The 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa will go on sale in India on April 26.
To come in via the CKD route
2021 Hayabusa will be more expensive
Features multiple improvements
2021 Suzuki Hayabusa: India launch details
Suzuki took to social media to announce that the highly anticipated 2021 Hayabusa will go on sale in India in less than a week. For the new-gen Hayabusa, Suzuki is expected to import it via the CKD route, but the price is expected to be much higher than before.
Sources suggest that the new Suzuki Hayabusa could be priced around Rs 17-18 lakh (ex-showroom) when it goes on sale in India. Some dealers have already started taking unofficial bookings. It will also have no direct rivals when it goes on sale.
2021 Suzuki Hayabusa: engine update
While the Busa continues to use the 1,340cc, four-cylinder engine capacity, it has been heavily reworked for 2021. This includes lighter pistons, and new connecting rods and fuel injectors, among numerous other changes. What comes as a bit of a disappointment is that power has dropped from 197hp to 190hp, while the peak torque of 150Nm is also slightly lower than before.
2021 Suzuki Hayabusa: suspension and brakes
The 2021 Hayabusa carries over the same twin-spar aluminium frame from the old bike. The dimensions are quite similar as well, including an identical 1,480mm wheelbase. However, a redesigned, lighter-weight, Euro-5-compliant exhaust has helped Suzuki reduce the kerb weight by two kilos, for a total of 264kg.
When it comes to suspension, the company has reworked the internals of the Showa suspension for this update and the bike now runs Bridgestone’s impressive Battlax S22 tyres. The biggest, and most needed change comes in the braking department, with the Hayabusa now running Brembo’s acclaimed Stylema calipers up front.
2021 Suzuki Hayabusa: technology
As one would expect, the Hayabusa received a big update to its electronics. With a new six-axis IMU, the 2021 model gets 10 levels of traction control, 10 levels of anti-wheelie control, three levels of engine brake control, three power modes, launch control, cruise control, cornering ABS and hill hold control.
It also gets a LED headlight and, while much of the large dashboard remains analogue, there is a new TFT display in the centre for the rider to navigate the increased electronic options.