Hayate was already a real good entry level motorcycle but it failed to make an impact in the hard-fought 110 cc segment. Now, in order to freshen things, Suzuki has now announced their new Hayate EP which is a bettered version and comes with many mechanical and cosmetic changes.
2016 Hayate EP – Changes & Features
Here is a quick list of what all is new/has changed…
- The Hayate EP gets Suzuki’s SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance) which will provide an optimum balance between performance and efficiency.
- The engine now gets ‘Suzuki Super Sleek Piston’
- High ignition spark plug
- Reduced friction in the cylinder and piston rings which will help in improved combustion and a higher compression ratio.
- Significant work has also been made in weight reduction.
Hayate EP Engine
If we talk about figures, the bike now displaces 113 cc to produce 8.9 PS (8.78 bhp) of maximum power at 7,500 rpm and an impressive 9.3 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. The standard Hayate produces 8.3 bhp at the same rpm and 8.8 Nm of torque at 5,500 rpm. The ground clearance has been increased to 175 mm from 165 mm while the kerb weight has been decreased by 7 kg to 114 kg.
The wheelbase has increased to 1,305 mm from 1,260 mm and the seat has been made longer. Both these factors will lead to a more comfortable ride.
Hayate EP Colours
The motorcycle will be available in the following three colours, two of which are shown on this page:
- Metallic Oort Grey
- Pearl Mira Red
- Glass Sparkle Black
Prices of the Hayate EP have not been announced and it will be launched sometime soon. We are not sure if they will sell it alongside the existing Hayate as a higher variant or it will completely replace it.
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Suzuki has also confirmed that they will be launching the next generation of two-wheelers at the Auto Expo.