Suzuki Hayate EP
Specification: Suzuki Hayate EP
|2. Engine & Transmission|
|4. Brakes, Wheels & Suspensions|
|5. Top Speed and Mileage|
- Good mileage
- Comfortable Seat
- Halogen Headlight
- Thin Tires
Suzuki Hayate EP is one of the most attractive bikes in a hundred cc segment. Though the bike is lightweight and has an analog console, the bike gives a higher mileage and an enormously less in rate. Also, the motorbike comes with a tubeless tire which may be a very critical element.
The 110cc commuter segment is a challenging market space to crack, with buyers preferring to stick to tried and tested options rather than experiment with new brands. With Hero MotoCorp and Honda having cemented their positions, newcomers like Suzuki have had difficulty making their presence felt.
Trying a new approach, Suzuki decided to shake up things in its portfolio and modernize its two-wheelers. One of the products to benefit from this rejig is the Hayate EP. The Hayate EP promises to be the perfect commuter bike for urban and rural users alike, featuring a new diamond frame and swingarm, a revised suspension setup, and Suzuki Eco Performance.
Overview: Suzuki Hayate EP was first released in 2012 in India. Rancon Motor Bikes LTD carried the bike in Bangladesh in 2015 (Source). The motorcycle began to seize attention for its stunning competitive looks in its phase. The 110 cc bike falls below commuter bike class which guarantees better mileage.
Design: Design clever Suzuki Hayate has appealing seems. The Headlights have grills on each facet. Decent photographs are to be had in tank and fender. Side panels are matte black colored with faux carbon fiber to make them look appealing. The exhaust observation seems a bit sporty and typical as a 110 cc motorbike; it appears pretty decent. The instrument cluster and transfer gears are prepared are standard correct in pleasant.
Look at it from the front, and you can notice that the design draws influence from the Suzuki Gixxer. Move on to the side profile, and all similarities end. The sculpted tank, plastic shrouds, and tail section adopt a very conservative design, with the decals adding a bit of excitement. Paint and switchgear quality is top-notch. I particularly liked the bright red paint scheme, which makes the bike noticeable from a mile away. Apart from this red, the Hayate EP is also offered in grey and black paint schemes.
Engine and Transmission: Suzuki Hayate is powered using a four-stroke 112 cc single-cylinder engine that may generate most electricity of 8.Three BHP @7500 rpm and 8.62 Nm of torque at 5500 pm. The machine is clean, and the throttle response is competitive. The motorcycle has a top pace of 90 kmph. The bike is prepared with four pace gearbox.
The biggest grouse with the Hayate EP is its gearbox. A four-speed transmission with a unidirectional shift pattern is standard in this segment. An all-down design isn’t. This gearbox pattern can take a while to get used to and can be very distressing for the engine when you accidentally downshift when you meant to upshift.
Body: Suzuki Hayate comes with a slender and slick design. The bike is equipped with a 2.75 – 17 Tubeless tire in the front and a 3.00 – 17 tubeless tire in the back. The tires are honest enough for a one hundred ten cc motorbike, and it helps to get better mileage. In the front section, it has a Telescopic suspension and swingarm, mono suspension inside the rear.
When it comes to features, the Hayate EP is very basic. The preload-adjustable rear suspension and alloy wheels are the only equipment that the Hayate EP can boast of. The analog clocks, absence of trip meters and position lights, and the essential cycle parts make it falter against the competition.
The suspensions are truthful enough for a day-by-day commuting motorbike. Ground clearance of this motorcycle is 165 mm, which is pretty much fair sufficient for Bangladeshi road circumstances. The seat height of this motorbike is 795 mm, which is good enough for average height people. The Kerb weight of this bike is 107 kg, and it has 10 Liters gas capacity that is pretty truthful sufficient. The seat of this motorbike is comfy enough for commuting each day.
The gear ratios have been configured to get you to the fourth gear as soon as possible. The Hayate EP efficiently manages to keep going at 20kmph in the fourth gear. The engine feels very smooth and refined up to 60kmph and bearable up to 75kmph. After that, the vibrations serve as a constant reminder that you are aboard a small-capacity commuter bike. On highways, you can maintain a steady 70kmph, with enough power in reserve for the odd overtake.
At 1305mm, the Hayate EP’s wheelbase is 45mm longer than the older bike. Suzuki has also replaced the older bike’s dated tubular swingarm with a rigid box-section unit. The suspension is inherently soft, which makes for a very comfortable city ride. The Hayate EP also excels in the ability to weave in and out of traffic effortlessly at low to mid-range engine speeds. Even on broken roads, the bike glides over bumps, effortlessly insulating you from the shocks.
However, the skinny 70/100 profile front and 80/100 profile rear tires show that this motorcycle isn’t meant for intense cornering. While the bike is easy to tip into corners, the rear tends to get bouncy over undulations due to the soft rear setup, which can hamper your confidence to carry high speeds through corners. The rear springs are five-step preload-adjustable, tinkering, giving you a more composed and confident ride.
The SEP technology focuses on reducing mechanical losses through efficient components and changes in the manufacturing process. Even the overall weight of the motorcycle has gone down by five kilograms. The result is better fuel efficiency without compromising performance. And the numbers speak for themselves. The Hayate EP returned an impressive 64.6kmpl in the city, which, coupled with the 10-liter fuel tank, make it a ‘fill it, shut it, forget it’ motorcycle.
The Suzuki Hayate EP’s ride comfort is its biggest strength. The seat, suspension setup, and riding position have all been designed with one focus – to make your commute as comfortable as possible. Even the engine and suspension setup has been refined tuned to suit Indian conditions (both urban and rural), and it performs very well in these aspects. While its moderate character might not fit the taste of the youth, a market for such conservative bikes does exist. So if you want a fuel-efficient, no-frills, hassle-free workhorse, the Hayate EP is cut out just for you.
FAQ- Frequently Ask Question
1. What is the top speed of the Suzuki Hayate EP?
Ans- The Suzuki Hayate EP has a tentative top speed of around 90kmph.
2. What is the mileage of the Suzuki Hayate EP?
Ans– The Suzuki Hayate EP has a tentative mileage of 55kmpl.
3. What kind of bike is the Suzuki Hayate EP?
Ans- The Suzuki Hayate EP is a sports commuting bike.