Why Suzuki Discontinued Hayate and Let's in India?

Suzuki Motorcycles India has silently discontinued two of its model belongings to motorcycle and scooter category respectively-the Hayate and the Let’s. As reported from a number of dealers across the country, these entry-level commuter motorcycles and the scooter offerings will only be available on sale until stocks last in the inventory.

While Suzuki did not make any official announcement regarding the elimination of such models. It is being expected that the low sales figures resulted in discontinuity of the two models. As per the reports, the Japanese bike maker managed to sell only a couple of hundred units of both two-wheelers for some time now, far less from competitors in the segment. On the other hand, the Hero Splendor bike and the Honda Activa, which are the best selling products in their category registered sales of 2.2 lakh and 2.1 lakh units respectively only in a month.

As expected, Suzuki made the mind of eliminating both the models from its Indian lineup due to the implementation of new safety norms which mandates the inclusion of CBS (Combined Braking System) feature on vehicles below 125cc. With the discontinuity of Let’s, Suzuki’s scooter lineup now keeps only 125cc scooters in the lineup. While the motorcycle segment did not have any 110-125cc motorcycle in product portfolio with the Hayate taken off the shelves.