2022 Suzuki GSX250REarlier colour options for Suzuki GSX250R have been retained; it may vary based on the specific regionAs part of its portfolio update strategy, Suzuki has introduced changes to several of its products. One of the bikes that has received its 2022 update is GSX250R. A fully-faired sports bike, GSX250R is among the popular options in several overseas markets.Suzuki GSX250R 2022 new colourFor 2022 GSX250R, Suzuki has introduced a new dual-tone colour option of Metallic Crystal Blue / Pearl Nebular Black. The dual-tone colour theme is applied horizontally, with most of the blue bits covering top sections of the bike. It can be seen on the front cowl, fuel tank and tail assembly.Layers below are all black including side fairing and engine cowl. Most of the components have been blacked-out including the front fender, suspension, chassis and engine. Exhaust is blacked-out as well and gets a metallic heat shield and top cover. Graphics used on the bike is bare minimum, which helps reduce clutter and retain focus exclusively on the dual-tone colour theme.New blue colour for Suzuki GSX250R 2022 looks sportier, as compared to other colour options available for the bike. In the US market, earlier 2018 and 2020 models are sold alongside. 2018 GSX250R is offered in dual-tone colour theme of Candy Cardinal Red / Pearl Nebular Black. In this case, the primary colour red works to highlight front sections such as headlamp cowl, fender and fuel tank. The bike also has multi-coloured graphics on side panels.2022 Suzuki GSX250RGSX250R 2020 model is offered in two colour options. One is Metallic Diamond Red whereas the other is a dual-tone theme of Pearl Glacier White No. 2 / Pearl Nebular Black. Body paint scheme for the latter is almost the same as the new blue colour theme.Blue is a popular choice for motorcycles and cars alike and it’s good to see GSX250R getting it. Blue easily gets you noticed on the streets without creating any sense of overt dominance. Bajaj has also recently introduced blue colour option for Pulsar 250. Yamaha too has a special focus on blue.Suzuki GSX250R 2022 functional updatesMuch of the hardware for GSX250R will be same as earlier. Among the exceptions is dual-channel ABS, which has been introduced in US market for 2022 model. 2022 GSX250R comes with Nissin, 2-piston calliper, single disc at front and 1-piston calliper, single disc at rear.2022 Suzuki GSX250RThe bike has telescopic front forks and monoshock rear suspension. Both ends have 17-inch wheels, shod with 110/80 front and 140/55 rear tubeless tyres. Fuel tank capacity is 15 litres. Powering the bike is a 248cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, parallel-twin motor that makes 24 hp of max power and 22 Nm of peak torque. It is mated to a 6-speed constant mesh transmission.In US, 2022 Suzuki GSX250R is available at a starting price of $4,999. This is approximately INR 3.82 lakh. Launch in India is unlikely, as Suzuki already has the Gixxer SF250 here. More
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Image – Drive CraftTwo wheeler sales in February 2022 have been lackluster – hit by rising fuel prices and new electric scootersTwo wheeler sales in India in the past month have seen a decline. Royal Enfield sales declined 20 percent in domestic markets but saw a 55 percent growth in exports. Bajaj Auto posted a 16 percent dip in its two wheeler sales while TVS Motor domestic 2W sales fall 11 percent to 174,140 units in February 2022.Suzuki Sales Feb 2022Suzuki Motorcycle India has however, reported a marginal increase in YoY sales to 72,200 units in February 2022. Sales increased 0.75 percent over 71,662 units sold in February 2021.The company saw its domestic sales dip marginally by 1.56 percent to 58,603 units in the past month, over 59,530 units sold in February 2021 with a share of 81.17 percent. Exports on the other hand grew 12.08 percent to 13,597 units in February 2022, up from 12,132 units shipped in February 2021, holding onto a share of 18.83 percent.The company has held steady in the face of a continual chips shortage. While the world awaits the supply shortage to ease, manufacturers are optimising processes to reduce the ever-growing gap between placing an order and awaiting delivery.Suzuki 2W Sales Feb 2022Suzuki Feb 2022 Sales and Exports MoMIt was also on a MoM basis that Suzuki suffered de-growth in domestic sales. Sales dipped 3.33 percent over 60,623 units sold in January 2022 while exports increased 43.59 percent from 9,469 units shipped in January 2021. This took total sales up 3.01 percent to 72,200 units in February 2022 from 70,092 units sold in January 2022.The Suzuki Access scooter is one of the most popular models in the company lineup. Other products on offer include Gixxer range of motorcycles, newly launched Avenis scooter, Burgman Street, etc.Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. said, “Despite the ongoing Semi-Conductor availability constraints, we continue to keep our growth momentum in the month of February, 2022. We are experiencing a strong demand both from the domestic and the export market. Hence, we are cautiously optimistic that as we enter into the new Financial Year, the semiconductor availability will improve and we shall be able to cater to the customer demand in full measure.”Suzuki Avenis ScooterIt was in January 2022 that Suzuki added a new sporty scooter to its current lineup. The Avenis competes with Grazia 125 and new Aprilia SR 125 125cc scooters in a similar segment and is positioned below the Burgman Street in the company portfolio. This premium scooter is priced at Rs 86,700 while its Metallic Triton Blue (Race Edition) carries a higher price tag of Rs 87,000.Suzuki Avenis gets its power via a 124cc, single cylinder engine that also powers the Access and Burgman Street. The engine makes 8.5 hp power at 6,750 rpm and 10 Nm torque at 5,500 rpm and power is sent via Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Suzuki Avenis competes with the TVS NTorq 125, Honda Grazia 125 and new Aprilia SR 125. More
2022 Suzuki Saluto 125cc ScooterIn India, Suzuki retails three scooters in the 125cc category including Access, Burgman Street and AvenisSuzuki has launched two updated scooters in Taiwan- Swish 125 and Saluto 125. Both 125cc scooters have undergone some significant changes in this yearly makeover. The scooters now receive some new features onboard apart from a brand new powertrain.While Swish has been priced at NT$82,800 (approx. INR 2.21 lakh), Saluto is offered at a price of NT$83,800 (approx. INR 2.24 lakh). Both scooters feature the same internals yet are very different in terms of their appearance. While Swish adopts a modern futuristic design language, Saluto sticks to its old-school retro charm.2022 Suzuki Swish 125cc – Design & FeaturesStarting with Swish, the scooter flaunts a sharp design with several cuts and creases which gives it a very sporty appeal. Some part of its styling is reminiscent of the Suzuki’s flagship motorcycle Hayabusa. It gets a single-pod LED headlamp cluster mounted on the front apron that comes with integrated LED DRLs and bulb turn indicators. The sportier appeal is accentuated thanks to faux air intakes.Swish gets three dual-tone colour schemes that are inspired by Hayabusa including Black/Gold, Silver/Red, and Blue/Silver. Coming to features, Swish 125 is loaded with features like a USB charging port, and a fully digital instrument cluster that displays speed, mileage, fuel level, time, and oil change alert. It also features an anti-skid footboard and a front glove box to store one’s knick-knacks.2022 Suzuki Swish 125cc Scooter2022 Suzuki Saluto 125cc – Design & FeaturesOn the other hand, the retro-style design of Saluto reminds us of Vespa. It features sleek body panels which give a very neat look to the scooter. Upfront, Saluto gets a rounded LED headlamp cluster with chrome or blacked-out bezel depending on the colour option. Speaking of which, Saluto is offered in two paint schemes namely Luca Green and Genoa Red.The apron of Saluto features turn indicators with integrated LED DRLs. Other visual highlights include circular rearview mirrors, a flat seat, air scoops on side panels, a chunky single-piece grab rail for the pillion and anti-skid strips on the footboard. In contrast to its retro styling, Saluto is offered a fairly modern list of features.The scooter is loaded with gizmos like full LED lighting, a hazard lamp, a semi-digital instrument cluster, a keyless ignition system, a keyless locking/unlocking mechanism and a USB charging port. For added convenience, Saluto also receives a multi-function switch for the seat and fuel lid. Like Swish, Saluto also misses out on any form of connectivity tech.2022 Suzuki Saluto 125cc ScooterEngine & Hardware SpecsComing to specifications, both Swish and Saluto are powered by a new 124cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine with Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology. This motor makes 8.67 bhp and 9.6 Nm of peak torque. Suspension duties on both scooters are handled by conventional telescopic forks at front and a mono-shock at rear. Stopping duties are taken care of by a disc brake at front and a drum brake at rear. More
Image – SouRik MotoworldSuzuki Motorcycle India reported growth in domestic sales while MoM exports dipped 49.09 percentSuzuki Motorcycle India sales in domestic markets ended on a positive note with a 6.35 percent YoY growth. Sales which had stood at 57,004 units in January 2021 increased to 60,623 units in January 2022. MoM sales saw better performance, up 86.25 percent over 32,549 units sold in December 2021. Exports of the two wheeler company increased 20.26 percent YoY to 9,469 units in January 2022, but dipped 49.09 percent on a MoM basis over 18,599 units sold in December 2021.Suzuki Sales Breakup Jan 2022Access was the best selling Suzuki bike in the country, even as sales dipped YoY. Sales stood at 42,148 units, down 7.32 percent over 45,475 units sold in January 2020. The Access scooter holds a 69.52 percent share in the company lineup. This was a dip from 77.91 percent held in December 2021 when sales stood at 25,358 units relating to a 66.21 percent MoM growth.Higher demand has been reported for the Suzuki Burgman Street with 9,504 units sold in January 2022, up 8.70 percent over 8,743 units sold in January 2021. It was also a 64.83 percent MoM increase over 5,766 units sold in December 2021. December 2021 saw the company add new colour schemes to the Suzuki Access and Burgman Street.The new Avenis scooter 125cc, that has recently gone on sale in the country added 6,314 units to domestic sales last month. This scooter takes on the TVS Ntorq and Yamaha RayZR in its segment.Suzuki Domestic Sales Breakup Jan 2022Suzuki Gixxer and Gixxer 250 saw sales at 2,462 units and 172 units respectively in January 2022 as against 2,540 units and 165 units sold in January 2021. Sales in December 2021 had stood at 1,213 units and 198 units respectively.This was followed by the Hayabusa of which the company sold 18 bikes in January 2022, a 50 percent MoM growth over 12 units sold in December 2021. V-Strom sales were at 5 units in January 2022 and 2 units in December 2021 relating to a 150 percent MoM growth.Suzuki Exports Breakup Jan 2022The Suzuki Gixxer was a favoured bike in global markets with 4,842 units sold last month, up 76.20 percent over 2,748 units sold in January 2021. It was a 53.83 percent MoM de-growth over 10,488 units sold in December 2021. The Gixxer commanded a 56.39 percent share in December 2021 which dipped to 51.14 percent in January 2022.Suzuki Exports Breakup Jan 2022Exports of Burgman stood at 2,410 units, up 0.58 percent from 2,424 units sold in January 2021 and down 42.29 percent from 4,176 units sold in December 2021. Gixxer 250 exports were at 1,633 units last month with a 27.55 percent YoY de- growth over 2,254 units sold in January 2021. It was also a MoM de-growth from 3,148 units sold in December 2021 relating to a 48.13 percent dip in shipments.Exports of the Access scooter (249 units), Hayate (164 units) and Intruder (160 units) along with 10 units of the Lets and 1 unit of the Avenis were also shipped in the last month. It was the Intruder that showed the maximum YoY growth up 150 percent while MoM shipments dipped 54.55 percent. More
New Suzuki AvenisSuzuki Motorcycle India reports growth in domestic sales and exports in January 2022The Indian two-wheeler space is a busy one. The need for one is stable, and manufacturers, competitive. This need stems from the sheer number of people in this country. For most, a two-wheeler is an essential need.It’s no surprise that the three big names in the industry sell lakhs of units, month after month. But not all manufacturers operate on such a large scale or have products to meet wide ranging demand.Suzuki Sales Jan 2022Suzuki 2W sales improved both in the domestic front, and exports in January 2022. Domestic sales growth stood at 6.35 percent, up at 60,623 units from 57,004 units. Volume gain stood at 3,619 units.Sales in the domestic market accounts for the major share of the company’s total business at 86.49 percent. Exports grew at about 20 percent. YoY exports are up at 9,469 units, up from 7,865 units at volume gain of 1.6k units. Total sales are up at 70,092 units, up from 64,869 units at 8.05 percent growth. Total volume gain stood at 5,223 units.Suzuki Sales Jan 2022MoM total sales growth is much improved at 37 percent. Total sales in December 2021 was reported at 51,148 units, on account of which volume growth is up at 18,944 units. MoM domestic sales growth was even higher. Sales grew from 32,549 units at volume growth of 28k units. Exports were down 49 percent from 18,599 units in December 2021. Volume loss stands at 9,130 units. Best sellers from the company include Access, Gixxer, Burgman.Suzuki scooters in IndiaBack in 2018, Suzuki Motorcycle India had reported cumulative production over the years at a momentous 40 lakh units. At the time plans pointed to a sales target of 10 lakh units each year. This would resultantly improve market share here. Suzuki’s show of strength is derived from its scooters it sells.Following the success of Access 125, Burgman Street was launched. Recently, Suzuki Avenis went on sale to increase its growth potential. Despite sales being way behind where totals are concerned, on the scooter front, Suzuki Motorcycle India sits higher up the pecking order.Global semiconductor shortageSatoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We are delighted to announce that we have successfully registered over 8% sales growth in January 2022 as compared to January 2021. It is very satisfying that despite the global semiconductor shortage and difficulties thrown by COVID-19, the company recorded growth in the domestic and exports market.Despite the headwinds that the Industry has experienced we have been able to grow by 37.1% so far in the current financial year. This sales uptick was made possible with the support of all our customers, dealer partners, and staff members. With a cautious yet optimistic outlook, we are confident that we will continue to experience steady demand both from the domestic and overseas markets in the future too.” More
Image – BLazeR9Suzuki Two Wheelers posted 27.30 percent YoY de-growth in domestic sales while exports increased 167.77 percent in December 2021Every leading two wheeler manufacturer in India has posted YoY de-growth in December 2021. These included Hero, Honda, TVS, Bajaj and Suzuki along with Enfield and Yamaha. Each of these companies posted double digit de-growth. However, it may be noted that this was not the case with electric two wheeler makers that saw a spurt in demand.Electric two wheeler sales are on the rise primarily due to a regular increase in prices of two wheelers along with escalating fuel prices. Electric vehicles also have the advantage of various Government of India subsidies while an easier access to charging stations has also contributed to its growth.Suzuki Two Wheeler Sales Dec 2021Total domestic sales in the past month dipped 27.30 percent to 32,549 units from 44,773 units sold in December 2020. MoM sales also fell 41.52 percent from 55,662 units sold in November 2021.It was the Suzuki Access scooter that topped sales charts with 25,358 units sold in December 2021, down 36.85 percent over 40,154 units sold in December 2020. MoM sales also dipped 40.31 percent from 42,481 units sold in November 2021. Suzuki Access commands a 77.91 percent in the company lineup, up from 76.32 percent held in November 2021.Suzuki Two Wheeler Sales / Exports Dec 2021 vs Dec 2020 (YoY)The only model to post YoY growth was Suzuki Burgman. Sales increased 116.28 percent YoY to 5,766 units. MoM sales however, dipped 48.74 percent from 11,248 units sold in November 2021. It was in December 2021 that the company added new colour schemes to the Suzuki Access and Burgman Street, which come in at a starting price of Rs 74,400 and Rs 86,100 respectively.Sales of Gixxer and Gixxer 250 dipped 26.53 percent and 11.61 percent YoY to 1,213 units and 198 units respectively while MoM sales of the Gixxer fell 28.86 percent MoM but sales of Gixxer 250 saw a marginal 7.03 percent increase.Lower down the list at No. 5 was the Hayabusa of which 12 units were sold last month, down 29.41 percent over 17 units sold in November 2021. Only 2 units of the V-Strom were sold in December 2021 down from 10 units sold in November 2021 while sales of the Intruder failed to take off.Suzuki Two Wheeler Sales / Exports Dec 2021 vs Nov 2021 (MoM)Suzuki Two Wheeler Exports Dec 2021Exports ended on a more promising note. Every model that is offered in overseas markets posted a YoY growth except for Hayate and Lets. MoM growth was across all models. Suzuki Gixxer topped export charts with 10,488 units sold last month, up 215.33 percent over 3,326 units sold in December 2020. Gixxer commanded a 56.39 percent share in December 2021, down from 63.54 percent held in November 2021 when sales stood at 6,294 units.Burgman exports also increased 120.95 percent YoY to 4,176 units, up from 1,890 units sold in December 2020. MoM exports were up 88.87 percent from 2,211 units sold in November 2021. Suzuki Gixxer 250 exports also noted a significant YoY and MoM increase up 200.96 percent and 149.05 percent respectively to 3,148 units exported in December 2021.Hayate sales dipped YoY by 22.50 percent to 372 units while MoM shipments surged 830 percent from just 40 units shipped in November 2021. Intruder (352 units) and Access (63 units) saw YoY exports up 266.67 percent and 425 percent respectively while 63 units of the Access scooter were shipped in the past month. More
Suzuki AvenisSuzuki Avenis enters a segment to compete with the likes of TVS NTorq 125, Honda Grazia 125 and new Aprilia SR 125
125cc scooters have started to find more takers in the Indian market. Most two wheeler makers have a model or two in this segment, fitting it with the latest in styling and features. Suzuki Motorcycle India released their newest offering in this segment last month. It has now started arriving at dealer showrooms across India.
Suzuki’s new Avenis 125cc scooter is set to attract the attention of a younger segment of buyers in the country. It receives sporty styling and state of the art connectivity features. The new Avenis is a more premium offering than Access 125, but will be positioned below the Burgman Street in the company lineup.
Suzuki Avenis 125cc Scooter – Walkaround
Suzuki Avenis is presented in 5 dual tone colour options. These include Metallic Matte Fibroin Grey / Metallic Lush Green, Pearl Blaze Orange / Glass Sparkle Black, Metallic Matte Black / Glass Sparkle Black and Pearl Mirage White / Metallic Matte Fibroin Grey, all of which are priced at Rs 86,700. The Metallic Triton Blue (Race Edition) on the other hand carries a higher price tag of Rs 87,000.
Key features include Suzuki Ride Connect with Turn-By-Turn Navigation system. Body mounted LED headlamps, LED tail lamps and rear indicators along with ample under seat space and front box with USB socket are also among the features seen on the new Avenis. Below is a detailed walkaround review of the new Suzuki Avenis scooter, credit to MRD Vlogs.
Avenis gets a Bluetooth enabled digital console which can be synced to the riders smartphone for access to incoming calls, SMS and WhatsApp alerts, missed calls and unread SMS updates. It also includes a speed excess warning, battery level display and estimated time of arrival.
Its low body weight of 106 kgs, external hinge type fuel cap, motorcycle inspired rear indicators and sporty alloy wheels add to its sporty appeal. Avenis also sports distinctive body graphics, Suzuki branding, sporty muffler cover and split grab rails.
The Suzuki Avenis console can be synced to both AndroidTM and iOS phones. The rider can download the ‘Suzuki Ride Connect’ application and install the application to allow for navigation assistance, last parked location and trip report.
Suzuki Avenis measures 1,895mm in length, 710 mm in width and 1,175mm in height. It gets ground clearance of 160mm, wheelbase of 1,265mm and kerb weight of 106 kgs. Underseat storage is at 12.8 liters while fuel tank is of 5.2 liter capacity.
Suzuki Avenis Scooter gets its power via a 124cc, single cylinder motor that also powers the Access and Burgman Street. This engine offers 8.5 hp power at 6,750 rpm and 10 Nm torque at 5,500 rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT).
It receives telescopic front suspension and Swing Arm at the rear while braking is via disc and drum at the front and rear respectively. Suzuki Avenis enters a segment wherein it finds much competition from the TVS Ntorq, Yamaha RayZR, Honda Grazia 125 and new Aprilia SR 125. More
New Suzuki Avenis deliveries are yet to startSuzuki Motorcycle India rolls out 6 millionth vehicle, a celebratory Suzuki Avenis scooter units from its Gurugram plant
Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL) has rolled out its 6 millionth vehicle at its Kherki Dhaula, Gurugram manufacturing facility. The 6th millionth celebratory unit is a Suzuki Avenis. This being Suzuki’s newest product launch, available at a starting price of around Rs 87k. With a launch in late 2021, deliveries of the 125cc scooter are set to begin anytime now.
SMIPL sells Access 125, Gixxer 250 and 150 series, and Burgman Street in India. Avenis 125cc scooter being the newest addition to the manufacturer’s product portfolio. Suzuki already enjoys a growing market share in the 125cc segment, and this is expected to further improve with the launch of Suzuki Avenis.
Suzuki December 2021 sales
Despite much lower volumes than manufacturers that sit atop the sales chart, Suzuki two-wheelers has been steady at the marketplace. The company considers India an important market considering its contribution to Suzuki’s global motorcycles sales volume.
Though its product portfolio isn’t elaborate, its products are well thought out when it comes to segment reach. The company retail sales in December 2021 at 42,609 units. YoY decline is reported at 6 percent, down from 45,332 units at volume decline of 2,723 units.
Sales were enough to place Suzuki above Royal Enfield, and Yamaha last month. MoM decline is reported at 13 percent, down from 49k units. It’s sales numbers place it outside of the top 4 two-wheeler manufacturers in the country but above all others on most months.
Suzuki’s 15 years in India
Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. said, “This year marks the completion of Suzuki Motorcycle India’s 15 years in the country. It is indeed heartening to also announce the roll out of our 6 millionth Suzuki two-wheeler product in India from our Gurugram plant.
We are grateful to all our customers for their trust and loyalty that they have shown in the brand. I would also like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all our dealer partners and suppliers who have continuously supported us by ensuring and delivering the quality products and services. All these efforts helped us to retain the customers’ long-term belief in the brand, Suzuki two-wheelers.
This 6 millionth milestone is a testament to our continued commitment to provide superior value to our customers in India. We are delighted that we could reach this landmark despite the challenges thrown by the second wave and the global semiconductor shortage across the world.” More