Suzuki Raider for sale in the Philippines
The Suzuki Raider is an underbone motorcycle that is known for being one of the fastest models in this segment. Developed in 2002, the Raider is known to have revolutionized the sporty underbone class by emulating a performance close to its racing legend stable-mate, the Suzuki GSX-R.
This line of motorcycle is currently available in three variants: the 150 cc Raider R, and the smaller versions- the Raider J Pro and the fuel-injected Raider J 115 Fi.
Why buy a Suzuki Raider?
Performance and engine specs
The Suzuki Raider is equipped with a 150 cc, 4-stroke, 4-valve, twincam gasoline engine which provides 16 horsepower and 12.76 Nm of torque. When driven in highway conditions, this underbone bike can accelerate from 0-100 kilometers per hour (kph) in 11 seconds and has a top speed of up to 150 kph. Under the same driving conditions, the Raider has been rated to have an average fuel efficiency of 36 km/L.
Design of the Raider
The Suzuki Raider has a steel tube underbone frame mated with a telescopic fork front suspension and a swing arm in its rear. It runs on a 6-speed constant mesh (1 down-5 up) transmission, which is one gear higher than most of its rivals. The Raider’s ECO or power mode makes it easier to time the shifts using light indicators on its instrument panel.
Other noticeable features include its 17-inch alloy wheels, a 4.9 liter fuel tank capacity and a hydraulic clutch with multi-layer. This motorcycle’s rear finish makes it longer than most motorcycles with a measurement of 1280 mm for its wheelbase. The Raider is currently available in five color schemes: trick blue, celebration red, dark gray metallic, new titan black and a limited edition titan black with gold.
What are the standout features of the Raider?
The Suzuki Raider sports a fiercely styled cowl mask with redesigned headlight with integrated side lamps. Accentuating the Raider’s sporty appeal is its instrument panel with digital high-low indicators. Both its front and rear tires also come equipped with disc brakes. Suzuki has also redesigned its muffler and decals to make it look more like a sports bike.
Suzuki Raider price and availability
A brand new Suzuki Raider 150 has a price tag of P92,900, while its lower displacement variants cost around P60,000. A used or second hand unit can be bought for P40,000 and below for 2009 models and older, depending on its mileage and general condition.
The Raider not only looks like a sports bike, it also performs like one. Its masculine body style has also been designed aerodynamically to further enhance its racing abilities. Locally, it competes with other underbones such as the Yamaha Sniper, the Kawasaki Fury and the Honda CB.
In general, motorcycle enthusiasts looking for a sharply-styled motorbike with a lot of grunt in its engine will love the Suzuki Raider for its:
- Fast acceleration
- Torquey performance
- Sporty body style
- Easy to read instrument panel
Interesting facts about the Raider
At the center of the Raider’s outstanding performance is a rare combination of a dual camshaft engine, lightweight chassis and alloy cast wheels.