As a result of reliable sales of Suzuki Hayabusa in India, the company is planning to switch from CBU to CKD. Hayabusa is a highly desired superbike in Indian motorcycle community, whose claim to fame from featuring in a highly successful Bollywood flick hasn’t been forgotten yet. Not that the 197 PS machine which can throw the pointer till 299 kmph until electronics intervene, needed any other reason to turn towards.Therefore, the Hayabusa, which is currently being retailed at Rs. Rs. 15.95 lakhs for regular and Rs. 16.20 lakhs for the Z Edition (ex-showroom Delhi), would receive new price tags, starting at around Rs. 11 lakhs.
This move would not be limited to the company’s flagship motorcycle. Suzuki Motorcycle India also has plans to locally assemble more superbikes, given the aggressive penetration of international brands and models in the sub-continent in very short time.
This will bring Suzuki to the same table as its close rivals such as Triumph, Kawasaki and Benelli, who have already started assembling their motorcycles locally and reaping benefits.
With more major motorcycle makers turning towards India and showing interest in attempting CKD operations, the market is increasingly responding by giving them better business. It is only a matter of time before all big names in the industry start catering to and operating in India.
Via – Economic Times