Suzuki Motorcycle India has as part of its CSR road safety initiative handed 5 Gixxer SF 250 motorcycles to Surat traffic police. The fleet addition will help aid in traffic ops. Keys were handed over to R. B. Brahmbhatt, Commissioner of Police, Surat.
The activity is an ongoing one by Suzuki Motorcycles India as the company has been making available Gixxer bikes for copper fleets elsewhere too. Gurgaon police too use the same bikes as part of its fleet.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 is powered by a 249cc, single cal Suzuki Oil Cooling System (SOCS) four-stroke, fuel injection (FI) SOHC engine. It returns 26.5ps@9000 rpm and 22.6Nm@7500 rpm power mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Dual channel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) is a standard feature.
The bikes added to the copper fleet haven’t been modified in regards to performance but is aptly kitted to meet police specific needs. Last year, SMIPL had handed over a larger number of Gixxer SF 155 units to the Gurgaon police fleet. All the bikes tasked with copper duties have to date been finished in white. This includes the new lot of Gixxer SF 250. The white colour scheme is unique to the police fleet and isn’t for sale at dealerships.
As part of policing duty, the kitted bikes feature red and blue beacons at the front. Side boxes are fitted. Police stickering is placed visibly on the side boxes, body panel, and windshield. A baton holder in the rear helps fit a baton up straight. The rest is the same as seen on a stock bike.
Suzuki has been working with traffic police forces since 2018. The arrangement provides an opportunity to present specially kitted bikes for the traffic police fleet. When the arrangement first got underway, SMIPL was keen to distribute 60 kitted bikes to police fleets across the country.
As Suzuki preps for a new year, the company would be taking steps forward on a positive note. For starters, despite a difficult market environment, Suzuki has been able to post sales growth for most months last year. Cumulative sales for April – December 2019 is reported at 616,392 units. In staying up to date with market requirement, the company has launched Access 125 BSVI variants. The scooter is a frontrunner in the brand’s growing success here.