Suzuki Motorcycle India registered highest ever monthly sales in October 2019 with sales of 66,215 units in domestic markets. This was a growth of 13.61 percent as compared to sales in October 2018. The Suzuki Access scooter along with the Gixxer motorcycles contributed to efficient sales in October 2019.
In domestic market, it was seen that the Suzuki Access scooter was the highlight of the sales charts in the past month. Sales of this scooter stood at 53,552 units in the past month, up 19 percent as compared to 45,090 units sold in October 2018.
It was also the Burgman Street scooter that was launched in June 2018 that brought in sales of 7,856 units, though down 28 percent as compared to sales of 10,894 units in October 2018. Suzuki Burgman Street 125 is the company’s flagship scooter in India and sales have cross the 1 lakh unit mark since launch.
The Burgman Street and Access 125 share the same 125cc, 4 stroke, air cooled, single cylinder engine offering 8.7 PS power at 7,000 rpm and 10.2 Nm torque at 5,000 rpm mated to a CVT. In the scooter segment, Suzuki also has the Lets scooter which failed to draw the attention of any buyers in the past month.
In the motorcycle segment, the Suzuki Gixxer recorded sales of 4,220 units in October 2019, almost on par with 4,271 units sold in October 2018. Gixxer 250 sales stood at 525 units while sales of the Intruder, also on the motorcycle segment dipped 98 percent from 929 units sold in October 2018 to just 17 units sold in the past month.
Where the performance segment was concerned, the Suzuki GSX-R1000, GSX-S750, GSX-S1000 and DL650XA along with the V-Strom performed poorly. It was only the Hayabusa that saw a 19 percent increase in sales to 25 units in the past month as against sales of 21 units sold in October 2018.
Speaking about exports, it was the Gixxer 155 cc (including SF 155), topped the list with 5,370 units exported. This was a massive 94% increase in exports of the Gixxer 155 range. On 2nd list for exports is 1,592 units followed by Hayate, Burgman, Lets, Intruder, Access and Gixxer 250. Total Suzuki exports stood at 8,395 units for Oct 2019, growing 117% when compared to exports in Oct 2018.