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post #1 of 11 Old 12-28-2014, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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GW250 discontinued in India

Looks like Suzuki just announced that they'll discontinued the GW250 Inazuma in India as of March 2015. Not sure what it means for the rest of the world but I hope it won't suffer the same fate as the B-king. It's a great nimble bike with features like liquid cool, fuel injection, 6-speed, gear indicator, tubeless tires.
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Could be it just wasn't selling well enough there. Or maybe Suzuki is starting a slow phase out of the 250 in favor of a 300cc model to keep up with Kawa's Ninja 300 and Honda's CB300. We'll have to see.
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It seems like a great bike for India. I would guess that means they are bringing in new models that will take its place. I mean it sold well there, didn't it?
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I thought the India made bikes were not sold in the US, only the China bikes. The 250 size and cost in India would be my guess as the reasons to cancel. Hopefully the F model will hit the States. If Suzuki will support the bike [Accessories ] and put a normal front fender on it or make it for after market sales .I don't think its that bad, IMHO. I like the 250 version and haven't seen the other brands 300 cc versions sell that much, at least in my area. The two biggest dealers here still have them [300cc]on the sales floor. With gas here [Southern Ohio] at $1.86 it makes my 250 very cheap to operate. CMS
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The most likely reason it is being pulled in India is the high price and lack of sales caused by price. A motorcycle that is not built in India has a large tax placed on it. Many brands have set up factories there to by-pass this tax.

The following thread will shed a bit more light on the GW250 in India.
https://www.suzukigw250.org/forum/gw2...250-india.html



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I take it if they are cancelling the GW250 in India that Suzuki has no plans of building a factory there.
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Suzuki is not doing real well financially. It is very possible that they don't have the funds to build a factory there. Several other brands got in by partnering with existing Indian companies, for instance Hero and Honda.



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In China itself the GW250 seems to be very popular, and it also has a sizable following in Japan. Indonesia, where I live, which is one of the biggest markets for Japanese motorcycles in Asia, have also embraced the GW250 because it is in a class of its own. No other Japanese brand operating here sells a 250cc, 2-cylinder standard which also happens to be very comfortable for long rides and 2-up riding. Some have even taken the GW250 off-road! The local GW250 owners community is thriving, with many big bike owners buying a GW250 for commuting. It's too bad that India missed out on such a great workhorse because of taxation.
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