Suzuki sales rise 43% in India

Published: 10 May 2017

Suzuki saw a huge sales increase in India last month, improving by a whopping 43% compared to April 2016, at a time when the global motorcycle market is showing few signs of growth.

Suzuki sold 36,289 units in April 2017, compared to 25,343 units in April last year. Suzuki Indian exports also rose to 7,535 in April 2017 compared to 5,290 in the same month last year.

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Suzuki India announced the numbers at the same time they announced the introduction of the new GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R to the Indian market. "After three decades and more than one million GSX-Rs sold worldwide, Suzuki is proud to launch the 6th generation GSX-R1000 for its enthusiastic customers in India," SMIPL Managing Director Satoshi Uchida told India Times. 

UK bike sales down

New bike sales have continued to struggle in 2017. According to figures just released by the Motorcycle Industry Association, bike sales in April were down 16% compared to the same month last year. So far the bike market is also 15.2% down on the year to date, with 33,678 bikes sold until the last month, compared to 39,738.

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