Suzuki India Gets GSX-R1000 & Bandit 1250S

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Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of one of the world’s leading two-wheeler manufacturers Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, has once again thrilled Indian motorcycle aficionados with the launch of its highly awaited sportbikes – the GSX-R1000 and Bandit 1250S.

Celebrated as the pioneers and leaders in the field of land crusader manufacturing, Suzuki has once again proved its mettle in the Indian motorbike market with this twin launch.

The focus of the launch is to deliver cutting edge engineering and superlative performance to showcase that Suzuki has once again raised the bar in the motorcycle industry with superior technology and innovation.

These bikes which have been successfully reining supreme in the international market for long were desperately sought in India. Both Suzuki GSX-R1000 and Suzuki Bandit1250S are seen as ultimate machines and are known for their powerful engines and futuristic styling.

Mr. Katsumi Takata (Chairman, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd.) says: "This launch is in line with our aim to deliver outstanding technology and performance to the Indian market. We are pleased to offer exciting riding experience to pro-bikers."

Mr. Atul Gupta (Vice President Sales and Marketing, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd). says: "Suzuki has been delivering superior technology which has been proven worldwide. We intend to showcase the same in India. With the launch of these two bikes, we extend our Big Bikes range in India and continue the momentum that had begun with the launch of Hayabusa and Intruder a year ago. Suzuki is all set to support the craziest and sportiest young enthusiasts who are looking for these iconic mean machines."

Suzuki GSX-R1000 – popularly known as the Gixxer in India as well

It all started in 1985, when Suzuki developed the first ever GSX-R750. The goal was to build a large displacement bike that delivered the excitement of race-winning performance to riders worldwide.

With this, the "race replica" category was born. For the first time we were able to offer a pure sportsbike, born on the circuit and bred to dominate the championships – in our showrooms.

The GSX-R was built to be the ultimate in engineering, handling, cornering and braking technology. It started in the racing circuit where it demonstrates its full potential and brought the same high adrenaline and full throttle excitement to the street level.

Uncompromising, undiluted performance – this is true for every GSX-R that has ever been made in the past 25 years of Supersports know-how. A perfect blend of track engineering and road ready design, it develops a feeling of raw, hi octane power that comes with every twist of the throttle.

The all-new chassis with a shorter wheelbase allows you to maintain speed while taking on corners, while a longer swingarm delivers greater traction when powering out of them. A slipper clutch provides an even smoother downshift and greater stability when approaching trickier bends.

Ride quality is improved thanks to big piston forks, the first 1000cc production bike to be fitted with them. Three separate performance settings provide instant control over the power delivery to suit the specific road types and conditions, while monoblock front brake calipers increase overall stopping power.

The GSX – R1000 is available in two colors – White / Blue & Black /Silver and is priced at Rs. 12,75,000.00 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

Suzuki GSF1250S – better known as the Bandit 1250S

The "standard" motorcycle lives on. All the iconic character and attitude of the original Bandit is fitted into this bike along with a 1255cc high-tech liquid cooled engine that produces even more torque from lower down, achieving massive performance figures, but from a bike that loves going for many miles.

A state of the art liquid cooled engine sits at the heart of this serious machine providing smooth power and acceleration. In fact, with torque figures that are comparable to the GSX-R1000, but at a third of the engine speed, it produces phenomenal "roll on" performance. An adjustable seat height maximizes rider comfort.

The GSF1250S has a fuel injected double overhead camshaft (DOHC) power-plant with 1255cc of torque at your service. Delivering a wide spread of power, starting low down in the rev range, the six gear ratios takes full advantage of this torque resulting in extra smooth acceleration and inspiring power delivery, perfect for long distance rides.

The BANDIT 1250S is available in two colors – Metallic Gleam Gray & Pearl Nebular Black and is priced at Rs. 8, 50,000.00 (Ex-showroom, Delhi)

The launch of these bikes has proven to be worth a wait in the Indian market, as the Suzuki bikes epitomize power, style and technology – now introduced to the Indian market to set a new level of excitement on the roads!

The liter-plus Suzuki motorcycles have been launched in 11 cities – Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Ludhiana, Bhubaneshwar, Raipur and Cochin.

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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).