Published on March 11th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Suzuki Raider R150 Fi Arrives In Malaysia Priced At RM8,173
Welcome back Raider R150 Fi.
Suzuki Malaysia has just unveiled three small motorcycles at one event and the biggest news is the latest ‘belang’. The GSX-R150 and the GSX-S150 are popular models, but it is this latest ‘belang’ that has been taking a lot of attention since it was teased on social media.
The Suzuki Belang F150 has always been a unique motorcycle here in Malaysia. It has created its own cult and is respected for its performance. Until today, there are thousands of riders and enthusiasts who continue to support the product.
Continuing with the tradition, Suzuki Malaysia has brought in the latest iteration of the Raider R150 Fi while still keeping the values that make it such a darling to the two-wheel community here.
The 150cc 4-valve bucket-tappet DOHC 150cc engine is the most powerful unit ever to be installed in a Raider R150 Fi. Not only increment in power (2kW higher now at 13.6 kW at 10,000 rpm and 1.3Nm torquier at 13.8 Nm at 8,500 rpm), Suzuki engineers ensure power is felt throughout the entire engine speed range, right from the low to the highest rpms.
The four-hole type fuel injector used in the fuel injection system injects the optimum amount of fuel to ensure better power and greater fuel efficiency. The six sensors built into the engine ensures sufficient data is gathered for the ECM to decide the best ratio for the best engine performance.
The use of larger valve diameter (24mm versus 22mm fir the intake valve outside diameter and 21mm versus the previous 19mm for the exhaust valve) increases the efficiency of the 150cc engine, be it in terms of power output or fuel consumption.
The SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material) plated cylinder used in Suzuki’s larger sports motorcycles are also being utilised here to ensure Belang riders will be protected against thermal deformation while reducing friction.
A larger exhaust pipe diameter (from 25.4mm to 31.8mm) gives an optimal response from the engine throughout the rpm range too.
The new Raider R150 Fi enjoys the benefit of a new Suzuki Advanced Twin Spar frame, and this will definitely allow the new power train to be enjoyed by the rider. The sophisticated balance between increased rigidity and lower frame weight and the same superior manoeuvrability and stability as the GSX-R.
Rider’s safety is very high on the list and to ensure that, Suzuki fits the Japanese IRC Tire tubeless rubbers to the Belang, providing a six percent reduction in rolling resistance to improve acceleration but grippy enough for a confident ride.
The petal disc brakes are also able to dissipate heat quicker, increasing the rider’s safety net while riding around hilly terrain. The newly designed seat might look sportier but it still offers the same comfort level as the previous version.
Night riding is a lot safer as the Raider R150 Fi utilises LED bulbs for both low and high beams. Not only LED improves visibility, but it has a longer service life and uses lesser power.
The handlebar grips come with a comfortable zig-zag design similar to the GSX-R’s while the wing mirror offers a more modern look, quietly increasing the size for better visibility and safety.
Ease of maintenance is also listed as a priority with the new Raider R150 Fi, and it is the first under-bone motorcycle below 150cc to come equipped with the new sealed chain.
Sealed chain ensures that it does not elongate easily from its default length and chain durability is also greatly enhanced.
A full LCD instrument panel provides multitude of information that a rider requires while the sleek and lightweight body promises a urban riding performance that is not only exciting, but practical.
The Raider R150 Fi comes in two interesting colour options with matching graphic which is Titan Black and Metallic Mat Stellar Blue/Titan Black. To be bold, nothing can be better than the new Suzuki Raider R150 Fi.
Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the Suzuki Raider R150 F is just RM8,173.00 excluding road-tax and insurance. The standard warranty is 2 years or 20,000 km, whichever comes first.