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Suzuki Bandit 150 likely to launch at GIIAS 2018

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On 8 July, the Suzuki Bandit 150 that is under development for the Indonesian market. Now a new report from Autonetmagz claims that the bike will debut at the GIIAS (Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show) that opens August 2 for the media.

The publication reports that Suzuki will launch a new motorcycle within a month, which is likely to be the Bandit 150. Speaking to CNN Indonesia, Mr. Yohan Yahya, Head of Marketing and Sales Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS), confirmed that Suzuki would soon launch a new product in the Indonesian market within a month, and all reports point to an unveiling at the GIIAS 2018.

The report further claims that this new motorcycle will feature the same 150 cc motor from the Suzuki GSX-S150 and will sit below the naked 150. Suzuki Indomobil Sales has seen a dip in the sales of the GSX-S150, and the company aims to maintain its sales numbers with the new Suzuki Bandit 150. While the GSX-S150 will continue as the flagship offering in the premium 150 cc segment, the Bandit 150 will take on the Honda CB150 SF and Yamaha V-Ixion.

The Suzuki Bandit 150 will feature relaxed ergonomics, and the company will position it as a premium commuter. The bike will share its chassis with the Suzuki GSX-S150. The motorcycle will shed the split seats on the GSX-S150, in favour of a long single-piece saddle for comfortable riding. The report also claims that, unlike the GSX-S150, the Bandit 150 will feature a new instrument cluster.

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The bike is likely to debut at the motor show alongside the Suzuki Burgman Street and the Suzuki XMAX 250. Speaking about the engine, the 147.3 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine on the Suzuki GSX S-150 is capable of generating 19 bhp of maximum power at 11,000 rpm along with a peak torque of 13.9 Nm at 8,500 rpm. A 6-speed transmission is used to relay power to the rear wheel.

The Suzuki Bandit 150 will feature telescopic forks at the front and a rear mono-shock. Braking components will include disc brakes at both the ends; however, we are not sure regarding the availability of ABS. The engine will get a belly cover while the motorcycle will feature an upright seating position with a wide handlebar.