The FY19 has been The best year for Suzuki Motorcycles in India as the company has managed to sell more than 7.5 lakh units
Suzuki sold 7,47,506 units in FY19, which is the highest for the Japanese manufacturer in India as the company has managed to sell only 5,74,711 units in FY18 and registered Year-On-Year growth of 30 per cent, which is impressive considering that the only major launch in volume market for the company was Burgman Street.
Even though initially the maxi-scooter sold well, the last few months saw its sales have not been doing great. Suzuki Access is currently the segment leader in the 125 cc segment as the scooter has a commanding lead over its rivals. In motorcycles, the Gixxer series which include naked and fully-faired model is bringing decent numbers.
In FY19, Suzuki has introduced new motorcycles in the middle-weight segment and they are GSX-750 naked performance bike and V-Strom 650 XT adventure bike. Both these models are selling well along with its other high-end bikes. The Japanese manufacturer had also commenced the local assembly of Hayabusa in India.
Suzuki has also reached another milestone in FY19 as the company rolled out the four millionth vehicle from its Gurgaon plant in Haryana. The company has updated all the models below 125 cc with Combined-Braking system while products above 125 cc get ABS system as part of the standard package to meet the new rule.
The Gixxer series is only available with a single-channel ABS braking system instead of the dual-channel unit, which will increase the price of these motorcycles. The Japanese manufacturer is working on upgrading engines like its rivals to meet the BSVI norms, which will come into effect from April 1, 2020.
The next big launch expected from the company is Gixxer 250 as it has been delayed for a very long time. The upcoming model might get the same design theme as its GSX-R sibling while the model might miss upside down forks to keep cost low. The engine is expected to be a new unit and it is likely to share components with Gixxer SF.