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Suzuki unveils lightest scooter and flagship bike

Last updated on: January 27, 2014 14:17 IST

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While the scooter will take on Honda's Activa-i, the 150-cc Gixxer will rival the Yamaha FZ and Honda CB Trigger

Bollwyood actor Parineeti Chopra is the brand ambassador for Let's, touted as the lightest scooter in its class, and Salman Khan will be the brand ambassador for Gixxer, Suzuki's flagship bike in India.

Suzuki has unveiled a new 110cc scooter, called Let's. The Japanese automaker did not have a single 110cc scooter on sale in India with both its offerings, the Access and Swish, being 125cc scooters.


Image: Salman gets playful with Parineeta at the launch of Suzuki bikes Gixxer and Let's.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

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The Suzuki Let's is the lightest scooter in its class, just 98 kgs, thanks to its fibre body.


Image: Parineeta rode the Let's on to the stage wearing Palazzo Jumpsuit and High Heels.
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The Suzuki Let's is powered by a 112.8cc, 4-stroke, 2-valve, single-cylinder motor which produces 8.7 HP of power and 9 Nm of torque. The Let's also gets Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology which reduces fuel consumption and thus the claimed mileage is 63 km/l. 


Image: Side view of the 110cc Let's the lightest scooter to hit Indian roads.
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The Let's uses 90/100/10 tyres and 120 mm drums on both ends.


Image: The Let's gets a brand new stylised rear unlike the Suzuki access.
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The Suzuki Let's will be launched next month and the company has only unveiled it. The scooter will be priced aggressively as Suzuki is looking at boosting volumes in the country. 


Image: A media photographer closes in on the visible features of the Let's.
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The main rival of the Suzuki Let's is Honda's Activa-i. The Let's is offered in 5 colours -- white, silver, red, black and blue. Parineeti Chopra is the brand ambassador for the product.


Image: The Let's gets telescopic coil spring oil damped suspensions in the front.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

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Suzuki also unveiled its new 150cc bike, called the Gixxer. This motorcycle will be positioned as a sporty offering and will be Suzuki's flagship India motorcycle.


Image: The Gixxer gets it's name from Suzuki GSX-R1000 which is a high-end sports bike from Suzuki's GSX-R series.
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Although the company has unveiled the bike, the launch will take place only in July. Suzuki says the bike has been designed ground-up with a new engine and chassis, claimed to be designed by the engineers who worked on the GSX-R series of superbikes.


Image: The 155cc Gixxer gets unique dual mufflers which is not available in any motorcycle in the 150cc category.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com
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The Suzuki Gixxer is powered by a new 150cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, SOHC engine. This motor uses a carburettor and comes with both kick and electric start. 


Image: The Gixxer was designed by the same engineers who created the legendary GSX-R series. The shape and size of the tank shows that it's bigger then a mere 155cc bike.
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The bike uses telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. The front brake is a disc while the rear is a drum, a rare sight in the 150cc segment today.


Image: The side view of the Gixxer shows it's sleek aerodynamic design.
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Suzuki hasn't revealed output figures but we expect them to be more than the GS150R's 13.8 BHP and 13.4 Nm. The Gixxer will use a 5-speed gearbox unlike the GS150R which comes with a 6-speed unit. 


Image: Salman Khan who launched the Gixxer couldn't keep his hands off it.
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The Suzuki Gixxer will rival the Yamaha FZ and Honda CB Trigger. It will be showcased at the upcoming Auto Expo as well.


Image: The 155cc Gixxer and the 110cc Let's with its brand ambassadors.
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com

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