Brought into India via the CKD route, the 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa is priced at Rs 16.40 lakh (ex-showroom). The ‘Busa continues to be powered by the same 1,340cc motor but the power is down by 9 horses
The Busa is back! Suzuki has just brought in the third-gen Hayabusa in India at a starting price of Rs 16.40 lakh (ex-showroom). The Japanese bike maker was forced the pull the plug on the second-gen Hayabusa in Europe in 2018 and subsequently in India last year owing to the stricter emission norms. Suzuki pulled the wraps off the new-generation Hayabusa earlier this year in February. Given the popularity of the superbike in India, it doesn’t quite come as a surprise that the 2021 Hayabusa makes its way to India less than three months after its global unveiling.
For 2021, the Hayabusa sports an updated design that looks fresh but doesn’t drift too far from the signature design cues that we are oh-so familiar with. The overall silhouette of the 2021 Hayabusa remains largely unchanged, especially the curved headlight that blends neatly into the windscreen and the iconic seat cowl at the back. Suzuki has reworked the side fairing and it now gets redesigned air vents and exhaust, and new rear-view mirrors. There’s also a new LED headlight at the front that is neatly positioned between angular intakes on either side. The tail section has been redesigned as well and now gets new LED taillights and turn indicators. Suzuki has also altered the ergonomics of the new Hayabusa by bringing the handlebar closer to the rider by 12mm.
The Hayabusa continues to be powered by the same 1,340cc inline four-cylinder motor, but the switch to Euro5 emission norms has resulted in a drop in the power of 9 horses. Producing 188bhp and 150Nm, the Hayabusa comes paired with a revised 6-speed transmission. Suzuki has also reworked the internals and fitted the Hayabusa with lightweight pistons, conrods and valve springs. The crankshaft and crankcase have been revised as well. Although built on the same platform, the weight of the sub-frame is down by 700g and the exhaust is now lighter by 2kg. All of this weight reduction means that the ‘Busa can dismiss the naught to 100km/h in just 3.2 seconds – that’s two-tenth of a second faster than the outgoing model. Top speed continues to be electronically limited to 299km/h.
Suzuki has also fitted all the latest tech on the new Hayabusa including a slip-and-assist clutch, up and down quick shifter, ride-by-wire technology and more. The motorcycle also comes with the new Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS), that allows the rider to select from three preset and three individual modes. Other highlight features include airlift control, engine brake control, an IMU governed ABS, three-mode launch control, cruise control, hill hold and more. There’s also a new TFT display with automatic brightness adjustment.
Bookings of the new 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa have commenced already and deliveries are expected to start in May.