Auto Expo 2014: Suzuki unveils four new models
5th Feb 2014 11:29 pm
Suzuki to bring in the V-Strom 1000 ABS, Inazuma and Gixxer along with Let's scooter.
Suzuki Motorcycle India Limited (SMIL), today unveiled the much awaited motorcycles V-Strom 1000 ABS, Inazuma and Gixxer along with the Let’s scooter at the Auto Expo 2014.
Gixxer is Suzuki’s flagship model for the Indian market, boasting sharp design cues and available in five colours. It packs in an all-new carburettor-fed, four-stroke, 150cc, single-cylinder and air-cooled engine.
The Let’s is an offering directed at the urban youth and is available in five colours options -- red, blue, white, black and silver. The new Let's scooter is powered by a four-stroke, 112.8cc, single-cylinder and air-cooled engine that produces 8.7bhp, with 0.91kgm of torque propelling the rear wheel through a CVT gearbox.
SMIL aims to strengthen its presence in the premium superbike segment in India by introducing the V-Strom 1000 ABS powered by a four-stroke, 1037cc, liquid-cooled, 90° V-twin and a six-speed gearbox.
The recently launched Inazuma, comprising a four-stroke, 248cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled and fuel-injected engine with a six-speed gearbox is also being showcased at the Auto Expo.
Both the Let's and Gixxer come with 'Suzuki Eco Performance' systems, that the company claims help them achieve enhanced fuel economy, without compromising power, and the same technology will be carried over to the models currently on sale, in the near future.
The Let's will be going on sale March onwards and will be priced at around Rs 43,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi), while the Gixxer's price will be announced in May, and the bike will go on sale in July 2014. The V-Strom is priced at Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), and will be going on sale immediately.
Currently, Suzuki has 600 touch points in India and is aiming to acquire 1,000 touch points by 2015, concentrating more on the northern and eastern regions.