Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) unveiled the updated version of its commuter segment motorcycle, christened as Hayate EP.
The Hayate EP features SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance) technology, a sleek piston, high-ignition spark plug and low friction cylinder and piston rings. This helps in improved combustion, high compression ratio, reduced friction and weight reduction, a company statement said.
In addition to the changes in the mechanical section, the Hayate EP features a longer seat for better comfort. Suzuki claims the Hayate EP also has the longest wheel base in its segment. The motorcycle is based on a new diamond frame. Additionally, the Hayate EP comes with tubeless tyres and a five-step adjustable rear shock absorber.
The Hayate EP will be powered by a 113cc single-cylinder air cooled engine that develops 8.7bhp at 7,500rpm and 9.3Nm of torque at 5,000rpm mated to four-speed transmission. The motorcycle comes with 17-inch wheels and drum brakes. The Hayate EP measures 2,025mm in length, 740mm in width and 1060mm height with 1,305mm wheelbase. The motorcycle weighs just 107kg.
"The all new Suzuki Hayate EP appeals to every modern Indian rider. Our engineers and designers have worked very hard to give the Hayate EP superior fuel efficiency without compromising on pick-up. Added to that, the unmatched riding comfort of the Hayate EP makes it an ideal ride for daily commuters. We are confident that the new Hayate EP will be very well received in the market," said Masayoshi Ito, Managing Director, SMIPL.
The motorcycle will go on sale before April 2016 and will be available in three colours: Metallic Oort Grey, Pearl Mira Red and Glass Sparkle Black.