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Only recently, Suzuki India MD, Satoshi Uchida had announced that the motorcycle maker will shift focus from the mass market towards the fast-growing scooter and premium motorcycle space in the country. In an interview, he said, “Since we are a late entrant, we need to have a different approach. Our immediate focus is on the fast-growing scooter space and premium motorcycles. Our aim is to grab 10% share in the segments that we operate. Once we reach scale, then we may look at the mass market.”

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Now, a little birdie has informed us that Suzuki India will be launching a cruiser styled 150cc motorcycle as early as next month. He mentioned that the bike’s styling borrows influences from the 1,800cc Suzuki Intruder, however, will be propelled by a 154.9cc, single-cylinder engine which it will share with the Gixxer. Good for 14.8PS @ 8,000 rpm and 14Nm @ 6,000 clicks, expect the motor to be tuned for strong initial and mid-range power under this new motorcycle’s tank. The insider also tells us that production has already commenced at the factory, where the first lot of motorcycles will be shipped to dealers in the first week of November. A formal launch will happen just after.

In the current scheme of things, this rumoured motorcycle will compete against the Bajaj Avenger 150, which, going by the number of examples which can be spotted on our streets, is already quite popular. We expect the motorcycle to offer a relaxed, feet forward riding stance, loads of chrome, and a shiny paint job. Powered by that smooth 150cc motor, it should make for a value offering for those who lust after cruisers. Such a move by Suzuki Motorcycles India could also make Yamaha mull about injecting new life into their once popular Enticer brand. As of now, we can only speculate though.

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When it was launched in 2004, the V-Strom 650 came with an upright and comfortable riding position, good street manners and a reasonable price. The small V-Strom managed to outsell its bigger brother – the V-Strom 1000 and never got out of production. Now it’s time for the third generation of the middleweight V-Strom. So we took it out for a ride to see how things have changed in these years.

Suzuki’s V-Twin engine is more refined than ever there’s a different look, a slimmer fairing and narrower fuel tank and some welcomed additions such as the traction control. But not everything has been changed. For example, the 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 has the same fork and brakes as the original.

We took it out for a ride in on every type of environment – from the city traffic to highway, to curvy roads and soft enduro. Here’s our video. You can watch it below.

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Suzuki India is planning big as senior officials are considering the country to be the global hub for their GSX-250R. The same is much awaited product among Indian buyers and one could possibly fall in love with its touring friendly engine as well as ergonomics.

But all this comes with a bitter condition that is not actually impossible but requires much more input from Suzuki than the present situation. Senior officials demand sales report that could ensure them of more than 1 million yearly sales by 2020. Going by the last report (August 2017), Suzuki Motorcycles India sold 47,745 units in one month.

Rounding off the figure and even counting good as well as bad days for Suzuki makes them good for almost good for 0.6 million in yearly sales. Taking this number to 1 million will take a lot of effort but still, 30 months of time is good enough to achieve this feat.

They were once selling half the number of units than present situation and expecting a million is not bad at all. Suzuki is even preparing a 150cc cruiser model for India, expected to add around 10,000 units of monthly sale and most probably being no one else than Suzuki GZ150. It actually carries a mind blowing cruiser design.

Apart from that, they hinted at a power scooter, most probably from Burgman series for the country. It can most probably carry 250cc engine and thus, could help Suzuki share the same with GSX-250R. The quarter liter Gixxer is powered by 248cc, twin cylinder engine producing 24.7 BHP at 8000 rpm and 23.3 Nm at 6500 rpm.

It weighs just 178 kg and thus, will keep riders happy at all times with power in everyday range. Suzuki will update its complete dealership network by an investment of around INR 1000 Crore. They currently have around 200 dealerships in India.

In an interview with Economic Times, Satoshi Uchida, MD, Suzuki Motorcycle India revealed the brand’s plans for the country. He said:

“Since we are a late entrant, we need to have a different approach. Our immediate focus is on the fast-growing scooter space and premium motorcycles. Our aim is to grab 10% share in the segments that we operate. Once we reach scale, then we may look at mass market. Our chairman wants us to achieve 1 million sales (per year, by 2020), but he says do it in a sustainable manner, we have to use both brake and accelerator.”

Key Specifications of Suzuki GSX-250R

Displacement 248 cc
Maximum Power 24.7 BHP @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque 23.3 NM @ 6500 rpm
No. of Cylinders 2
No. of Gears 6
Seat Height 780 mm
Kerb/Wet Weight 178 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres

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In this one, we check out a video of a dirt dragger that has the intensity turned up to 11. If you thought that seeing a Hayabusa in action on concrete was impressive, wait until you see this thing trying to conquer the dirt as it wraps up and spits out wake of brown, screaming as loud as possible while the driver sways back and forth, making his way down the track and through the finish line.

We have to say that this motorcycle is a pure joy for all the senses as it hits the dirt with a vengeance, really making its presence felt as this rider has to have balls of steel to be able to make this thing work all the way down the track.

Check out the video down below that will put you on the scene of the action, giving you a perfect perspective to bear witness to this incredible two-wheeled freak as it plants down hard and gets to business. When it comes time to get to racing, it really seems like this thing is all work and no play.

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Suzuki is planning to bring back two-strokes with a clean-burning, fuel-injected, all-new screamer engine.
The internet rumour machine is in full swing over the whisper Suzuki may be returning to the smoker stable for its future off-road weapons.
The Suzuki RM250 was a venerable racing machine, although long in the tooth by the time Suzuki discontinued production of the RM250 at the end of 2007. It’s never good news hearing about a bike going through the wood chipper, because it means the end of a generation. Manufacturers pour millions of dollars into research and development for a single model. Let that sink in for a minute. Those manufacturers expect a return on their investment, and when they think the well has run dry, they either reinvest funds or move along. Suzuki took the latter route with the RM250. That’s still sad to think about.

 

On the drawing above, tagged with the numbers 71, 70 and 74 can be seen a fuel injection system. The unit is mounted low-down in the cylinder and angled upwards – this is so that the fuel ‘cone’ that is sprayed into the chamber as an atomised mist is launched over the second scavenger port in the cylinder.

 

Because the fuel is sprayed so finely and can be directed into the chamber so accurately, plus be timed so expertly, the burn is very clean and efficient meaning that emissions are very low indeed. The fuel is used as a cooling element inside the cylinder to further increase overall engine efficiency.

 

Compared to the old two-stroke feed technology this is light-years ahead and clearly Suzuki is confident that is can build a modern, light and powerful two-stroke motor that will be compliant with various legislation around the world.

 

Here Suzuki are introducing the BRAND NEW 250 2 Stroke!

General information

Model:RM 250
Year:2018
Category:Cross / motocross
Rating:93.6 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Price as new (MSRP):US$ 5397. Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc.Engine and transmission
Displacement:249.04 ccm (15.19 cubic inches)
Engine type:Single cylinder, two-stroke
Compression:8.5:1
Bore x stroke:66.4 x 72.0 mm (2.6 x 2.8 inches)
Fuel system:Carburettor. 38.0mm Mikuni TMX flat-slide with throttle position sensor (TPS)
Ignition:CD with three-dimensional mapping and electronic advance
Cooling system:Liquid Cooled
Gearbox:6-speed
Transmission type,
final drive:
ChainChassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Rake (fork angle):26.5°
Trail:110 mm (4.3 inches)
Front suspension:47.0mm inverted Showa cartridge fork with 16-position rebound and 16-position compression-damping adjustability
Front wheel travel:315 mm (12.4 inches)
Rear suspension:Pro-Link Showa single shock with spring-preload, 17-position rebound-damping adjustability, and compression-damping adjustment separated into low-speed (13 positions) and high-speed (3.5 turns)
Rear wheel travel:320 mm (12.6 inches)
Front tyre:80/0-21
Rear tyre:110/90-19
Front brakes:Single disc
Front brakes diameter:240 mm (9.4 inches)
Rear brakes:Single disc
Rear brakes diameter:240 mm (9.4 inches)Physical measures and capacities
Dry weight:96.6 kg (213.0 pounds)
Seat height:942 mm (37.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Ground clearance:338 mm (13.3 inches)
Wheelbase:1,481 mm (58.3 inches)
Fuel capacity:7.57 litres (2.00 gallons)

I found this old Suzuki GN for sale second hand. It was broken and leaking but there was something special about it that drew me in, so I decided to fix it up and give it a budget make over.

This film follows three months of weekends to get it ready for the first ride.

Thanks to Marty for helping me with the project.

Music: I wrote this music specifically for this video.

It takes 37 muscles to frown

17 to smile

And just 7 to twist the throttle

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The Suzuki Hayabusa a.k.a. the GSX1300R is one of the most well-known and admired motorcycles, ever. It particularly found fame among the Indian audience after being featured in a Bollywood movie. Almost everyone, even the non-enthusiasts wanted to see themselves riding the Falcon inspired intercontinental missile but it came at an expensive price tag.

2017 Suzuki Hayabusa

The movie, which probably made a lot of physicists cry in their grave, was surprisingly a success. Besides the fact that the “Bikers” were competing in a superbike race with an open face helmet, the film’s budget, or the lack of it, forced the makers to use Hero MotoCorp (Hero Honda back then) Karizma and CBZ motorcycles to fill the gaps. Don’t believe us? Here’s a proof:

Sadly, GM Custom was not around back then to save the film makers from the embarrassment of placing a 223cc and a 150cc motorcycle in a superbike race. Who’s GM Custom? It’s a Delhi based custom builder who caught out attention because of their Suzuki Hayabusa replica. One of the two replicas is built on a humble Hero MotoCorp Karizma while the other on a Yamaha YZF-R15. It’s a complete visual overhaul that will cost you fraction of what you’d pay for the original motorcycle.

What do you get? The upgrade includes the custom built body kit, wider tyres and a dual disc brake at the front. The instrument console too gets an upgrade and it’s identical to the unit on the original superbike. GM Custom does not offer any mechanical upgrade so you’d have to settle for stock performance.

Check out the Suzuki Hayabusa replica in the video below:

The team at GM Custom has done a commendable job with the replica and it’s one of the closest copies of the original Suzuki Hayabusa that we’ve seen in the past. We’re sure it’s a perfect alternative for people who do not have the kind of money that’d buy the real deal but we wonder what would Suzuki has to say about it.

What do you think of the Suzuki Hayabusa replica? Let us know your views through the comments section below.

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