After the Yamaha its now suzuki turn to make bike enthusiast cheer. Suzuki will soon launch an 150cc bike with a six speed transmission. Excited ! stick to the floor, unlike the R15, Suzuki’s lanza will be a commuter bike. Ya, Suzuki is following a different strategy, as every manufacturer move towards sportiness, the former TVS partner wish to tap the buyers whose first preference are the ergonomics,performance and fuel economy / mileage. Suzuki’s lanza 150cc will be the only bike to sport toe and heel gear lever other than pulsar in the 150cc segment.
The lanza 150cc boast a bikini fairing with a wolf eyed headlamp similar to the pulsar. The pilot lamps are mounted on each side which increases the aura of the lanza. However the most striking features in the lanza is its muscular fuel tank. The handlebar comes with weight on both sides which might be borrowed from the Suzuki’s 125cc zeus. The cockpit will be a digital one with a LCD console. The rear cowl is big and features a LED tail lamp cluster.Lanza features a disc brake at the front and drum brake at the rear.
Bajaj used to facelift its product every 12 or 18 months but a facelift for pulsar is due. It seems like Bajaj has forgotten its job and with lanza Suzuki has done it instead of Bajaj. But it’s hard to blame the pulsar except for its troublesome gearbox and inconsistent engine performance. Suzuki might do magic with its ultra reliable engine and butter smooth six speed transmission.