I, Leon Rezone Haque, am currently living in Mohammadpur, Dhaka. I am currently using the Suzuki GSX-R 150. I have been riding the bike for about 1500 km. Here I will be writing about my experience with the bike.
I started my riding journey with the Hero Honda Passion Plus. I have changed 2 bikes since then, they are Bajaj Pulsar 150 & Hero Honda Hunk 150. Having a fascination for sportbikes, the Suzuki GSX-R 150 seemed more reasonable to me. Before choosing the bike, I thought of riding a few more bikes in the sports category to understand the riding experience.
The bikes are – Honda CBR-150 & Yamaha R-15. I chose the Suzuki GSX-R 150 bike because of its price, appearance, mileage, speed, controlling, and turning radius. I use the bike for both the city commute and long rides out of town. I bought my Suzuki GSX-R 150 from the Authorized Suzuki dealership, Bikerz Paradise for a price of 3,50,000BDT.
It took a long time for the bike to be delivered. The feeling of owning my first sportbike was inexplainable. What a wonderful feeling it was when I first swung my leg over the bike for the first time.
I have 1500 kilometers in the odo so far. The engine of this bike requires 1300ml, which causes an unnecessary hassle while changing the engine oil. I use the Motul 10w40 (Mineral) engine oil, which costs 500 BDT and it has a better performance than any other engine oil in my opinion.
I get my bike serviced from the Suzuki Authorized service center (Bijoy Saroni). Since it’s my baby, I make sure to wash the bike every week.
I didn’t modify anything about the bike. But I’m planning to install fog lights. Although the headlights are good for the city commutes, you may face a little problem while riding on the highway. It’s a new bike so I haven’t had to change any parts yet.
I went to Mawa a few days ago. When I saw the amazing road, I was tempted, but I tried my best to ride at a reasonable speed. But my attempt was futile, as I ended up riding up to a speed of 136kmph. I know the bike has the capability of hitting speeds higher than that, but I restrained myself.
The Pros of the Suzuki GSX-R 150:
- The bike is nimble, which allows the bike to squeeze through heavy traffic.
- Powerful and great torque.
- Turning radius.
- Saddle height.
- Reasonable price.
The Cons of the Suzuki GSX-R 150:
- Small pillion seat.
- Unorthodox engine oil amount.
To me, the Suzuki GSX-R 150 bike is the best among the sportbikes in Bangladesh considering its price, speed, mileage, control, and appearance. So, I will suggest to those who are thinking of buying a sport-bike to buy this bike in a heartbeat.
Written By: Leon Rezone Haque