PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales has revealed the new Suzuki Bandit 150 in Indonesia at the GIIAS 2018. Suzuki has positioned the Bandit 150 below the Suzuki GSX-S150 roadster in the Indonesian archipelago.
That said, the company hasn’t revealed prices of the Suzuki Bandit 150 yet. The motorcycle comes in four colours - Metallic Matte Titanium Silver, Brilliant White with Aura Yellow, Titanium Black, and Stronger Red with Titanium Black. The Bandit 150 will compete with the Honda CB150 Verza and the Yamaha Byson FI at the lower end, and Honda CB150 SF and Yamaha V-Ixion at the higher price spectrum.
According to Indonesian media reports, the Suzuki Bandit 150 will launch in Indonesia before the end of this month and is likely to cost around 22-23 million IDR. According to AutonetMagz, the Bandit 150 is slightly lower and shorter as compared to the Suzuki GSX-S150, but features a similar saddle height. The motorcycle shares its chassis with the GSX-S150; however, the split-seat setup on the latter has made way for a single-piece on the Bandit 150 with a lowered tail section.
The motorcycle features a new LCD instrument cluster, similar to the one found on the Suzuki Gixxer in India. The Suzuki Bandit features an upright riding posture with the wide handlebar and centre-set foot pegs. The bike comes with LED headlamps and taillamps, twin-port muffler and an engine belly cover.
Powering the Suzuki Bandit 150 is 147.3 cc single-cylinder, DOHC, fuel injected, liquid-cooled engine that is tuned to churn out a maximum power of 19 bhp at 10,500 rpm along with a peak torque of 14 Nm at 9,000 rpm mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Bandit 150 is the most potent commuter in its segment.
Suspension setup on the Bandit 150 includes telescopic forks at the front along with an adjustable mono-shock at the rear. Anchorage comes from disc brakes at both the ends without ABS, while the motorcycle gets a kerb weight of 135 kg. The bike features 17-inch alloy wheels that run on tubeless MRF tires.
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