Suzuki GSX-R1000R price reduced by Rs 2.2 lakh after tax cut
Suzuki Motorcycle India has announced a price cut of Rs 2.2 lakh for its GSX-R1000R superbike. All CBU bikes in Suzuki's India line-up will have their prices revised and confirmation of this is expected shortly. The GSX-R1000R was earlier priced at Rs 22.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and will now be priced at Rs 20.3 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The GSX-R1000R is powered by a liquid cooled, fuel-injected, 999cc, inline four-cylinder motor which puts out 202PS and 118Nm, mated to a 6-speed transmission. The motorcycle weighs 202kgs and has a top speed of 300 kmph. The transmission is equipped with a bi-directional quickshifter that allows the rider to change gears without a clutch. A standard launch control system allows for quick progress from a standing start. Further, a traction control system aids in rider safety in low-grip situations. Electronically adjustable Showa shocks are also available as a standard fitment.
This price revision is a result of the government reducing duties on CBU motorcycles last month. Earlier, these bikes were taxed at 60 per cent for bikes with engines smaller than 800cc and at 75 per cent for bikes with engine capacity greater than 800cc. The new structure will now have a flat 50 per cent tax rate for all CBU bikes, irrespective of engine size. Other firms have already made similar announcements and Suzuki is now following suit. The GSX-R1000R rivals motorcycles like the Honda CBR1000RR, Yamaha YZF-R1 and Kawasaki ZX-10R in its segment. The litre-class bike segment has been hugely popular in India and provides numerous options to buyers. These lowered prices will make the GSX-R1000R accessible to newer buyers and should help the entire segment achieve better growth.