Suzuki Motor Corporation finally unveiled the much awaited next-gen Suzuki Hayabusa. The 3rd generation Hayabusa was launched online via a livestream on Suzuki’s YouTube channel and brings a host of upgrades to the bike which was last updated in 2014. Suzuki claims the 3rd generation of the Hayabusa is more of an evolution and not a revolution.
After the global launch, the anticipation for the Hayabusa’s arrival has reached new heights in India. The Suzuki Hayabusa was made famous in the 2004 Yashraj Films movie Dhoom in which the anti-hero John Abraham rode a black & red Hayabusa. Ever since then the Hayabusa has developed a cult following amongst bikers and automobile enthusiasts in India and it has been one of the highest selling premium motorcycles in India.
The first generation of the Suzuki Hayabusa was launched in 1999 and it straightaway secured the World’s Fastest Production Bike title before the agreement between European & Asia regulatory bodies to limit the top speed of bikes to 299 kmph.The Hayabusa has now received an overhaul with an all-new model being launched in 2021. The word “Hayabusa” means Peregrine Falcon in Japanese and the Peregrine Falcon is one of the fastest flying birds in the world, Peregrine Falcons can reach a top speed of 390 kmph while diving. The Hayabusa is aimed at being a high speed supersports grand touring bike.
Suzuki India had confirmed the arrival of the Suzuki Hayabusa in the first week of March 2021 and the India launch is expected to happen around the end of April or during the month of May – the launch may be postponed given the bad situation in the country owing to high Covid-19 positive cases. The Suzuki Hayabusa will initially be sold as a CBU (Completely Built-Up) units and Suzuki plans to localize assembly and sell the Hayabusa as a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit which means the Suzuki Hayabusa will become slightly more affordable once it is sold as a CKD. The new 3rd generation Suzuki Hayabusa is expected to cost around Rs. 20 lakh INR and the price might reduce by Rs. 2 Lakh when it becomes a CKD and is assembled locally.
The new Suzuki Hayabusa gets a reworked front fairing which is lighter and more aerodynamic and houses new GSX-R1000 style LED headlamps with the indicators integrated into the body work around the front air intakes around the headlamp unit. The rear tail-lamp design has also been reworked along and it is now a split LED tail-lamp unit with a few other minor cosmetic changes on the side panels with the Hayabusa written in Kanji looking biggerand more pronounced.
The 3rd-gen Hayabusa also features a new instrument cluster which is tastefully laid out in the 5 dial style as the outgoing Hayabusa models but it gets more colour and new graphics along with a TFT Multi-Information Display in the center.
Suzuki Hayabusa Specifications:
The Suzuki Hayabusa 3rd-gen is powered by a new version of the 1340cc in-line four cylinderengine which is now Euro 5 emission norms compliant which means it will also be BS6 compliant. The engine produces 187 bhp of power at 9700 rpm and 150 Nm of peak torque at 7000 rpm which is a drop of 7 bhp and 5 Nm of toque compared to the previous generation Hayabusa. Suzuki assures there is no drop-off in performance due to the loss in power, they have tuned the engine to offer more torque at lower rpm range between 4500 & 6000 rpm.
The Hayabusa gets new BremboStylema calipers for the dual 320 mm disc brakes at the front for high braking power and stability. There is a Nissin brake caliper performing braking duties on the single disc at the rear. The Hayabusa gets 43mm KYB forks offering 120mm suspension travel at the front and a KYB monoshock doing the rear suspension duties. The Hayabusa also gets a bidirectional quickshifter for smooth and fast gear changes. The Busa gets 6 axis IMU control, 10 step traction control, 10 step anti wheelie control, launch control, 3 step engine brake control and a new Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) which allows 3 rider presets with customizable settings.