Jul 16, 2007

19 Suzuki FXR.. shouldn't it be the 150 cc motorcycle for india..??

Suzuki India has plans of a 150 cc motorcycle for India by 2008

Atul Gupta (Vice-President Sales and Marketing) of Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) said..

The company (Suzuki Motorcycle India) was looking at bringing high powered bikes, starting with a new 150cc model to compete with the likes of Bajaj Pulsar and Hero Honda's CBZ Xtreme by March 2008 to add a youth-driven product in its portfolio

I don’t know how the 150 cc Suzuki would finally turn out to be, but If dreams were horses... I would love to see something like the 150 cc Suzuki FXR being introduced in India. Haven’t heard of the 150 cc Suzuki FXR before..?? Just drool at the pics posted below..

If you like what you see, then why don't you guys spam the mailboxes of Suzuki India Officials..??

Malaysian 150 cc Suzuki FXR

The FXR150 was produced in Malaysia from 1997 to 2003. The bike has a single cylinder four-stroke 147cc DOHC engine producing 20bhp; a half fairing, a 15 litre petrol tank; disc brakes for both rear and front ends; A top speed of around 140—150 km/h and can cruise around 100 km/h.

The fuel efficiency is around 25 km/litre.



Even if the power is around 20 bhp, a 150 cc motorcycle returning 25 Km/l would probably be unacceptable for the average Indian customer.

If Suzuki could detune the FXR to produce around 15 bhp just to squeeze a fuel efficiency of around 45-40 km/l, then I don't see any reason why Suzuki India should not see a winner in the form of the FXR. Provided they price it competitively to the other 150 cc's in the market.

But considering the conservative attitude of Suzuki in india so far, I think a 15 bhp Suzuki FXR for India would just be a dream. If only dreams were horses..!!

If you like what you see, then why don't you guys spam the mailboxes of Suzuki India Officials..?? Do it before the designs are frozen for another dissappointing 150 cc for India.





Technical Specification of the Suzuki FXR:

Engine and transmission

  • Displacement: 147.00 cc
  • Engine type: 4 stroke, Single cylinder, DOHC
  • Max Power: 20.11 HP (14.7 kW)) @ 13000 RPM
  • Max Torque: 1.27kgm@8100rpm
  • Compression: 10.7:1
  • Bore x stroke: 62.0 x 48.8 mm
  • Fuel system: Carburettor (Mikuni BS2955)
  • Valves/cylinder: 4
  • Starter: Electric & kick
  • Cooling system: Oil & air
  • Gearbox: 6-speed


Physical measures

  • Dry weight: 118.0 kg
  • Seat height: 760 mm (adjustable, lowest setting)
  • Overall height: 1,080 mm
  • Overall length: 1,985 mm
  • Overall width: 665 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,325 mm


Chassis and dimensions

  • Front suspension: telescopic, coil spring, oil damped forks
  • Rear suspension: Monoshock swinging arm, coil spring, oil damped, spring pre-load 4-way adjustable
  • Front tyre dimensions: 80/90-17
  • Rear tyre dimensions: 100/90-17
  • Front brakes: Single disc
  • Rear brakes: Single disc




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19 Comments:

Dinesh said...

Who won't buy this beauty if its available with the same looks, with 15 bhp and 40-45 km/l mileage?

I am ready to shell out about Rs 5K more than the other 150 cc bikes available in the country

but I am sure Suzuki doesn't have the balls to introduce such a bike in India

Anonymous said...

Hey .bike is good n
thats for the info but i m getting problem brozz.
for more info I clicked where u said
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But its not opening man.So plz help us

regrads
NB

Payeng said...

Yes, there seems to be a problem with this feature..

Thanks for pointing out to me.. will look into the problem and rectify soon.


In the mean time you can read the entire post by clicking at the post title. A new page containing the entire post will load.

Bunny Punia said...

the FXR 150's production was stopped in 2003 in malaysia. India has one of the strictest emission norms in the world. The bike wont be able to meet the latest indian norms.. the power though (20bhp) seems very tempting!

Payeng said...

Hi Bunny Punia..

Great to recieve your comments on my blog.

Suzuki could try restricting the FXR to around 15 bhp with the same looks and features..

but like I said.. "If only dreams were horses"

Bunny Punia said...

If they can make the bike meet the emission norms (cat con and other stuff)and still make the bike pump 15-16bhp, then its a good buy. "HOPE" is a big thing :D

sita said...

If suzuki can make up the fxr around 13-15 bhp.and see that it offers a good mileage of upto 50 kmpl.Then the youth guys will definetely like it

Anonymous said...

hi frens...im from malaysia..i have fxr : )

Fazal said...

Detune it to 13-15 bhp?? mileage of 50 kmpl?? wot next make it a sohc and give it a regular shocks so as to cut down costs???

Dear wannabe/serious bikers pls wakeup. Why Take a genuine suzi and make another fiero outta of it?? seriously...

then india neva gonna get anythin original except that "FXR" tagline

jimmy said...

Why suzuki can't bring out two varients. One for power and other for milage on the same 150 CC stuff?

Anonymous said...

Hey you ppl still don't understand it's allredy in indian roads in different form in 147.3 cc 12 BHP to fire your imagination yes I mean Suzuki Fiero

Anonymous said...

this beauty has the potential to be sold in india but its fuel efficiency is very low to its capacity

insuh said...

what an amazing motor cycle...err...i wonder hw i could get this one. is anyone can i contact to?
thanx

Anonymous said...

hi friends ..i;m from malaysia ... i own this beast bike ... for me 1 liter fuel can go about 35-40 km is enough..thats mean i only use 2 liter per day

joseph said...

that avatar happened in india when they introduced fiero with parner TVS in 2000 if you are checking the specification and even in engine block look in picture you can see it

insuh said...

what an amazing motor cycle...err...i wonder hw i could get this one. is anyone can i contact to?
thanx

Fazal said...

Detune it to 13-15 bhp?? mileage of 50 kmpl?? wot next make it a sohc and give it a regular shocks so as to cut down costs???

Dear wannabe/serious bikers pls wakeup. Why Take a genuine suzi and make another fiero outta of it?? seriously...

then india neva gonna get anythin original except that "FXR" tagline

Gunawan MS said...

I know this is an old article, and perhaps has lost its relevancy nowadays, but one has to comment when there was a clear misconception that will mislead the mass who read over it.

Suzuki FXR 150 in econo ride mode, WILL NOT return a 25 KM/L mileage, i can assure you that. If you ride it HARD, accelerating all over the place in a stop & go traffic, then yes, that number sounds reasonable, but in a normal, urban riding, you can hit 32-36 KM/L mileage with this bike, and even better number in highway riding.

You have to question the use of 4 stroke engine technology if the fuel efficiency is that bad, considering a Kawasaki Ninja 150 RR, a 30 PS 2 stroke beast, can return 26-28 KM/L mileage in an econo, sane urban riding out of it.

Anonymous said...

nice bike....love to have it....

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