There were a couple of new launches from Suzuki at the Delhi Auto Expo yesterday. In addition to the new Access 125 and the updated Gixxers, the company has also launched an updated version of its mass market commuter-the Hayate. The updated bike, called Hayate EP, will be available as a premium variant and will be sold alongside the other standard variants.
The Hayate EP gets a total of 5 major changes. They are:
The main feature on the Hayate EP is the use of SEP technology. SEP refers to changes in the powertrain that were implemented to improve fuel economy and performance. The Hayate EP makes use of a sleek piston design, a low friction cylinder and piston rings (To minimize friction losses), a high ignition spark plug, a higher compression ratio and reduced weight.
The motorcycle will continue to be powered by the standard 113 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that delivers a peak power of 8.8 bhp at 7500 rpm and has a peak torque of 9.3 Nm at 5000 rpm. This engine is mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The company claims that the mileage of Hayate EP will be slightly more than that of the standard variant.
The Hayate EP is available in 3 colours. They are as follows:
Suzuki has not revealed the price of the Hayate EP. We expect the bike to be priced competitively as the customers in this segment expect maximum value for their money. Stay tuned for more information in this segment.