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    Default Suzuki Slingshot Plus

    Suzuki Slingshot



    TECH SPECS

    Dimensions


    Overall length 2,035 mm
    Overall width 770 mm
    Overall height 1,075 mm
    Wheelbase 1,265 mm
    Ground clearance 160 mm
    Kerb mass (kg) 128
    Fuel Tank : Capacities
    Including reserve 12.0 L
    Reserve 2.1 L


    Engine

    Type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, 1 cylinder, SOHC
    Bore x Stroke 53.5 mm x 55.2 mm
    Displacement (cm3) 124 cc
    Compression ratio 9.6:1
    Carburettor VM18
    Starting Kick start/Electric start
    Air cleaner Non-woven fabric element
    Lubrication system Wet sump

    Transmission

    Clutch Wet multi-plate type
    Transmission 5-speed (1 down - 4up)

    Chassis

    Front suspension Telescopic, Coil spring, Oil damped
    Rear suspension Swing-arm, Coil spring, Oil damped
    Front brake Mechanical, Landing trailing, Drum type
    Rear brake Mechanical, Landing trailing, Drum type
    Front tyre size 2.75 -18 42P
    Rear tyre size 3.00 -18 52P

    Electrical

    Ignition type CDI
    Spark plug NGK
    Battery Kick start & Electric start spec.: 12V, 5Ah
    Headlight 12V 35/35W
    Brake light/Tail-Light 12V 21/5W

    Suzuki Slingshot Plus

    SlingShot Plus SPECIFICATIONS


    Dimensions


    Overall length 2,035 mm
    Overall width 770 mm
    Overall height 1,100 mm
    Wheelbase 1,265 mm
    Ground clearance 160 mm
    Kerb mass (kg) 129
    Fuel Tank : Capacities
    Including reserve 12.0 L
    Reserve 2.1 L


    Engine

    Type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, 1 cylinder, SOHC
    Bore x Stroke 53.5 mm x 55.2 mm
    Displacement (cm3) 124 cc
    Compression ratio 9.6:1
    Carburettor VM18
    Starting Kick / Electric starter
    Air cleaner Non-woven fabric element
    Lubrication system Wet sump

    Transmission

    Clutch Wet multi-plate type
    Transmission 5-speed (1 down - 4up)

    Chassis

    Front suspension Telescopic, Coil spring, Oil damped
    Rear suspension Swing-arm, Coil spring, Oil damped
    Front brake Hydraulic Caliper, Single Disc type
    Rear brake Mechanical, Landing trailing, Drum type
    Front tyre size 2.75 -18 42P
    Rear tyre size 3.00 -18 52P

    Electrical

    Ignition type CDI
    Spark plug NGK
    Battery 12V, 5Ah
    Headlight 12V 35/35W
    Brake light/Tail-Light 12V 21/5W









    Its been an year and half a month since i brought my first bike 'Suzuki Slingshot Plus' (Silling shaat in my mothers voice),i had to choose among the 100-125cc bike as i had to use to commute daily to my college(Which is 15kms away) as cheap as possible but still look trendy,,I was considering the following
    1.Passion pro apdv - avoided because Showroom ppl quoted mileage between 55- 60 only and vibes
    2.Honda Shine - 4 month waiting period and vibes
    3.HH Glamour Fi - Nice bikes but not much VFM and Waiting period
    4.Discover - My friends had bad experience with pulsars,they advised me against buying a Bajaj unless it's a 220.
    5.Honda twister - small rear tires and unreasonable price for a 110 cc
    i mainly decided to buy Slingshot as it 'stands out'(In college bike shed pulsars and ZMA's are like fish in fish market,but i'm see'ng more slingshots in the road these days),pricing is acceptable 55k along with front disc, Gear Indicator(sometimes ppl sitting in pillion tells me that headlights are on) and zero vibrations.i shall post a detailed user experiance very soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MG View Post
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    Thanks for approval Mr.MG, i was starting to think Mods here hates Suzuki bikes

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    Congrats Rashid for bringing up this thread..
    Do post your detailed experience with the bike along with photos.,,

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    OK Everyone,Here's my 1 year experience with my Suzuki Slingshot+(Here after referred to as 'The bike',
    I brought the bike on 23-March-2011 from a small showroom called Reliance motors here in Tirur(Malappuram Dist,Kerala),The bike costed a total of 55680(including 380 for tank and seat cover) for black color SCD model(Disc, Alloy, Self Start) firstly here's the technical specification copied from Suzuki website
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    SlingShot Plus SPECIFICATIONS
    Dimensions And Kerb Mass
    Overall length 2,035 mm
    Overall width 770 mm
    Overall height 1,100 mm
    Wheelbase 1,265 mm
    Ground clearance 160 mm
    Kerb mass (kg) 129
    Engine
    Type Air-cooled, 4-stroke, 1 cylinder, SOHC
    Bore x Stroke 53.5 mm x 55.2 mm
    Displacement (cm3) 124 cc
    Compression ratio 9.6:1
    Carburettor VM18
    Starting Kick / Electric starter
    Air cleaner Non-woven fabric element
    Lubrication system Wet sump

    Transmission
    Clutch Wet multi-plate type
    Transmission 5-speed (1 down - 4up)

    Chassis
    Front suspension Telescopic, Coil spring, Oil damped
    Rear suspension Swing-arm, Coil spring, Oil damped
    Front brake Hydraulic Caliper, Single Disc type
    Rear brake Mechanical, Landing trailing, Drum type
    Front tyre size 2.75 -18 42P
    Rear tyre size 3.00 -18 52P

    Electrical
    Ignition type CDI
    Spark plug NGK
    Battery 12V, 5Ah
    Headlight 12V 35/35W
    Brake light/Tail-Light 12V 21/5W

    Fuel Tank : Capacities
    Including reserve 12.0 L
    Reserve 2.1 L

    ---------------------------------------------------
    The warranty is only for a period of 2 years,which i think i very short as most competitors gave a minimum five years warranty,

    Bike is to be serviced every Fifty days in the warranty period, Six are free services(3 paid service after 4 free service and then 2 more free) I just received the bike yesterday after eight free service(costed nothing)
    Service charges are like this
    Paid service(Labor charge?? )-Rs-170
    Washing -Rs-70
    Oil change -Rs-220-250(cost of oil filter,Probably )
    Oil Top-up -Rs-30
    Except on free services, i wash my bike myself and save rs 70(i does a better job than them and i wax too)
    Haven't incurred any other expense till date except the brake light which got fused.

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    The dealer told me not to exceed 45kph until first service,which i followed as far as possible,
    If one compare it with other 125cc's in the market, 'The bike' has the slowest initial pick up,May be its because of the clutch i am not sure, but once the bike is moving it picks-up decently(I said decently)and u'll be in fifth cog before you know it,but once it hits 45kph in fifth gear the bike starts to show its 125cc Nature,It gives nice throttle response till 75 and goes on to 80 and 85,But after 85 acceleration is slow and engine'll start to cry but still no vibes until a speed-o indicated 90,I am sure it'll touch 100 but never had a chance to ride in National highways,braking is acceptable but the disc brakes lacks the strong bite as seen in FZs and Pulsars.
    The bike weights only 129kg and weight is perfectly distributed makes city riding a bliss, high torque at low RPM enables lesser gear shifts however the gear sometimes get stuck in 2nd gear when the bikes stopped and it wont budge until i release the clutch,other than that the gears are super smooth, and no false neutrals

    And the important thing as per mileage i'm getting 57 when ridden under 70kph after clocking 9994 in the ODO ,how ever it will go above 64 if i held at 45(but that is not the easiest thing to do)

    And finally to sum up
    PROS:
    1.Zero vibration
    2.Easy handling
    3.FE
    4.Better road grip,(Secura zoom tires).
    5.Different look.

    CONS:
    1.Lacking initial pick-up(in that respect i must say twister is awesome as it jumps in your hand)
    2.Engine feels strained at higher speeds.
    3.Poor Service network.
    4.No tacho(Dear Suzuki,, that's a serious flaw)
    5.Different look.

    EndNote:
    1.The bike is not a competition to Gladiator/Stunner,It serves the purpose it was built for.
    2.Its the first time i'm writing something like this,also my skill in English is very average,so please pardon my mistakes and correct me
    3.I shall add pictures later as my net is very slow now

    Thanks for reading
    Rashid

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    Excellent Review there Rashid. And thanks a lot for bringing up this thread.
    As you said, this is a really VFM bike.
    29 days over for me with this bike and I ve done 748 kms as of now. Tomo giving it for first service.
    Mileage is 55 to 60. Not doing speeds more than 50 as instructed by dealer. After service i ll post a complete Review. Thanks

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    Default Coming Up: Topspeed check

    This Tuesday i'm going to give the bike for service at the calicut suzuki service center which is about sixty-seventy kms from my home(meaning about 40 kms of National and state highway)so i intend to check the Top speed of the bike.I've got to leave very early as i had to get there first and hand over service book in-order to get the bike serviced at the earliest.Also i'm going to buy an Iridium spark plug and a good semi-synthetic oil(Additionally planning to raid Focus mall for a Jean and Shirt for wearing at my cousins marriage+a bag+second hand books for next semester).

    Actually I don't know the location of service center at calicut,not even its name, and this is my second trip to calicut, last time i was on running in and it was a nightmare<<was riding like a cycle.
    Oh and BTW, Does running at top-speed with loose tappets cause any damage to the engine??
    UPDATE:
    Rain spoiled top speed checking plan, my Eight and final Free service was done,no consumables were use so the bill was zero,Impressed by Hapco Suzuki Calicut, Awesome customer service,Carb cleaned, Tuned with computerized tuner, some for adjustment, valve clearance corrected(No more irritating noise),FE has definitely improved-Will report exact after checking
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    Default Fuel Efficiency Report

    72 kmpl in longer(40plus km)Rides with average speed fifty and occasional short burst to 70.
    67 kmpl in town area, Tried my best to keep at top gear(Not in stop and go Traffic).
    Test done using reserve to reserve method,petrol filled for rupees fifty every time(68.01 rs/l).Testing using the 100ml can is a waste of time and fuel cause i was getting absurd reading of 'less than triple digit' figures.


    BTW petrol price hiked by a whooping 7 rs, so i still have to rely on bus to go to college
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    Nice review.....
    I think you achieved great mileage.
    Any day no one beats discover in mileage.....

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    that svc in calicut is awful and way too busy coz suzuki seems to have sold fairly well in there... why don't you try the opposite direction?

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