There’s a certain charm to riding a motorcycle down the metro’s perennially clogged roadways. If you’re thinking of owning a motorcycle for a first time, or just thinking about upgrading your old ride you can do no better than the recently launched Suzuki Smash Cool 115. We were on hand for unveiling of the Smash Cool 115 at the Mariott in Pasay, and we weren’t disappointed.
The latest model of the 115cc bike has been upgraded with a new higher-revving, strong-pulling 115cc engine that produces more power and lower fuel burn which, in turn, creates a perfect mix of performance and economy. It’s also equipped with Suzuki’s patented PAIR (Pulsed Secondary Air Injection) system ignites unburned gases inside the exhaust port which allows it to maximize engine efficiency and produces cleaner emissions.
The bike also features a new GSX-R inspired design that racing fans will definitely appreciate. The bike has a low seat height that translates to a more comfortable ride. The new chassis is slimmer than the previous Smash, and gives it better overall maneuverability in tight metro streets. It also features a high wattage multi-reflector headlight, complemented by a rear combination lamp with multi-polygon reflector and transparent cover. The dash board also features a sports-watch inspired speedometer with gear position indicator.
On hand during the launch was Suzuki Philippines President Satoshi Uchida, who laid down their target buyers: “With the new Suzuki Smash 115, we are confident that we have a bestselling model that will appeal to a large segment of motorcycle fans, ranging from novice riders who want an easy handling entry level bike, to company employees who want an affordable and reliable vehicle for their daily commuting needs, to experienced riders looking for a durable performance machine.”
Also present during the launch was the racing Smash owned by famed rider John Lerry Enriquez, which basically shows off what a bit of aftermarket parts and a bit of polish can do to a Smash. Check out the other photos of the event in our gallery below. The Suzuki Smash 115 will retail for about Php 53,000 for the spoke version, and Php 59,900 for the mags version.