Cars in India | Autoportal.com

Good Bye Inazuma - Suzuki to stop selling its Quarter litre tourer from March 2015!

Good Bye Inazuma - Suzuki to stop selling its Quarter litre tourer from March 2015!

Snapshot: The very capable but old school looker Inazuma is on its way out...Makes us sad!!

- Comments    |    Write Comment

We reported a few days ago about Inazuma being taken out of the Suzuki website. Now confirm news has arrived that Suzuki will not sell the Inazuma after March 2015 in India.

The Suzuki Inazuma's story more or less describes the story of Suzuki Motorcycles effort in India (strictly talking about the pre Gixxer 160 times). Inazuma is a fairly capable motorcycle. A way more comfortable and a proper mile-muncher in its segment and segment rivals, Inazuma is (or was?) what we can call a perfect (almost) bike for India.

Sadly though, as much capable as it is as a motorcycle, the Suzuki Inazuma has not been able to catapult the company’s rankings in the quarter-litre motorcycle segment of the Indian two-wheeler market. A hefty price tag and old-school design did not attract many customers. The Suzuki Inazuma is powered by a 250cc fuel-injected, parallel twin engine that produces 26 bhp of power and 24.4 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Currently, the motorcycle retails for Rs 2.61 lakh (on-road Mumbai). Earlier this year, the product witnessed a steep price cut of Rs 1 lakh.

With Suzuki India reportedly deciding to discontinue the Suzuki Inazuma 250 from March, we unfortunately have to say goodbye to a very capable machine. But till it’s there, there is still good news.

The Inazuma’s failure in the Indian market was quite imminent. Firstly, it isn’t a valuable proposition in a price-to-performance driven market, with manufacturers like KTM offering much cheaper and more powerful alternatives while Kawasaki playing by the premium feel of the segment with its Ninja 300, offering a full fairing, more power and effectively a more engaging motorcycle.

Internationally though, where the market is more mature and customers understand their need rather than what is on offer, the Inazuma does pretty well as an entry-level sport touring motorcycle offering loads of comfortable riding miles. India unfortunately, still has to develop understanding beyond full fairing motorcycles.

Suzuki Inamuza, and its brief story!!

 

Related car news

  • Kawasaki Offering Discounts Of Up To Rs 3.5 Lakh On ZX-14R and ZX-10R 17-11-2017 Autoportal Team Kawasaki Offering Discounts Of Up To Rs 3.5 Lakh On ZX-14R a...
  • Toyota and Suzuki to launch electric vehicles in India by 2020 17-11-2017 Mayank Gupta Toyota and Suzuki to launch electric vehicles in India by 20...
  • Upcoming Benelli Leoncino scrambler spied in Pune 17-11-2017 Prashant Singh Upcoming Benelli Leoncino scrambler spied in Pune
  • Say hello to the 2018 Aprilia RSV4 FW-GP, the 247bhp monster 17-11-2017 Prashant Singh Say hello to the 2018 Aprilia RSV4 FW-GP, the 247bhp monster
  • Audi Q8 and A8 spotted testing in India 17-11-2017 Autoportal Team Audi Q8 and A8 spotted testing in India
  • Volvo S90 & V90 Now Available with T4 Petrol Engine 17-11-2017 Mayank Gupta Volvo S90 & V90 Now Available with T4 Petrol Engine
Helpline