Update - Motonetmagz has uploaded the first image revealing the Suzuki Bandit 150 presumably from the venue at GIIAS 2018. The motorcycle will be unveiled today and the market launch is set to take place later this year.
August 1, 2018 -
PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales has released a teaser of what looks like a new motorcycle that will debut at the GIIAS 2018 (scheduled from 02-12 August). According to Indonesian media, the new bike is the Suzuki Bandit 150 that will make its world premiere at the Indonesian Motor Show.
Suzuki will position the Bandit 150 below the Suzuki GSX-S150 naked Streetfighter in the Indonesian market. The Bandit 150 is aimed at increasing Suzuki’s market share in Indonesia and take competition away from rivals Honda CB150 SF and Yamaha V-Ixion.
The company will reportedly showcase the Suzuki Bandit 150 alongside the Suzuki Burgman Street maxi-scooter at the GIIAS 2018. The Suzuki Bandit 150 will be only on display, with sales set to start later this year. The company is likely to position the motorcycle as a premium commuter, while the bike will share its chassis with the Suzuki GSX-S150. As compared to the naked roadster, the Bandit 150 will feature a single-piece seat and a slightly lowered tail section, while the bike will get a new instrument cluster.
Powering the Suzuki Bandit 150 is a Suzuki GSX S-150 sourced 147.3 cc engine. The single-cylinder, fuel injected, liquid cooled motor is tuned to produce a maximum power of 19 bhp at 11,000 rpm while developing 13.9 Nm of peak torque at 8,500 rpm on the Suzuki GSX S-150, mated to a 6-speed transmission. Suzuki is likely to retune the engine to produce linear power delivery.
Telescopic front forks and an adjustable rear mono-shock will perform suspension duties on the Suzuki Bandit 150. Braking power will come from disc brakes at both the ends, while it remains to be seen if Suzuki offers ABS.
According to spy media, the motorcycle features an upright riding position with the help of wide handlebar and centre set foot pegs, while the bike gets an engine belly cover to add to the aesthetics.
[Source - Instagram.com]