Sunday, June 21, 2009

Suzuki GS 150 R: The first 150cc motorbike from Suzuki Motorcycle in India

Today motorcycle is not just a vehicle to go from point A to point B but a fashion icon, a style statement. Suzuki Motor Company is one of the top automakers in world and one of the successful automakers in India. Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. is one of the top car makers of India. In 2000-2001, the company started its own motorcycle subsidiary, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIL). In October 2008, Suzuki Motorcycle launched its first 150cc motor bike, the Suzuki GS 150R aka Lanza.

The new Suzuki GS 150R has a sporty style look. Its overall design has been inspired from Suzuki’s international superbike GSX-R. Its aerodynamic shaped LED tail lamp with integrated rear turn signals, fuel tank, well designed headlight with integrated turning signals make it a mean looking machine. The motorcycle is ideal for city riding.

Dimensions, weight and color:

Overall length: 2095 mm

Overall width: 775 mm

Overall height: 1120 mm

Wheelbase: 1340 mm

Ground clearance: 160 mm

Seat height: 790mm

Dry weight (without any fluid): 134 kg.

Curb weight: 149 kg.

Colors: Candy dark greenish blue, pearl nebular black, metallic flint gray, candy max orange.


Engine type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke, SOHC

Bore (cylinders’ diameter): 57mm

Stroke: 58.6 mm

Displacement: 149.5 cm3

Maximum power: 13.8 bhp @8500rpm

Maximum torque: 13.4 Nm@ 6000 rpm

Compression ratio: 9.35:1

Carburetor: BS26 with TPS

Ignition: Capacitor Discharge Ignition.

Start: Electric and kick start.

Transmission: 6 speed.

Suspension,tyre, brake:

Front suspension: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped.

Rear suspension: Swingarm type coil spring, oil and gas damped.

Front tyre size: 2.75-18 42P

Rear tyre size: 100/90-18 M/C 56P

Front brake type: Hydraulic single disc.

Rear brake type: Drum.

Other major features:

  • The headlight and tail lamp of the Suzuki GS 150R makes it stand out from the rest. The turning signals on the back have been beautifully integrated with its aerodynamically shaped tail light. The headlight of the bike is also very beautifully designed.
  • The digital speedometer offers dual mode- power mode and economic mode. In the power mode, the motor cycle runs faster. In the economic mode it conserves fuel. The speedometer has the world’s first eco-mode-equipped engine rpm indicator.
  • The rear suspension comes with separate reservoir tank which facilitates the oil cooling system.
  • The 1500 cc engine with new design offers great performance. Fitted with a BS26 carburettor and Throttle Positioning Sensor (TPS) the motorbike is an ideal ride for city. The engine balancer technology minimizes vibration.
  • The fuel tank of the Suzuki GS 150R is massive yet very much stylish and gives a very muscular look to the bike.


The Suzuki GS 150R will cost between Rs.57,000 and 62,000.

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