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Suzuki Shaolin

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Launched in 1996. Shaolin is not in production now.

Shaolin is a monastery for Buddhists in China. In China it is considered as a temple for peace and meditation, meanwhile in India it was one of the best selling 140cc motorcycle. Suzuki launched their motorcycle line up by joining hands with the TVS Motor Company Limited. Yamaha was the first Japanese to set their foot on Indian soil and it was then followed by Suzuki.

The TVS Suzuki Shaolin was launched in 1988 on Indian roads. This was one those bike every teenager dreamed of owning one. Like Yamaha RX 100 and 135, this too was a hot star in two stroke category. Perhaps this was the most torquiest bike in its class. Supra, Supra SS, Shogun, Samurai and Shaolin were the India’s first 5-speed 140cc motorcycles. Strict emission laws for 2-stroke has lead to discontinue these bikes soon after their launch.

It was the introduction of Shaolin, which helped TVS-Suzuki to gain some momentum after the company lockout from 1990. Shaolin was a performance machine which had big bored 138.2cc square 2-stroke engine which delivers the best in class 12.3 Nm of torque which is mated to the Shaolin’s 5-speed gear box for maximum speed. This engine produce 16 Ps of power, which is also quiet magnificent in terms of the alternatives. But TVS Suzuki has also planned to bring out a new motorcycle based on this same platform with the engine from Shaolin with technology and performance parts from Shogun. Due to the country’s strict emission norms, this motorcycle was never launched in India. The main reason for the extinction of Shaolin and other two stroke bikes was due to the emission norms.

The Shaolin uses single cylinder air-cooled engine with a maximum power of 12 PS @ 6750 rpm and 12.3 Nm torque @ 5500 rpm. Like all other bikes of that time, it has a kick start for starting the engine. The 5-speed manual gearbox uses chain drive for transmitting the drive to the rear wheels. It has universal gear shifting pattern. The braking force of this bike is safe within 130 mm front and rear drum brakes. It has a telescopic oil damped front suspension and hydraulic spring loaded rear suspension to give a smooth and effortless rides. These were ideal for Indian road conditions. It can commute both village and city roads as well.

The bike doesn’t feature any appealing cosmetic elements. The graphics used in Shaolin was pretty simple and sticks to the basics. It resembles some Japanese kind of styling. The main attraction of the bike was the rear lamps, resembles a retro styling. Shaolin has an optimum wheelbase of 1208 mm and it stands to a 1053 mm of overall height. The overall length and width of the bike is 1865 X 725 mm. The kerb weight of this particular motorcycle is 114 kg.
Shaolin delivers 45 kmpl of mileage and the fuel tank can stores 12 litres of fuel which can be pretty useful for long distance riding. This 2-stroke little motorcycle can cruise to a top speed of 115 kmph.

It’s been more than 20 years this motorcycle is here and the produced units are small as compared to many 125-150 cc class motorcycles we have, but Shaolin is still a motorcycle with lot of fans around the country.

Rate Suzuki Shaolin:
3.9/5 (37 votes)
Price
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Overall Mileage 45 km per litre
Technical Specifications of Suzuki Shaolin
Type Motorcycle
Engine Displacement 138.20 cc
Engine Type 2 Stroke
Maximum Power 1.8 bhp @ 6750 rpm
Transmission 5- speed
Top Speed 115 kmph
Electricals
Battery
Brakes
Front Brake
Chassis and Suspension
Frame
Front Suspension Telescopic oil-damped
Rear Suspension Swing arm and hydraulic absorbers
Tyres
Wheel Type
Front Tyre 2.50 x 18 inches
Rear Tyre 2.75 x 18 inches
Dimensions
Length x Width x Height -- x -- x -- mm
Wheelbase 1208 mm
Weight 102 kg
Petrol Tank Capacity 12 litres
Test drive reports, reviews and news
User Reviews of Shaolin. Write Your Review
I Love Shaolin,because Iwant to buy in kolkata (West-Bengal.
By on 07-03-2014
i want shaolin 15000 rs any one want to sale contact me 9037439713 vinod ernakulam kerala
By on 08-07-2014
Any bike cnt beat sholin its a sike bike but we wont get spares if u get stok bike please call me 8807869613
By on 28-06-2015
I need shaolin bike in tamil nadu. plz help me.this is my no 9994924764
By on 31-07-2015
is it possible to modify samurai to 5 speed.
Or to change a shaolin to 125cc /100cc with d same 5 speed gear box?
I hv a ybx and I modified it to 5 speed 150 cc.(same engine),but now it is it's standard 125 piston. it goes to 90 soon with out average throttle. it tops below 125.
By on 08-08-2015
I WANT SUZUKI SHAOLIN BORE KIT IF ANY HAVE PLEASE CONTACT MY NO 8951889004,7022023207,
By on 18-08-2015
You have shaolin 5speed
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By on 14-11-2015
Can we able to convert samurai into 5speed using shaolin gearbox
By on 26-11-2015
I'm a vintage and two stroke motorcycle enthusiast and also go for long rides. If anyone ask me about my favorite motorcycle, without doubt I can say it's Jawa. I own a 1966 model Jawa and even after 5 decades, It's consistency and performance is unbelievable. I chose to go long rides and off-roads with my Jawa. When it comes to Speed, RD 350 has no competition. Roadking is another winner for many merits. But it was Suzuki Shogun that surprised me with the power it gives with a 110 CC engine. I went for 1000 KM ride to Munnar, Kerala and fell in love with the bike. Later I found Shaolin and decided to buy it at 32 K in not so good condition. I was warned about the unavailability of it's engine parts, (Mainly it's piston) but couldn't resist myself from buying it, after a test ride .

It's 140 CC(12 BHP) 5 Speed engine is refined and climb hills in it's 4th or 3rd gear. Post 1998 models came with a gear indicator(what a rare spec!) has better and more refined engines. Shogun has more power out of a 110 CC 4 gear engine(14 BHP) and has an exotic exhaust note(no replacement for that). However while you ride a Shogun for a long distance, you'll constantly get confused at 4th gear, because you feel lot of power and seem like it's not the top gear. However Shaolin has more relaxed engine and it's a different feel from riding a Shogun(I say, add both motorcycles to your collection). A stock Shaolin with well tuned engine is best for long rides and gives the thrill forever. Shaolin is also more reliable than the RX series. However people chose RX series mainly because only a few are aware about what a Shogun or Shaolin is capable of and because of the spare part issues. If you're an adventurer, if take risks, go for a Shaolin. It's the best motorcycle you'll find in it's class.
By on 16-03-2016
I want as shaolin or shogun plz contact : 8281612349
By on 20-05-2016
I love sholin bikes very much but i didn't see in mylife i like to buy a sholin bike any one can plz help me inform this numper 8940242353 plz help me frnds
By on 15-11-2016
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