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Suzuki smiles after selling 100 units of Rs 12.5 lakh bikes

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  • Suzuki smiles after selling 100 units of Rs 12.5 lakh bikes

    NEW DELHI: At a time when over two lakh people queue up to own a car for just over Rs 1 lakh, Japanese two-wheeler maker Suzuki has managed to

    sell around 100 units of two of its super bikes in India for prices as high as Rs 12.5 lakh each.

    The company is now planning to sell at least another 100 units of its two iconic super bikes- Hayabusa and Intruder -by the end of this fiscal.

    "We have sold around 100 units of Hayabusa and Intruder in India since their launch in November, 2008. Our aim would be to sell another 100 units this fiscal," Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) Vice President (Sales & Marketing) Atul Gupta told reporters here.

    While Hayabusa is powered by a 1,340cc engine, Intruder is a 1,783cc bike. In contrast, Tata's Rs 1 lakh car Nano, for which 2.06 lakh people had made bookings, has a 623cc petrol engine.

    SMIPL has reported a 33.42 per cent rise in its sales in June at 12,335 units compared with 9,245 units in the same month last year.

    Gupta said the growth was mostly driven by its latest offering- GS150R- which was launched three months back.

    "In the first three months, we have sold 14,000 units of the GS150R. Our target is to sell at least 50,000 units of the bike by March 2010," he said, adding that the company expects to maintain a 30-35 per cent growth on year-on-year basis.
    Hope this encourages them to bring on their other performance bikes.

    Suzuki smiles after selling 100 units of Rs 12.5 lakh bikes- Two-wheelers-Auto-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times

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    News Approved.

    @bprags: This is worthy of a news!
    :)

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    • #3
      May other SBK companies look at the greed for superbikes here in India .In near future I hope we can witness other SBK companies like yamaha,Suzuki,Honda,KTM and other companies launch their bikes here in India,and give importance to Indian Market!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Aryan View Post
        News Approved.

        @bprags: This is worthy of a news!
        Well, I wasn't sure whether to create a new thread for this news, it was definitely a surprise from your side .

        I wonder what Atul Gupta has to say now, as he was very skeptical of the sales of the big bikes.

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        • #5
          nice info. man...
          as haxor said..
          we can expect same or something from other companies too...
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          • #6
            so, how many R1s were sold after its official launch in India? any idea?
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            • #7
              hopes that this will prompt them to bring the lovely Gixxer also to the country.. Looks like The 1 and the Blade are bored fighting each other here... they too need a new competitor here

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              • #8
                That's a great news !!!!!!! hope they bring some couple of 600cc too which is our need !!!!!!
                Last edited by akshaye11; 07-11-2009, 03:43 PM.
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                • #9
                  Thats great news.. Selling 100 units of such high-priced bikes in just 8 months is no small achievement..

                  I wonder when the 400-600cc sport bikes will be here.. They sure have a market here, considering the fact that the next legally available performance bike after 220cc is 998cc!! & that too is pretty heavy on the pockets for most of us here.. & moreover, moving up from 220cc to 998cc is quite a big jump (in power), that not all can handle..
                  We definitely need the 400-600cc bikes, to help us graduate from the 220cc class to the litre class..
                  Are the Babus listening!
                  Last edited by tibby; 07-11-2009, 03:36 PM. Reason: Corrected typos

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                  • #10
                    Wow, that's 12.5 crores in 8 months!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tibby View Post
                      Thats great news.. Selling 100 units of such high-priced bikes in just 8 months is no small achievement..

                      I wonder when the 400-600cc sport bikes will be here.. They sure have a market here, considering the fact that the next legally available performance bike after 220cc is 998cc!! & that too is pretty heavy on the pockets for most of us here.. & moreover, moving up from 220cc to 998cc is quite a big jump (in power), that not all can handle..
                      We definitely need the 400-600cc bikes, to help us graduate from the 220cc class to the litre class..
                      Are the Babus listening!
                      I thought controlling a 600 is much tougher than controlling a litre class bike!!

                      something to do with high revving engine...they always say this on MCN....
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                      • #12
                        ohhhh 100 pockets burned 2 holes in one...when will the govt act sensibly
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                        • #13
                          The GSR - 150 design is truly inspired from GSR 1000



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                          Last edited by murajidesai2008; 07-30-2009, 12:40 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Arun Cheloor View Post
                            so, how many R1s were sold after its official launch in India? any idea?
                            Hei, it's long time to see u here...
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                            • #15
                              im desperately waiting for suzuki to launch gsxr600!!
                              mydad is really impressed by that bike and has promised me to buy it if it is launched in india....
                              pulsar 220 dts-fi clocks 145kmph!
                              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8SPjGtkRWo

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