Yes, you read that right. Suzuki has gone way too aggressive with their plans in India. After launching many products through all segments in the market, they said to themselves that the Inazuma should not suffer. Suzuki has deducted Rs. 1 lakh from the sticker price and the rest, Rs. 25-30,000/-, depending on which city you are from and recent excise duty cut of 4 percent results in a price drop of around Rs. 1.25 lakhs. Dealers confirm this fact about the price cut from Suzuki. Call it positive market sentiment after the new government coming in and showing hopes of revival for every sector in the country.
The Suzuki Inazuma is an extremely high-quality, well-finished motorcycle with a silky smooth engine that revs very fast and makes for a mind numbing comfortable cruiser. We were highly impressed with the product when we reviewed and compared it to the nearest competition and it won the accolades hands down. A twin-cylinder motorcycle at Rs. 2.45 lakhs (on-road, Mumbai) is value beyond imagination. The Inazuma throws away its competition out of the way. The Honda CBR250R does not stand a chance with quality issues and a single-cylinder mill. We personally think it makes sense to consider it over the mad KTM Duke 390 for people who only want comfort as the Duke is on the opposite side when it comes to comfort but the Inazuma also runs on the parallel road when it comes to performance.
The question now is that how has Suzuki managed to do it? Cut their own pockets or started locally manufacturing of the bike? Local manufacturing can lead to spare parts and service price also coming down by a huge margin. Suzuki is the only Japanese manufacturer which has dirt cheap spares and service costs. Suzuki should send an official statement regarding this very soon, as this is a moment of joy and something which can help them lay the foundation in the highly competitive quarter-litre segment.
While the competition has single-cylinder units, this will attract posers because cylinders are nowadays in fashion and displacement is secondary now. We urge to cancel any other quarter litre-motorcycle booking and get ahead with this but only if you are looking for comfort and adequate performance from a Japanese manufacturer. The Inazuma makes so much sense now that it has just corrupted our minds completely. Now this is the ‘Way of Life’ Suzuki should follow and something which should have happened at the time of launch itself, then it would have worked wonders. People who have already purchased the bike will get back the difference, but we are not sure how Suzuki will compensate RTO and insurance charges to owners.