Suzuki raider 150 fi review!

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SPEC SHEETMake:SuzukiModel:Raider R150 FIEngine:Liquid-cooled DOHC, 4-valveTransmission:6-tốc độ 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 chia sẻ being eaten up by the new AT scooters. With traffic getting worse these days, it’s all too tempting khổng lồ let a automatic vì the thinking & shifting. They’re also the new darlings of many motorcycle brands, getting all the new features lượt thích LED lighting, liquid cooling and fuel injection, as well as new tech sida like start-stop systems và ABS.

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Yet Suzuki is not about to lớn let its ‘King of Underbones’ go silently into lớn the night. Launched last year, the Suzuki Raider R150 FI hopes 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 và produces 18.5-PS & 13.8-Nm, a couple more than its carbureted predecessor. It will accelerate to 100 km/h in 11 seconds and go on to 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 speevị, gear indicator, fuel gauge, cloông chồng & even an adjustable shift light. The shift light can be phối to lớn illuminate at low revs, high revs, or somewhere in the middle to remind the rider to shift for varying power và fuel consumption results. The shift light is a bright White circle khổng lồ the side that’s easy khổng lồ see even from one’s peripheral vision.

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As for the rest of the bike, it comes in a choice of MotoGPhường. xanh, blaông chồng or red livery. Overall, the Raider bears a very sllặng thiết kế, ikhuyến mãi for squeezing through traffic. It’s rather heavy for an underbone, yet keeps most of the weight down low for a low center gravity to lớn aid in handling. Right behind the front wheel, where the oil cooler in the carburetor version used to be is the radiator lớn cool the engine. Both front và rear discs feature a razorblade thiết kế. Alloy wheels are standard, unlike its competitors that offer the base mã sản phẩm in wire wheels.

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

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The marketed as an underbone, the Raider looks và feels more like a small sport bike. The weight is the first thing the reminds you of this. Nonetheless it’s still much lighter than a sport xe đạp 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 & 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 và sport bike, it’s the ride that convinces you it’s a sport xe đạp through và through. The engine happily revs to 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 to lean with some light countersteer. The brakes bite hard và rather soon, so it pays lớn be gentle with the levers off the showroom & adjust it lớn 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 lớn spot thanks 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 quick. The light but crisp pedals made shifting hardly a chore. There’s good acceleration, very good fuel economy, & sporty handling with a comfortable ride. Though it only had a small 4-liter tank, by the time the week was done, we’ve only consumed half of it, equating to average fuel consumption of around 38 km/L.

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