Suzuki has launched its all new motorcycle Hayate for the Indian market at a starting price of Rs. 40,162. Suzuki showcased two new products for the Indian market at the 2012 Auto Expo. The Swish scooter has already been launched and the Hayate motorcycle which is just launched.
The 100-110 cc motorcycle segment is a promising market with tremendous growth potential as it constitutes about 50 per cent of total country’s motor cycle market. Country’s total two wheeler market size is pegged at 1 million units per month, out of which 7 lakh are motor cycles. Motor cycle market is growing at a pace of 8 per cent per annum.
Suzuki has ramped up the production capacity at the Gurgaon unit from 4.5 lakh units at present to 5.5 lakh units this year. The company is also coming up with a new production facility at Industrial Model Township, Rohtak in Haryana where the total two wheelers capacity is expected to touch five lakh units by 2014.
The new bike has been launched for INR 40,162 for the kickstart equipped variant and the electric start version goes for Rs 42,162. (Prices ex showroom Pune). We will update our Goan readers very soon once the motorcycle hits the Goan streets.
The ‘Hayate’, Japanese for ‘Fresh breeze’ or ‘Swift wind’, is a 110 cc motorcycle which may replace the Heat and Zues in the Indian market targeted at first-time motorcycle owners and people who are seeking a stylish commuter.
The Hayate is powered by a new single cylinder air cooled 4-stroke SOHC, 2 valves 112.8cc engine. The motorcycle gets a kick and electric start option. The engine is mated to a 4 speed constant mesh transmission with wet multi plate type clutch. The Hayate is equipped with drum brakes at both the ends.
The motorcycle comes with an 8 liter fuel tank and is offered in a range of 5 colors namely, Pearl Mirage White, Metallic Lush Green, Pearl Mica Red, GL Sparkle Black and Metallic Flint Grey.
The main features of Suzuki Hayate as highlighted by Suzuki are:
- Voluminous Fuel Tank
- Aggressive Head Light
- Compact Engine Design
- Comfortable Low Seats
- Stylish Rear Lights
- Aluminium Die Cast Grab Bars
- Aluminium cast Wheels
- New age front fender