Suzki Hayate EP is the successor to the Hayate model which was first launched in India in 2012 to take on the likes of TVS Victor in the 110cc segment. The commuter is radically similar to the Hayate model with minimal difference in terms of looks. Suzuki has conferred mechanical updates for a better performance and a significant drop in weight implicates improved fuel economy. The 113cc, single cylinder engine has received a bunch of new components and it uses a four-speed unit for channelizing power to wheels.
Available in a single variant, the new Suzuki Hayate EP price starts at Rs 57,269 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Aesthetically, it remains largely the same with only a few additions. Technical updates on the motorcycle provide a better performance, acceleration and improved fuel economy. In terms of features it gets a handful of additional provisions, although it is quite basic as compared to rivals in the segment.
Suzuki Hayate EP Looks
Nothing much has changed on the Hayate, save for the additional decals and new paint schemes. From the front, it reminds of the Gixxer with similar design cues. Side profile and rear look nothing like Gixxer. Other bits like the sculpted tank, plastic shrouds and a large comfortable seat add value to the visual appearance.
Suzuki Hayate EP Engine Specifications & Transmission
Power comes from the 113cc, single cylinder, air-cooled petrol engine with Suzuki Eco Performance technology. The engine is good for maximum power of 8.6bhp and 9.3Nm of top torque. It uses a four-speed unit for transmitting power to wheels.
Suzuki Hayate EP Features
In addition to the a few new fitments, it carries forward a bunch of features from the predecessor. There is a preload adjustable rear suspension, alloy wheels, tubeless tyres, drum brakes, a long seat etc.
Suzuki Hayate EP Wheels & Tyres
The 110cc commuter gets new 17 inch tubeless tyres at front and rear. The front tyres measure 70/100 as opposed to the 80/100 tyres at rear.
Suzuki Hayate EP Competition
Suzuki Hayate EP faces strong competition from models such as Honda Dream Yuga, Hero Splendor iSmart and TVS Victor in the burgeoning 110cc space.