2017 raider 150 fi: review, specs, price, features

SPEC SHEETMake:SuzukiModel:Raider R150 FIEngine:Liquid-cooled DOHC, 4-valveTransmission:6-speed manualMax Power:18.5-PS
8,500 rpmFrame:SteelWheelbase:1,280 mmSeat Height:765 mmFR Suspension:Telescopic forkRR Suspension:MonoshockFR Brake:DiscRR Brake:DiscWet Weight:N/A, 109-kilogam (dry)Fuel Capacity:4 litersPrice as Tested:₱ 109,900





Once the favored xe đạp for many commuters, the Raider R150 is slowly seeing its once dominant market giới thiệu being eaten up by the new AT scooters. With traffic getting worse these days, it’s all too tempting khổng lồ let a automatic do the thinking and shifting. They’re also the new darlings of many motorcycle brands, getting all the new features lượt thích LED lighting, liquid cooling & fuel injection, as well as new tech aids like start-stop systems và ABS.

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Yet Suzuki is not about khổng lồ let its ‘King of Underbones’ go silently into the night. Launched last year, the Suzuki Raider R150 FI hopes to lớn regain some ground lost khổng lồ the growing AT scooter market.


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As the name suggests, the Raider R150 FI is now powered by a liquid-cooled, fuel injected engine. It meets Euro-3 emissions standards & produces 18.5-PS & 13.8-Nm, a couple more than its carbureted predecessor. It will accelerate to lớn 100 km/h in 11 seconds and go on lớn a top tốc độ of 145 km/h.

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It now features a new fully digital instrument panel with a red orange backlight. This panel integrates a horizontal tachometer, digital speebởi, gear indicator, fuel gauge, cloông xã & even an adjustable shift light. The shift light can be phối to illuminate at low revs, high revs, or somewhere in the middle khổng lồ remind the rider to lớn shift for varying power and fuel consumption results. The shift light is a bright white circle lớn the side that’s easy to see even from one’s peripheral vision.

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As for the rest of the bike, it comes in a choice of MotoGP.. blue, blachồng or red livery. Overall, the Raider bears a very slim thiết kế, ideal for squeezing through traffic. It’s rather heavy for an underbone, yet keeps most of the weight down low for a low center gravity khổng lồ aid in handling. Right behind the front wheel, where the oil cooler in the carburetor version used lớn be is the radiator khổng lồ cool the engine. Both front & rear discs feature a razorblade kiến thiết. Alloy wheels are standard, unlượt thích its competitors that offer the base Model in wire wheels.

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There"s barely any storage space under the seat, but there is a clever compartment above the engine (which can fit a small phone, keys, or smaller valuables.

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The marketed as an underbone, the Raider looks & feels more lượt thích a small sport xe đạp. The weight is the first thing the reminds you of this. Nonetheless it’s still much lighter than a sport bike with the tank in front. The narrow seat & low mounted handlebars dictate a slightly leaned forward position. Tall riders may find this position awkward, though riders of shorter stature might enjoy the more sporty position. There gear shifter on the left has a front and baông chồng pedal, which is a welcome feature, allowing the rider khổng lồ shift up with his heel and avoiding scuffs on his work shoes.

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Despite being halfway between a moped & sport xe đạp, it’s the ride that convinces you it’s a sport xe đạp through và through. The engine happily revs to lớn a redline of 11,500 rpm. Depending on how the shift light is set up, it can light up as early as 5,000 rpm or as late as 10,000 rpm. There’s decent torque even in low revs for handling most of the city’s riding demands. Much of the accelerating power, however, comes in at 4,500 rpm.

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Despite the skinny tires, the Raider handles well, easily maneuvering between cars and is easy khổng lồ lean with some light countersteer. The brakes bite hard và rather soon, so it pays khổng lồ be gentle with the levers off the showroom & adjust it to your liking later on. The ride is relatively soft despite its sporty aspirations. This makes it great for soaking up most of the city’s bumpy streets. Those that want some stiffer, sportier damping might be a little disappointed.

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Come night time, the raider is easy to spot thanks to lớn its full LED headlights và tail lights. They’re relatively small units but illuminate the road pretty well.

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Our week with the raider went by very quiông chồng. The light but crisp pedals made shifting hardly a chore. There’s good acceleration, very good fuel economy, and sporty handling with a comfortable ride. Though it only had a small 4-liter tank, by the time the week was done, we’ve sầu only consumed half of it, equating to average fuel consumption of around 38 km/L.

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The improvements to the Raider R150, may seem few và too little too late for some, particularly those that have sầu made the shift to AT scooters. Yet unlike those scooters, the Raider still manages to lớn inject a bit of fun và excitement into the daily commute with its sporty feel.


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