Suzuki has reintroduced itself back into Malaysia’s motorcycle market with a big bang by announcing its new brand custodian and unleashing a line-up of six new models, backed up by a network of more than 70 experienced sales and service dealerships nationwide.
Today, as promised during the 4″ quarter of 2021, Suzuki Malaysia launches the much-awaited 150cc models to the local market. This marks the foray of the Japanese brand’s comeback into the small motorcycle market for Malaysia.
The three models are targeted toward the younger consumer segments and those looking for an everyday motorcycle that offers the latest technology, is lightest in weight, and has the best all-around performance.
– Raider R150
– GSX-S 150
Welcome back Raider R150 Fi (previously know as Belang)
150CC FUEL-INJECTED ENGINE, DOHC, 4-VALVE, 6-SPEED
FULL DIGITAL INSTRUMENT PANEL INSPIRED BY SUZUKI GSX-S1000
The Suzuki Raider R150 Fi is the most unique motorcycle here in Malaysia. It has created its own cult and is respected for its performance. Until today, there are thousands of riders and enthusiasts who continue to support this moped.
Suzuki Malaysia has brought in the latest variant of the Raider R150 with fuel injection.
The 150cc 4-valve bucket-tappet DOHC 150cc engine is the most powerful unit ever to be installed in a Raider R150 Fi. Not only increment in power (2kW higher now at 13.6 kW at 10,000 rpm and 1.3Nm torquier at 13.8 Nm at 8,500 rpm), Suzuki engineers ensure power is felt throughout the entire engine speed range, right from the low to the highest rpms. Claimed 18hp, this will be the highest production 150cc.
The four-hole type fuel injector used in the fuel injection system injects the optimum amount of fuel to ensure better power and greater fuel efficiency. The six sensors built into the engine ensures sufficient data is gathered for the ECM to decide the best ratio for the best engine performance.
The use of larger valve diameter (24mm versus 22mm fir the intake valve outside diameter and 2imm versus the previous 19mm for the exhaust valve) increases the efficiency of the 150cc engine, be it in terms of power output or fuel consumption.
The SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material) plated cylinder used in Suzuki’s larger sports motorcycles are also being utilised here to ensure Raider will be protected against thermal deformation while reducing friction.
The Suzuki GSX-S150
Carrying the DNA of the GSX-R150, the GSX-S150 is the naked streetfighter version of its sibling. This powerful and handsome bike is built for riders who wish to bring their riding experience to another level. Perfect for daily work commuting and those who want a superior yet comfortable ride. An exciting leisure bike for fun rides or even track day on weekends.
Every GSX shares the same principle – very light and the best performer in its class. Only 133kg wet!
Using the same mantra, Suzuki manages to dial down the size but not the excitement to the new Suzuki GSX-S150.
The Suzuki GSX-R has defined sportbike performance for over 30 years with more than a million sold worldwide. Dedicated Suzuki engineers who have devoted their lives to the GSX-R take their responsibilities very seriously that the GSX-R becomes best performer in its class, in an unbeatable package. Meet the revolutionary Suzuki GSX-R150, with the best power-to-weight ratio and acceleration in its class, plus nimble handling and great fuel economy. It has a lower seat height, a multi-functional LCD instrument, LED headlights and a keyless ignition system. It is a dependable, comfortable motorcycle designed to handle city traffic jams while commuting to work or school during the week or feel its power and performance on track. Bring the feel of the MotoGP on the road with its performance, sporty look and high-quality fit and finish.Every GSX-R shares the same principle – very light and the best performer in its class.
The full fairing GSX-R150 offers the best power-to-weight ratio and acceleration in its class.
The wind tunnel tested bodywork offers the smallest projected frontal area in the 150cc category, which simple means the GSX-R150 gives out better acceleration, great fuel economy and cruising Stability by reducing both lift and drag.
The GSX-R150 also uses strong bodywork pieces and fairing that are lighter than its competitors. Matching the bodywork design would be a lower seat height that offers a more sporty riding position for enthusiasts.
The GSX-S150 also shares the same performance, but with a naked theme, traditional handlebars and an even lower seat height for a more comfort blased performance.
Just like the GSX-R150, the GSX-S150 comes standard with a multi-function LCD instrument cluster and a vertically stacked LED headlight.
Designed, tested and proven for the Asean market, the Suzuki GSX-R 150 and GSX-S 150 will both be able to offer what the local consumers are missing from the other competitors.
Utilising the skills gathered from inventing the legendary GSX-R1000, Suzuki engineers have built a class-leading power-to-weight ratio 150cc machines via the use of its liquid-cooled, 4-valve, buckettappet Double Overhead Camshaft (DOHC) 150cc engine that achieves superb acceleration and maximum speed while improving the best speed feel.
Maximum power output is 14.1kW @ 10,500 rpm while maximum torque is at 14.0Nm @ 9,000 rpm. These performance figures are designed to be enjoyed from the low to the high rpms, escalating the riding performance both in city or country roads.
The 150cc engine uses some technology highlights that goes on to prove that Suzuki wants it to share whatever the GSX-R1000 is using.
- Optimised Bore and Stroke ratio, coupled with the best compression rate to provide an all-rounder engine.
- Advanced electronic fuel injection system that uses six sensors to provide more power and better fuel efficiency.
- Using a 32mm inner diameter throttle body, the largest in the 150cc class which in turn gives the rider better efficiency at higher rpms and also power output.
- High performance exhaust system that helps with the constant flow of power from low to high engine speeds, exciting exhaust note and equipped with a catalytic converter to meet the Euro3 emission standards.
- Race proven cylinder coating, the Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) is used to ensure the aluminium cylinder weighs less than a conventional one. It also reduces friction and increases durability.
The Suzuki GSX-R150 and GSX-S150 uses a 6-speed manual transmission and the reduction ratio is based in the GSX-R know-how to match the engine’s high-power output properties. This enables a seamless transfer of power to the rear wheel for breath-taking acceleration experience.
Large 290mm (front) and 187mm (rear) petal disc brakes are used in both models to offer strong braking performance while the 17-inch tubeless tyres are co-developed with Japanese IRC Tire, to ensure straight running stability and cornering performance.
Understanding how Aseans use their motorcycle, Suzuki ensures the steering angle for the 150cc machines to be leapt at 35-degree, which makes It practical when riding through the traffic.
Modern electronics are also being utilised in the Suzuki GSX-R150. The new keyless system (offered in the high-grade variant) will be a hoot to use, as the rider does not need to fumble through his pocket to find the key.
The Suzuki easy start system also allows the engine to start by just one short jab on the button, without requiring the rider to keep on pressing the button until the engine coughs to life.
The full LCD instrument cluster offers a wide array of information, from engine speed indicator that flashes up at certain user specified rpms, gear position, oil change timing indicator, dual trip meters, two patterns of fuel consumption read outs and others.
GSX-R150 comes in a choice of two exciting colours and graphic packages. For high grade, there are Suzuki MotoGP colour (Metallic Triton Blue) and Red Titan Black with SUZUKI large logo.
The GSX-S150 also comes in a choice of two exciting colours and graphic packages, such as Aura Yellow / Pear! Brilliant White and Metallic Triton Blue.
Manufacturer’s recommended sales prices are as per below:
GSX-R150 – (MRSP) is RM11, 329.00 (exclude road-tax and insurance).
GSX-S150 – (MRSP) is RM10, 289.00 (exclude road-tax and insurance).
Raider R150 Fi – (MRSP) is RM8, 173.00 (exclude road-tax and insurance).
The standard warranty is 2 years or 20,000 km, whichever comes first.