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2020 Suzuki Hayabusa could get 2 gearbox options

Written by Parichay Malvankar

The Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the most easily recognised superbikes in the world. That also has to do with the fact that it looks almost the same for over a decade almost. News of a new generation Suzuki Hayabusa has been doing the rounds for months, but nothing concrete in terms of visuals has been spotted yet. A new rumour is now doing the rounds that the 2020 Suzuki Hayabusa could get 2 gearbox options. When launched, the Hayabusa will again pick up the fight with Kawasaki’s Ninja ZX-14R in the extreme sport tourer segment.

The latest patent leaks suggest that the new generation of the Hayabusa will get a standard 6-speed manual gearbox for sure, but there could also be an electronically controlled semi-automatic gearbox. This would give the bike an edge over competition, and also make it convenient for city rides. Two different gearbox options could also very well cater to a different set of riders, looking for versatility from the Hayabusa.

The 2020 Suzuki Hayabusa model is expected to get a bigger engine than the current 4-cylinder 1340cc block. The exact specification is unknown, but the bike will reportedly produce over 200 PS of power and could again clinch the fastest motorcycle title in its segment. The brand has been filing patents for the new exhaust systems as well, for the bike to meet the upcoming emission norms worldwide. But with patents still being filed, we assume that the bike isn’t ready for a debut yet. we expect the motorcycle to be revealed next year, as a 2021 model.

The Suzuki Hayabusa is brought to India via the CKD route and has been priced at ~ INR 14,00,000 ex-showroom. The bike does show its age now with the old school instrument cluster, no full LED lighting, heavy body work and heavy weight along with a body profile which doesn’t really look very modern in today’s date.