The much awaited Suzuki Bandit 150, better known by the official name GSX-150 Bandit, is now officially available in Indonesia for IDR 26 million (INR 1.27 lakh approx, OTR). The motorcycle was unveiled at GIIAS 2018, offering fans a first glimpse of third 150cc product based on their new platform. Technically, Bandit 150 is a reworked GSX-S150, carrying certain practical changes to aid riders in everyday conditions.
The bike measures 2,000mm in length and offer 1300mm of healthy wheelbase. A practical 790mm seat height and 150mm of ground clearance make this 135 kg (dry weight) motorcycle a great option among international spec 150cc street bikes. Suzuki has also listed the engine being used in Bandit 150 on their official website.
Fans will love the 147.3cc, single cylinder engine, producing 18.9 hp at 10,500 rpm and 14 Nm at 9,000 rpm on the new bike. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The typical engine is limited to certain South Asian markets as Indian bikes are offered with a different 154.9cc engine, producing 14.8 hp at 8000 rpm and 14 Nm at 6,000 rpm. If launched in India, the Bandit 150 is expected to get a more affordable placement than the sporty Gixxer series, which itself is awaiting a design update.
Suzuki Bandit 150 is available in Stronger Red, Titanium Black, Brilliant White, and Metallic Matte Titanium Silver shade. The front headlight is all-new, clearly showing revelation to its design rival, Honda xBlade. The motorcycle offers a different exhaust design, undivided seat, sharper tank extensions, and petal disc brakes.
GSX-150 Bandit is a more commuter specific motorcycle with a standard handlebar, Gixxer inspired fully-digital console, dual tone fuel tank finish, and standard telescopic forks. It carries a decent alloy wheel design and tires on use are also thinner than other Suzuki 150cc bikes. Suzuki Bandit 150 can be a best-seller in India with its decent overall stance.