Suzuki recently took the wraps of its new-gen Hayabusa and sources now suggest that the bike will be launched in India in the second quarter of 2021.
• New Hayabusa boasts of many changes
• To come in via the CKD route
• Will be more expensive
2021 Suzuki Hayabusa: what’s new?
The 2021 Hayabusa represents a big change over the old model, with a comprehensive electronics package, a reworked 1,340cc, four-cylinder engine (that now makes less power), improved brakes and refined suspension, among other things.
2021 Suzuki Hayabusa: launch in India
The previous-gen Hayabusa was India’s most popular ‘superbike’, thanks to its jaw-dropping proportions as well as a cult status built through cinema appearances and its claim to the title of being the world’s fastest motorcycle. However, another big contribution to the Busa’s success in our market was that Suzuki sold it via the CKD route. This helped the company keep the price down to Rs 13.75 lakh (ex-showroom), making it much cheaper than most 1,000cc superbikes.
2021 Suzuki Hayabusa: price in India
For the new-gen Hayabusa, Suzuki will also import it via the CKD route, but the price is expected to be much higher than before. Sources suggest that the new Suzuki Hayabusa could be priced more in the Rs 17-18 lakh (ex-showroom) price point when it goes on sale in India. Some dealers have already started taking unofficial bookings and the bike is expected to go on sale in the second quarter of this year.