Suzuki is fully prepared for the new and stricter BS6 emission norms as it showcased its entire BS6 product line-up at the recently concluded Auto Expo 2020. This tells us how serious the Japanese brand is about the Indian market.
However, things take a back seat when it comes to Suzuki Big Bikes and our market isn’t very high up in the priority list. Perhaps, this is one of the reasons why Suzuki wouldn’t be selling its big bikes right after BS6 implementation in the country on 1st April 2020.
As per the latest reports, Koichiro Hirao, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India, and Devashish Handa, Vice President, Suzuki Motorcycle India, have revealed that when compared to the smaller capacity scooters and motorcycles, big bikes aren’t a priority in the Indian market.
Also, the sales volume of these bikes isn’t groundbreaking and the company doesn’t have any immediate plans to increase it in this fiscal year. Since the demand is low, localisation in the future would remain restricted to minor parts only. Although Suzuki did present the updated V-Strom 650 XT at the Auto Expo 2020, apparently, its launch, too, has been put on hold.
So for now, Hayabusa, V-Strom 650 XT, and GSX-S750 are the only big bikes listed on Suzuki’s website and that too would be taken down post 1st April 2020.