My name is Md. Fardin Ahsan, and I’m from Phulbari, Dinajpur. Here I will be talking about my Suzuki GSX-R 150. I will be talking about my experiences and problems with the bike. I have been riding the bike for about 6000 kilometers.
There are many bike lovers in our area. We all rode together, so one day we thought we could form a group, so we all opened a group together and named it ‘Phulbari Bikerz Community’. Not only did we ride bikes, but we also attempted to do social works.
My first wish was to buy a Suzuki Gixxer. But my father did not like it. Then we had the Bajaj Discover 135 bike. I sold it and bought the Yamaha FZS FI V2. I couldn’t buy the bike of my choice, so I wasn’t satisfied with the bike I had. I said to my parents I want a sports bike. Then my father sold the FZS FI V2 and bought a Bajaj Pulsar 150 Twin Disc. But I still wasn’t satisfied.
I’ve loved bikes since childhood. If I’m upset, I go out with the bike. I ride on empty streets and refresh my mind. I can drive a car too. But I don’t feel the same while driving. It was nice to ride an 80cc bike when I was younger. Now we have 3 Yamaha R15 V3, one GSX-R150, many Gixxer bikes in our group.
The main reason I chose the Suzuki GSX-R 150 is that the bike feels very handy and comfortable to me. Since my height is 5 feet 5 inches, the Suzuki GSX-R150 bike is perfect for me. Before buying the bike, I tried both R-15 and CBR bikes. But I felt that the GSX-R150 suited me the best.
Reasons for choosing the Suzuki GSX-R 150:
I bought the bike unofficially by ordering from Al-Amin Traders in Dinajpur. The price of the bike in Dhaka was 4 lakh BDT. But they mailed it to Dinajpur so they took an extra 10 thousand BDT. In other words, my Suzuki GSX-R150 bike cost me 4 lakh 10 thousand BDT.
I have experienced the Suzuki GSX-R150 before. But the feeling of riding my bike is different. You cannot even fathom the feeling I got. I still couldn’t believe I owned the bike now.
My bike was first serviced by Al-Amin Traders. After that, I have been servicing my bike from Suzuki official points. I have serviced my Suzuki GSX-R150 bike 5 times so far.
On my bike, I got 39 kilometers per liter of mileage in the city and 44 kilometers per liter on the highway before 2500 kilometers. After crossing 2500 kilometers, I get 35-38 km mileage in the city. And 40+ mileage on the highway. The mileage is fine in my opinion.
Since bikes are a hobby, I take good care of them. I keep it clean. I change the engine oil in time. I do the small maintenance of my bike myself. For example chain cleaning, chain lube. Whenever I see any change in the bike, I get it checked by the mechanic. I have complied with the break-in period rules. I check the coolant, and brake fluid regularly. I always use octane.
On my Suzuki GSX-R 150 bike, I use Motul 10w40 (7100) fully synthetic engine oil. It costs 1200 taka. It can run 1800-2000 km without any hesitation.
I haven’t changed any major parts of the bike yet. I only changed the front visor and indicator lights. I like the appearance of the bike now. But these are not as good as the stock ones. Besides that, I have not modified the bike.
Once while on tour, I got a top speed of about 142 on the Rajshahi-Dhaka Highway. I could have accelerated further, but I didn’t want to take any risk.
5 good aspects of Suzuki GSX-R 150 bike (in my view):
- Cheaper than other bikes of this segment.
- Keyless ignition.
- LED headlights.
5 bad aspects of the bike (in my view):
- Low weight.
- Uncomfortable pillion seat.
- Only one remote.
- Low seat height.
I didn’t tour much with the bike, but I have traveled to Phulbari and Natore. During this, I got a pretty good performance from the bike. I would suggest, that if you are a short rider who wishes to buy a sports bike, then this bike is for you. There is also an ABS version of this bike in the market, which you can go for now.
Written By: Fardin Ahsan