Suzuki together with its Chinese accomplice Haojue is growing an entry-level, 160cc journey motorbike that seems to be the premise of the brand new V-Strom 160. At least that is what could be inferred by the design of the motorbike, after wanting on the patent pictures that have been leaked lately.
Designed by Suzuki’s Chinese accomplice, Haojue
Design hints in direction of a Suzuki V-Strom 160 in improvement
162cc, single cylinder engine makes 15hp and 14Nm
Suzuki V-Strom 160 design particulars
The motorbike within the pictures appears to have borrowed design cues from Suzuki’s V-Strom 1050 that in flip is impressed by the legendary Suzuki DR Big motorbike.
The outstanding beak on the entrance appears to be like like the massive Suzuki V-Strom, whereas the vertically stacked headlamp is probably going to be an all-LED unit. We anticipate the symptoms and tail gentle to be LEDs too.
Above the headlamp, there’s a giant windscreen, which needs to be adjustable, given the appliance of the motorbike. Other notable design components embody a excessive mounted handlebar with built-in handguards. Also, anticipate a full digital instrument cluster, going by at the moment’s commonplace.
When considered from the aspect, you may discover the beefy tank with neatly built-in extensions. The stepped single-piece seat is large and spacious, whereas the ergonomics needs to be upright sufficient for lengthy freeway stints.
Moving to the rear, the glossy tail part with a big seize deal with has an built-in baggage rack. Speaking of baggage, there are slots seen under the rear seats to connect panniers.
The bike rides on multi-spoke alloy wheels, indicating its street biased setup, nonetheless, it’s tough to level out the precise wheel sizes at this level. Also discover the wheel-spoke mounted disc, a la the Honda CB 300R. The bike is anticipated to characteristic single-channel ABS.
As far as suspension is anxious, anticipate a fundamental telescopic fork and rear monoshock setup, the latter being adjustable for preload.
Suzuki V-Strom 160 engine particulars
It appears to be like just like the powertrain is borrowed from the Haojue DR160S that’s bought in China, obvious if you evaluate the engine structure. And simply to be clear, this motorbike has nothing to do with the Gixxer 150 bought in India.
The Haojue 162cc fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine makes round 15hp at 8,000rpm and 14Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. These figures are anticipated to stay the identical within the 160cc V-Strom as properly. That stated, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see the form of gearing that’ll be employed.
Will the Suzuki V-Strom 160 be bought in India?
If this motorbike makes it to manufacturing, Suzuki could promote the V-Strom 160 in China and place it above the Haojue mannequin. It may additionally introduce V-Strom 160 in a couple of markets outdoors China. However, the possibilities of the motorbike making it to India are bleak.
That being stated, it’s going to be attention-grabbing to see if Suzuki India explores the choice of utilizing this child V-Strom platform to develop a 250cc ADV for India. The thought of utilizing the prevailing Suzuki Gixxer 250 engine (that makes 26.5hp at 9,300rpm and 22.2Nm of torque at 7,300rpm) could be very best to maintain prices in examine.
At current the 200cc-250cc section is witnessing loads of motion, with the spectacular BS6 Hero Xpulse 200 and the quickly to be launched KTM 250 Adventure. Suzuki, for certain, wish to have a slice of this pie.
Let us know within the feedback if Suzuki ought to launch a quarter-litre journey motorbike in India.