Suzuki Two Wheeler India, which is the fully owned subsidiary of Japan – the Suzuki Motors, has introduced an entirely new two wheeler for the Indian market. The bike we are talking about is the Suzuki Hayate 110. The bike will now be available in the country at all the Suzuki showrooms.
The Hayate is powered by 112 cc engine, which is an air-cooled engine. The bike has been introduced in two variants – one is the kick start variant, while the other is the self start variant. The kick start variant (KS) will be available for Rs. 40,162. On the other hand as usual, the self start variant (SS) will be costlier by Rs. 2000 and will come at Rs. 42,162. The prices are ex-showroom, Pune.
The Hayate is the fourth product from the company in the bike category. The company had earlier introduced the GS150R, the Slingshot and the Slingshot Plus. These bikes were the ones those were available apart from what the company had in its international range. That is not all. Suzuki has two popular gearless two wheelers in India that have become extremely popular. One of them is the Access 125 and the other is the Swish 125.
The Suzuki has a range of bikes like the Hayabusa 1300, the GSX-R1000, the Bandit 1250SA, the Intruder M1800RZ, Intruder M1800R, and the Intruder M800.
Coming back to the Hayate, the company has smartly launched the bike in such a category that has a major chunk of the market share as far as the two wheeler industry in India is concerned. The Japanese company is planning to sell no less than 10,000 units each month. The bike has captured the attention due to its ‘amazing millage’ tag.
The two main competitors for the Hayate will be the bikes from top brands like Bajaj and Hero. Bajaj Discover and Hero Splendor have already found their footig in the market. These two models will give a tough fight to the Hayate and selling 10,000 bikes each month will not be an easy job for Suzuki.
There is no doubt that the 100cc and the 110cc bike segment has a strong market in India. Therefore, more and more companies wish to have a pie for them as well. That is the reason why companies introduce bikes in this entry level segment. The Suzuki Hayate can be a healthy competitor to other bikes in the category as they are riding on a tag like Suzuki.