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This Suzuki bike was named after Japanese warriors, was the first choice of youth in the 90s

The top speed of Suzuki Samurai was 85 kilometers per hour and this bike gave a mileage of 50 kilometers per liter.Image Credit source: TV9 Bharatvarsh

Suzuki Samurai Bike: Japanese automaker Suzuki launched a bike named ‘Samurai’ in India in 1993. Which became very popular among the youth in the 90s. Suzuki Samurai bike was very powerful among the bikes of its time. It had a 98.2cc 2 stroke engine, which produced 7.8 bhp power and 9.8 Nm torque.

The top speed of Suzuki Samurai was 85 kilometers per hour and this bike gave a mileage of 50 kilometers per liter. There was a time when TV commercials of Suzuki used to say ‘No Problem Suzuki Samurai’

suzuki samurai name story

Suzuki Samurai was named after the ancient warriors of Japan ‘Samurai’. Samurai were known for their bravery, courage and loyalty. Suzuki tried to inspire these qualities in the youth by naming this bike Samurai. It is said about Samurai warriors that they could not tolerate defeat. He always preferred to be martyred on the battlefield. Samurai warriors considered ‘suicide’, which they called ‘Harakiri’, to be better than being humiliated.

Why did Suzuki Samurai become popular?

Suzuki Samurai was quite popular among the youth in the 90s. Behind this was the powerful engine of this bike, which was quite powerful as per the bikes of that time. Besides this, in the 90s, very few bikes gave a mileage of 50 kilometers per litre. Also its look and price were quite attractive.

Suzuki stopped production of Samurai in 2004

BS-II emission standard was implemented in India in 2004, after which the production of vehicles with 2 stroke engines was banned. Due to which Suzuki stopped the production of its most popular Samurai bike. Apart from this, many new bikes came in the Indian auto market in the 2000s, which were more powerful and high-tech than Suzuki Samurai. Amidst all this, this bike is still very popular among the youth. Old Samurai bikes are still available at good prices.

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