New Suzuki Hayate EP unveiled – IAB Report

Posted on: Jan 28, 2016 - 2:58pm IST

Significantly revised variant could be presented at the Auto Expo 2016.

Suzuki Motorcycle India has unveiledĀ the new Suzuki Hayate EP which is a higher variant of the currently selling Hayate. Its price will be announced in the coming weeks and customer deliveries will commence this financial year.

Suzuki Hayate EP Red front quarter
The Suzuki Hayate EP features Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology which is stated to give the motorcycle higher fuel economy whilst offering the pick-up of the current Hayate.

The all-new Suzuki Hayate EP gets a new diamond frame, longer wheelbase, longer seat, 5-step adjustable rear shock absorbers, tubeless tyres and a maintenance-free battery. The model will be made available in three body colours – Pearl Mira Red, Metallic Oort Grey and Glass Sparkle Black.

The company states that the new model is offered with ‘innovative technologies’. It features the Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology which makes use of the Suzuki Super Sleek Piston, low friction cylinder & piston rings and high-ignition spark plug for reduced friction, enhanced combustion, higher compression ratio, and weight reduction.

Suzuki Hayate EP grey front quarter
The Suzuki Hayate EP has a longer wheelbase and seat courtesy of a new diamond frame.

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The EP version uses the same engine as on the standard Suzuki Hayate, but offers a higher power and torque output. TheĀ 112.8 cc single-cylinder air-cooled SOHC engine on the Hayate EP produces 8.9 PS at 7,500 rpm and 9.3 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The company states that the Hayate EP will return a higher mileage despite offering the same pick-up that the existing Hayate delivers.

Suzuki Hayate EP – Specifications Sheet

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Suzuki Hayate EP – Press Release

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