- Fuel economy
- Easy to ride
- Unappealing design
- Poor resale
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Suzuki Hayate EP Overview
Suzuki Hayate is a Japanese word that loosely translates to 'Swift Wind' or 'fresh breeze' and the bike delivers what the word means. It is a motorcycle with a refined engine for effortless everyday riding at a modest pace. Built as a stylish entry level commuter offering to take the fight to the class leading offerings by competitors, the Suzuki Hayate does look different but fails to impress. The addition of bold colours however adds to some much needed flavour.
Suzuki Hayate EP Engine & Transmission
The single cylinder SOHC four stroke air cooled 112.8cc engine is good enough for a power output of 8.3bhp at 7,500rpm and peak torque of 8.62Nm at 5,500rpm. The engine is mated to a 4 speed gearbox should ideally make for a good commuter around town. The bike gathers speed quickly on account of its strong mid-range, but looses out on higher engine speeds. Overall a satisfactory performance output from the an easy to handle package.
Suzuki Hayate EP Mileage
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
Suzuki Hayate is a neutral handler at best. This is a motorcycle designed to be ridden around town at a pace with the everyday traffic. 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.