Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) recently launched its global flagship motocross bikes - the RM-Z450 and RM-Z250. And now the Japanese motorcycle major has launched the V-Strom 650XT ABS in India at Rs 7.46 lakh, ex-Delhi. The Suzuki V-Strom 650XT was showcased in India at the Auto Expo this year. The company has launched the V-Strom 650XT with spoked wheels in 19-inch front an 17-inch rear in India. The 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT will be brought in via the CKD route and locally-assembled and that has helped Suzuki price the 650XT ABS aggressively in India. Commenting on the launch, Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. said, "We are delighted to offer the ultimate adventure-tourer Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS to Indian customers as a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) Unit, assembled in India. Individuals are now ready to invest to get an experience they were longing for. With it's all-round capabilities, … [Read more...] about 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS launched in India at 7.46 lakh, ex-Delhi
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UM entered the Indian market more than 2 years back and has made its presence felt in the affordable cruiser segment. We spoke to Rajeev Mishra, the CEO of UM Lohia Two Wheelers Pvt. Ltd. as he gives an insight regarding the company’s future plans and a few perceptions which surround UM. Here’s the full interview: xBhp: What are the difficulties that you faced as a start-up? Rajeev Mishra: I think we have gained a lot of ground and yes, as a start-up there are many issues which come up. One of them is that a new company faces the problem of localisation. That is to get into the local market and try to get the local component. There is a cartel and it doesn’t favour the new entrant in the market and that’s why we struggled a lot. Second issue is attracting new talent to a new company. For a start-up getting new talent is also a big challenge. And third, automotive industry is highly competitive. Every manufacturer has created a wall against them and … [Read more...] about #InConversation with Rajeev Mishra, CEO, UM Lohia Two Wheelers Pvt. Ltd.
Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) unveiled the Burgman Street 125 automatic scooter at the Auto Expo 2018. A new report reveals that this scooter will launch in late-May or early-June this year. Until now, it was being speculated that the Burgman would launch in the current month. However, with only a few days of this month left, there is absolutely no sign of the new offering. Hence, it looks like the latest claim of a May/June launch holds at least some truth. The Burgman Street 125 will be India’s first maxi-scooter. The upcoming scooter will have to rival the likes of TVS NTorq and Aprilia SR 125 in terms of pricing. Internationally, the Burgman is available with bigger engines. While the 125cc motor of the India-spec scooter will be far less powerful than its international counterparts, the scooter will have similar dimensions. The scooter shares many bits with the Gixxer 155/Gixxer SF motorcycle. For example, it gets the same all-LCD instrument console. The … [Read more...] about Suzuki Burgman Street 125 automatic scooter: India launch details revealed
Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) has launched the Suzuki GSX-S750 in the country at an ex-showroom, New Delhi price of INR 7,45,000. The Suzuki GSX-S750 is the brand’s first sub-1,000 cc big-bike in the country, and is the second CKD product after the Hayabusa. The Japanese brand showcased the motorcycle at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. Featuring a chiselled fuel tank, vented front fender, light rear fender, moulded mirrors, and angular tail section with integrated LED taillight, the bike bears the moniker ‘Apex Predator’. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. said: We had made a commitment to launch several new and premium products every year for the Indian-market. GSX-S750 is not just the first new offering from Suzuki for the new financial year, but is also our first-product in the sub-1000cc big-bike segment. As our second CKD model in India, we are confident that the GSX-S750 will further strengthen the ‘GSX’ … [Read more...] about Suzuki GSX-S750 launched in India at INR 7.45 lakhs
Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. (HMSI) has closed the 2017-2018 financial year on a historic note. They have created a new world record by becoming the first two-wheeler company in the world to add 1 million plus incremental customers in a single fiscal year. Sharing highlights of Honda’s performance in FY’2017-18, Mr. Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “2017-18 is the year of rise of Honda in India. Honda 2Wheelers India is the only two-wheeler company in the world to grow at a pace witnessed never before, adding 1 million plus incremental customers in a single year. Led by strong customer demand, Honda has surpassed its most challenging target ever and sales apexed at 6,123,886 units with 22% growth. With 4 brand new models, new capacity infusion, addition of 500 new network outlets increasing our reach to hinterlands, Honda successfully consolidated leadership … [Read more...] about Honda 2wheelers India creates world record in sales