In a rare display of zest and vibrancy, Suzuki Motorcycles India has unveiled four new and interesting products on the first day of the Auto Expo today. We bring you the coverage on all four product unveilings of the Japanese giant.
SUZUKI V-STROM 1000
All eyes were definitely on the looker of this motorcycle from Suzuki! The V-Strom is an incredibly versatile motorcycle, powered by a 1037 cc, four-stroke engine that has two cylinders arranged in the 90-degree V-twin arrangement. The motor is liquid-cooled, and has a compression ratio of 11.3 : 1. Suzuki hasn’t mentioned the power figures in the press releases, but the bike won’t be lacking in any of it.
The V-Strom has enough of travel on those inverted coil-spring, oil damped front forks to conquer inhospitable terrain. The bike certainly adds to the aura that Suzuki has in the arena of superbikes in India.
Suzuki has been mentioning one fact so often that by now everyone must have be aware that Inazuma is the Lightning that strikes in a STROM….err, storm. Yes, it weighs over 180 kilograms and costs upwards of 3 lakhs. But the USP of the bike remains the comfortable riding position and the relaxed handlebar position. The bike garnered a decent audience at the Suzuki stall, but we need to wait and watch if it appeals to college-going students or not.
The Inazuma is the newest entrant into the cut-throat quarter-litre segment in the Indian market. Will it be able to carve a niche for itself??
SUZUKI GIXXER 155
The old Suzuki GSX-Rs of yore were often nicknamed “Gixxers”; though not so much among fans and enthusiasts as much as in online forums and groups. Probably this prompted Suzuki to provide a small-capacity bike named Gixxer! Nevertheless, the bike is an interesting proposition and is all set to provide the Yamaha FZ and Honda CB–Trigger a run for their money. Could this be the bike that will change Suzuki’s fortunes in India??
Gixxer 155 has a few bits and pieces of technology in the form of a monocross rear suspension and a cool looking stubby exhaust, but the rest of the bike speaks of austerity measures. We would have loved a rear disc brake. Suzuki claims that the bike has a light and stiff frame for superior handling, and good low-end torque.
SUZUKI LET’S SCOOTER
This is the last, but not the least, product in Suzuki India’s lineup at the Auto Expo. The talking point of the scooter is that it is powered by a 4-stroke 112 cc engine that boasts of proprietary Suzuki Eco Performance technology. This ensures a class-leading fuel-efficiency of 63 kmpl!!
Other facts about the scooter are :
- Peak power of 8.7 bhp @ 7500 rpm
- Peak torque of 9 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
- Telescopic front spring with oil damping
- Swing-arm type rear suspension with oil damping
- 120 mm drum brakes both at front and rear
- Fuel tank capacity of 5.2 Litres
Suzuki has provided a good mix of products for display at the Auto Expo. Here’s hoping their sales trajectory follows an upward curve.