Despite the slowdown in the auto industry, Suzuki is the only two-wheeler manufacturer who has posted a positive growth. After speaking with a few representative from Suzuki at the recently held SIAM Annual Convention, we came to know a couple of interesting tid-bits. We already know that all of its motorcycles will meet BS6 emission norms and will feature fuel injection. Also, Suzuki is enjoying some success with its CKD operations, especially with the cc platform.
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There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. The Suzuki SV was originally manufactured in was a street motorcycle with certain sporty variants designed for increased speed and better handling. The SV started as an inexpensive entry point into both the naked and sport motorcycle markets. Despite some differences existing between specific models and between production generations, affordable Suzuki SV bikes have some common basic features. All versions have six-speed transmissions. Also, they all have dual millimetre floating disc front brakes and single millimetres disc rear brakes. The gap between generations two and three exist because in , Suzuki replaced the naked version of the SV with the SFV Gladius.
The SV debuted in , and immediately won the respect of entry-level motorcyclist. The SV was perfect for urban situations as well as canyon carving, all with minimal maintenance and a bulletproof construction. These factors, along with being easy on tires, also led many track-day riders to the V-twin powered motorcycle.
You know the old adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"? Well, Suzuki doesn't. Or didn't anyway, when the decision-makers in Hamamatsu decided to replace the popular SV standard with a naked bike called the Gladius. Heavily stylized in an ill-advised attempt to appeal to women or metrosexuals? That left a hole in the market that the Honda CB, Kawasaki Versys , and Yamaha FZ quickly filled, leaving Suzuki with a token share of a segment it had once dominated.