Suzuki GD for sale in the Philippines
The Suzuki GD is a commuter-type motorcycle which can be converted into a tricycle, a modified three-wheeled vehicle with a fabricated passenger cabin called a sidecar. The GD has been one of the preferred models of tricycle operators for their paid passenger transport services.
Why buy a Suzuki GD?
Performance and engine specs
The Suzuki GD uses a 110 cc 4-stroke, SOHC gasoline engine which produces 13.5 horsepower and 8.5 Nm of torque. When the GD is driven in highway conditions, this motorcycle can accelerate from 0-100 kilometers per hour (kph) in 12 seconds. Driving this motorcycle in the same extra-urban conditions, the GD can reach a top speed of up to 120 kph. Under the same driving conditions, the GD was rated to have a fuel efficiency rating of close to 65 km/L.
Design of the GD
The GD adopts an underbone structure partnered with a double cradle body frame. It has a telescopic, coil spring front suspension and a swingarm in its rear. This motorcycle’s bulky build is very prominent and comes with a 9.2 liter fuel tank at the center of the unit. It is currently available in three color schemes: pearlescent black, metallic jade royal blue and metallic silk red.
What are the standout features of the GD?
Staying true to Suzuki’s tradition, the GD offers fuel efficiency and fast acceleration. Stopping this motorcycle is also made easier thanks to its expanding drum brake on its front and rear. It also comes with the standard wheelbase of 1,215 mm and has a decent ground clearance of 140 mm. Suzuki has also extended the motorcycle’s backseat which can seat two pillions. The GD also comes with a rear cargo tray which can carry additional luggage or objects.
Keeping pace with updated features, this motorcycle also has been equipped with Pulsed-secondary AIR-injection or PAIR, which allows it to optimally release exhaust gases from its engine. Its exhaust is further cleaned through a metal honeycomb oxidation catalyzer that reduces hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide emissions.
Suzuki GD price and availability
A brand new Suzuki GD has a price tag of P48,900. A used or second hand model can be bought for around P35,000 for 2010 models and older depending on its general condition and mileage.
The Suzuki GD has become an immensely popular model for motorcycle owners living in the provinces. It has established a reputation as a great cross-country cruiser thanks to its low fuel consumption and ability to easily climb slopes. Locally, it competes with nameplates such as the Yamaha RS, the Honda TMX and the Kawasaki Barako.
In general, tricycle operators looking for a motorcycle that has a lot of bang for the buck will shortlist the Suzuki GD for its:
- Affordable price
- Fast acceleration
- Great fuel economy
- Low maintenance cost
Interesting facts about the GD
At the heart of the GD’s high efficiency design is a BS-type carburetor and a digital DC-CDI system that allows smoother response to throttle action.