Suzuki to launch an upgraded Zeus

The two-wheeler market is getting braced for new competition almost every other day, which includes the local brands as well as the models from abroad bike makers.

It is as If the new launches weren’t enough, that we are seeing makeover versions this season. We’ve recently got to see to the Bajaj’s Discover in a new avatar which was soon followed by Honda Unicorn’s improvised version the Honda CB Unicorn Dazzler. And now it’s the turn of Suzuki Motorcycles the Zeus 125cc with fresh looks from the Japanese based two wheeler makers Suzuki in the premium segment.

The Suzuki Zeus 125cc, which will most likely be launched any time this month is expected to give a tough competition to Hero Honda, Honda and Bajaj. Suzuki’s existing Zeus 125cc and Heat 125cc did not live up to the expectations of the company and the consumers, as a result the sales saw quite a dip. So the come back version is likely to create some ripples in the two-wheeler market.

The upgraded Suzuki Zeus 125cc will not have an all-new engine for sure although it might have undergone some refinement along with new body graphics and of course a facelift in the looks department which will be the factors to look forward to. There is a unique gear shift indicator to enable the rider know of the same and the disc brakes with alloy wheels add to the glamour part of the bike and 5-speed gear transmission with all-aluminium engine will add to the functionality of the Zeus by raking up fuel efficiency.

Last but not the least the new Zeus will come with higher price tag when compared to the existing version.

No doubt the Suzuki Zeus is a nice bike with decent build quality and mileage, but on a serious note is this all sufficient enough for the new Suzuki Zeus to chew up the competition in the 125cc market and rake up some good share in the market? I doubt it very much.


ZEUS 125 (GT125XCD) SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions And Dry Mass
Overall length     2040 mm
Overall width     770 mm
Wheelbase     1240 mm
Ground clearance     155 mm
Overall height     1120 mm
Dry mass     114 kgs

Engine
Type     Four-stroke, Air-cooled, OHC
Number of cylinders    1
Bore x Stroke    53.5 mm x 55.2 mm
Displacement    124 cm3 (cm)
Compression ratio    9.6:1
Carburettor     VM18
Air cleaner    Non-woven fabric element
Starter system    Electric start/Kick start
Lubrication system    Wet sump

Transmission
Clutch    Wet multi-plate type
Transmission    5-speed constant mesh
Gear shift patterm    1-down, 4-up

Chassis
Front suspension    Telescopic, Coil spring, Oil damped
Rear suspension    Swing-arm type, Coil spring, Oil damped
Front brake    Disc brake
Rear brake    Drum brake (130 mm)
Front tyre size     2.75 -18 42P
Rear tyre size    3.00 -18 52P

Electrical
Ignition type    Electronic Ignition (CDI)
Spark plug    NGK
Battery    12V 9.0kC (2.5 Ah)/10HR
Headlight    12V 35/35W
Brake light/Tail-Light    12V 21/5W

Fuel Tank : Capacities
Including reserve    12.0 L
Reserve    2.1 L

On road price of Suzuki Zeus (Suzuki GT125XCD) 125cc variant with drum brakes, alloy wheels and electric start options is Rs. 55,627 in Bangalore.

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