The new Suzuki Bandit 150 could be positioned below the Gixxer if the brand decides to launch the model in India
Suzuki has officially revealed new Bandit 150 at GIIAS 2018. The Bandit 150 is based on GSX-S150, which made its debut last year. Both bikes share same chassis but the Japanese manufacturer has given new body style for Bandit 150 as it is positioned below GSX-S150 and misses out sporty design elements. Suzuki wants to place Bandit 150 as conventional commuter and is the third 150 cc bike to be spawned out of new platform.
Suzuki has provided telescopic suspension at front with new fender and Bandit 150 comes with striking looking LED headlamp along with new single piece handle bar. The fuel tank is muscular but not as extreme as GSX-S150 and it comes with fully digital instrument cluster. Suzuki placed foot pegs towards middle and seating position is upright.
The new Suzuki Bandit 150 comes with single piece seat but it is curved for rider and the company has reduced the height of rear. Suzuki has also given LED tail lamp and indicators are shared from GSX-S150. The alloy wheels are finished in black colour and the company has given engine guard like most of its competitors.
Suzuki Bandit 150 comes with adjustable mono suspension at rear and the company tuned the bike for comfort rather than handling. The Bandit 150 is powered by same engine from GSX-S150 and the 147.3 cc single cylinder liquid cooled engine puts out 19 bhp of power at 10,500 rpm and 14 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm.
The gearbox is same 6 speed unit from GSX-S150 and the delivery output will be linear. We can expect this engine to return excellent fuel efficiency. The braking power for Bandit 150 comes from disc brakes at front and rear. The Japanese manufacturer might not offer ABS system as standard with Bandit 150.
The Japanese manufacturer will begin sales of Bandit 150 by the end of this month in Indonesia and it will compete against Honda CB150 SF and Yamaha V-Ixion. In India, Suzuki only offers Gixxer and SF in 150 cc segment. The Bandit 150 will be a perfect competitor for Suzuki to take on Pulsar 150 in Indian market and it could be positioned below the Gixxer.
Suzuki GSX-150 Bandit gets colour shades such as Stronger Red, Titanium Black, Brilliant White and Metallic Matte Titanium Silver. It measures 2,000 mm in length, 790 mm seat height, 150 mm ground clearance and 1,300 mm wheelbase while the dry weight is quoted at 135 kg. Other main features are sharp tank extensions, sporty two-tone fuel tank finish, single-piece seat, etc.