks to all those who have shared their valuable Comments or opinions about the new Suzuki GS 150 R because only after reading all your informative reviews about Suzuki GS 150 R I finally decided to buy this bike instead of Honda Unicorn and now I feel that I have taken the right decision.

But the main good news which I wanted to share with you all is that after booking the bike and making the down payment at AEROLEX Motors (KH Road Suzuki) Bangalore, I got a tattoo which I placed it over my arm and then the real happiness came when I saw “Grand Winner” written over my tattoo. This is how I became the 1st lucky winner in India to win a Suzuki GS 150 R bike absolutely free.
As I was taking the delivery of the bike on the seventh day of Dasara I believe I got the bike as a “Dasara Gift from God”.

Till date I drove around 400 km and as you all have mentioned in your respective reviews the riding comfort of Suzuki GS 150 R is awesome and smooth. Go for it guys………….

Thanks
Anupam

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blr_guy September 30, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Hi Anupam, Its really good to hear you got the bike. Yes its defenetely a God’s Gift for Dussehra. Enjoy the ride. You will defenetely like it.

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Vipin October 1, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Hi blr_guy,

I have some doubts. From sites, I got the information that some GSR150R users found rusting problem in their bikes. They found the ‘tank neck’ rusting. Then I checked my bike. I found some traces of rust (which is leaking downwards the tank), although it was not severe. Dear GS150R useres, please leave your comments.

Regards,
Vipin

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Adithya October 2, 2009 at 7:08 pm

yes dude the tank neck does rust !!!!

but i dont think its anything serious . . .
hey who said the bike gives 58-60 km per liter huh??
i never got anything above 45 !!!

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Vipin October 2, 2009 at 8:56 pm

Dear Athiya,

You never got mileage above 45??? strange!!! When I first checked the mileage, I got only 44kmpl(b4 1st service). Next time I got 48kmpl (again b4 1st service). After 1st service I got 50kmpl and then 56kmpl! Now after the 2nd service, I am getting mileage between 56kmpl – 60kmpl. When I asked service centre people about the mileage other GS150R owners getting, they said it is around 50kmpl in the city. Now I have completed 3700km. I used to check mileage when I go to office. My office is 30km away. The 30km include 11km village road, 10km highway and 9km city. I am getting the mileage above 56kmpl, only when I am riding below 65km/hr. I am getting the best mileage when the speed is between 45km/hr and 65km/hr. I usually ride around 80km/hr (touches 100km/hr 2/3 times) in the highway. In that case, I am getting 48mkpl-52kmpl.

As always, I am requesting comments from other GS150R owners.

Regards,
Vipin

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nvrm October 12, 2009 at 6:40 pm

I don’t have any comment, but i want to buy new bike so searching all bike technical details. Which is best bike in 150cc

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Vipin October 13, 2009 at 10:29 am

Hi nvrm,

To answer the question, first I want to know what do you want from the bike. Is it power/ style/ comfort/ mileage/ all round performance?

Regards,
Vipin

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blr_guy October 13, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Hi Friends, regarding the tank rust which was being discussed. I usually wash my bike at home once in a week or atleast 2 weeks once. While washing I always remove seat and also open the Tank lid and just wipe any dust. I havent found any rust formation.

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Vipin October 14, 2009 at 9:43 am

My dealer (ESCCO Motors, Trivandrum) promised me to replace the tank as soon as possible. They said that there is rusting problem with the first batch released and the company asked them to replace the tanks on such complaints.

Sadly, I found some rust in the gear shift lever also. The delear said that they will replace the gear lever later. Now they are giving priority to replace the tank.

I think the rusting problem is only with some bikes, which are produced earlier. Now Suzuki people rectified the problem. IT SHOULD BE APPRECIATED that the company officials accepted that there is some manufacturing diffect and they are ready to solve the same. But, things are different with Honda people. There is some serious problem with Unicorn’s and Shine’s drive chain. But the service people are not ready to accept it.

In anyway, GS150R is the best among the 150cc bikes in India.

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Anupam October 14, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Hi Frnds

I have drove my GS 150R for around 900 km and the first serviceing is also done but while driving i can feel slight rubbing kind of vibration on the handle grips and on the foot rest, initally i thought it is because of loose chain but even after first servicing (chain tightening) i can still feel the same vivration.
The smoothness which the vechile had when it was dam new is now missing, do anyone of you owning GS 150R had the same experience ?????
Generaly in a new bike after first servicing the bike becomes smooth but in my GS 150R it is opposite.

Frnds plz do comment what should i do…????

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blr_guy October 14, 2009 at 7:28 pm

Hi Anupam,

Initially the gear lever and smoothness of the vehicle was a bit less. It improved after 2 to 3 service. The engine and gearbox becomes smoother. I have finished my 4th service. Will be giving for 5th service this month end.

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Anupam October 15, 2009 at 11:08 am

Hi Frnd (Blr guy)

Thanks for your review …….
What about the pickup of GS 150R at 2nd & 3rd gear, does it also improve gradually after 2 / 3 servicing or will it be same throughout because currently pickup of GS 150R at 2nd & 3rd gear is less compared to Pulsar 150cc & Apache 160cc..??????????? do u find the same in your GS 150R

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blr_guy October 15, 2009 at 7:55 pm

Hi Anupam, Yes. the first and second gear pickup is a bit less compared to pulsar etc. But third and higher gears pickup is good. I brought the GS Mainly for its comfortable handle and ride. The ride is very smooth and comfortable. Mileage is good. Handling is good. Even for family its a very good bike. The back seat is a bit high. But once seated its very comfortable.

The apache vibrates very much and the engine deteiorates within 2 to 3 years. mileage too is less. Take a test ride and then decide.

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Antony October 16, 2009 at 2:13 am

First Yamaha R15 – only bike which has monoshock with linkage, sporty, 6 gears, above 1 lak, so please dont compare it with other 150 cc bikes, becoz its very overpriced.

fz16 – Only Good looks and old-tech monoshock without linkage, no performance. Lacks instant pickup, and gives less mileage – 36-40 kmpl. Difficult to overtake other vehicles, such as cabs, with a Fz. Again, overpriced Yamaha good for college goers.

Pulsar – New 2009 pulsar 150/180, good pickup and sufficient mileage 45-50 kmpl. Good value for money. Engine and gears not too smooth and lack reliability after a few years. Feels Heavy and bulky and unsable at high speeds. Good for young guys.

Apache – RTR 160/new RTR180 – good style, sporty, good pickup, front and rear disks, and sufficient mileage 45-50 kmpl. Lightweight and easy to handle in city. But could be unstable at high speeds and lacks reliability after a few years. Good for young guys.

Unicorn – Old tech Monoshock without linkage. Smooth, reliable engine. Good mileage – 55 kmpl. Easy turning due to monoshock, but twin rear shocks are better for bad roads. Lacks digital gagets. New Uni looks good. Good commuter bike, but needs a serious upgrade. Although, how many of us actually look at the speedo while riding? Does digital or analog really matter? But since it has analog speedo, i feel Honda should reduce the price of unicorn, to be more competitive.

Suzukigs150 – the allrounder, 6 gears, good style, good comfort, good pickup, good mileage – 55-60. It has power and economy mode switch. Due to so many features, gs150r is Best value for money commuter bike, it beats its closest competitor Unicorn.

Though Gs150 is heavy at 149 kg, it is only 3 to 4 kg heavier than Unicorn. But gs150 is well balanced, so you dont feel the weight. Also, it would weigh 149 kg only if you make the tank full, otherwise dry weight of gs150 is only 134 kg (dry weight of unicorn is 130 kg). So, if you have say 10 liters of petrol in uni and 7 liters of petrol in gs150 tank, both uni and gs150 would weigh almost the same. I think Gs150 is the best 150 cc commuter bike right now, good for executives and for people who do lots of riding daily. Lots of value for money.

CBZ – instant pickup, but new CBZx has odd looks. Cbzx does NOT have rear gas shocks. You have to fold the footrest to use the kicker. No digital speedo. I would somehow prefer a pulsar or apache over cbzx.

Hunk – good bike and engine, but looks dont impress everyone. You have to fold the footrest to use the kicker. Good for executives. Kind of dated console.

Finally, make your choice depending on your usage.

For Commuters/Executives/Office Goers: First choice SuzukiGs150, second Unicorn, third Pulsar150 and Cbzx/hunk.

For Youngsters seeking power: First Choice Apache RTR160Fi/RTR180, second pulsar 150/180, third CBZx. Fz16 only for its looks.

Power and pickup wise the bike are: First R15, Apache, Pulsar, Cbzx, Unicorn, Gs150r, Fz. Yes the fz is last when it comes to power. But the unicorn, gs150r, cbzx are definitely more smoother and reliable than fz, pulsar or apache.

For Enthusiasts: Pular220 at very good price or the very overpriced YamahaR15. If touring, consider Karizma zmr or bullet thunderbird. If you have 3 lak, then the Kawasaki Ninja.

PS: Whichever bike you buy, reliabily depends a lot on how the bike is handled by the showroom guys before delivery and during service. You need some luck, becoz most showroom guys lack technical knowledge and handle bikes in a destructive manner

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Sanjeev October 17, 2009 at 12:46 am

Suzuki GS150R is the best bike in its class of 150cc. I bought this bike 2 months ago. That time I was quite confuse about which bike to buy. Earlier i made up my mind to buy Honda Unicon as i like the smoothness of this bike. But after few research & analysis i came to know about GS150R. I took a test drive of this bike. After driving for about a km i made my mind that i am going to buy this bike only.

Engine was so smooth…… no sound at all. Now after 1st servicing u will enjoy its ride as u can drive on higher speed. Pick up is amazing….u gona love this

Look is also very good. Go for black colour.

So, i would like to suggest all my friends that those who are planning to buy a bike of 150cc engine then u should check this one….atleast go for a test drive.

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Siddharth October 27, 2009 at 9:42 pm

Hi Friends,
i am going 2 buy a bike next month and after doing a comparative study of Suzuki gs 150,Honda Unicorn, Baja Pulsar,TVS Apache, hh hunk, and cbz extreme decided in favor of Suzuki gs 150.

But recently a Friend using this bike from last 8 months reported a drop in millage from 55-60 to 40-45 and suggested to go for Honda Unicorn, some people say that this is a common problem with all Suzuki engines.

Is this an isolated case or true for all Suzuki bikes? Kindly respond as your feedback will help me decide.Thanks in Advance

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Satheesh Kumar, New Delhi October 28, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Good stable bike with ease of handling in tough delhi traffic. Twice I touched 90 KmPh and feel this bike is quite amazing no shakes and vibs, believe me its butter smooth with 6th Gear in 90 KmPh.. Solid and reliable Suzuki state of art technology. The braking and vehice balancing is simply superb, I applied sudden brakes in few occassion where this bike is very stable compare to others, if any other bokes it definitly skid off. Regarding chain, all 150cc needs chain tight after every 800-900 Kms. The metalaic flint grey is absalutely best color in my opinion and BMW 1500CC has the similar color. Now I have clocked 1500 ODO and getting Milage 52-55 since 10 km stretch to my office is narrow Delhi Cantt road and 8 km stretch is Highway, so need for shifting gears.. but I’m happy with both milage and performance. I surely recommend those who wish to pursue.

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Parag Jain October 30, 2009 at 12:26 am

My needs are
1.Mileage
2.Comfort

Obvious choices are Unicorn and gs150r

Unicorn
+tuff up tyres
+monosuspension (some ppl report it as -ve)

Gs150r
+cool/useful dashboard

Things which are stopping me from going for GS150r
1.service/spare parts in bangalore
2.mileage (see the below comment)

suzuki owners please comment about there exp.
Unicorn owners also welcome.

Siddharth: Hi Friends,
i am going 2 buy a bike next month and after doing a comparative study of Suzuki gs 150,Honda Unicorn, Baja Pulsar,TVS Apache, hh hunk, and cbz extreme decided in favor of Suzuki gs 150.But recently a Friend using this bike from last 8 months reported a drop in millage from 55-60 to 40-45 and suggested to go for Honda Unicorn, some people say that this is a common problem with all Suzuki engines.Is this an isolated case or true for all Suzuki bikes? Kindly respond as your feedback will help me decide.Thanks in Advance

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Vipin October 30, 2009 at 10:52 am

Hi Parag,

I have completed 5200km and 3rd service. Still I am getting 55-60kmpl on GS150R. As you said, the tuff-up tube and the mono-suspension are the ONLY two areas, where Unicorn beats GS150R. You can’t expect mileage > 52kmpl in Unicorn and you need to tight the chain after every 400-600km. The only noted problem with the GS150R is the rusting of tank neck. But I came to know that this problem is only with the first batch bikes. I think Suzuki had rectified the problem. They promised me to replace my tank. Unicorn’s horn and head light are very poor. Also, you will find it difficult to start Unicorn in cold mornings.

If you want a bike with smooth engine from the 1st day itself, go for Unicorn. GS150R’s engine and gear-box will become smoother after 1-2 service.

I will suggest GS150R to everybody, who are going to buy a 150cc bike.

Regards,
Vipin

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Nagesh November 8, 2009 at 10:41 pm

HI ,

My height is 5’6” weight 63
does Suzuki Gs150R suites me?

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Vipin November 9, 2009 at 10:28 am

Hello Nagesh,

The best way to find the answer to your question is to visit the nearest Suzuki delear and test drive the bike. Don’t to forget to test drive other 150cc bikes (Pulsor, CBZ, Hunk, Unicorn, FZs) b4 taking a final decision. If you are too lazy to test drive all these bikes, please ask me. I have experience with all these. But dont ask “which is the best bike”. Your question should be specific.

Regards,
Vipin

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Achal Desai March 19, 2011 at 10:29 am

hi vipin
my dad has finally agreed to buy me a new bike.
i’ve done research on all bikes (not detailed though except for uni ans gs). i m a very tall guy almost 6 feet so most of the bikes like apache discover hunk fz(wich is way over my budget) dont suit me because either they r very short in length or short in height . i also want top level performance and safety with gud luks.
after my research i shortlisted unicorn and gs 150r.
i m really confused wich one to buy.
i actually hadent even heard of gs150r and i had decided to buy unicorn bt 1 night i saw it
parked below my buildng and it instantly attracted me.
so i resarched it and found out that gs and uni are almost the same but gs has better looks.
so now i m absolutely confused which one should i buy!!!!!!!!!
Plz help me out.

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Samgen1987 November 15, 2009 at 10:33 pm

3000kms done!!!
only one reason not to buy this bike….
YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH IT!!!

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Nagendra. November 23, 2009 at 1:17 pm

Hi Suzuki GS owners,

I am planning to buy this bike in two months. Could anyone please give me a final verdict?

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Mohit November 23, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Is the going to be any more discounts in coming months.

I checked with Airport road Suzuki, Bangalore. He is not even giving any cash discount. Quoting 68990. Saying 750/- accessories free. Thats all.

Any idea about coming versions/discounts on this BIKE.

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SIDDU December 9, 2009 at 12:29 pm

dude mohit ,just take pulsar 180ug4 which il cost 73k on road in bangalore…

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kk December 10, 2009 at 6:12 pm

In Just 1 month i drow 1000 KM
Its Awesoem man !!!
i Got 300 Discount on raod 65900 .

I would say a good machin in 150CC segment
If confused between Unicord pulsur or suzuki ..
Go for GSR 150 Lanza

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tamee December 18, 2009 at 7:13 am

hey ..juz tell me wat colour to buy..
Am confused between black and Orange….
I hav seen this bike in both colours…

Black looks elegant and sexy ….

while red is attractive than black..Which one wud u chose ?

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suresh,bangalore January 6, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Hi,

I have been using this byke since last 10 months. I have completed 7800km.The mileage has drop down from 55-60 to 38-42 which is very disappointing.i am satisfied with performance,pick-up,comfort and evrything else except the mileage.
do anyone else face the mileage problem after using for more than 6 months?

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AKS January 6, 2010 at 6:45 pm

OWNERS of GS150R please post the DETAILS about the MILEAGE
P L E A S E

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Sanjeev January 6, 2010 at 8:51 pm

If one will be drive in economy mode……. average will always be above 55kmpl. And those who fly in air dont think for milage.

Its have been around four months & i have gone upto 120kmph & still there was no vibrations… no noise… in the bike… u will just fill its smoothness………

Someone above shared about that handle is not suiting to him…. i would like to recommend him that the handle needs to be adjusted accoding to one’s comfort

Another problem he stated that he is not able to turn in small radius…….. becoz earlier he has being driving RX100, hero honda, etc which is of small length.. but lenght of GS150R is more than that.

As for as hight of GS150R is concern, I agree it is more heighted than other bikes. So it will be good to not go for GS150R for those who are small heighted.

Rusting of tank is a common problem. When one washes his bike.. he need to take care that water dose’nt get accumulated between the seat & tank.

For any other querry…… plz write

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kamal January 9, 2010 at 11:31 am

friends i want to purchase gs150, but i heard some comments abt gs150, while sharp turn we have to use our feet, because of the low height of foot rest…. is it right.. plz suggest me who was the owner of gs150… plz guys i want to buy in this week.

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AKS January 10, 2010 at 9:41 pm

Hi all,
i am getting a mileage of 65+ for my GS150R
Its the 1st time i have checked the mileage and my 1st servicing is over
It gave me a whopping mileage of 69km/litre this time.
Lets see after the 2nd servicing

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AKS January 10, 2010 at 9:47 pm

kamal u better take a test drive

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parag January 11, 2010 at 12:19 am

Hi AKS
do you intentionally drive smoothly to increase the mileage or u got this awesome mileage without intetional careful driving.

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AKS January 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm

I drive at 50 km/hr every time and I have calculated this mileage on the highway and not city

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tamee January 13, 2010 at 8:28 am

hi..I am tamee ..I Own bike for the past 6 months..I must say ..the most economical bike in 150 cc category…and i get mileage of 47 kmpl and i ride this machine between 70-80 kmph in city…Its really terrific ..

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AKS January 16, 2010 at 10:53 am

For the second time when I calculated the mileage a few days ago I got it 76km/L. Its unbelievable. Before purchasing the bike i had asked one relative of mine about the bike as the have it. They said that they get an average of 84km/L at that time I felt that they are fooling me but what mileage i m getting its unbelievable. And I have done only 1 servicing. Lets see after the second free service. Hope it gives me 80 this time

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AKS January 16, 2010 at 10:55 am

GOOD BIKE.
If u want mileage simply follow what they(Co.) say

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SP January 26, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Hi guys…

I have been an owner of black GS for about 8 months now and I love the bike. Have done some 7200 km, with the longest trip of around 900 km over 3 days.

My observations:

1) Handling: I have ridden only unicorn, pulsar and apache rtr apart from the GS, but have to say that this it feels that the bike knows what you want to do with it :).

2) Ride: The engine simple rocks. Quiet as anything and smooth as anything. And I have reached a top speed of 114kmph with a pillion, even though it simply took ages to reach there from 102kmph.

3) Mileage: The worst that I have got till date is about 38 kmpl and that time I was averaging at 95 kmph almost all through the trip. After that I kind of became mileage conscious(:P) and decided to keep my speed within 85kmph. That works perfectly well, the bike has never given me less than 46kmpl since.

4) Designing and looks: The bike sure looks macho. I know many like the sportier looks of fz-16, but for me number-plate over the headlight(yuck), small pillion seat and a stupidly small tail light never works. The bike(in the same category) that is a close second is the apache.

Things to watch out for:

1) When I first got the bike the headlight was aimed almost at the sky, guess that’s a problem with many a suzuki bikes in India.

2) The engine feels a little under-powered though, specially when you are going uphill at about 30-35 degrees with a pillion.

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parag January 27, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I got 56kmpl before the first service calculated after filling 10l of fuel.

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santosh kumar January 30, 2010 at 1:01 pm

mileage-
city-around 55
highways-around 69

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AKS January 30, 2010 at 10:28 pm

This bike is awesome. This macho gives me a superb mileage 0f 70+ on highways and 60+ in city. My older bike was a 100cc and was giving me a mileage of 45.
VERY HAPPY TO SPEND MY LIFE WITH SUZUKI GS150R

TRULY AWESOME

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parag January 31, 2010 at 12:26 am

Hi AKS
’60+ in city’
wat are ur secrets of getting mileage of 60+ in city..

thnx in advance.

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AKS January 31, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Hi Parag
I drive at a constant speed in city as well as on highways. In city i drve most probably on 4th gear at a constant speed.

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AKS January 31, 2010 at 10:14 pm

what mileage u been getting on highways and in city
OWNERS OF GS150R PLEASE COMMENT

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Vipin February 1, 2010 at 11:25 am

I am getting 55+ kmpl(combioned) and 60kmpl(highway) .
but @ sometimes mileage drops to < 50kmpl(while riding beyond 75 kmphr).
the worst mileage I got, when I calculated it for the first time (b4 1st service), is 44kmpl.
on harsh driving/ over speeding I get around 47kmpl.

IMPORTANT:
when I use 'Indian Oil' the mileage I get is < 55kmpl and I feel the engine very much underpowered.
when I use 'Hindustan Petroleum', I feel the engine very smooth and the pickup increases.
I get the best mileage, when I use 'Bharat Petroleum'.
GS OWNERS PLS COMMENT ON THIS; but, only if you have tested this b4.

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jayakumar February 1, 2010 at 1:47 pm

it’s look like very nice..but i’ve one doubt the overweight of the vehicle is good or not? How much price of GS150R?

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sabareesh February 3, 2010 at 3:30 pm

nice bike to ride ..i have booked the one and only gs150r..

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Aravind February 6, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Hi Every1

I newly took Suzuki GS150R Black, When I was confuse this website given me the very good information. Thanks for the web creater & commenters. I yet to check the milege, this sunday I’m planning to take the vehicle to Tumkur Highway, I trust Shell Petrol which gives good mileage.

Reviews of my vehicle will be posting soon…….

Aravind

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Sajikumar February 17, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Hi,
I am about to purchase my first bike. GS 150 was my first choice.I was excited by the reviews about this bike here. But when I asked an owner, He told me very negatively about this bike. A few things he pointed out is..
1. His Bike has very low mileage. around 30 kmpl only.
2. The handle feel more heavier, making quick turns difficult
3. The bike has a tendency to skid when braking.
4. the suspension is not good.

And I had a doubt too. The showroom guy told me that by pressing a button we can swap between economic(which give mileage) and power mode(More power less mileage). I wonder, is that possible. If yes how often we can switch between these modes.

I am planning to book my bike next week. so Help me friends.. Those who own GS 150 please clarify my doubts..

Thank you

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Sanjeev February 18, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Dear Kumar,

I have been riding GS150R from last 8 months. And i am getting mileage upto 60kmpl. It purely depends upon the way of driving.

Secondly, Every bikes skid when u will use only the rear brake. Its the combination of front brake(i.e. disc brake)& rear brake that helps to stop the bike soon without skiding.

As far as mode is concern, this has no impact on the mileage of bike. These modes just indicates or you can rather say warns you to go beyond some rpm. Now, its quite obivious that when u will be driving on ECO mode the warning comes around 42000 rpm i.e around 60kmph speed on 6th gear, so will be getting more mileage.

Suspension is quite good as it has air fightted & it is also adjustable also according to ur need.

Now, If ur friend is having this bike then instead of asking from others you should just take a test drive & i m confident that u r going to love it.

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Aravind March 2, 2010 at 4:02 pm

I’m getting 52 to 53 Mileage before the first service. I herd after 1st service the mileage will drop out ? can any1 answer my query ??

Aravind H

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James March 16, 2010 at 2:17 am

Since last one week i m checking every bike from CBZ-X, Apache, Yamaha FZ to Unicorn, today i went to Suzuki showroom and checked out GS150r and trust me i m impressed with the Features and the looks but i m a family man and want a comfortable bike for double ride i have Unicorn in mind but my heat says Yes to Suzuki GS150R

the question i have about GS150r is about engine people say Honda engines are more reliable than any other so anyone have to say anything about this please suggest.

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Vipin March 16, 2010 at 11:10 am

Dear James,

I own both Unicorn and GS150R. Both the engines are releable. Unicorn has more initial pickup and needs lesser gear shiftings, suited for city riding. GS150R with its 6th gear rocks after 45kmphr, tuined for the high way. Unicron gives 46-49 kmpl combined (city + high way) mileage. While GS150R gives an impressive 58-62 kmpl combined mileage! Seating position and suspension are more comfy in Unicorn. GS150R handles better and have a better handle bar. The brakes are better in Unicorn. GS10R has better fit and finish (i think more releable) and better electricals (head light, horn).
Unicorn has always problem with its chain socket. Mileage decreases after each service for Unicorn! And you can hear some sort of sound comming from the back, when you ride on bad roads. Its is difficult to start Unicorn on cold mornings. GS150R has problem with its front disc brake. Will not feel confident to over take long trucks in GS150R, becuase it takes some time for accelaration from lower speeds.
IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC DOUBTS, PLS FEEL FREE TO ASK

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Nagendra March 18, 2010 at 10:43 pm

@ Vipin

Buddy, I too own Unicorn and GS150R. I do not agree with you that unicorn gives 46-49kmpl mileage. Infact you are the first one to quote that mileage figures. I never got less than 52kmpl since I own it. Unicorn is the most fuel efficient bike in the 150CC segment next to GS150R. It is almost 2.5 years and 25000kms on odometer. I am getting consistent mileage of 56kmpl in crowded cities and 64kmpl on combined city and highway ride on unicorn. A well maintained unicorn gives 58kmpl in the city limits. One of my friend got 72kmpl on unicorn at highway which I myself verified twice. The other thing is unicorn is still the best handler in the 150CC segment due to monoshock and many GS owners like me agreed that. As far as GS150R is concerned, yes, it is a highway machine. It perform brilliantly at top speeds with rock solid stability and amazing acceleration. The only bad thing is it has very less pickup below 4krpm and is noisy at high speeds above 85kmphr but stable. I am currently getting 54kmpl but the fourth service is still due. I am sure mileage will increase upto 58kmpl in city limits and surely upto 68kmpl at pure highways.
My driving style is avoiding sudden acceleration and being gentle on throttle. I ride at max 60kmph in city limits and occasionally 70kmph if the roads are empty. At highways not exceeding 70kmph.
I touched 100kmph on both unicorn and gs150r. I found unicorn to be more silent and smooth than GS150R and gs150R to be more stable and powerful than unicorn.

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James March 20, 2010 at 4:45 am

I would like to thank Nagendra & Vipin for their valuable thoughts on Unicorn your both comments made me go ahead and book Unicorn (Black)…. but i still have time i can go head and cancel the order. I like unicorn but its just that its very simple there are no extra features, I would have been more happy if it had the Engine Off button & Digital meter.

I m still confused……..

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Vipin March 20, 2010 at 9:27 pm

No confusion, go for GS150R. The only problem you will face if you are going to use the bike as a family bike is the hieght of the pillion seat. Trust me, it handles better than Unicorn despite of its weight and height.

I request Unicorn and GS150R owners to reveal the mileages they are getting.

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parag March 21, 2010 at 9:43 am

hi james,

gs150r and unicorn are equally good. Go for test drive for both bikes on same day and see for yourself which suits you better.
i have the simplest answer for you,
take a coin – assign heads to gs and tails to uni
toss the coin, before it reaches ground you will know what your heart wants. go for it. you can take all the suggestions you want but you should do wat your heart says else you will repent latter. :)
regards
pj

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Vipin March 21, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Wow… what a gr8 solution, Parag! I completely agrees with you. So James, go for the test drive. If any doubt remains after that, please ask here.

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suresh March 21, 2010 at 3:29 pm

can anyone help me in comparing in these aspects 1)unicorn or gs , which suits better for city
2)which one got better initial pickup
3)better milege

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Vipin March 21, 2010 at 9:05 pm

1)Unicron needs lesser gear shifts; GS150R handles better
2)Unicorn got better initial pickup
3)GS150R gives far better mileage

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Kishan March 22, 2010 at 9:53 pm

@ Suresh
1)Surely unicorn suits better for city ride as it has got more initial pickup, superb handling and perfect weight distribution than GS150R. You can cut the traffic with ease on Unicorn. But GS performs superbly at highways and feels heavy in congusted traffic and cutting traffic requires expertise.
2)Already answered, Unicorn
3)GS150R no doubt. Unicorn comes second.

Suresh, both the bikes are much better when compared to other bikes in the segment. Go for what suits you better. Ofcourse Unicorn is the best 150CC bike of the lot but currently GS150R is more value for money than Unicorn. GS looks stylish and fresh whereas unicorn looks outdated. Unicorn outperforms GS when coming to handling and engine refinement whereas GS betters unicorn in style, feel of the bike, stability at high speeds, mileage and digital gizmos. If you travel mostly in crowded city and doubt after sales service of suzuki go for unicorn and if you travel mostly on highways go for GS150R.

Do read my short comparison here
http://bikeadvice.in/suzuki-gs150r-review-kishan/

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Pawan March 26, 2010 at 10:49 pm

Hi! AKS
Iam planning to get GS which will be my 1st bike next week .Iam 5ft 10′ and 25 years of age,is it suitable bike for me? iam surprised with ur comment on mileage that it gives 76 kmpl.please tell me what is the technique to get it so that i will do the same from the begining.Please do reply.

Regards,
Pawan

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lucky April 9, 2010 at 10:25 am

Hi i owned gs n i am getting mileage sometimes 32 kmpl n some times 40 kmpl (in city) its not constant after my 1st service. some of u r saying that they r getting 50+ kmpl but my bike doesn’t delivers that much . can u please tell me why this is happening to my bike.

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kishan April 10, 2010 at 10:32 pm

@Lucky
Buddy even my GS150R mileage has been reduced to 48kmpl in the city. Many GS owners are reporting the drop in the mileage. Only few guys are getting 50+ and that too if the bike is new. I suggest you to raise the issue when you give the bike for service. I will do the same. Let’s see what happens. Do not give sudden acceleration and avoid rash driving like pulsar and apache guys do. These bikes provide fun only when driven fast otherwise it is bland and dull whereas unicorn and GS150R provides fun when driven smoothly as well as fast as the feel, comfort and the engine refinement is mind blowing. I am not saying that you are not taking good care of the bike but just incase. The mileage quoted by you is too less. Minimum I got was 44kmpl.

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Vipin April 13, 2010 at 8:19 am

I have never got mileage below 53kmpl after 1st servicing. now i completed 12500km and 6th servicing. i have got 65kmpl(city + high way, some times with a pillion) when calculated mileage last time. b4 that i got 58kmpl. 2day again i checked the mileage and it was 62kmpl.

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Vipin April 13, 2010 at 8:25 am

i am facing some problem with my front disc brake. my brother who owns gs150r too have the same problem with his bike. the brake shoe comes in contact with the disc without applying the brakes and the disc becomes over heated. the service center people are not able to rectify the problem. they asked me to change the brake pad. the problem is still there after replacing the brake pad.

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chetan April 15, 2010 at 2:56 pm

hey i purchased gs 150r 2months back. i am getting av. of 53-58kml in city and 61-67kml on pure highway. engine is very smooth and balancing of bike is very fantastic. i like this bike very much….

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Mahendran May 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Hi Chetan,

I have purchased New GS150R, I am driving upto 6th gear with in 50kmph, and I am getting only 30 kml, what to do? is any guidance please let me know…

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Bicky Paul April 20, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I got GS 150 R 2009 June.Really gr8 bike..super look …good handling … best average…better price… Thanks Suzuki Team …

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surya April 26, 2010 at 10:33 am

awesome bike you shld byee it…

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PRITHIVRAJ April 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Worst bike to drive, Frequent drop of mileage, for getting 30kmpl have to travel by only 55kmph, would get an two stroke vechile for that, Handle bar, man my hand pains like hell,

Best suggestio, say no this bike, go for some good one

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SR May 3, 2010 at 12:56 pm

No doubt Unicorn and GS150R are the best bikes in the 150cc class.

But honestly, I don’t like GS’s looks – they are too cheeky and overdone. Also bike colours in GS are not very good – especially red and blue. When I visited the showroom, I found that the seat was loose on the bike – overall not impressed with the external finishing of the bike.

Unicorn is not the most beautiful, but it is quite graceful, tall and elegant. You will look like a man when you are seated. Worst thing about Unicorn – very less colours to choose from. Only Black and Red, no Blue, Silver is not good. But Unicorn looks majestic in Black.

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blr_guy May 3, 2010 at 1:52 pm

Hi Prithviraj,

Even I travel in Bangalore’s Traffic Congested roads. Even in heavy traffic and rough riding the mileage doesn’t drop below 45. I brought my G.S in the first launch in Bangalore and love to drive it. The Handle bar is most comfortable to ride when compared to Apache, pulsar etc. The handle bar doesn’t even vibrate in high speeds. Not sure how you have maintained your bike or how you ride it. Dont think GS would give mileage below 45. Usually if you ride within 60 to 65. It would defenetely give more than 53.

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raj May 19, 2010 at 9:47 pm

hi friends
After a long survey,of new bikes in 150cc class,i want to show you is why Suzuki is the bike of the year 2010..
well i was looking to purchase a new bike,since,the market has launched so many different bikes,which makes my decision more difficult to choose which bike i should buy.
I’m talking for 150cc class bike.
I took Suzuki on one side and i compared all bikes which comes under 150cc segment like(bajaj pulsar 150cc,hero Honda hunk, Honda unicorn, TVs apache rtr,bajaj discover)
when i did comparison i found Suzuki the one which suits best to me.can even suits to every guys who seeks a complete package of power mileage style and technology within budget..
so suggest you to buy Suzuki when ever you thought to purchase a new bike in this segment

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Arun Kumar May 26, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Hi…… does anyone have any idea about the new Unicorn dazzler?
Is it good compared to the old unicorn and GS150R?

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santosh May 28, 2010 at 9:38 pm

hi this is san from andaman after owing this bike feels g8
this bike rocks boss…gud in looks mileage and g8 pick up…

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chethan June 2, 2010 at 11:57 pm

hi guys,
i am very much confused between dazzler and CBZ extreme and GS 150R.
which one is better. i liked the looks of GS 150R compared to dazzler.
but which one is reliable and better performer…between d 3?

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Nikhil June 17, 2010 at 2:23 pm

What is the prize of this bike?

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Avi June 18, 2010 at 8:59 am

Hello everyone,

I am seriously considering Hero Honda Hunk and the Suzuki GS150R. The lack of Suzuki service centers really worries me. The rusting of fuel tank and the high pillion rider position are the other two things bothering me.

Is the Hero Honda Hunk better when compared to these problems in the Suzuki GS150R ?

Which one has good after sales service?

Thank you,
Avi

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suresh July 1, 2010 at 9:08 pm

hi suzuki owners , please leave some comments on its mileage consistency , i already have zeus with me its totally junk , its mileage always varies from 45 to 53 , its power can be only comparable with tvs 50cc scooter.

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Muraleekrishna July 7, 2010 at 10:07 am

Hi..

I got my GSR on last friday.. from classic Suzuki(Coimbatore), i was using RX135(4speed)earlier.

in all aspects it will overcome most of all 150CC segment bikes.

on initial stage i feel some problem to ride it because of more & more silent than my old RX135. Usually i will change the grars by hearing the noise of the engine & vibration. but here i couldnt able to feel it.

other supreb feeling is seating.. Myself(38W &94KG) Wife(36W&82KG)Kid(20KG) can sit in the seat comfortably. (in RX135 Kid used to sit in the lap of my wife).

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Bike July 21, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Hi Muraleekrishna

I totally agree with you & with my personal experience I felt that one thing is always consistent in Suzuki bikes that is
Inconsistency of :-
Mileage……………40 Km/Ltr to 50 Km/Ltr
Performance……..Engine smoothness (sometimes it is smooth & sometimes it is very rough)
Product Quality…..is still not confirmed & truth will come out as the bike becomes old

So the final outcome is always go for bikes from Honda stable………they are proven consistent players

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Bike July 27, 2010 at 10:50 am

Ops Sorry Muraleekrishna, I was referring to Suresh

Hi Suresh

I totally agree with you & with my personal experience I felt that one thing is always consistent in Suzuki bikes that is
Inconsistency of :-
Mileage……………40 Km/Ltr to 50 Km/Ltr
Performance……..Engine smoothness (sometimes it is smooth & sometimes it is very rough)
Product Quality…..is still not confirmed & truth will come out as the bike becomes old

So the final outcome is always go for bikes from Honda stable………they are proven consistent players

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mansoor July 31, 2010 at 6:27 pm

hi……
i own gs 150r from April 2009 onwards it reached 17000KMS it has a avg milage of 58kmpl(tested) by filling 300Rs petrol (54.24Rs per litre in kerala) i got 321 kms of journey from perinthalmanna to coimbatore including city and highway.

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suresh August 23, 2010 at 7:04 pm

yeah Muraleekrishna , i finally got unicorn ,i checked miledge three times , it gave 52 in city conditions , 54 in mixed conditions , 62 in long drive, anyway i am a huuuuuge fan of suzuki gs150r , even today when i see gs on road i feel like i lost my lover. what can i do guys because of dirty old zeus i went for honda

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Ajith September 1, 2010 at 11:58 pm

Hai very nice…. I am going to book this bike tommrw its not joke…….

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CHETAN CHAUDHARI September 24, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Hey i heard lot of comments on GS 150R, but truth is that this bike is very geniune. very Good bike in all 150 cc bikes. since now i have been with this bike from last 8 months. it always gives me milege of 60-62 kml on highway & 55-58kml in city. one thing is remember, for all owner of this bike always replace your engine oil after every 2 months for atleast 2 years. and see tha performance. i like this bike very much. and what to advice all who wants to buy this bike, just have this bike and stay happy in life.

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parag October 12, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Hi guys,
I have purchase Suzuki GS 150R in last week, most of my friends are having Honda Unicorn with them. i was too fond of purchasing the same. But i preferred this bike over Unicorn. i just want to know what precautions one have to take before first servising? & when to do that?

Regards

Parag Nikam.

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sid October 14, 2010 at 8:39 pm

hi guyzzzzzz…………….dis is sid after watching all of urs comments i gt a gs……nd i ct believe dat its givin a milage of 60-65 kmpl………………..
also d pickup is awesome…….
i suggest every 1 shud byeee a gs……….

GS ROCKZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ……………!!

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Schedule October 30, 2010 at 11:48 am

Maybe you should edit the post subject Suzuki GS150R Photos and Review to more better for your blog post you make. I liked the post nevertheless.

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ATULGOKU November 28, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Hi to all,
I have a pulsar 150 2007 UG3 model and i m planning to change MY bike with SUZUKI GS150r.I read all your comments and i really thanks to everybody for there comments.My pulsar have some weakness that i dont want in MY Next bike.But my pulsar Has some advantages that i still want in my Next bike…..DETAILS ARE BELOW LISTED.
WEAKNESS IS……(1)Engine is ruff
(2)TRANSMITION is not very smooth and opens very quick feel like that i dont have a last gear for wider powerband.
(3)Engine is very very loudy in Topend.and Build Quality is not good. My Gear liver is broken and taillight inner skrew mold is Broken.Electrical Wiring Quality is poor.And I Honestly say that the latest Pulsar UG4 models are more poor than the UG3 for EXAMPLE i went to bajaj showroom to see the new 2009 pulsars AND I Discovered That my pulsar disk brakeoil PIPE IS made from bosch But in new pulsars is not that has the same part…A salesman personally told that the new Pulsar are not That strong Buildquality AS Before.another day when my bike was servicing IN bajaj service center a macnic is also telling me the same thing…I am very disapointed from that.
(4)Its not stable in strait lines and on ruff road i fell that my rear tire is slipping.
THIS IS THE DISADVANTAGES THAT I DONT WANT WITH MY NEW BIKE NOW TALKING TO ADVANTAGES WHICH I STILL WANT IN MY NEW BIKE Listed below….(1) It have a good fuel economy 50-55
(2) My pulsar has longer seats for taking Sometimes 2 pillon riders and rarely 3 pillon Maximum4 people can sit on it.
(3) IT has a good stoping power 60-0
(4)Handle bar and footpegs both front and rear does not feel any kind of vibrations its a good thing with My PULSAR. In herohonda bikes has this problem is common on thier HUNK AND CBZ XTREAME.
(5) THE soft suspention ride is very smooth and its much smoother with a pillon on board.
(6)My pulsar has a huge tank capacity 15Ltrs So i can fill fulltank for a month or For a very serious Touring Its good to have a 15Ltrs tank and most Importantly 50kmpl of average.
SO honestly this is my bike disadvantage that i dont want in my bike… advantages that i still need very much i think suzuki GS150r is the best solution for me but i want advice from everyone of you and SPEACILY FROM THOSE who have already has owner experience from SUZUKI GS150r THANKS IN ADVANCE (SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH).

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Pavan December 27, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I am a owner of Gs from last 2 months. Its a nice bike and am getting 56-60 mileage in City/Highway in mumbai. The Engine is very smooth and handling and suspension also very good. The rear brake is not as powerful compared to Pulsar. Headlinght focus is also week. Except these 2 i didnt feel any other issue. Try to do a test ride and decide.

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ATULGOKU January 1, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Thanks for your comment pavan.Headlight focus is week i am shocked…

Kirthi August 11, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Yes pavan really true GS150R headlight still need to improve even in my new 2011 model i am facing the same problem

Kirthi August 11, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Yes friend pulsar is very good bike for indians really but engine is not soo refiend like unicorn and GS150R ,new pulsar’s features are really worth for the price but engine is not good so always i also suggest to go for GS150R , i purchased it and enjoying now with suzuki

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PAWAR BAJIRAO January 14, 2011 at 6:06 pm

what is bike avareg

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Sunny January 15, 2011 at 12:31 am

Hi guys..

I’m from pune and looking fwd to buy either Unicorn or GS. But perplexed about a few stuffs.
Seems a lot of people already own this bike.Can some one guide me on the following:

1)I see very less GSs on pune road. & sm1 told me that suzuki service centers are not good in pune.Is that true.

2) Are there problems in part availability of suzuki bikes.

3) How is the build quality.Does the bike begins giving probs. very soon (as in case of bajaj bikes)

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Sunny January 15, 2011 at 12:32 am

Hi guys..

I’m from pune and looking fwd to buy either Unicorn or GS. But perplexed about a few stuffs.
Seems a lot of people already own this bike.Can some one guide me on the following:

1)I see very less GSs on pune road. & sm1 told me that suzuki service centers are not good in pune.Is that true.

2) Are there problems in part availability of suzuki bikes.

3) How is the build quality.Does the bike begins giving probs. very soon (as in case of bajaj bikes)

4) Just a suggestion. If all of us can post our Mo. Numbers it may help some one to directly get in touch with us.

As for me , my number is 9224456440

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Aswin April 11, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Hi Sunny,
below are my answers,
1. Fist check for the Suzuki service center before you planning to buy one use the website http://www.suzukimotorcycle.co.in/locate_dealer.asp
2. Check with your dealer about availability, as far the spares concern it is available only at Suzuki service station not out-market
3. NO COMPROMISE required in case of Build Quality. GS has SOLID body! Thats the reason it has 149 Kgs :)

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joshua January 18, 2011 at 4:09 pm

dear sunny brother,
dont be perplexed, dont think about replace or service or repair of suzuki bikes. I am using a suzuki zeus bike for the last 3 yrs. and completed 35000km. Besides normal services once i changed the chain in 25000km (it doesn’t create proplem). I also booked one gs150r and access 125. i am joshua 9497000791.

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Sunny January 20, 2011 at 4:03 am

Thnx Joshua For posting your opinion.

regards
Sunny
9224456440

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Saji March 2, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Hi,

I am using Bajaj Caliber (2000 model) for 11 years. Now I want to go for a 150cc bike though my Caliber is still in good condition. I have to ride a minimum of 30km daily.

I test ride honda (twister and dazzler) and yamaha szx. Twister is ok and has good mileage (70km/l) but felt smaller than my Caliber. Dazzler has good power but they say less mileage. SZ gives more engine noise but is prized less. When I reduce the acceleration, it stops immediately that may irritate the pillion rider as he has to moves back and forth very often. I got negative comments about Hunk (less mileage), Pulser (gets aged soon, engine noise), Apachi (small seat).

From these experiences, I was decided to buy dazzler because of its features (smoother engine than unicorn, disc brakes, tubeless tyres etc.). The negatives about dazzler is that it is costlier (74k) and also the look did’nt impressed me.

I was not interested in Suzuki because they were not well known as others in bike segment. By reading the reviews about GS, I am now confused. I need a comparison between Dazzler and GS150. Can any GS owner can help me?

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atulgokuyamaha March 19, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Hello Saji I m not a GS owner but still i can help you with some points…..HONDA dazzler has great performance but its costly and small from others.suzuki is big and comfortable but dont expect performance like dazzler(In strait line and cornering as well) but you know petrol prices will rise again and again. it surely max out 100/-per litre I suggest you to take a look in 125cc Honda stunner it looks impresive has got tubeless tires MRF same as in pulsar 150 but tubeless.Test drive that……….

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hari March 29, 2011 at 5:24 pm

which colur is better candy orange or black

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Deepak Gupta April 5, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Go for Greenish blue color, its best then comes orange.. black is not much impressive and looks poor when compared with pulsar.. so you have 2 choices either Blue or Orange, both are good.

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Kishan June 4, 2011 at 6:54 pm

QUEST 1: I am a 20 year old college stu , Height : 6 feet , weight : 60kg , Do u think this would be ideal Bike for me in a city like Bangalore. My parents feel its too huge and heavy.

QUEST 2: would there be any difficulty in getting the spare parts on time?

QUEST 3: I want to know whether suzuki is thinking of discontinuing the model GS-150R? since i booked Greenish Blue colour, the sales person told me tat the colour is not available from past 3 months .

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abhiram June 14, 2011 at 7:22 am

please sugest a bike. Suzuki gs 150r or new hunk?

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reading test July 7, 2011 at 10:16 am

Very clean internet site , thanks for this post Suzuki GS150R Photos and Review.

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kirthi August 11, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Hello friends,

Thanks for the review , GS150R is really amazing bike , no one will accept this is a good bike before take ride with GS150R , yes i also thought the same thing because it is a commutator bike , i planned to go for Honda dazzler a new champion in all aspects, but it doesnt have kicker except that it has all of the things which every one wants in bike , so i decided to go for others and i have done test ride in all other 150 CC bikes except r15 because my budgt was around 78K max , so finally i came to GS150R the best bike in 150 CC segment , 1st i rode my test drive in my friend’s bike i was really amazing ,but 1 and 2nd gear speeds are too short and pickup is like 135 CC bike, but from 3 gear bike is flying like a jet then i decided to go for a test drive with a new bike , i went to SAPTHAGIRI Motors in rajkumar road , BLR there i found a new GS150R standing in front of the show room with a solid look , i have taken a test ride it was seriously amazing ohhhhh on that day it self i booked GS150R Grey color,but Black is very good but black is common color , finally i got it last month ,
My experince with new GS150R:-
while sitting on that i felt that i am sitting on a extrem height because i am short , but while riding it you wont feel its height and weight , upto my first 250 KM gear was very hard but now u dont belive it butter smooth and engine get heated up with in 17 KM because of its new ,but now its somewhat reduced ,Rear braking was just ok and front brake is really good to stop the bike in very short distance ,smoothness of the engine came out in 400 KM , now its very smooth and soundless,
truely saying who are dont want great sporty look and very high starting pickup i suggest them to go to GS150R without any doubt , now i will tell about my bike,
1.Brakes — rear is just ok might be beacuse of MRF Zapper,but would have been better like pulsar ,
2.Head light — illumination is just ok , but still have been better like apache,
3.Comfort level — none of the bikes will beat GS150R in comfortness (possible to travel 200 KM in one shot without any sholder or back pain), pillion seat is too height but very very comfort for all exactly match for ladies to sit in comfort position.
4.Millage — its very fuel efficient bike, but looks like rock, once i got 48.3 ,51.8 now just today its still in main position in volve but now millage is 54.2 , still i have to ride 250 KM to get it 1st service ,now its just 555 KM in ODO
5.Pickup — Yes initial pickup is like 135 CC bike but after 38 KMPH in 4 th gear bike is flying like a figthing jet no one chase u after that (Just take a ride u will feel the real)i reached 64 in 4500 RPM i cannot go above that because my GS is new,
6.Stability — Stability of the bike is really amazing in high speeds and low speeds it wont woble for a heavy wind also, u will feel like rock solid might be because of its weight ,
7.Handling — handling is very good compare to other bike, its like fz in city , because if its lenght u will feel rub to turn it, but goes like a sparrow between the gaps,and in high speed u will enjoy the ride totally a best handling bike,
8.Speed — max speed acheived in my friend’s bike is 124KMPH in hightways with pillion seater, might be same in single ride also, but it reached 60 in just 5.5 seconds with single rider,
9.Meterings — I will say every one will fall in love on the metering consle, its half analog and half digital,
its having all of the useful details like rpm,speed,gear,time,trip A,trip B, ODO,Mode of the bike (ECO or PWR), with a attractive orange color back light

Now i will tell what are the disadvantages in GS150R

1.weight — dont be afrid u will feel the weight only u r parking yous bike in slanding posotion like slight slopy floor ,
2.Height — this bike might be designed for the persons who are 5.7 and above height , because seat hight is same like unicorn but width of the bike is more compare to unicorn so at the very rought roads shorter guys will struggle to touch ground!!!!!! even i am facing the same i am just 5.6ft,
3. head light — its just ok ,In hightways at night time its a problem but in city its ok,
4. Rear brake — rear brake is not soo good like others may be because of its weight i feel its very odd !!!!!!
5. vibration — i noticed a minute vibration at 3600 RPM only might be solved in 1st service ,
6. cabling — in my bike when i am turning handle bar to right direction fully engine is getting off may be accelator cable problem, might be solved in 1 st service,
7.Tyre grip — Rear Tyre grip is not soo good like pulsar and CBZ because of the design of MRF Zapper tyre , and major problem in tyre is getting damn slip in wet floor exactly in mud floor compare to other bike , be careful buddies, too dangours thing in GS150R,
8. Look — Itlooks soo good but not soo sporty like fz ,pulsar ,apache but its ok for all in one bike

So, these are the issues of the bike which i have absorved truly in this 25 days time with GS150R ,

These all of the issues wont stand at all the times , because we have to take care of our safety while riding ,once if you taken care then all the above problems are solved , and one more thing i want to tell to all ,never use higher gear in lower speeds its really affecting the smoothness of the gear i tryed to pick bike from 28KMPH in 6th gear ,but bike picks from 28 without more sound but its getting more stress on the gear box so now my gear is slightly hard but not soo hard just slight pressure need to be applied on lever,

So these review i have made for the friends who are having confusion to select best bike in 150CC segment , because i have struggled for 9 months to select one bike so kindly wait till select a bike , dont urge to select bike , i strongly suggest GS150R instead of going to Unicorn(ODD look and no upgrades),Pulsar(Every one has it and life is less compare to all),Hunk(Good look but millage lags and handling problems in high speeds),Apache(Millage,vibration and life problem),fz(Life ,pickup,handling is very good but cost is high and millage is very less in 150CC segment even youngstars can go for it nice bike)
but CBZ and honda dazzler are also a good choice , but both does not have kicker now mind it atleast anyone day it will give problems to you , so my point of view GS150R has all the things which every bikers wants in 150CC bike,

my mark for GS150R is 4.5 /5 ,

Be safe while riding , use helmets to save life and enjoy bike riding
Thanks to read this review
kirthi

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kiran April 7, 2014 at 9:54 pm

thanks for your keen observations and suggestions.Give some information regarding GS 150 UPGRADATIONs from 2009 till today, if possible. every friend of mine suggests not to buy GS 150 BUT my SELF (HEART) reminds not to loose GS 150.PLEASE give some boosting tips to buy it as early as possible. waiting for your reply………………………………………………

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monish September 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I like this bike, very nice moving

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Nouman Mohammed November 1, 2011 at 11:14 am

Hi, can anyone tell the on road price of GS150R in Chennai. Thanks in anticipation.

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SriGuru March 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Amod,

Super write up based on your actual review. Now that, in 2012, there r many 200cc plus bikes forthcoming, can you recommend me one for driving around in India – Bullet or Jap 150/200/250 or Hyosung 650….

I ride a 200cc dirt bike now and a Suzuki 650 inline four, rides like a v.powerful Bullet 500cc. I have owned a Suzuki 250 and a Hyosung 650 v-twin before.

Suggestions welcome

Thanks
From Australia.

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angam April 13, 2012 at 2:54 pm

suzuki gs 150 r is one of the vierd bike in india it realy sucks …… design is same copied from pulsar and the performance wise i rate the bike a big zerooooooooo… and regards to the maintence its a big question mark to a suzuki .. over all the bike is the biggest flop of the year …..

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Jayesh koli September 29, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I didn’t like colour of gs150r.compare bettwen new cbz extreme and fz s.

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Jayesh koli September 29, 2012 at 7:53 pm

reply fast I m waiting.and about maintanance.

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Vipin October 1, 2012 at 9:31 am

@ Jayesh

cbz is smoother.
cbz and fzs have initial pickup.
fzs handles better.
apart from the above points, gs150r rocks (mileage, riding comfort, top speed, lack of vibration at higher speeds).

spare part are cheap. low maintenance cost. but, the servicing is not too good.

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ramesh bista March 15, 2013 at 10:32 am

This bike rocks in highways and cries in offroad . A weeks before when i was in a 2 days journey it was vrooming at 75kph at smooth roads without any extra twisting of right grip. And when off riding with ups and dawns started it started Haiya-ho…!!! I falled down three times .. whole of my cloths i was wearing bestowed with dusts and muds till the destination of the day . next day when smooth roads started it was trying to exceed 120 but i had to limit within 100 because of he responsibility of my pillion .

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