The Suzuki Hayabusa enjoys a cult following in India, and is known as the ‘Dhoom’ bike, after being featured in the popular Bollywood action flick. The superbike, which is Suzuki’s flagship, costs quite a lot, selling for 18.3 lakh rupees in Delhi. What this means is most people in India who want to ride a Hayabusa settle for a replica. Here’s one, based on a humble Hero Karizma. And it looks so realistic that you won’t know you’re looking at a replica until it’s fired up.
The Hayabusa replica you’re seeing here is built by GS Custom of Delhi. The motorcycle uses the entire body work of the original, and has even borrowed things such as the twin brake discs up front and the instrument cluster from the ‘Busa.
What it doesn’t have though is the sheer muscle of the 1,340 cc engine of the real Hayabusa. This one makes do with the stock, 223 cc engine of the Karizma, which makes a paltry 17 Bhp-18 Nm. In contrast, the Hayabusa’s engine makes 197 Bhp-155 Nm, and this propels it to a top speed of 299 Kph.
This replica will have a hard time going past 100 Kph though, what with all that extra weight added. Then there are the meaty tyres, which are seriously too much for the Karizma’s stock motor. Still, not many who prefer replicas over the real deal for the cost savings would be bothered with the lack of performance.
In this case, the show more than makes up for the go, and show is what sells the Hayabusa here in the first place with a lot of Indians suckers for large, fully faired bikes. Meanwhile, the folks at GS Custom haven’t revealed the price of this replica job. For a price quote, you can get in touch with them here.