Pak Suzuki has recently announced through its dealerships that they are going to discontinue the Suzuki GS150 and replace it with a more modern and futuristic 125cc motorcycle which has not been disclosed yet. In this regard, many people are having different assumptions about the upcoming Suzuki 125cc motorcycle but no one is discussing the possible reasons why Suzuki is launching a 125 instead of a time-tested 150.
In our humble opinion, there can be 3 reasons why Suzuki GS150 is being discontinued.
- Too Old for Today:
The Suzuki GS150 is in production since 2005 in Pakistan and it is basically a modified version of the Suzuki GN series. The GS150 initially came with drum brakes and later on GS150SE was added to the lineup with a hydraulic and alloy wheels setup. The motorcycle misses many modern features, this could be one of the reasons.
- Too expensive for a company to sell:
As we all know that Suzuki in Pakistan is known for its cars, and motorcycles have always been a hard sell for Suzuki. They have been selling in installments and having separate showrooms. The additional costs on these bikes may be an issue because the majority of people are either going for GD110 or GR150 and GS series is having a hard and expensive time selling. Cash sales are very less.
- Too many Quality Complaints:
The Suzuki GS150 has a lot of quality issues in them. Their paint quality, chrome quality, wiring, gadgets every thing is questioned by today’s bikers. No doubt that their engine is top notch but the other things which assemble together to make a motorcycle are not of acceptable quality. The general perception about these motorcycles.
Though Pak Suzuki has replaced the GS150SE with Suzuki GSX125 but it is not an impressive motorcycle. GSX125 lacks the power and refinement which GS150SE had. Suzuki GS150SE can be successful if it makes a comeback!