Suzuki Shogun for sale in the Philippines
The Suzuki Shogun is a line of low displacement sports bikes manufactured for racing. The Shogun 110 is a standout in its bike category because of its 14 brake horsepower (bhp) output that delivers superb acceleration and speed, making it one of the fastest models in its category.
TVS, an Indian based motorcycle producer, patterned most of its motorbike models on the Smash Shogun after its long time partnership with the Japanese motor company.
Why buy a Suzuki Shogun?
Performance and engine specs
The latest generation of the Shogun has a 4-stroke, 125 cc engine with engine balancer which makes it unique among other underbone motorcycles in the market. This engine produces 14 horsepower and 11.4 Nm of torque. When driven in highway conditions, this sports bike can accelerate from 0-100 kilometers per hour (kph) in six seconds and has a top speed of up to 105 kph. Under the same driving conditions, the Shogun was rated to have a fuel efficiency of close to 50 km/L.
Design of the Shogun
This sports bike has a double cradle frame mated with a telescopic front suspension and a swingarm in its rear. It is also equipped with 18 inch alloy wheels and both its front and rear brakes are disc types. The Shogun weighs 93 kg (dry weight) and has a fuel capacity of 4.3 liters. It is equipped with a MIKUNI VM 18SH carburettor with a 9.6:1 compression ratio. The bike’s under seat also serves as a storage system.
What are the standout features of the Shogun?
The Shogun uses a 4-stroke, air cooled, SOHC gasoline engine that runs on a 4-speed constant mesh transmission. Its outstanding performance is attributed to its engine’s special induction resonator and a racing silencer tuned for city driving called the Tricone Megaphonic.
Suzuki Shogun price and availability
A brand new Suzuki Shogun 125 R costs P59,900 and the more upscale PRO 125 variant is valued at P61,900. A used or second hand model can be bought for around P25,000.
Suzuki offered the Shogun in the country only for a short duration. The short stint of the Shogun was met with tough adversaries on the race track such as the Yamaha RS, Honda Wave 125 and the Kawasaki Ninja. Suzuki Philippines dropped the Shogun model from their fleet to give way to the highly appealing and better performing Suzuki GSX-R.
In general, motorcycle owners who want a lot of power in their motorbike will love the Suzuki Shogun for its:
- Sheer amount of power
- Fast acceleration
- Masculine body style
- Decent fuel economy
Interesting facts about the Shogun
TVS is considered one of the largest Indian companies that produces motorcycle products, such as the TVS Apache RTR (Race Throttle Response). Before the TVS-Suzuki venture broke out in 2001, TVS was able to purchase a number of Suzuki’s models such as the Samurai and the Fiero, which it used to design a set of motorcycles for the Indian market.