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- Sep 21, 2014
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Suzuki recently unveiled the all-new Bandit 150 at the 2018 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) which is in full swing in Jakarta (for complete coverage visit Oto.com). But sadly, the company has no plans of bringing it to India. This is partly due to the Bandit being a market-specific motorcycle, based on the sportier GSX-S150 and partly due to the presence of the Suzuki Gixxer which is doing well for itself here.
The Suzuki Bandit is designed as a sporty commuter. This can be seen its muscular fuel tank extensions, aggressive headlamp design and, a single-saddle seat, typical of commuters. It packs LED headlamps and a fully-digital instrument cluster - the former being absent on the Suzuki Gixxer. In addition to this, the Bandit 150 also comes with a dual-port exhaust and a heat shield, borrowed straight from the GSX-S150.
The Bandit 150 is powered by a 147.3cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine, which produces 19PS of power and 14Nm of torque. To put things into perspective, the Gixxer's carbureted 154.9cc motor produces 4.2PS less.
As mentioned above, the Bandit 150 is based on the GSX-S150, and shares similar underpinnings. This includes the chassis, conventional telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock unit at the rear. However, it uses a different subframe to accommodate its single-saddle seat. Braking too is handled by the same discs on both ends. ABS has given a miss here.
With the Suzuki Gixxer and Gixxer SF already present in the Indian market, there's little to no possibility of the Bandit 150 coming here. Same is the case with its older sibling, the GSX-S150 which does look like an interesting proposition. On the upside however, according to reports, Suzuki will be updating the Gixxer lineup in India. Until then, stay tuned to ZigWheels for the latest updates.
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