Suzuki Motorcycles India has issued a product recall for select units of the Gixxer 250 and Gixxer 250 SF due to an engine vibration issue. This is a voluntary recall and only affects 199 units of the quarter-litre models which were manufactured between 12 August 2019 and 21 March 2021.
Per the notice posted on the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) website, the affected models may suffer from an increased engine vibration due to incorrect positioning of the balancer drive gear.
The template for marking the matching positions was not used by a supervisor, thus causing the issue. The vibrations may damage two of the six tail lamp mounting lugs, although it is highly unlikely to affect the function of the brake light. Suzuki Motorcycles India will fix the affected models free of cost, and the repairs could take a maximum duration of two to three hours.
The MY2021 Suzuki Hayabusa was launched in India on 26 April, and the first lot has already been sold out in two days.
All 101 units from the first batch marked for India are now accounted for. The buyers of the first batch also received a complimentary rear seat cowl. The second batch is likely to arrive in the country soon, although the pandemic might play spoilsport.
The new model was launched at a price point of Rs 16.40 lakh (ex-showroom, India), thereby making it about Rs 2.65 lakh more expensive than the erstwhile model. For the price differential, you get a host of uprated cycleparts such as full-LED lighting, an LCD screen, and a revised design.
The 1340 cc inline-four engine has been retained, albeit with upgrades to meet the newer and stringent emission norms. Linked to a six-speed cassette-type transmission, the motor now belches out 187.7 bhp of peak power and 150 Nm of peak torque.
It competes with the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX in the Indian market.
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