Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) will be exporting made-in-India Gixxer to Japanese market; initially 720 units shipped
Gixxer is the flagship bike for the Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) and the company has decided to export the made-in-India model to its home country Japan. In the first shipment, the two-wheeler manufacturer has already sent 720 units and the brand says it will continue to send the consignment in future as well.
This is the first time a made-in-India Suzuki motorcycle is sent to the Japanese market. Speaking about the accomplishment, Mr. Satoshi Uchida, the Managing Director of SMIPL has said, this is a very proud moment for the company as it is sending its flagship motorcycle to Japanese market. Apart from Japan, SMIPL exports India-made bikes to other overseas markets like Latin America and some Asian countries as well.
This step is truly an achievement for SMIPL, as it denotes the high quality of SMIPL products. Also, it will help the company to expand its global business. Mr. Uchida believes exporting the Gixxer to Japan will showcase the advanced technology and superior quality standards of these bikes within competitive price range. He hopes Japanese customers will like the bike.
The Suzuki Gixxer is a pretty popular bike in Indian market. It is available in both non faired and faired versions. The bike is powered by a 154.9 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that is mated to a 5-speed transmission. This engine churns out 14.8 PS of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm.
Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. could be gearing up to launch the Gixxer 250 in the domestic market that was displayed at EICMA 2016 in November last year. It will be powered by a 248 cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine paired with a six-speed gearbox. The engine will kick out 25 PS of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 23.3 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm.