Suzuki GSX-R125 Launched In Japan

Suzuki GSX-R125 Launched In Japan

  • The Suzuki GSX-R125 has been launched in Japan.
  • It’s offered alongside the India-spec Gixxer 250 and SF 250.
  • The 125cc supersport packs a lot of options like a DOHC engine, keyless ignition, LED lights and a full-digital instrument console.
  • Suzuki has launched its entry-level GSX-R125 supersport in Japan alongside the India-spec Gixxer 250 and SF 250. The transfer comes after finding out the most recent market developments which recommend that there’s extra potential for performance-oriented entry-level bikes. Up till now, Suzuki principally handled greater capability two-wheelers in Japan, leaving smaller bikes for markets like Europe, Indonesia and Thailand.
  • However what significance does the entry-level Japanese supersport have in India? It principally doesn’t, however one might draw parallels between the 2 markets whereas speaking in regards to the rising want for budget-friendly efficiency bikes. Take the KTM RC 125 as an illustration, it roped in spectacular gross sales figures when it was launched in India in June final 12 months, underlining the truth that there's scope for faired, performance-centric, entry-level bikes in India.
  • Furthermore, Suzuki at present doesn’t have a track-focused bike in its India portfolio after the litre-class GSX-R1000 and Suzuki Hayabusa have been taken off the shelf earlier this 12 months. The GSX-R125 can be the proper slot in a price-sensitive market like India. It comes with a DOHC fuel-injected 124.4cc engine that belts out 15PS and 11.5Nm (0.5PS extra and 0.5Nm lower than the KTM RC 125). Nonetheless, the bike weighs simply 134kg (kerb) which is an entire lot lighter than the RC 125 which suggestions the dimensions at 154.2kg (dry), giving it a power-to-weight benefit over the RC.
  • On the subject of {hardware}, the bike will get a telescopic fork and a monoshock for its suspension setup and petal disc brakes at each ends for anchorage. All the package deal prices 393,800 yen (on-road), which is roughly 2.77 lakh, which is kind of steep. However, Suzuki might carry down prices by utterly localising the product in India, similar to KTM. It might even get rid of the keyless ignition system which is obtainable within the international-spec mannequin.
  • To ensure that the product to work in India, we consider Suzuki must undercut the BS6 RC 125s value (Rs 1,59,629 ex-showroom) by a considerable margin. We consider a price ticket of round 1.46 lakh (Yamaha YZF-R15 V 3.0) or decrease ought to hit the nail on the pinnacle.
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