Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, has announced a price-cut on the big bikes, in the wake of the new policy announced by the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) on custom duties for completely knocked down (CKD) and completely build units (CBU) units in India.
The ‘Superbike’ GSX-R1000R, which is available for Indian customers in a CBU will now be available for Rs. 19,80,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi), while the legendary Hayabusa, which is a CKD, is now priced at Rs. 13,59,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
Commenting on the revised prices, Mr. Sajeev Rajashekharan, EVP, SMIPL, said: “Considering our focus on offering a premium range of products to our Indian customers, both the CKDs and CBUs form a key component of our existing and upcoming motorcycle line-up. Suzuki Motorcycles India plans to pass on the benefits of government’s decision to reduce the customs duty on CBU and CKD units, to its customers. Conducive policies will encourage manufacturers like us to bring more products and support the emerging big-bike culture in India.”
Suzuki Motorcycle India is keen on bringing its global flagship products to the country in sub-1000 big bike segment, starting with the soon to be launched GSX-S750. The GSX-S750 will be Suzuki Motorcycle India’s second ‘Made-in-India’ big bike after the Hayabusa.