A new fully-faired 150 cc variant of Suzuki GSX-R150 has been launched in Indonesia. This new GSX-R150 edition celebrates the motorcycles anniversary and is being launched as a special edition.
Seen in white and blue livery, the new Classic Racing Edition is powered by the same 150 cc engine which is on offer with the regular GSX-R150. This engine is a single cylinder 150 cc FI engine. It pumps out 19.17 hp @ 10,500 rpm and 14 Nm of torque @ 9,000 rpm.
This means that the new Suzuki is just a little less powerful than the Yamaha R15, which delivers 19.3 PS at 10,000 RPM and 14.7 Nm at 8,500 RPM. Both machines are mated to a 6 speed gearbox. On top of this, the new Suzuki 150 is also lighter than the Yamaha R15 by a good 5 kgs, tipping the scales at 131 kgs.
Dimensions of the bike are – 2,020mm in length, 700mm in width, 1,075mm in height & a wheelbase of 1,300mm. Some of the highlights include, LED lights, digital instrument panel, front & rear discs, optional ABS, etc.
Mr. Yohan Yahya of Suzuki Indonesia said, “We direct the Suzuki GSX-R150 to make it more suited to a young, sporty and expressive soul. By bringing new color choices Brilliant White – CW Vigor Blue, we expect to answer consumer desires and increase sales, as well as a trend that is massive.”
Speaking about design, the new GSX-R150 is inspired from the big bikes in the company line-up, and looks very much similar to the recently unveiled GSX-R125 and GSX-R250. The bike looks sporty overall.
In India, we do not get the GSX-R150. What we have here is the Gixxer, a made in India version of their 150 cc bike. The Gixxer twins in India are powered by the same 154.9 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine which produces 14.8 PS max power @ 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm peak torque @ 6,000 rpm, and mated to 5-speed gearbox. But, as per a new report, Indian variants of Gixxer are set for an update next year. Are we getting the Indonesia-spec GSX-R150 in 2019?