Suzuki Hayate – Like a Fresh Breeze

Suzuki Hayate – Like a Fresh Breeze

Article by Alan George

The Suzuki Hayate is a commuter motorcycle introduced by Suzuki Motorcycle India. Unveiled at the 2012 Auto Expo, the Hayate is Suzuki’s entry level motorcycle in India. The bike was launched in May 2012. The word Hayate means fresh breeze in Japanese.

Being a Japanese product, the styling is quirky. The Hayate features a basic rider interface with black and white dials with blue markings as well. The instrument console has an analogue speedometer, an analogue fuel gauge and a low fuel indication light. It features a clear lens headlamp that is nicely integrated into the fairing. The full body color front mudguard carries the same design language. The rear fender embosses the name and graphics are seen on the headlight, tank and the fender. The side panels are matte black. The rear view mirror is wide.

The seating position is upright and comfortable, both for the rider and the pillion as well.

The Hayate is powered by a 112 cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine that pumps out 8.3 bhp at 7,500 rpm and 8.8 Nm at 5,500 rpm mated to a four-speed gearbox. It has a claimed fuel economy figure of 69 kmpl.

The Suzuki Hayate is armed with a basic set of 2.75 tyres at the front and 3.00 tyres at the back with 17-inch wheels which are aided by the telescopic forks at the front and adjustable hydraulic suspension at the rear.

It features a tubular frame chassis with telescopic suspension at the front and a swing arm, and coil springs at the rear. It gets a fuel tank capacity of 8.5 litres with a usable reserve of 2 litres.

The Hayate is 2030 mm long, 720 mm wide, 1070 mm high and has a wheelbase of 1260 mm. It gets ample ground clearance of 165mm and weighs 114 kg.

The electricals include 35 w reflector type headlights, 21/5 w brake light and tail light. The Hayate KS has kick start only and the Hayate SS comes with an additional electric starter. The Hayate accelerates from 0 to 60 kmph in 8.26 seconds and the top speed is 95 kmph.

The Hayate is available in six colours – metallic lush green, pearl mira red, glass sparkle black (red graphics), black sparkle black (blue graphics), pearl moonstone grey and pearl mirage white.

The Hayate competes with the Honda Dream Yuga, Dream Neo, Bajaj Discover and Hero Splendor Plus. The material quality, the appearance, the fuel efficiency and the riding comfort are the plus points of the Hayate. The lack of disc type brakes and the poor head lamps are the negative points of the bike.

The Hayate KS and Hayate SS are priced at Rupees 45,108 and 47,262, respectively.

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Being an Expert writer about auto industry, Alan enjoys reading automotive articles and blogs online. He independently write on auto industry recent happenings.

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Check out more details new on road prices in your city for all the variants, features, photos etc about Suzuki Hayate – http://bikeportal.in/newbikes/suzuki/hayate/

Being an Expert writer about auto industry, Alan enjoys reading automotive articles and blogs online. He independently write on auto industry recent happenings.













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