All-new 2017 Suzuki Hayabusa gets three new colours, but no mechanical updates
Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Suzuki has just launched the 2017 Hayabusa in India at a price of Rs. 13.88 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The bike comes available with new body graphics and in three new colour options, which are – Glass Sparkle Black and Pearl Glacier White, Pearl Vigor Blue and Glass Sparkle Black, and Glass Sparkle Black. No mechanical changes have been made in the bike.
The Suzuki Hayabusa is brought to India via CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route and is assembled in SMIPL plant in Gurgaon. The company has started importing Hayabusa as CKD in March 2016 earlier this year and since then it has seen 100% sales growth in domestic market. The SMIPL is presently working to reduce the long waiting period for this bike.
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Suzuki is taking an aggressive strategy for Indian market and it plans to assemble more superbikes in the country. As several international brands like Benelli, Kawasaki, Triumph throwing some serious challenge, Suzuki is emphasizing on localized production. Assembling the Hayabusa locally is a part of that plan and with this strategy the company is able to keep pricing competitive.
The Suzuki Hayabusa takes on rival like ZX-14R, which is priced at Rs. 17.90 lakhs (ex-showroom, New Delhi). With much lowered price compared to its rival, Suzuki expects to draw more customers toward the Hayabusa. Presently the bike’s waiting period is 45 days, which the company is trying to reduce soon. The bike can be booked at an amount of Rs. 2 lakhs.
Suzuki Hayabusa takes power from a 1,340cc four-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission and churns out 197 PS of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 155 Nm of peak torque at 7,200 rpm. The bike can reach 0-60 kmph in just 2.76 seconds with a top speed of 300 kmph.
2017 Suzuki Hayabusa Gallery