Suzuki GSX-R150 comes with an engine with specifications very similar to the popular Yamaha R15. Is it a worthy rival for India as well…?
Suzuki has completed 100 years of existence in the world and it is celebrating it in style. Few weeks back, the Japanese major introduced the 100th anniversary edition of the Gixxer SF 250 in India (details here). It has followed it up with a similar color theme edition of the GSX-R150 in Indonesia.
Indonesia has just received the 2020 MotoGP Edition of the 150cc sports motorcycle which carries the Metallic Triton Blue plus silver color option which is inspired by the company’s Grand Prix racing motorcycles of the 1960s.
For those who are not aware, Suzuki sells a premium 150cc motorcycle platform, very similar to Yamaha’s 155 motorcycles (which include the R15 and the MT15) in some international markets. It is labeled on the company’s popular GSX moniker and is one of the smallest motorcycle in this complete lineup which tops at the mothership Hayabusa.
Suzuki GSX-R150 is powered by a water cooled, DOHC, 4-valve 150cc engine which is capable of producing 19.17 PS of peak power at 10,500 rpm and 14 Nm of max torque at 9000 rpm. This makes it bang in the region of the Yamaha R15. The 6-speeder weighs only 131 kg (empty) and has an 11 liter fuel tank capacity.
In terms of features it comes with negative LCD instrument cluster, keyless ignition along with ABS. The baby GSX starts at IDR 30,600,000 (~1.53 Lac INR) and tops at IDR 34,600,000 (~1.74 Lac INR) for the ABS variant. The keyless ignition trim is priced at IDR 31,600,000 (~1.59 Lac INR) and does NOT get ABS!