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    Suzuki July 2021 Sales, Exports – Access, Gixxer, Burgman, Hayabusa, Intruder

    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

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    Suzuki Sales, Exports Breakup June 2021 – Access, Burgman, Gixxer, Hayabusa

    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

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    Suzuki Gixxer Range Prices Increased By Up To Rs 3,500 – No Updates

    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

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    2021 Suzuki Hayabusa 2nd Batch Of 100 Units Sold Out In Record 1 Hour

    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

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    Suzuki Sales, Exports Breakup May 2021 – Access, Burgman, Gixxer, Intruder, Hayabusa

    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

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    Suzuki Burgman Electric Scooter Patent Leak – New Details Revealed

    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.
    Other Details
    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

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    Suzuki 300cc Cruiser Leaks Via Patent Sketches – Royal Enfield Rival?

    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.
    Mechanical Specs
    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

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    2021 Suzuki Hayabusa Unboxing At Dealership – First Look Walkaround

    2021 Suzuki Hayabusa UnboxingPrice of the new generation Hayabusa is Rs.2.8 lakhs dearer than its outgoing counterpart in India
    No sooner did Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd., open bookings for the new generation Hayabusa, than all the 101 units of the first lot have been sold out. The orders were via the company portal due to COVID-19 restrictions and opened on 26th April with booking amount was fixed at Rs.1 lakh. Deliveries have commenced from this month. The first 101 buyers will receive a pillion cowl as an accessory free of cost.
    The new gen Hayabusa is priced at Rs.16.40 lakhs, Rs.2.80 lakh more expensive as compared to its earlier gen model which carried a price tag of Rs.13.70 lakhs. The updated model boasts of better overall balance, superior performance and an engine which now complies with BS6 emission standards.
    Colours and Key Features
    Features also include a new LED headlamp, turn indicators and position lamps while it also gets a new set of mirrors. The 2021 Hayabusa also sports a new TFT centrally positioned display, 3 power modes, cruise control and 3 levels of engine braking controls.
    Safety is via cornering ABS, launch control and hill hold assist along with 10 levels of anti-wheelie control and 10 levels of traction control. Take a look at the detailed unboxing and first look video below, credit to Car & Bike Anatomy.
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    The new gen Hayabusa is offered in dual colour schemes of Glass Sparkle Black with Candy Burnt Gold, Metallic Mat Sword Silver with Candy Daring Red and Pearl Brilliant White with Metallic Mat Stellar Blue. It also gets a bold new design, a new logo, redesigned fuel tank and longer exhausts which are now chrome plated. It rides on 7 spoke alloy wheels fitted with Bridgestone Battlax S22 tyres.
    BS 6 Compliant Engine
    The 2021 Hayabusa gets its power via a BS6/Euro 5 compliant 1340 cc, in-line 4 cylinder, liquid cooled engine that offers 190 hp power at 9,700 rpm and 150 Nm torque at 7,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed transmission. The engine upgrade to comply with the new emissions standards sees a reduction in both power and torque by 10 hp and 5 Nm as compared to its earlier engine.
    Mileage is claimed at 18.5 km/l while top speed is at 290 km/h. Kerb weight is at 264 kgs, 2 kgs less than its earlier model. The 2021 Hayabusa gets an updated braking system and now comes in with Brembo’s Stylema calipers in the front and Nissin calipers at the rear. Suspension is via fully adjustable 43mm KYB forks, capable of 120mm travel and KYB monoshock.
    Future bookings are on hold and are expected to commence from August 2021. Like its earlier counterpart, the 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa will find no direct competition in India especially since the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R has now been discontinued. More