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Suzuki Hayate EP Overview
Suzuki India has finally revealed the all-new Hayate EP. EP here stands for Eco Performance and as the name suggests, the Suzuki Hayate is an economic entry-level commuter motorcycle. Going by the words of the Managing Director of Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited, Masayoshi Ito, “The all-new Suzuki Hayate EP appeals to every modern Indian rider.” The Hayate EP is radically similar to the old Hayate model with almost no difference in terms of looks.
Suzuki Hayate EP Engine & Transmission
The Hayate carries an 113 cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that is good for 8.53 bhp power and 9.3 Nm of torque. It comes with a 4-speed gearbox and weighs just about 107 kg. According to the company, Hayate EP uses the Suzuki Super Sleek Piston, high-ignition spark plug, and low-friction cylinder and piston rings. This aids in improved combustion, high compression ratio, reduced friction and weight reduction. This allows the Hayate EP to give powerful pick-up with superb real road mileage.
Suzuki Hayate EP Mileage
The Hayate does not have the best mileage in its segment but manages a good 60 kmpl in the city and 70 kmpl on the highway with the sleek 10 L fuel tank. The bike features things like tubeless tyres, a new diamond frame, electric start and long seat for maximum comfort. Suzuki Hayate comes with a 10.5litre fuel tank out of which 2.0litre is reserve capacity. The bike should deliver around 53-54kmpl in the city and around 60-65kmpl on the highway. The relatively smaller fuel tank (as compared to similar products from competitors) results in a comparatively shorter range than some competition.
Suzuki Hayate EP Performance and Handling
The long seat provides more comfort to its riders. It also has the longest wheelbase and the brand-new diamond frame, which gives the rider utility and comfort plus unmatched stability. The new Hayate EP holds powerful and edgy lines on the tank and tail, and the sporty mirrors and stylish new graphics give the motorcycle a stylish and appealing look. For convenience, the Hayate EP comes with a 5-step adjustable rear shock absorber. This leads to an easy travel as well as more stability for both the rider and the passenger.
The front telescopic fork is paired by a 5-way adjustable rear setup. Both work in unison to soak up bumps well and since this is a commuter it is quite softly sprung. Getting the bike to stop is a slow and gentle process, nothing too dramatic. Suzuki does not offer a front disc brake, even as an option. The bike is a nippy handler in traffic and one should be able to handle the bike without any effort. Tyres are 2.75-R17 up front and 3.00-R17 at the rear. Acceleration is fairly acceptable and the bike is happy buzzing around town all day long at a decent pace. Seating position is upright and the cushioning is comfortable.