Suzuki Motorcycle India has released a teaser video of the 2021 Hayabusa on their official social media profiles hinting at a launch around the corner. The new Hayabusa made its global debut last month
Just a month after its global debut, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd has started teasing the 2021 Hayabusa hinting that its launch is around the corner – an official date hasn’t been announced yet. The Japanese brand pulled the wraps off the third-gen ‘Busa on 5th February. This new Hayabusa is based on the same engine and platform as the model before it but Suzuki claims that it gets more than 550 new parts. The biggest change, of course, is the all-new design. Suzuki has done well to retain the signature ‘Busa traits in this new-gen model as well. The overall silhouette is largely unchanged, but the headlight has been reworked, side fairing has been redone and it also gets a newly shaped exhaust. The 2021 Hayabusa also gets position lights adjacent to the air intakes – these lights also double up as turn indicators. Around the back, the new Hayabusa now gets split LED taillamps as well.
As we mentioned, the new Hayabusa continues with the same 1,340cc inline-four motor but the engine now makes 188bhp and 150Nm. The outgoing model pushed out 197bhp and 155Nm. The reduction in output figure comes as a result of the changes to engine to meet the stringent Euro 5 / BS6 norms. That being said, Suzuki has done well to keep the weight in check by making use of lighter pistons reprofiled cam shafts, conrods, valve springs and more. Additionally, the new sub frame is 700g lighter and the redesigned exhaust also shed 2kg. The 2021 Hayabusa is now 4kg lighter than before. All the changes allow the new Hayabusa to cross the 100km/h mark in just 3.2 seconds – that’s two-tenths of a second quicker than the model it replaces.
Suzuki has also fitted the new Hayabusa with fully adjustable suspension at the front and rear. For better stopping power, the size of the front disc has been increased by 10mm and now stands at 320mm.
While there is no official communication about the launch of the Hayabusa as yet, given its fan following in the country, it will surely come sooner rather than later. Expect it to be launched at an ex-showroom price of around Rs 16-18 lakh.