Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of two-wheeler producer Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, has registered 27 in step with cent sales boom within February 2019. In all, Suzuki Motorcycle India bought sixty-five,630 two-wheeler gadgets inside February 2019 in each home and export market instead of fifty-one,831 units that employers sold in the identical month a 12 months ago. Cumulatively, Suzuki Motorcycle India has recorded 680,470 unit sales from April 2018 – February 2019. This marks a 30 percent increase over 522,929 gadgets it sold in the same duration last year. Talking about the income boom, Devashish Handa, Vice President for Sales, Marketing & After-Sales at SMIPL, stated, “Suzuki Motorcycle India has efficiently maintained the sturdy income momentum in February too, accomplishing double-digit increase. Our sustained and robust increase inside the face of depressed industry sentiment without a doubt demonstrates the self-assurance the Indian two-wheeler users have reposed in brand Suzuki.”
The Suzuki Access one hundred twenty-five is the most important selling 125 cc scooter within u. S. A. Proper now and has overtaken the sales of the TVS Jupiter, becoming one of the most popular scooters across segments. In the bike section, too, the Suzuki Gixxer keeps having a fan following inside the 150-160 cc segment. The most recent maxi-scooter in the one hundred twenty-five cc section, the Suzuki Burgman Street, additionally has managed to grab sizeable marketplace reaction, with its huge, muscular appears and peppy overall performance.
Suzuki has additionally been running on client-centric programs and inside February and rolled out a ‘Joy of Safety’ program aimed at improving not just the rider’s protection, however additionally the general rider’s atmosphere. The initiative turned into undertaken to interact with the customers and allow them to gain a higher understanding of their motors, primary driving, and car dynamics; and assist them in making use of this getting to know at the roads and grow to be higher riders. Subsequently, realistic driving periods may also be blanketed as part of the initiative. The initiative could be carried out across 28 towns in India in which Suzuki Motorcycle India has a strong dealership presence. For the trendy auto information and reviews, follow CarAndBike on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to our YouTube channel. I have never actually bought or sold a classic motorcycle at a classic motorcycle auction. There are numerous well-known auction houses in the UK and abroad that sell art, classic cars, and classic motorcycles. In the heady days before the 2008 crash, it seemed that they could sell anything at ever-increasing prices. It seemed that everyone was tripping over themselves to throw ever-increasing bundles of cash at them to buy anything with the word classic in the catalog description.
However, since the crash, they seemed to have changed their strategy, and it’s not just me who has had this experience. Many of my clients have made the same complaint and asked me to market their machines. Auction houses charge to put your machine in the catalog, they often charge admission to the sale, and they typically charge sellers 15% and the buyer 20%, all plus VAT. At those rates, they are really quite indifferent to what they achieve as a final sale price. I had two beautiful classic Hondas, which one such auction house decided to market. They came, they saw the machines, they agreed to the stunning condition and how original both machines were. After much debate, we settled on a reserve price of £9,000 for one Honda + their seller’s fee and £8500 for the other + their seller’s fee. Luckily, I was late entering the machines, and they had not cashed my cheque for several hundred pounds to put my machines in their catalog. Just a week before the sale, the auction house phoned me and said that I had to lower my reserve price to £4,000 and £5,000 for the bikes or remove them from the sale.
I asked them why I would want them in the sale, to pay them 15% + Vat, their catalog fees with such low reserves, when I could put them on eBay without a reserve and achieve at least £8,000 and £5,000 at the cost of about £17 per machine. They told me that the bikes would sell, and they would have lots of eager investors bidding away, and the bikes would probably achieve £11,000 and £13,000. However, with such high reserves, they did not think that anyone would even bid. I laughed, removed the machines from the sale, and sold one by making one phone call the following week for £10,000. I went to the sale in question and was shocked at how chaotic it was. You could not get close to the machines to look at them. There was no seating, and the viewing area was not raked so that you could look down over the people in front of you. They did get strong values on some of the British marques, others sold, but for low prices and the emerging market, machines went far too cheaply because there were only about three bidders interested. I’m so pleased I didn’t put my bikes in there; I would have lost a fortune. I also spotted a Laverda marketing as a Montjuic, but it was the less valuable 500 Sport. I spoke to many of the bidders and collectors there, who all said it was the last time they were buying at such auctions because they didn’t like the setup.
A client of mine has a BMW R32, which he has painstakingly restored over many years. There are believed to be three of these machines left in the world. It is a 1923 machine, the first year of motorcycle production from BMW. I have been told that the last one to sell went in 2004 for US$170,000. The market has gone up since then. The reserve price was agreed between my client and the auction house, although it was considerably less than the value of the one that sold in 2004. A few days before the auction, my client was called by the auction house telling him that he had to reduce the reserve by nearly 40% or remove the bike from the sale. Needless to say, the client removed the motorcycle from the sale and has now placed it with me for sale.