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Suzuki SlingShot, features and specifications

Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. has launched a new 125cc motorcycle in India, called, Suzuki SlingShot.

Powered by the same 125cc 4st mill currently doing duty on Suzuki Zeus, SlingShot adds sporty character (at least visually) to the commuter centric Zeus 125 and looks much better. A fact Suzuki is hoping, would translate into more sales for the company.

According to Suzuki, SlingShot is inspired GSX-R series of superbikes and boasts of sharp edgy head lamps, an all-new front fender design and a convenient gear position indicator for ease in riding in city traffic. It also features Suzuki Pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system, which helps in obtaining high combustion efficiency for enhanced mileage and reduced emissions.

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Speaking at the launch, Mr. Katsumi Takata, Chairman, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Suzuki is a brand trusted worldwide for its superior technology and uncompromised quality and we have amply displayed this to our commitment to India by launching products, from the GS150R to the Hayabusa, Gixxer and Bandit, that have generated tremendous response from customers. The same global promise of Suzuki ensures that our customers in India get same uncompromising quality, style, performance and comfort in the Suzuki SlingShot. “

Mr. Atul Gupta, Vice President (Sales and Marketing), Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. further added, “It has been our constant endeavor to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the Indian motorcycle market and the Suzuki SlingShot is a direct result of us listening to what the customers want and delivering a world class product that meets their requirements. The Suzuki SlingShot offers a complete package in terms of Style, Comfort, Performance and Practicality – all combined in a 125 cc bike. The customer wanted a bike that was as frugal on fuel as a 100 cc bike, yet had the looks to match a 150 cc premium bike combined with a price point that made the product affordable yet met all requirements – which the Suzuki SlingShot offers.”

While all that is fine and dandy, what we are bothered about is the fact that disc brake isn’t even an optional extra in the SlingShot, even though it is an optional extra in Zeus 125! A fact that not only compromises braking ability of the bike, but also does little to reinforce the sporty characteristics of a motorcycle, which happens to be its main USP over Zeus!

We seriously hope that Suzuki will realize this mistake and front disc brake would at least be offered as an optional extra in the near future and hopefully becomes a standard accessory, sooner rather than later!

Suzuki SlingShot’s alloy wheel variant is priced at Rs. 45,911 (Ex-Showroom Delhi) and the spoke wheel version is priced at Rs. 43,945 (Ex-Showroom Delhi). The Suzuki SlingShot is available in four colours – Metallic Mustard Yellow, Metallic Fox Orange, Candy Antares Red and Pearl Nebular Black.

Suzuki SlingShot Specifications

Dimensions And Kerb Mass
Overall length 2,035 mm
Overall width 770 mm
Overall height 1,075 mm
Wheelbase 1,265 mm
Ground clearance 160 mm
Kerb mass (kg) 127
Engine
Type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, 1 cylinder, SOHC
Bore x Stroke 53.5 mm x 55.2 mm
Displacement (cm3) 124 cc
Compression ratio 9.6:1
Carburettor VM18
Starting Kick start/Electric start
Air cleaner Non-woven fabric element
Lubrication system Wet sump
Transmission
Clutch Wet multi-plate type
Transmission 5-speed (1 down – 4up)
Chassis
Front suspension Telescopic, Coil spring, Oil damped
Rear suspension Swing-arm, Coil spring, Oil damped
Front brake Mechanical, Landing trailing, Drum type
Rear brake Mechanical, Landing trailing, Drum type
Front tyre size 2.75 -18 42P
Rear tyre size 3.00 -18 52P
Electrical
Ignition type CDI
Spark plug NGK
Battery Kick start & Electric start spec.: 12V, 5Ah
Headlight 12V 35/35W
Brake light/Tail-Light 12V 21/5W
Fuel Tank : Capacities
Including reserve 12.0 L
Reserve 2.1 L

One Comment

  1. swapnil kumar says:

    s’shot seems 2 b much better than zeus n heat in terms of look,performance especially TORQUE.
    definately a good change 4m suzuki after a long break which will take on discover,pulsar135,shine,stunner.It will b very intresting how Indians will welcome it!!!!!!?????

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