Suzuki Motorcycle India has revealed its sales results for the past month. During the month of May 2019, it was noted that sales increased 17.7 percent with domestic sales at 62,596 units as compared to sales of 53,167 units in the same month of the previous year.
In May 2019, Year on Year cumulative sales increased 22 percent with a total of 71,640 units (domestic + export) sold, as compared to sales of 56,682 units sold in May 2018. This impressive growth is due to the company’s bestselling Access 125 scooter that saw 48,463 unit sales in April 2019. The period April to May 2019 saw sales at 1,37,582 units. The company targets 1 million sales by the end of this financial year.
Mr. Devashish Handa, Vice President, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. said, “Overall the industry is going through a lean phase. However, Suzuki Motorcycle India continues to grow at a double-digit rate. This is a testimony to the growing preference for Brand Suzuki amongst the 2-wheeler buyers in India. We have expanded our motorcycle portfolio with the launch of the New Gixxer SF Series in India. We are expecting a good response from customers and aim to continue our sparkling double digit growth story.”
The fact that Suzuki Motorcycle India is growing at double digit rate shows its growing acceptance among buyers in the country. The company recently launched the new Gixxer SF series. The new Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 was launched at a price of Rs 1.70 lakhs while the new Gixxer SF 150 carries a price tag of Rs 1.09 lakh. It is the biggest update given to the bike, ever since it was launched (though mechanics stay the same). The updated Gixxer street fighter is also poised for launch later this year.
The fully faired Gixxer SF250, presented in colour options of Metallic Mat Platinum Silver and Metallic Mat Black while the Gixxer SF 150 is offered in two color options of Glass Sparkle Black, & Metallic Sonic Silver/ Glass sparkle black.
The Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 gets its power via a 249 cc, single-cylinder, four-valve, oil cooled engine which offers 26 bhp power at 9,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm peak torque at 7,500 rpm. Suzuki SF 150 is powered by a 154cc, single cylinder, fuel injected, oil cooled engine offering 14 bhp power and 14.1 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed transmission. Suspension is via telescopic forks in the front and monoshock at the rear while disc brakes are seen at both ends along with single channel ABS as a standard feature.
In May 2019, Suzuki Motorcycle India also announced their decision to pull out of commuter motorcycles and concentrate on the premium motorcycle segment in the country with engines bigger than 150 cc. Apart from premium motorcycles, the company also wishes to expand its scooter range with plans to introduce two products each year in the scooter and bike segment, all with higher engine displacement.