Suzuki Zeus, the latest bike from Suzuki Motorcycles India Pvt Ltd has been launched. The 125cc single cylinder Suzuki Zeus comes at a price of f Rs 46,084. The bike had a soft launch earlier this year.
Besides Suzuki Zeus, Suzuki India has another motorcycle in the Indian market, called Suzuki Heat. Both Zeus and Heat are part of Suzuki's attempts to come back to the Indian market, which it had left in the late 90s. During its earlier Indian coming, Suzuki partnered TVS for its two-wheeler business.
Suzuki Zeus will be available in three colours, the company said. These are Candy Antares Red (19A), Metallic Titanium Gold (YM3) and Pearl Nebular Black (YAY). To manufacture Suzuki Zeus and Suzuki Heat, the company has invested Rs 200 crore at its Gurgaon manufacturing plant. The production capacity of the plant is 100,000 bikes per annum.
Some of the features of the Suzuki Zeus motorcycle include the stylish instrument cluster with odometer, gear shift indicator, long and inclined seat with a helmet holdet. The front brakes of the Suzuki Zeus are disc brakes, while the rear brakes are drum-types. Below and infront of the engine is a stylish under cowl, offering extra protection to the engine. Suzuki Zeus is a kick-start bike.
The 125-cc bike market is the most crowded 2-wheeler segment in India. Suzuki Zeus and sibling Suzuki Heat will have an uphill task traying to carve out market share in this category.
Suzuki is hoping that its established leadership in the small car segment and the accumulated goodwill will help it make a mark in the Indian bike segment.
SUZUKI ZEUS MOTORCYCLE: SPECIFICATIONS:
ZEUS - 125X SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions And Dry Mass
Overall length 2040 mm
Overall width 770 mm
Wheelbase 1240 mm
Ground clearance 155 mm
Overall height 1125 mm
Dry mass 114 kgs
Type Four-stroke, Air-cooled,OHC
Number of cylinders 1
Bore x Stroke 53.5 mm x 55.2 mm
Displacement 124 cm3 (cc)
Compression ratio 9.6:1
Air cleaner Non-woven fabric element
Starter system Kick
Lubrication system Wet sump
Clutch Wet multi-plate type
Transmission 5-speed constant mesh
Gearshift patterm 1-down, 4-up
Front suspension Telescopic, Coil spring, Oil damped
Rear suspension Swing-arm type, Coil spring, Oil damped
Front brake Disc brake
Rear brake Drum brake (130 mm)
Front tyre size 2.75 -18.42P
Rear tyre size 3.00-18.52P
Ignition type Electronic Ignition (CDI)
Spark plug NGK
Battery 12V 9.0kC (2.5 Ah)/10HR
Headlight 12V 35/35W
Brake light/Tail-Light 12V 21/5W
Fuel Tank : Capacities
Including reserve 12.0 L
Reserve 2.1 L