With the updated Hayate EP and Let's, Suzuki's entire two-wheeler lineup in India is now BS IV-compliant
Suzuki today replaced the last two of its products, Hayate and Let's with their BS IV-ready counterparts to comply with the new norms. According to the new rules, all fresh products launched after April 1, 2016, are required to meet BS IV emission norms while all two-wheelers need to abide by guidelines before April 1, 2017.
Suzuki had previously updated the Access 125 and Gixxer line of bikes with the new BS IV engine. Now, with the updated Hayate EP and Let's, Suzuki's entire range complies with the upcoming norms.
In addition to the stricter tailpipe emissions, the new regulations also require all two-wheelers to have their headlamps always on. Having the headlamps lit all the time makes the riders more visible, which considerably reduces the chances of getting hit by another vehicle.
The new Let's is priced at Rs 47,272 while the Hayate EP costs Rs 52,754 (ex-showroom Delhi).
The standout features of the Let's scooter include a mobile charging socket, a lockable glove box and telescopic front suspensions. The scooter draws power from a 113cc engine that makes 8.5PS of power and 8.8Nm of torque. It competes against the TVS Jupiter, Honda Activa 4G and Hero Maestro among others.
The Hayate EP is a commuter motorcycle with a long and flat seat for a comfortable ride through the city roads. The 113cc engine on this bike makes 8.7PS of power and 9.3Nm of torque and comes paired with a 4-speed transmission. The bike doesn't bring anything unique to the table but blends its features well with the Japanese reliability and an attractive price tag to make it an option to consider for commuters.
On the occasion, Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, SMIPL, said, “We are pleased to announce that all our products across segments are now updated and come only with BS-IV compliant engines. The New Let’s is testimony to our endeavors in bringing to India the most eco-friendly riding solutions in line with the government regulations. We are confident that our products will retain a strong foothold in their respective segments."