Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPLparent )'s business, Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), has planned to make India a key export base for its small displacement bikes. According to a top SMIPL executive, Suzuki India already accounts for a sizable portion of Suzuki Motor Corporation's unit sales.
In an interview, Devasish Handa, Executive Vice President, Suzuki Motorcycle India, stated that Suzuki Motor Corporation made the choice to make India a key production base for small capacity (125-300 cc) bikes for the rest of the globe.
Suzuki India has nearly doubled its exports to 1,45,000 units in the last year, and the business expects to maintain its sales while maintaining the same development trend this year.
Suzuki India now sells to places such as the SAARC countries (Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan), Latin America, South-East Asia, Africa, and even Japan. Suzuki India's production plant in Gurugram, Haryana, has a capacity of 1 million units, and the firm sold 7,54,938 units in fiscal year 2021-22.
Suzuki Motorbike India introduced their entry-level crossover adventure motorcycle, the Suzuki V-Strom SX, on April 7, 2022, with design inspiration from its bigger brothers in the Suzuki V-Strom family. Suzuki characterises the 250 cc adventure sports tourer as being built on the made-in-India Suzuki Gixxer 250 chassis and sharing the same 249 cc, single-cylinder engine, but with a larger 19-inch front tyre, better ground clearance, and a tall-ish posture for everyday adventures.
Suzuki India will undoubtedly be looking to improve its game in the entry-level premium motorcycle segment in the months ahead, with motorcycles in the 250 cc and 125-160 cc segments becoming increasingly important for Suzuki India's export plans.