Suzuki Motorcycle India Ltd (SMIL) plans to launch the GW250 (also called Inazuma 250) in January 2014. The company plans to bring the 248cc, twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke motorcycle through the completely-knocked-down (CKD) route and assemble it at SMIL’s Gurgaon plant.
The success of the Suzuki GW250 will crucially depend on its pricing in India.
Meanwhile, the company is also gearing up to ready at least one new product for its scooter as well as its commuter bike portfolio. SMIL’s current scooter portfolio includes the Access 125 and Swish 125, while the company sells one commuter motorcycle in each 110cc (Hayate), 125cc (Slingshot) and 150cc (GS150R) categories.
Speaking exclusively to Autocar Professional, Atul Gupta, executive vice-president, SMIL, confirmed that “we are going to launch the 250cc motorcycle next month (January 2014) and new products to expand our current portfolio in the upcoming Auto Expo 2014. We are equally focussing on the scooters and the motorcycles.”