Image – Boyet SalavariaSuzuki Motorcycle India reports decline in domestic wholesales in September 2021, exports grow
In September 2021, Suzuki did see domestic wholesales decline while exports registered growth. Suzuki two wheeler wholesales fell to 55,608 units in September 2021. Down 14.71 percent from 65,195 units at 9,587 units volume loss. Exports grew to 12,404 units, up 92 percent. Exports grew from about 6.5k units at volume gain of just under 6k units.
Suzuki Sales Sep 2021
Total sales fell to about 68k units, down from 71,661 units. Volume loss stood at 3,649 units at about 5 percent sales decline. MoM sales decline is reported at 10 percent, down from 61,809 units. Volume loss stood at 6,201 units. Best selling Suzuki two wheelers in India includes Access, Burgman, Gixxer, Intruder. Their newly launched Hayabusa is also the best-selling motorcycle in its segment.
In the meantime, Suzuki Motorcycle India continues to offer the company’s growing range of products. In an effort to meet with the growing demand, the company have been undertaking steps, as advised by market trends to augment product range. Production capacities today are being far better utilised than earlier months when sales was just about nearing the 50k units mark on a monthly basis.
Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. said, “We continue to experience a very strong demand both from the Domestic and Overseas Markets. However, Supply Chain constraints being experienced in the Country and across the Globe have impacted our efforts to cater to the heightened demand. We are hopeful that the situation will improve and we shall be able to fully cater to the demand.”
Suzuki Two Wheeler Sales Sep 2021
Indian auto industry recovery
Demand from the domestic market is being supported by a strong growth in retail sales which have shown some movement in recent months. As the Indian auto space continues to show signs of recovery, overall sales is expected to be impacted positively. Decrease last year was primarily due to the increasing spread of Covid-19 pandemic. The total standstill that befell the industry resulted in weakening demand for vehicles.
Suzuki can draw much from its growing base of valued clients for their continued confidence. With industry wide recovery being a slow process, the coming months will be under close scrutiny. While there’s no new product launch around the corner, this isn’t necessarily a niggle. A fair amount of new sales is generated through the distribution of new products and packages of existing products. And with festivities being the flavour of the season, one can expect a bouquet of festive packages.
Strong demand in market
Following slow recovery from Covid-19, the auto industry finds itself gripped with another formidable wall that it can’t power through. Supply chain disruptions when it comes to acquiring critical parts/chips. And there’s rather little anyone can do about this other than continue to improve procurement channels as production starts to bridge the supply gap. But this will take a while longer.
This, in turn, has adversely affected the overall performance of our products.Auto manufacturers continue to participate in the new products development activities but being able to supply new vehicles in timely manner is an altogether diff matter. Auto manufacturers continue to take every opportunity to look for alternatives for the current supply chain crisis. More
Image – Boyet SalavariaSuzuki Motorcycle India reports decline in domestic wholesales in September 2021, exports grow
Image – Sinha SuzukiSuzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited sold 61,809 units in domestic market and exported 11,654 units in August 2021
Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited has posted positive YoY growth both in domestic and export markets for August 2021. Domestic sales stood at 61,809 units, up 13.47 percent over 54,471 units sold in August 2020. Exports on the other hand increased 144.47 percent YoY to 11,654 units, up from 4,767 units shipped in the same month of the previous year.
Suzuki YoY Sales Growth
Suzuki Access and Burgman posted positive growth in August 2021 while sales of the Gixxer, Gixxer 250 and Intruder dipped. The Access scooter was the best-selling model in the company’s domestic lineup with 49,135 units sold last month, up 18.44 percent over 41,484 units sold in August 2020 and currently commanding a 79.49 percent share.
Burgman scooter sales on the other hand, increased 34.04 percent to 11,011 units, up from 8,215 units sold in August 2020. It holds a 17.81 percent share and along with the Access, featured on the list of 10 best-selling scooters in India in the past month.
Suzuki is currently testing its first electric scooter in India which will be based on the Burgman maxi-scooter. The scooter has been spotted in a White and Blue two toned colour scheme reflecting its electric makeup. It is expected to receive a 3-4 kWh battery pack, paired to a 4-6kW electric motor to deliver a range of around 100 kms on single charge and a top speed of around 80 kmph.
Suzuki Sales And Exports Aug 2021 Vs Aug 2020 (YoY)
Domestic sales of Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Gixxer dipped 69.17 percent and 30.71 percent respectively to 1,279 units and 282 units in the past month, down from 4,149 units and 407 units sold in August 2020. The company also saw a 72.22 percent de-growth in sales of the Intruder which stood at 60 units, down from 216 units sold in August 2020 while 42 units of the Hayabusa were also sold.
YoY exports which stood at 11,654 units, up 144.47 units over 4,767 units exported in August 2020 had the Gixxer among its most exported models. Gixxer exports stood at 5,174 units, up 74.97 percent higher as compared to 2,957 units exported in August 2020. Export numbers also increased for the Burgman (3,500 units), Gixxer 250 (2,692 units) and Intruder (188 units), though exports of the Lets scooter dipped 47.9 percent to 100 units in the past month, down from 192 units shipped in August 2020.
MoM Sales and Exports
Domestic sales increased 2.01 percent on a MoM basis to 61,809 units up from 60,589 units sold in July 2021, but exports dipped 6.72 percent over 12,494 units shipped in July 2021. In domestic markets, the Access and Burgman posted MoM sales growth up 4.58 percent and 8.98 percent respectively while domestic sales of Gixxer(-56.45 percent), Gixxer 250 (-32.05 percent), Intruder (-48.72 percent) and Hayabusa (-35.4 percent) suffered a de-growth.
Suzuki Sales And Exports Aug 2021 Vs Jul 2021 (MoM)
In export markets, MoM sales suffered de-growth with every model in the company lineup posting lower exports except for the Suzuki Burgman and Gixxer 250. Burgman exports increased 23.07 percent MoM to 3,500 units, up from 2,844 units shipped in July 2021 while Gixxer 250 exports stood at 2,692 units, up 18.69 percent over 2,268 units exported in July 2021. Exports of the Hayate and Access failed to take off. More
Image – BLazeR9Suzuki Motorcycle and Scooter India has posted a staggering increase in sales and exports for July 2021
Suzuki India (SMIPL) managed to continue its decent run in the Indian market. The Japanese auto giant witnessed growth in both domestic as well as export in the two-wheeler segment. As many as 60,589 two-wheelers were dispatched by Suzuki to dealerships across the country in July 2021 which resulted in YoY growth of 92.83 percent.
Domestic Sales-Access Leads
Last year during the same period, Suzuki retailed 31,421 units of two-wheelers. The domestic sales chart was led by Access 125 with a total of 46,985 units sold last month. In comparison, the company sold 23,171 units of the scooter in July last year which translates to YoY growth of 102.78 percent.
Access was followed by Burgman Street 125 which raked in 10,104 units for the OEM last month. During the same period last year, Suzuki sold 5,473 units of the Maxi-style scooter which has resulted in YoY growth of 84.62 percent.
Gixxer stood at the third spot with 2,937 units sold last month. In comparison, the bikemaker sold 2,162 units of the 155cc motorcycle in July last year which translates to YoY growth of 35.85 percent.
Suzuki India Sales, Exports July 2021 vs July 2020 (YoY)
Gixxer is sold in two derivatives- a naked one and a fully faired one with SF branding. This duo of motorcycles is followed by their quarter-litre siblings Gixxer 250 with 415 units sold in July this year. Last year, this figure stood at 464 units for the 250cc bikes which have resulted in negative YoY growth of 10.56 percent. The Gixxer range of motorcycles was trailed by Intruder with a total of 117 units sold last month.
Suzuki retailed 151 units of the cruiser and registered a negative YoY growth of 22.52 percent. The Japanese company sold 31 units of its most iconic nameplate- Hayabusa last month. The third generation model of the flagship super sports tourer made its debut in India earlier this year.
Exports- Gixxer, Burgman Show Growth
The exports chart was led by Gixxer as Suzuki shipped 5,544 units of the quarter-litre duo to foreign markets in July this year. During the same period last year, the automaker dispatched 2,286 units of sporty commuters, therefore, recording YoY growth of 142.50 percent. Burgman Street registered the highest YoY growth of 3850 percent as Suzuki shipped a total of 2,844 units as opposed to just 72 units exported last year.
Suzuki India Sales, Exports July 2021 vs June 2021 (MoM)
2,268 units of Gixxer 250 were exported in July this year as compared to 585 units dispatched during the same month last year. Hence, YoY growth of 287.69 percent was registered. 528 units and 520 units of Hayate and Access were shipped to foreign markets, the exact same figures were exported last year as well. In total 12,494 units of two-wheelers were exported to overseas markets which have translated to YoY growth of 317.72 percent. More
Image – Sinha SuzukiSales growth was reported across both domestic and exports – Suzuki Access being the best seller in India
Total domestic sales increased 97.61 percent YoY to 40,474 units, up from 20,482 units sold in June 2020. Suzuki Access scooter was the most sold model in the company lineup in June 2021. Sales which had stood at 15,540 units in June 2020 increased 102.05 percent to 31,399 units in June 2021. Access scooter commands a 77.58 percent share in the company lineup.
At No. 2 in terms of domestic sales was the Burgman, which also posted positive YoY growth. Sales increased 129.14 percent in June 2021 to 7,935 units. Thereafter, sales of Suzuki Access and Intruder dipped 86.14 percent and 90.38 percent to only 42 and 20 units respectively.
Sales of these two models in the same month of the past year had stood at 303 and 208 units respectively. The Hayabusa and V-Strom also added a few units to total domestic sales. Interestingly, Hayabusa sales were more than that of Intruder.
Suzuki exports for June 2021 increased 666.94 percent YoY to 9,188 units, up from 1,198 units exported in June 2020. In export markets it was the Gixxer, Burgman and Gixxer 250 that were most in demand. Gixxer exports increased 371.41 percent to 3,149 units in June 2021 up from 668 units sold in June 2020.
Suzuki India Sales and Exports June 2021 vs June 2020 (YoY)
Burgman shipments stood at 3,392 units, the highest percentage increase of 2,131.58 percent over 152 units shipped in June 2020. Gixxer 250 exports increased 293.81 percent to 827 units in the past month. Hayate, Intruder and Access also added some numbers to exports along with the Lets that saw an 85.71 percent export growth YoY from 168 units in June 2020 to 312 units in the past month.
MoM Sales and Exports
Suzuki Motorcycle India reported a 223.46 percent growth in terms of domestic sales. Sales which had stood at 12,513 units in May 2021, increased to 40,474 units in June 2021. Suzuki Access sales grew 223.50 percent MoM from 9,706 units sold in May 2021. This was followed by Burgman and Gixxer with domestic sales growth of 189.07 percent and 110 percent respectively.
Sales growth was also reported for Intruder, Gixxer and Hayabusa with Gixxer MoM sales growth at 8,516.67 percent to 1,034 units in June 2021 up from just 12 units sold in domestic markets in May 2021. MoM exports increased 37.38 percent to 9,188 units, as against 6,688 units shipped in May 2021.
Suzuki India Sales and Exports June 2021 vs May 2021 (MoM)
In export markets it was the Gixxer and Burgman that were in top two spots. Gixxer exports dipped 10.64 percent to 3,149 units, while Burgman shipments increased 64.66 percent to 3,392 units MoM. Gixxer 250 also saw some growth with exports increasing from 552 units to 827 units MoM but thereafter, Hayate exports fell 16.67 percent to 400 units in June 2021 from 480 units exported in May 2021. Exports of Access scooter rose exponentially by as much as 7,566.67 percent to 920 units in June 2021 from 12 units exported in May 2021. More
Image – ConsumerABSThis is the second time this year Suzuki has increased prices of its two-wheelers
With increase in input cost, most two-wheeler manufacturers have announced price hikes this year. Most recent announcement comes from Suzuki Motorcycle India, which has increased prices of its Gixxer range. One of the popular brands in Suzuki’s portfolio, Gixxer range comprises naked and faired versions of 155cc and 250cc Gixxer.
Suzuki Gixxer new price list
Price of entry-level Gixxer 155 and Gixxer SF 155 has been increased by Rs 2,000. In comparison, Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250 have become costlier by Rs 3,500. Gixxer 155 and Gixxer SF 155 prices start at Rs 1,18,800 and Rs 1,29,300, respectively. Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250 are priced at Rs 1,71,200 and Rs 1,81,900, respectively. The top-spec model is MotoGP variant, priced at Rs 1,82,700. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
Earlier this year in February, Suzuki had increased prices of its Access scooter, Gixxer range and Intruder. Price hike for Access scooter was just Rs 186 for all variants. For Gixxer motorcycles, the price hike was a little over Rs 2k.
Intruder had become costlier by Rs 2,073. In this latest round of price hike, only Gixxer range has been covered. It is not certain if Suzuki will announce price hike for its other two-wheelers in the near future.
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250
Gixxer 155 and Gixxer 250 engine
Latest price hike for Gixxer motorcycles is purely due to rise in input costs. No new updates or features have been introduced by the company. Gixxer 155 and Gixxer SF 155 get their power from a 155cc SOHC, air cooled motor. It is capable of generating 13.6 ps of max power at 8000 rpm and 13.8 Nm of peak torque at 6000 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed transmission.
Gixxer 250 twins are powered by a 249cc SOHC, oil cooled motor that makes 26.5 ps at 9300 rpm and 22.2 Nm at 7300 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Gixxer 155 series and 250 series are equipped with telescopic front forks and swing arm rear suspension. They have disc brakes at both ends. Single channel ABS is offered with Gixxer 155 series whereas the larger 250cc siblings get dual channel ABS.
Just a few months back, Suzuki had announced a recall for Gixxer 250 twins. It was based on customer feedback, many of whom had reported experiencing excessive vibrations. Upon investigation, it was found that the vibrations were due to incorrect placement of balancer shaft in the engine.
A total of 199 units were covered in this recall program. These were manufactured between the period from August 12, 2019 to March 21, 2021. Users had reported that fixing the issue required just a couple of hours of repair work at the service centre. More
Image – KARAN SEHGALThe new-gen Suzuki Hayabusa was launched in India in April 2021 and carries a sticker price of Rs 16.40 lakh (ex-showroom)
Suzuki has already tasted success with the new generation Hayabusa in India as the first batch was sold out within a couple of days of its launch. The same was expected to happen when the second batch of the supersport bike went.
The Japanese brand had announced that bookings for the second batch of Hayabusa commence from 10 am on July 1, 2021. Surprisingly, the second batch went off the shelf even faster. Yes, new gen Hayabusa bookings have been closed once again as the entire batch has been sold out in under 1 hour.
Price & Availability
Like the first batch, in which only 101 units were on sale, in the second batch too, similar number was available for online reservation. Only 100 units were on offer in the 2nd batch. Interested buyers could book a new Hayabusa by visiting the company’s official India website and register their bookings against a token amount of Rs 1.00 lakh. The motorcycle currently retails at a price of Rs 16.40 lakh (ex-showroom).
Enthusiasts and prospective buyers have been waiting ardently for over two months for the second batch of the monster superbike. Hopefully all who were waiting got to book the bike or else will now have to wait for 3rd batch Hayabusa bookings to open.
2021 Suzuki Hayabusa
Deliveries of 2nd batch Hayabusa motorcycles are expected to commence in the next few weeks. It is, however, difficult to comprehend if the next batch of Hayabusa has indeed arrived in India or not. Compared to its localised predecessor, the new-gen Hayabusa costs around Rs. 2.70 lakh which is brought as a full import under the CBU route.
Conditions & Accessories package
One must note that an amount of Rs 25,000 might be deducted from the booking amount in case if the information submitted mismatches or if a buyer selects a wrong colour scheme. The remaining sum will be refunded. Unlike the first batch of the new Hayabusa where a rear seat cowl was offered as a complementary unit, the customers have to pay for a rear seat cowl along with other optional accessories. Other optional add-ons from the bike’s accessories package include front axle slider, fuel tank pad, rim stickers, rearview mirror covers, touring windscreen and luggage hook.
Engine Specs & Features
The new-gen Hayabusa is powered by a 1340cc in-line 4-cylinder engine which complies with the updated Euro-5/BS6 emission norms. This unit pumps out 187 bhp at 9700rpm and 150 Nm of peak torque at 7000rpm and is paired with a 6-speed gearbox accompanied by a bi-directional quick-shifter. Although this motor is 10 bhp less powerful and 5 Nm less torquey than its previous iteration, the new ‘Busa’ is quicker thanks to a tweaked ECU and a lighter engine block.
Further, the new Hayabusa gets a bunch of new rider-assist electronic aids that fall under SIRS (Suzuki Intelligent Ride System). This offers a plethora of rider aids such as multiple ride modes, launch control, cruise control, engine brake control, traction control, power mode selector, anti-lift control system and more. It also receives cornering ABS and a 6-axis IMU. More
Image – Throttle98Suzuki Burgman and Gixxer were the most exported two wheelers from the company for May 2021
Two wheeler sales in general for May 21 crashed. The ongoing pandemic, lockdowns announced across various states, closure of plants and dealerships and the fear factor among buyers along with low disposable incomes have led to this grim situation.
However, there is a silver lining as lockdowns have been lifted in many states, the ongoing vaccine drive which boosts confidence of buyers and there are predictions of favourable monsoons, all of which could account for increased two wheeler sales in the months ahead. The only cause of concern remains the possibility of a third wave which could once again throw plans off track.
Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), the two-wheeler subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan has released their sales report for May 2021. It may be seen from the attached table that MoM sales dipped both in domestic and global markets. Total sales (domestic and exports) in May 21 stood at 19,201 units as against 77,839 units sold in April 21.
Suzuki Domestic Sales
Taking into account domestic sales, which stood at 12,513 units in May 21, down 80.41 percent over 63,879 units sold in April 21, it may be seen that the Suzuki Access commanded followed by the Burgman. Of the Access, the company sold 9,706 units in the past month, down 81.78 percent over 53,285 units sold in April 21. The Access scooter commands a 77.57 percent share in the company lineup.
Suzuki Sales May 2021
At No. 2 was the Burgman with 2,745 units sold last month down 66.34 percent over 8,154 units sold in April 21. The Burgman maxi scooter is not as much a success locally as it is for export market. In India, the company is working on Suzuki Burgman electric scooter that will come in to rival the TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak and Ather 450X.
MoM de-growth was also seen in the case of Suzuki Gixxer, Intruder, V-Strom sales in May 21. Gixxer and Gixxer 250 sales dipped 99.43 percent and 84.96 percent respectively while the V-Strom sales were down 100 percent MoM from 21 units sold in April 21 to 0 units in the past month. Newly launched Hayabusa registered sales of 11 units in May 2021.
Suzuki Exports May 21
The company has reported MoM de-growth across every model for May 21. The Gixxer motorcycle and Burgman scooter were the two most exported model in the company lineup at 3,524 units and 2,060 units respectively as against 6,142 units and 6,602 units exported in April 21. Other bikes in the list include Hayate (480 units), Intruder (40 units) and Access (12 units) while there was not a single unit of the Lets exported in the past month.
Suzuki Exports May 2021
Even as Suzuki plans to ramp up exports too developed markets such as Japan and New Zealand, the company is also keep to increase shipments to other global markets which have recovered from the pandemic. Suzuki currently focuses on markets of Latin America, Japan, South East Asia and neighbouring countries of Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. More
Suzuki Burgman Electric ScooterUpon its launch, the new electric scooter from Suzuki is likely to rival the likes of TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak and Ather 450X
Though Suzuki’s new electric scooter based on Burgman has been on test in India for a while now, the company has not yet officially confirmed anything in this regard. A leaked image of a patent filed by the Japanese auto giant in the country revealing the design of its upcoming e-scooter almost confirms its plans.
As revealed by the patent, design of the upcoming electric scooter is very similar to the conventional Suzuki Burgman Street 125. It adopts the same Maxi body style as its petrol-powered sibling with a front-heavy fairing, a large windscreen and a rear tyre hugger.
Unique Internal Mechanics
Interestingly, test mules of the battery-powered Burgman Street were spotted on a couple of occasions. While its shape and silhouette are very similar to conventional scooters, the patents reveal very unique internal mechanics. Conventional electric scooters in this segment usually feature an electric motor and swingarm as a combined unit or take another approach of mounting the motor on the hub of the rear wheel.
In doing so, it frees up space within the chassis to create more room for luggage or larger batteries. However, in this case, the patents reveal a unique design where a drivetrain is located in the under-seat area connected to the motor via a chain drive setup.
Suzuki Burgman Electric Patent Sketch
Rest of the electric scooter’s electronics are mounted on top of the motor along with a speed controller, transformer and battery. While surely it is slightly unconventional, it does provide some other benefits as well.
The patent describes that the new layout aids air cooling through inlet ducts, outlets and fans mounted within the body. However, their detailed functions and effects on the working of the electric motor have not been explained yet. More details regarding this approach are likely to surface in the near future.
While most of its aesthetics are likely to be carried forward from Burgman Street, there are expected to be some variations in specs. For instance, the front suspension units will feature telescopic forks, however, dual shock absorbers will be installed at rear to carry the extra weight of the lithium-ion battery packs. Alloy wheels will also be carried forward from the regular IC engine-powered model.
As far as features are concerned, Suzuki is expected to offer standard features such as LED headlamp, an LED taillight, a fully digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth as well as smartphone connectivity in the upcoming e-scooter. A few months ago, the Japanese brand also released the latest version of Suzuki Connect which now offers features such as Whatsapp alerts, SMS and CALL alerts, turn-by-turn navigation, charging status, riding status, etc. There are no details on powertrain specs as of now. More
Suzuki 300cc Cruiser (HAOJUE 300)If and when launched in India, Suzuki’s version of TR300 will rival the likes of Royal Enfield Meteor 350, Jawa Perak and Honda CB350
Entry-level retro-styled motorcycles never go out of flavour. This segment of 300-400cc of classic bikes is currently dominated by Royal Enfield in India. However, many new manufacturers have dived into this space and found reasonable success, for example, Honda and Jawa. It appears Suzuki too is planning to venture into this space.
Haojoe, Suzuki’s Chinese partner, has been developing a new entry-level cruiser motorcycle named TR300. Design patents of the 300cc bike have been leaked online which reveal a cruiser with a traditional retro design. The 300cc cruiser space in China is currently occupied by Qingqi KR GV300, Benda Jinjila 300 and Honda CM300.
Traditional Cruiser Design
Starting with its design, TR300 sports a low-slung profile of a conventional cruiser. Upfront, it features an oblong-shaped headlamp cluster with chrome bezels and flanked by a small LED turn indicator on each side and is accompanied by a small windscreen on top.
Behind the tiny flyscreen, an instrument display is placed which is likely to be an LCD unit. The most attractive highlights, however, are a teardrop-shaped fuel tank and chunky front and rear fenders which resemble Kawasaki Vulcan S to a certain extent.
Suzuki 300cc Cruiser (HAOJUE 300)
A stubby black exhaust setup and dual-spoke alloy wheels lend a hint of modernity to the cruiser. Other notable styling highlights include an upright handlebar and split-style seats with a low-set rider seating position.
More importantly, it is underpinned by the same platform as the one underpinning Suzuki’s naked streetfighter GSX S300. This also means that TR300 also shares the same powertrain as GSX S300 and its very own sibling Haojue DR300.
TR300 will be powered by a 298cc liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine that delivers an output of 28.8 bhp of power and 27.8 Nm of peak torque. This motor could be paired with a six-speed gearbox. The patent images also reveal its hardware configurations which feature a rather simple setup of telescopic forks at front and dual shock absorbers at rear.
Suzuki 300cc Cruiser (HAOJUE 300)
The bike will ride on 17-inch alloy wheels shod by chunky tyres while anchorage will be handled by single disc brakes at both ends. A dual-channel ABS should also be offered as standard to assist the braking setup.
It is safe to say that Haojue TR300 flaunts some very basic and rudimentary components. However, this could likely translate to a very affordable price tag which is the need for any entry-level vehicle in the Chinese market. Therefore, a rebadged TR300, carrying a Suzuki logo, makes perfect sense for the budget-centric and cruiser-friendly Indian market. More