Suzuki has finally launched the much-awaited Hayabusa in the Indian market. The motorcycle has been priced at Rs. 16.40 lakhs ex-showroom which is Rs. 3 lakhs pricier than the previous one that was priced at Rs. 13.75 lakhs ex-showroom. The booking amount for the Hayabusa has been set to Rs. 1 lakhs and you can do that through ‘Suzuki at your Doorstep’ facility without going anywhere. The engine of the motorcycle has been retuned and the design now also looks a lot more modern. With the new model, Suzuki has managed to shed off 2 kgs off the motorcycle.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Koichiro Hirao, Managing Director, SMIPL said, “Suzuki Hayabusa has been the most preferred choice amongst Sport bike enthusiasts around the world for over two decades now in the class it created. The new-generation Hayabusa was developed not only to achieve an even higher overall balance of ultimate performance and comply with the BS6 emissions standards, but also to capture the hearts of both devoted followers and all who lay eyes on the stunning beauty and sharper, tauter form of its bold new design”
The 2021 model of the Hayabusa comes with an updated engine. No, there is no turbocharger or any supercharger on the engine. Suzuki has retuned for its torque delivery which has made the new generation ‘quickest Hayabusa ever’. However, both the power output and the torque output of the new generation has gone down. It uses the 1,340cc, four-cylinder engine that is liquid-cooled. It produces 187 bhp of max power and 150 Nm of peak torque. When compared, the previous generation of Hayabusa produced 194 bhp and 154 Nm. The engine still comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The engine now uses new connecting rods, fuel injectors, updated cams, revised crankshaft and lighter pistons. All of this has helped improve the performance but the fuel efficiency has also gone down from 21.5 kmpl to 18.06 kmpl.
Suzuki has added a lot of features to make the Hayabusa modern which helps it better compete in the competition. There is a cruise control system which will come in a lot handy when the person is travelling for long distances over the highways. There is a hill hold control system that will help the motorcycle to roll off easily when you are on a hill. There is also a slope dependent control system, Active Speed limiter combined brake system and motion track brake system. All these safety features are there to protect the rider. It also comes with Suzuki Easy Start System and a Launch Control System.
There is also now Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) that enables different riding modes. There are three factory driving modes(A: Active, B: Basic, and C: Comfort) and three user driving modes(U1, U2, U3). The driving modes alter the Bi-directional Quick Shift systems, Motion Track Traction Control, Engine Brake Control, Power Mode Selector and, Anti-lift Control.
Suzuki has also updated the instrument cluster. It retains the Hayabusa’s iconic four analogue clusters but now features a bigger TFT screen right in the middle to configure various things for the motorcycle. The wheelbase of the motorcycle stays the same at 1,480 mm. However, the ground clearance and the seat height are slightly lower now at 120 mm and 800 mm. It now comes with LED Daytime Running Lamps with LED headlamp.