Suzuki Motorcycle India has revealed its new 112.8 cc Hayate, which is aimed at the novice and commuter markets.
The styling is neat if not particularly exciting, and it looks noticeably similar to Suzuki’s existing Slingshot range. Technically things are very simple, with power coming from an air-cooled single-cylinder engine that develops 8.2 bhp (6.1 kW / 8.4 PS) and 8.8 Nm (6.4 lb/ft) of peak torque. Attached to a single downtube frame, it comes connected to a four-speed gearbox.
Other components include drum brakes, 17” alloy wheels, five-way adjustable shock absorbers at the rear and conventional telescopic forks up front. Colour choice comprises Sparkle Black, Metallic Lush Green, Metallic Flint Grey, Pearl Mica Red and Pearl Mirage White.
Suzuki is hoping to sell 10,000 examples of the Hayate each month, and its pricing should help to achieve that objective. The kick-start version costs Rs. 40,162 ex-dealer in Pune (around £465 / €580 at current exchange rates), while the electric-start model is Rs. 42,162 (approximately £490 / €610).
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