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    New Suzuki 250cc Adventure Motorcycle Teased – KTM 250 ADV Rival

    Latest teaser shared by Suzuki Motorcycle India today, more or less confirms that it is V Strom 250, and not V Strom 1050XT2022 Suzuki V Strom 250. Image – MisterzamSuzuki Motorcycle India is expected to launch a new adventure motorcycle in the country soon. The company has been sharing teasers on its social media handles that indicate that the Indian arm of the Japanese automaker could launch a new ADV offering in the near future.The brand already retails V-Strom 650XT in India and we believe there are two possible options for Suzuki for its upcoming ADV. It could be a toss between an entry-level ADV in the form of V-Strom 250 or a flagship model in the form of V-Strom 1050. A test mule of either model hasn’t been spotted on Indian roads as of now.Suzuki 250cc Adventure – V Strom 250Seeing the latest teaser shared today, it is highly likely that the upcoming motorcycle is V-Strom 250. It will be a potential rival to a host of other ADVs like KTM 250 Adventure, Royal Enfield Himalayan, Benelli TRK 251, BMW G 310 GS and Yezdi Adventure. It is most likely to be based on the Gixxer 250 platform featuring the same quarter-litre heart.Powering the naked streetfighter and its faired sibling- Gixxer SF 250, this 249cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine is paired with a six-speed gearbox. This unit belts out 26.1 bhp at 9300rpm and 22.2 Nm of peak torque at 7300rpm. Hardware components may differ in order to suit the bike’s adventure characteristics. For instance, suspension setup may offer more travel than the road-friendly Gixxer siblings.The #MasterOfAdventure is here to take you on the most thrilling rides across different terrains, from your regular city rides to the most adventurous spots!#SuzukiIndia #StayTuned pic.twitter.com/HPNwpf1aez— Suzuki Motorcycle India (@suzuki2wheelers) April 6, 2022Moreover, V-Strom 250 could be the upcoming Adventure bike since Suzuki recently announced that India could be a global manufacturing hub for all models in the 125cc and 300cc range. The company currently operates through its production facility based out of Gurugram in Haryana and has an annual capacity of over one million units.2022 Suzuki V Strom 250Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT: Flagship ADVAnother possibility is the flagship V-Strom 1050 which might be offered in its most hardcore XT form. The fully-fledged ADV has been labelled as a “master of adventure” by the Japanese brand. If launched, this model could arrive in India as a fully imported model under the CBU route and could rival the likes of Honda CRF 1100L Africa Twin and Kawasaki Versys 1000.Powering V-Strom 1050XT will be a 1037cc liquid-cooled, V-twin motor that pumps out 106 bhp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 100 Nm at 6000rpm. This motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Suspension setup consists of inverted forks at front and a mono-shock at rear. Braking is handled by disc brakes at both ends, assisted by dual-channel ABS as standard.XT trim of V-Strom 1050 rides on alloy wheels shod with dual-purpose tyres. If and when launched, the flagship ADV could be priced upwards of Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom). On the other hand, if V-Strom gets launched, it could be priced above Rs 2.00 lakh (ex-showroom). More

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    Suzuki Two Wheeler Sales March 2022 – Burgman, Gixxer, Avenis, Access

    Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL) reports sales decline for March 2022, ends FY22 on a strong noteImage – MRD VlogsSuzuki 2W sales in March 2022 were somewhat of a mixed bag. Domestic sales were on a decline, and exports gained. Domestic sales last month were reported at 50,734 units, down from 60,222 units. Volume gain stood at 9,488 units at 15.76 percent decline. Of total sales, its domestic business accounted for over three quarters of volume.Last month, Suzuki Two Wheeler exports were on a high at 14,761 units, up from 9,720 units. Volume gain stood at just over 5k units at 51.86 percent growth. Total sales in March 2022 are reported at 65,495 units, down from 69,942 units.At 6.36 percent decline, volume loss stood at 4.4k units. Seeing current trends at Suzuki, March 2022 sales were the lowest for the quarter. Sales trend deviated a bit for the usual growth numbers Suzuki 2 wheelers has been reporting in recent months.Suzuki Sales March 2022 – MoM delineKeeping in mind the decline in March 2022, MoM sales too are reported at a decline. In February 2022, sales were reported at 58,603 units. MoM volume loss stood at 7,869 units at 13.43 percent decline. MoM exports improved 8.56 percent, up from 13,597 units. Volume gain is reported at 1,164 units. MoM total sales decline is reported at 9.29 percent, down from 72,200 units. Volume loss stood at 6,705 units.Suzuki Sales March 2022Through Q1 2022, Suzuki Two Wheeler domestic sales are reported at 1,69,960 units, down from 1,76,756 units in Q1 2021. Volume loss stood at 6,796 units, following a 3.84 percent sales decline. Exports in the last three months improved by over 25 percent.Cumulative export in Q1 2022 is up at 37,827 units from 29,717 units. Volume gain is reported at 8,110 units at 27.29 percent growth. For the quarter just concluded, domestic sales contributed to almost 82 percent of total sales. Total sales in Q1 2022 is reported at 2,07,787 units, marginally up from 2,06,473 units. Volume gain stood at 1,314 percent at less than 1 percent growth. Overall growth is attributed to improved exports.Suzuki FY22 sales growthFor the fiscal just ended, FY22 (April 2021 – March 2022), SMIPL reports cumulative sales at 754,938 units, up from 591,846 units sold in the previous financial year. Overall result is positive at 27.6 percent growth.Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. said, “It is quite satisfying that despite the COVID-19 induced challenges and supply chain issues, we successfully registered a sales growth of 27.6 % in FY 2021-22. This growth reflects that our products have been well received by our consumers. Additionally, the sales response on our recently launched scooter, Avenis has been overwhelming. We are thankful to all our customers and dealer partners for their trust and belief in the brand, and making Avenis a successful product in just a couple of months.” More

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    Suzuki Sales, Exports Feb 2022 – Gixxer, Access, Avenis, Burgman

    Suzuki two wheeler domestic sales fell in February 2022, exports improved – New Avenis is showing steady progressSuzuki AvenisSuzuki 2W domestic sales for February 2022 is reported at 58,603 units. Sales fell from 59,530. Volume loss stood at 927 units following 1.56 percent decline. MoM Total sales fell from 60,623 units. Volume loss is reported at 2,020 units at 3.33 percent decline.As always, Access scooter leads from the top at 37,512 units. Sales decline is reported at 22.65 percent at about 11k units in volume loss, down from 48,496 units. MoM Access sales fell from 42,148 units. Volume loss stood at 4,636 units at 11 percent decline.Gixxer domestic sales and exportsSuzuki Avenis, a fairly new launch has been received well, and outsold the popular Burgman. Sales are reported at 10,382 units. MoM sales are up from 6,314 units at just over 4k units in volume gain.Burgman sales were more or less flat at 8,636 units, up from 8,533 units. Volume gain is at just over a 100 units. MoM sales fell from 9,504 units to 568 units volume loss. Sales decline stood at 9.13 percent.Suzuki Sales Feb 2022Suzuki Gixxer sales too were flat at 1,815 units, down from 1,823 units. MoM Gixxer sales fell from 2,462 units. Sales declined more than a quarter at 26.28 percent. Volume loss stood at 647 units. Gixxer 250 sales less than halved at 234 units, down from 549 units. Volume loss stood at 315 units at 57.38 percent decline. MoM sales are up from 172 units at volume gain of 62 units at growth of over a third.Hayabusa sales stood at 12 units, the same as V-Strom 650 units. MoM Hayabusa sales fell from 18 units. MoM V-Strom 650 sales are up from 7 units. Where exports are concerned, Gixxer leads at 7,103 units. This is even better than a year earlier when exports stood at 6,488 units. Volume gain stood at 615 units at 9.48 percent growth. Burgman exports is up at 3,196 units, up from 2,558 units. Volume gain stood at 638 units at 25 percent gain.Gixxer 250 exportsGixxer 250 exports are up at 2,808 units, up from 2.3k units. Volume gain stood at 508 units at 22.09 percent growth. Access exports are up at 458 units, up from 10 units. Intruder, now not sold in India, saw 32 units exported. YoY numbers fell from 128 units. Total exports stood at 13,597 units, up from 12,132 units. Volume gain stood at 1,465 units at 12.08 percent growth.Suzuki Exports Feb 2022MoM exports improved noticeably, up from 9,469 units. Volume gain stood at 4,128 units at 43.59 percent growth. Gixxer exports are up from 4,842 units. Volume gain stood at 2,261 units at 46.70 percent growth. Burgman exports are up from 2,510 units. Volume gain stood at 786 units at 32.61 percent growth.Gixxer 250 exports are up from 1,633 units. Volume gain stood at 1,175 units at 71.95 percent growth. Access exports are up from 249 units. Volume gain stood at 209 units at 83.94 percent growth. Intruder exports fell from 160 units. Hayate exports are down to naught from 164 units. More

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    2022 Suzuki Burgman Electric Scooter Spied Again – New Spy Shots

    Upon its launch, the electric scooter from Suzuki will compete against rivals like Ather 450X, Bajaj Chetak, TVS iQube and Ola S12022 Suzuki Burgman Electric Scooter. Image – Saubhagya VasdevLike many other automakers, Suzuki has been investing its time and resources in developing an electric two-wheeler for the Indian market. The company has been testing a prototype that could be the brand’s first electric scooter in the country for more than a year now.This scooter, which is speculated to be a fully electric derivative of Burgman 125, has been spied testing once again recently. The latest spy shots have been clicked by automotive enthusiast Saubhagya Vasdev. The electric scooter looks very familiar to Burgman Street 125 in terms of look.Suzuki Electric Scooter SpiedLike in previous instances, the test was completely undisguised and wore a dual-tone paint scheme with blue and white colours. Biggest highlight from the recent spy images is the absence of an exhaust canister which is clearly visible. It also features a grey sleeve around the footboard which offers a visual distinction. Overall exterior appearance of the test mule is very similar to conventional scooters- both petrol and battery-powered.However, as per patents leaked earlier last year, it features a unique set of internal mechanics. Conventional scooters in EV space 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. This allows freeing up space within the chassis to create more room for luggage or larger batteries.2022 Suzuki Burgman Electric Scooter. Image – Saubhagya VasdevIn this case, however, patents have revealed a unique design where a drivetrain is located in the under-seat area connected to a motor via a chain drive setup. Rest of the electric scooter’s electronics are mounted on top of the motor along with a speed controller, transformer and battery.Other visual highlightsAdditionally, the reflector is now re-positioned above the registration plate as opposed to below the plate. It also gets a rear tyre hugger for better protection and a digital instrument console, which might feature Bluetooth connectivity as well as 4G LTE. This allows for smartphone connectivity as well as connected features.Most visual details from the electric scooter have been carried forward from Burgam Street 125 though there are very noticeable variations. For starters, a single-sided shock absorber in Burgman is replaced by twin shock absorbers at rear – probably to carry additional weight of lithium-ion battery pack. Like Burgman Street, the battery-powered scooter features a similar set of alloy wheels and a chunky grab rail for pillion.2022 Suzuki Burgman Electric Scooter. Image – Saubhagya VasdevSuzuki hasn’t yet revealed any official word on its EV program in India. We expect the upcoming electric scooter to feature a powertrain comprising a 3-4kWh battery pack and a 4-6 kW electric motor. Its exact launch timeline isn’t confirmed yet, we expect Suzuki to officially unveil this upcoming electric scooter sometime later this year. Honda, TVS, Yamaha, Hero are other major two wheeler brands which have plans to launch electric scooter in India. More

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    2022 Suzuki GSX250R Debuts – With New Blue Colour, ABS

    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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    Suzuki Sales Feb 2022 – Burgman, Gixxer, Avenis, Access

    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

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    2022 Suzuki Swish, Saluto 125cc Scooters Debut With New Features

    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

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    Suzuki Sales, Exports Breakup Jan 2022 – Access, Gixxer, Intruder, Avenis

    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