Rumour: Suzuki Slingshot And Swish Discontinued

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Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, has removed the Slingshot motorcycle and the 125cc Swish scooter from its official website.

It has been reported that due to weak sales of the Suzuki Slingshot and Swish, the company has discontinued the two-wheelers. It has also been reported that Suzuki was able to sell single digit unit sales of the two-wheelers and is the reason behind discontinuing them.

The Suzuki Slingshot was introduced back in 2010 and has not been able to bring in sales for the company. The presence of more capable and visually appealing players in the respective segment had dented the sales of the Slingshot bike.

The Suzuki Swish scooter received a midlife facelift in January 2015; however, the company's Access 125 has been performing well in the market and could be the reason to trim the product lineup.

The Suzuki Slingshot was powered by a 125cc engine capable of developing 8.5bhp and a peak torque of 10Nm. The Swish scooter was also powered by a 125cc unit which produced the same power of 8.5bhp; however, its torque peaked at 9.8Nm.

Currently, Suzuki's product lineup in India includes the Gixxer series and Hayate in the motorcycles portfolio, while the scooter lineup includes the Access and the Let's.

The company also sells the Suzuki Hayabusa in India as a Completly Knocked Down (CKD) kit.

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