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    Suzuki Sales, Exports April 2021 – Access, Burgman, Gixxer, Intruder

    Image – AUTO TRAVEL TECHEvery two wheeler manufacturer in India with the exception of Suzuki has reported negative MoM growth in April 2021
    The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing lockdown, lack of enthusiasm among buyers in the country and the very dismal economic conditions that the country is facing at the moment, have all led to poor two wheeler domestic sales in April 2021.
    Every two wheeler maker in the country has reported MoM de-growth with the exception of Suzuki. Total two wheeler domestic sales stood at 9,53,338 units in April 2021, as compared to 14,43,320 units in March 2021 leading to a 33.95 percent MoM de-growth.
    Suzuki Domestic Sales
    Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited, a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, two wheeler lineup currently includes the new Hayabusa, V-Strom 650 XT, Gixxer SF 250, Gixxer 250, Gixxer SF, Gixxer, Intruder, Access 125 and Burgman Street. The company has posted positive growth both in domestic and global markets in the first month of the new financial year.
    Domestic sales grew by 6.07 percent to 63,879 units in April 21, up from 60,222 units sold in March 21. The leading model in the company lineup was the Access scooter, of which the company sold 53,285 units in the past month.
    Suzuki Sales, Exports April 2021
    This was a growth of 9.48 percent over sales of 48,672 units sold in March 21. The Access scooter currently commands a 83.42 percent share. It is offered in seven variants which also include the two recently launched models with Bluetooth connectivity. No other model in the company lineup was able to cross the 10,000 unit sales mark.
    At No.2 was the Suzuki Burgman Street scooter, posting a MoM de-growth of 9.77percent to 8,154 units, down from 9.037 units sold in March 21. Suzuki is currently testing the electric version of the Burgman Street which, once launched, will compete against the likes of Bajaj Chetak, Ather 450X and the TVS iQube.
    Suzuki Gixxer and Intruder sales increased 4.51 percent and 29.41 percent respectively. Sales of the Gixxer which had stood at 2,019 units in March 21 increased to 2,110 units in April 21. Likewise, Intruder sales went up from 136 units in March 21 to 176 units in the past month posting the highest percentage growth as against any other model in the company lineup. The Gixxer 250 on the other hand noted de-growth of 62.85 percent to only 133 units sold in April 21.
    The Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT entered the sales charts in April 21 with sales of 21 units while the new Suzuki Hayabusa was launched in India on April 26, 2021, with the first batch of 101 units booked within two days of opening bookings.
    Suzuki Exports April 21
    Reporting positive growth in terms of exports, Suzuki exported 13,970 units in April 21, up 45.67 percent over 9,590 units shipped in March 21. Suzuki Burgman and Gixxer were the two bikes that commanded the most attention in global markets with Burgman posting MoM growth of 480.14 percent with 6,602 units exported in April 21, up from 1,138 units in March 21. Gixxer MoM growth stood at 8.98 percent while exports of Gixxer 650 and Lets dipped substantially. The Suzuki Access and Intruder entered the export list with 140 and 64 units shipped respectively. More

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    Suzuki Sales, Exports Break Up March 2021 – Access, Burgman, Gixxer, Intruder

    Image – RamilSuzuki posted positive YoY growth both in terms of domestic sales and exports in March 2021
    Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL) has reported its monthly sales. Taking the company’s 5 best selling models into account, there were a total of 60,222 units sold in domestic markets in March 2021 while exports stood at 9,710 units.
    Suzuki Domestic Sales MoM Sales Growth
    Suzuki sales in March 21 stood at 60,222 units, a growth of 77.60 percent over domestic sales of 33,909 units in March 20. It was also a 1.16 percent growth over 59,529 units sold in Feb 21, indicating steady growth over the past months even as the country is in the midst of deadly pandemic and lockdowns have been imposed across several parts of the country.
    The Suzuki Access was the company’s best-selling model in domestic markets. Sales in March 21 stood at 48,672, a growth of 83.83 percent over 26,476 units sold in March 20. The Access currently hold an 80.82 percent share in the company lineup. MoM sales were more or less flat with Feb 21 sales at 48,496 units.
    Sales of the Suzuki Burgman has also been equally noteworthy. March 21 saw a total of 9,037 units sold in domestic markets, an increase of 80.42 percent over 5,009 units sold in March 20. Burgman sales had stood at 8,533 units in Feb 21. The Burgman Street is currently priced from Rs 81,213 to Rs 84,711.
    Suzuki Domestic Sales March 2021
    Suzuki Gixxer and Gixxer 250
    Suzuki Gixxer posted de-growth YoY dipping -13.31 percent from 2,329 units sold in March 20 to 2,019 units in March 21. However, when compared to Feb 21, when sales stood at 1,823 units, it was a 10.75 percent MoM growth.
    The Gixxer 250 on the other hand noted a 1178.57 percent YoY growth from 28 units sold in March 20 to 358 units sold in March 21. MoM sales dipped from 549 units sold in Feb 21 a de-growth of -35.79 percent. Suzuki Intruder sales have been steadily rising from 67 units sold in March 20 to 128 units in Feb 21 and thereon to 136 units in March 21.
    Suzuki Exports Feb and March 2021
    The popular Suzuki Gixxer and Gixxer 250 tops the export charts for March 21. Gixxer exports increased 47.77 percent YoY from 3,814 units exported in March 20 to 5,636 units exported in the March 21.
    Suzuki Exports March 2021
    MoM exports however dipped -13.13 percent from 6,488 units exported in Feb 21. Gixxer 250 exports rose 74.53 percent YoY. In March 20, a total of 1,476 units of the Gixxer 250 were shipped, while this figure stood at 2,576 units in March 21. Feb 21 saw 2,300 units exported making it the only model in the company lineup to post positive MoM growth.
    Other bikes on the export list for March 21 included the Burgman (1,138 units), Lets (240 units), Hayate (120 units), while 0 units of the Intruder and Access were shipped. Each of these, except for the Access posted YoY growth while MoM exports dipped significantly. More

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    Suzuki Two Wheelers Sales April 2021 – Gixxer, Burgman, Access

    Image – Sinha SuzukiApril 2021 proves to be a high point for Suzuki Two Wheelers having reported its highest ever monthly sales in India
    As the country battles growing devastation that Covid-19 brings with it each day, businesses too are being affected. For starters production modules are being closely watched to adapt to situations that are changing on a daily basis. Add to this, an increasing number of state issued lockdown protocols announced in recent weeks. The situation has again begun to become increasingly difficult for businesses.
    Suzuki two wheelers has held its own despite an uncertain April. Cumulative sales is reported at 77,849 units. Considering no manufacturing and sales activity in April 2020, a YoY comparison is not possible. If April 2019 numbers are considered, the increase is at 18 percent.
    Suzuki India Sales – April 2021
    Domestic sales and export growth
    Of total sales in April 2021, domestic sales is reported at 63,879 units. MoM gain is reported at 6.07 percent, up from 60,222 units. Volume gain is reported at 3,657 units. Top sellers include Access, Burgman and Gixxer.
    Exports are reported at 13,970 units. MoM gain stood at 43.72 percent, up from 9,720 units. Volume gain is up at 4,250 units. MoM cumulative sales growth is stood at 11.31 percent. Sales grew from 69,942 units at volume gain of 7,907 units.
    Suzuki India Sales – April 2021
    Koichiro Hirao, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. said, “It is very satisfying that despite all the challenges associated with the second surge of Covid-19 Pandemic in the month of April, we could post of 12% YOY growth in domestic and an exceptional 57.5% growth in our exports volumes.”
    2021 Suzuki Hayabusa launch in India
    Given current circumstances, the start to FY22 is at best uncertain. SMIPL has gotten ahead on a strong foot to FY22. Earlier in the week, the company launched the all new Hayabusa. The first batch of 101 units was booked allotted to India were sold out in 2 days of bookings being opened.
    Last week, the company announced shift reduction at its Haryana plant. For four days, April 28 to May 1, 2021, the plant ran for a single shift instead of the regular 3 shifts.
    The company has also recalled Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250 units on account of an excessive vibration problem. The recall covers 199 units that were manufactured between August 12, 2019 and March 21, 2021.
    SMIPL is contacting customers regarding the same. Excessive vibrations are on account of balancer shaft positioning in the engine. The vibrations could result in two of the six nuts in the tail-light casing to come loose. More

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    Suzuki Gixxer 250, SF250 Recalled In India Over Excessive Vibration Issues

    Suzuki Gixxer 250
    While Gixxer 250 competes against the likes of Bajaj Dominar 250, Yamaha FZ25 and KTM 250 Duke, SF250 competes against Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and KTM RC 200
    Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited has issued a recall for its quarter-litre offerings in the country- Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF250. The former being a naked streetfighter while the latter being an entry-level faired superbike. The reason given for this recall is that certain customers have felt excessive vibrations on the bike.
    Cause of Recall
    While the official notification issued by the company is difficult to decode, the main synopsis concluded is that excess vibration is felt due to improper positioning of the balancer shaft in the engine. It further says that the incorrect positioning of crank balancer gear drive may lead to two out of the six mounting lugs of taillamp being compromised in worst-case vibration.
    However, the bikemaker has maintained that this would not affect the functioning of the motorcycle in any way. A total of 199 units that were manufactured between August 12, 2019 and March 21, 2021 have been affected by this latest recall.
    Although, there has been no official confirmation sent from Suzuki India to company workshops yet regarding this development. However, it has been revealed that the repair work for this would only take a couple of hours.
    Suzuki Gixxer SF 250
    The Japanese brand is likely to send out notifications to affected customers through emails or text messages. Given, the current situation of rising cases of the Covid-19 pandemic, Suzuki would want customers to schedule an appointment before visiting a workshop in order to ensure minimum waiting time. As usual, the repair activity would be carried out free of cost to the customer.
    Gixxer 250, SF250 Specs
    Suzuki introduced the BS6 compliant Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF250 last year. Both models are powered by the same 249cc 4-valve SOHC single-cylinder oil-cooled motor that pumps out 26.13 bhp at 9300rpm and 22.6 Nm of peak torque at 7300rpm. These figures are slightly lower than their BS4 counterparts. It is paired with a six-speed gearbox. Both motorcycles also share the same cycle parts.
    They are underpinned by a diamond frame which is suspended on telescopic forks up front and a swingarm-mounted mono-shock at rear. Braking duties are handled by disc brakes at both ends which are assisted by dual-channel ABS. Both receive a 12-litre fuel tank. While Gixxer 250 weighs 156 kilos, its faired sibling weighs slightly heavier at 161kg due to its extra body panels.
    Made in India Gixxer 250 was recently launched in Japan at a price of JPY 4,48,800 ( equivalent to 3.09 lakh). In India, it can be availed at a price of INR 1.67 lakh, ex-sh. More

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    Hayabusa First Lot Sold Out In India – Bookings Closed Even Before Deliveries Start

    2021 Hayabusa. Image – Suzuki Europe.Legendary Hayabusa is back with new features and several tech updates – Price in India starts from Rs 16.4 lakh, ex-sh
    After its global unveil, Hayabusa has now been launched in India. The legendary superbike has been a preferred choice for enthusiasts in the country and that is true for the new gen as well. Even before the deliveries can start, the entire first lot of new Hayabusa in India has been sold out.
    Bookings have now been closed across India. A total of 101 units of 2021 Hayabusa were available for India in the first lot. Deliveries of the new Busa will start from mid next month.
    As may be recalled, Hayabusa was discontinued in India and other parts of the world due to new stringent emission norms. At that time, it was believed that Hayabusa will be relegated to history books for good. However, Suzuki has chosen to resurrect the legend, probably based on consumer feedback and market dynamics.
    2021 Suzuki Hayabusa key updates
    New Hayabusa looks sharper, as is evident in the updated front fascia and revised fairing. Other visual enhancements include new LED headlight, sculpted fuel tank, chrome plated twin exhaust and two-part LED tail light. The font used for ‘Hayabusa’ logo is also new, which comes across as bolder and sportier.
    2021 Hayabusa. Image – Suzuki Europe.
    New Hayabusa packs in a range of tech upgrades such as ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, six-axis IMU system, three power mode selector, multi-level engine brake control, ABS cornering package, active speed limiter, six ride modes, launch control and hill hold control.
    New Hayabusa powertrain
    Suzuki has chosen to use the same engine as earlier, a 1340 cc, liquid cooled, inline, four-cylinder unit. The engine has been tweaked to comply with new emission norms, as mandated under BS6 / Euro-5. Addition of new components such as new catalytic converter, fuel intake system and updated exhaust system has played a critical role in achieving emission compliance.
    In its BS6 form, the engine dishes out max power of 187 bhp and peak torque of 150 Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox and equipped with two-way quick shifter. Next-gen Hayabusa will offer fuel efficiency of 18.06 kmpl, which is less than 21.5 kmpl of BS4 model.
    New Hayabusa price
    In the Indian market, new Hayabusa is priced from Rs 16.4 lakh (ex-showroom). This is significantly higher than the last known starting price of Rs 13.70 lakh for BS4 model. New Hayabusa will primarily rival Kawasaki Ninja H2 in the Indian market.
    Considering its wide fan following, new Hayabusa is expected to register strong sales after its launch. Sales number will be available once deliveries start. The BS4 model was entirely sold out, something that is evidence to its iconic status. Initially, new Hayabusa will be imported as CBU. Later, CKD option is likely to be utilized. This is the same process that has been used for other motorcycles. More

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    2021 Suzuki GSX S1000 Debuts With More Power, Revised Looks

    2021 Suzuki GSX S1000The new Suzuki GSX S1000 shares its underpinnings and powertrain with its faired supersport sibling GSX R1000
    Suzuki has unwrapped the all-new GSX S1000 with some serious upgrades both in terms of aesthetics and functionalities. The new-gen model of the hyper-naked speedster is slated to hit international markets starting June this year. Apart from a bunch of additional features and a heavily updated design, the litre-class bike also gets a Euro-5 upgraded engine.
    More Aggressive Styling
    Starting with the styling, new GSX S1000 looks much more aggressive and sharper than its predecessor. The most notable highlight is a vertically stacked pair of mono-focus LED headlights that outlines its aggressive nature. It is further accentuated by a muscular fuel tank design and the sharp and edgy lines of the cowling.
    The bike looks beefier thanks to the fuel tank and its extensions which neatly integrate into the bikini fairing and a textured radiator shroud. In the process, the tank can now hold up to 19-litres of fuel instead of 17-litres in the outgoing model.
    The silver-coloured winglets are another addition which not only enhances the bike’s brawny appeal but also improves its aerodynamic qualities. Other distinct elements include body-coloured alloy wheels and razor-sharp body panels that distinguish the new model from its predecessor.
    2021 Suzuki GSX S1000
    Barring the new LED taillamp unit, the raised tail section of the naked streetfighter has largely been carried over from the previous model. While the riding stance still remains slightly committed with a lean-forward posture, a 23mm wider handlebar certainly makes it easier for longer commutes.
    It will be offered in three colour options namely Metallic Triton Blue, Glass Sparkle Black and Glass Matte Mechanical Gray. other notable highlights include a step-up split seat and a compact exhaust canister.
    Features Galore
    In terms of features, the bike is offered with a full LED lighting setup, an LCD instrument display and multifunction switchgear. Apart from this regular stuff, the new-gen GSX S1000 comes with a host of electronic aids under the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S). This comprises a bunch of features including a five-step traction control system, a ride-by-wire throttle, a bi-directional quick-shifter, low rpm assist and three drive modes- A, B and C.
    2021 Suzuki GSX S1000
    While A offers the most aggressive throttle response and power delivery, C offers the least aggressive response with linear power delivery. This mode is suitable when one expects higher fuel efficiency or while riding on wet or slippery surfaces. Even though power output remains the same in every mode.
    Better Performance
    The heart of the bike has gone a fair bit of upgrade as well. It is propelled by a 999cc DOHC liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder motor that pumps out 150 bhp at 11,000rpm and a peak torque of 106 Nm at 9,250rpm. This is a bump of 5 bhp and 2 Nm over the outgoing model.
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    Mated to a six-speed gearbox with a new slip and assist clutch, Suzuki claims an improved top-end performance thanks to a new electronic throttle control system and a revised intake and exhaust mechanism helping it comply with the stricter emission norms. More

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    2021 Suzuki Hayabusa BS6 India Launch Price Rs 16.4 Lakh

    2021 Suzuki HayabusaCompared to the older Hayabusa, the new 1340cc inline four-cylinder motor comes with new and lighter connecting rods and pistons
    The new generation Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the most anticipated premium bikes around the world. The faired superbike recently made its international debut and has now been launched in India. Price starts from Rs 16.4 lakh, ex-sh.
    Mr. Koichiro Hirao, Managing Director, SMIPL said, “Suzuki Hayabusa has been the most preferred choice amongst Sport bike enthusiasts around the world for over two decades now in the class it created. The new-generation Hayabusa was developed not only to achieve an even higher overall balance of ultimate performance and comply with the BS6 emissions standards, but also to capture the hearts of both devoted followers and all who lay eyes on the stunning beauty and sharper, tauter form of its bold new design.”
    Updated Design
    The third-gen Hayabusa comes with a series of updates both in terms of looks as well as its functionality. For starters, it comes with a completely redesigned bodywork with an improved ram air intake which enhances the motorcycle’s aerodynamic properties. It comes with new body panels, flyscreen, rear cowl and fairing-mounted wing mirrors. The font face looks more aggressive thanks to more concise fairing adopted this time.
    New Hayabusa receives an updated tail section with freshly designed LED taillight. Although the faired sports bike continues to sport bulbous proportions as before, it now comes with chrome-plated twin exhausts that are sleeker and longer.
    2021 Suzuki Hayabusa
    Tipping the scales 4 kilos lighter at 264 kg, the motorcycle is offered with a revised fuel tank design that can hold up to 20-liters of fuel. Bolder fonts for ‘Hayabusa’ logo further accentuate the bike’s sporty character.
    Dynamics & Features
    Coming to its dynamics, 2021 Hayabusa retains the same twin-spar type aluminum frame which is assisted by the latest Kayaba suspension setup. Stopping duties are handled by disc brakes with Brembo’s Stylema calipers. The supersport tourer offers a saddle height of 800mm and a ground clearance of 120mm.
    Along with the hardware setup, new Hayabusa comes equipped with a wide array of electronic aids to complement the riding experience. The equipment comprises features such as a 6-axis IMU, hill start assist, multiple riding modes, quick-shifter, traction control, ABS cornering package, wheelie control, launch control to name a few. Other features on offer include a part digital and part analogue instrument console with a TFT display.
    Performance
    Speaking of performance, it is powered by a revised 1340cc inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine as before that returns an output of 187 bhp and 150 Nm of peak torque. Output is down from 194 bhp and 154 Nm on the outgoing model. Claimed fuel efficiency has also dropped from 21.5 kmpl to 18.06 kmpl in the new Busa. As per Suzuki, the claimed top speed on the latest iteration of the superbike is 290 kmph. More

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    Suzuki Gixxer 250 Exported From India – Updated With New Colours

    2021 Suzuki Gixxer 250Suzuki Gixxer 250 sold in Japan is built in India and is offered at a price of JPY 4,48,800 (Rs 3.09 lakh) in its home market
    Suzuki Gixxer 250, along with its faired sibling Gixxer SF250, is one of the most popular quarter-litre motorcycle pairs in the country. Interestingly, the Japanese bikemaker manufactures the motorcycle in India and also ships it to its home market.
    For 2021, Suzuki has now updated the quarter-later naked in the Land of Rising Sun. The updated naked streetfighter is now available in new colour options namely Triton Blue and Matte Black. These same liveries are currently on offer in the Indian market.
    Other than the new paint schemes, there is no difference between MY2021 and MY2020 Gixxer and the model retailed in Japan is identical to its Indian counterpart. The updated motorcycle will be launched in Japan on May 25, 2021 and will wear a price tag of JPY 448,800 that roughly translates to INR 3.09 lakh. In India though, the naked street racer is currently priced at Rs. 1.68 lakh (ex-showroom) after a recent hike earlier this month.
    Gixxer 250 Specs
    Powering the quarter-litre sporty commuter is a 249cc single overhead cam, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine that pumps out 26.1 bhp at 9300rpm and 22.2 Nm of peak torque at 7300rpm. This unit is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
    2021 Suzuki Gixxer 250
    Suspension setup consists of 41mm telescopic forks up front and a mono-shock at rear. Stopping duties are handled by disc brakes at both ends while a safety net is provided by dual-channel ABS.
    2021 Suzuki Gixxer 250
    It measures a kerb weight of 156kg and can hold fuel up to 12 litres. As far as features go, the naked streetfighter is equipped with a full-LED illumination and a fully digital instrument console. It also gets a neatly designed double-barrel megaphone exhaust canister.
    Its fully-faired sibling Gixxer SF 250 is now retailed at a price of Rs 178,400 while the MotoGP Edition of the same is offered at Rs 179,200 (both prices ex-showroom). Gixxer 250 competes against the likes of other quarter-litre naked motorcycles such as KTM 250 Duke, Bajaj Dominar 250 and Yamaha FZ25.
    2021 Suzuki Gixxer 250
    Suzuki Motorcycle Sales in India
    In March 2021, Suzuki Motorcycles India registered a cumulative sales volume of 69,942 units out of which 60,222 units accounted for domestic sales while the rest 9,720 units accounted for exports. The company witnessed a YoY growth of 72.11 from March last year with a total sale volume of 40,636 units. The company will launch its flagship supersport faired motorcycle the new-gen Hayabusa in India later this month. More