Suzuki revealed the third-generation Hayabusa in the international market and also launched a teaser confirming that the popular motorcycle will make its debut in India. Now a media report suggests that the 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa will make its debut in the Indian market by the end of April 2021. As of now, it is unknown which route (CBU/CKD) the motorcycle will take to reach the Indian market.
Design & Styling
The 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa retains the overall bulbous shape of the original Hayabusa famous for its wind-cheating aerodynamics. However, the Peregrine Falcon is now more chiselled with sharp features and has also been put on a mild diet, shedding a total of 2.7 kgs of weight when compared to the predecessor. The front fascia, side fairing and tail are completely new and the brand has managed to incorporate an air diffuser cocooning the rider from the elements. Apart from the design and styling the 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa also comes with an impressive electronics package, including new safety features, new colours LCD instruments and more.
Powering the 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa is the water-cooled 1340cc in-line four-cylinder four-stroke DOHC engine with electronic fuel injection belting out 187 Hp of power and 150 Nm of torque. While the new engine appears similar to the predecessor in terms of its architecture. The innards of the motor are completely new and come with new profiles on the intake and exhaust camshafts to reduce overlap and provide increased lift, new lighter pistons, a new twin swirl combustion chamber, a new throttle body as well as fuel injectors, new lightweight but stiffer connecting rods and a new three catalytic converter system on the exhaust to conform with the suffocating Euro5 emission norms.
Popularity in India
The motorcycle generated a cult status after its appearance in the Bollywood movie Dhoom and has been popular ever since. The Suzuki Hayabusa was so popular in the country that Suzuki began importing the second-generation model via the CKD (completely knocked-down) route. Expect prices to be around the INR 17 lakh to INR 20 lakh ex-showroom mark.