Suzuki has established its name as a trusty carmaker in the Indian market, but it’s not just that, it has also been known for making some of the most reliable and trusty two-wheelers across the whole market space as well.
So, over the years, it’s not just the Suzuki cars – or rather Maruti Suzuki cars – that have proven to be extremely reliable, the brand’s scooters and motorcycles have excelled in this department as well. After all, as we’re all aware, besides being drop-dead reliable, Japanese engines also deliver a nice character and have a sporty appeal to them, working as a bonus for both the consumers as well as the manufacturers.
Now that we’ve shed some light on the history and success of the brand in the Indian market, let’s take a look at what the brand has in store for us at its dealerships. For today, we’re putting our focus on all the motorcycles available from Suzuki in the BS-VI era as of early-2021.
The Gixxer is the most affordable motorcycle in the brand’s product portfolio in India. It is a naked streetfighter, which had received a major styling update back in 2019. Therefore, it’s a fairly new motorcycle that comes with a very aggressive new-age design with aggressive fairing, a pointy LED headlamp, dual-exhaust canister with chrome-finished tip, and more. Powering the Gixxer is a 155cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine, which is capable of churning out 13.4bhp and 13.8Nm of torque. It further comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Suzuki Intruder 150
The Intruder 150 takes its design inspiration from the bigger M1800R which, sadly, has been discontinued from the Indian market courtesy of low sales numbers. Regardless, the M1800R, when it first arrived in the market, featured the widest rear tire on a production-spec motorcycle. Like its bigger sibling, then, the Intruder 150 is also a cushy cruiser featuring a muscular aesthetic appeal and that feeling is certainly echoed when you sit on the motorcycle. The overall, low seating position, forward-set footpegs all work in favor of the cruiser traits of the Intruder 150. It comes powered by the same engine as the Gixxer, which is a 155cc single-cylinder unit, good for 13.4bhp and 13.8Nm of torque. It, too, comes paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Suzuki Gixxer SF
As its name gives away, the Gixxer SF is the fully-faired version of the standard Suzuki Gixxer, which means it shares its platform and its mechanicals with the Gixxer. However, with the added fairing, the SF does look a bit nicer and has a sporty appeal to it. Moreover, with its aggressive riding position, it does offer better handling too. It also comes powered by the same 155cc single-cylinder motor, capable of producing 13.4bhp and 13.8Nm of torque, and paired to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
Suzuki Gixxer 250
The Gixxer 250 shares it's platform and most of its underpinnings with the vanilla Gixxer. It even looks visually identical to the standard Gixxer, save for a few small changes here and there. Suzuki should have made a few changes to make the Gixxer 250 a bit special than its smaller sibling to justify the price bump. It does, however, come powered by a 249cc single-cylinder fuel-injected engine, which is good for 26.1bhp and 22.2Nm of torque. Moreover, it comes mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250
The Gixxer SF 250 takes its powertrain and underpinnings from the Gixxer 250, but it looks virtually identical to the standard Gixxer SF, with a few small changes across the board. It was launched in 2019 and remains to be the sportiest motorcycle from Suzuki bikes in India. The powertrain, as said above, is the same as Gixxer 250, meaning it’s a 249cc single-cylinder unit, producing 26.1bhp and 22.2Nm of torque.
Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT
The V-Strom 650 XT is the flagship motorcycle from Suzuki in the Indian market. It is an off-road spec middleweight ADV, which was re-introduced back in late-2020 in its BS-VI avatar. As is a norm with ADVs, it gets a beak at the front, long suspension travel, knobby tires with spokes, and much more. Powering the bike is a 645cc BS-VI approved twin-cylinder liquid-cooled motor that comes mated to a six-speed manual transmission.