The release of these models comes at a time when Suzuki appears to be shifting into high gear with its US sales strategy. Or at the very least, the Japanese OEM could be looking at increasing the variety of its current model lineup. Either way, the three bikes are all set to be offered in the US market in 2016.
Of the three, the GSX-S1000 has the most intrigue surrounding it. That’s mainly due to the model being a new launch for Suzuki in the American market as opposed to the Bandit 1250S and the TU250X, both of which are making comeback of sorts after its earlier incarnations proved to be too tough sells in a market that was right smack in the middle of the economic recession.
Still, there’s more than enough reason to get excited about the arrival of the three models. The Bandit 1250S, in particular, returns packed with new tech goodies to complement the existing 1255cc liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine that became a staple of the old Bandit back in 2007. The absence of an engine update may be a sore spot for some prospective owners but it’s still good enough to be a little more than interesting.
Same thing can be said for the TU250X. Suzuki claims that the classic-styled bike features plenty of updated designs, particularly found in the headlight case, the speedometer cover, tail lamp housing, and the chrome-plated front and rear wheels. It’s also powered by a 249cc, air-cooled four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that could prove useful for city riders.
Suzuki’s understandably excited about the sales prospects of these three bikes, even though history suggests that the company will continue to struggle against other manufacturers in a market that it has struggled with in the past.
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