2018 Suzuki Hayabusa launched at Rs.13.88 lakh

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Suzuki has launched the 2018 version of the Suzuki Hayabusa in India at Rs.13.88 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Busa, whose prices have not increased, is now available in two new colour schemes – Pearl Mira Red/Pearl Glacier White and Glass Sparkle Black. This time around the Glass Sparkle Black colour schemes gets a bit red on the fairing not like 2017’s all-black colour scheme. Suzuki has said that it will show the Busa in both new colour schemes at the Auto Expo 2018. Well, nothing much has altered except for all three bikes gaining a new paint scheme.

The 2018 Suzuki Hayabusa will now be offered with a white and red colour scheme with white alloy wheels along with the earlier red and black scheme. On the mechanical front, it is still powered by the massive 1340-cc engine that spreads 197PS of power and 154Nm of highest torque. Many riders across the world, including India, consider the Hayabusa as the Holy Grail of motorcycles. The bike, however, hasn’t received any significant update in a while.

Earlier, it was reported that Suzuki would launch a turbocharged form of the Hayabusa around 2019. While Suzuki has not confirmed or denied this, we can only keep our fingers crossed and hope they build it.

In March 2016, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SIMPL) started sales of the GSX1300R Hayabusa in India as a CKD, and has seen a 100 percent growth in sales of this model. The Hayabusa creates its way to India via a CKD (Totally Knock Down) route, and is assembled at SIMPL’s factory in Gurgaon. Meanwhile, the Suzuki GSX-R600 and the GSX-R750 also get an updated paint scheme. While the GSX-R600 is offered in different colour options like grey/red, and Suzuki’s trademark blue, the GSX-R750 gets a black/red. Black/grey and blue paint options. The superbike is powered by an in-line, four-cylinder, 1,340cc fuel-injected, liquid-cooled DOHC engine develops 199.7hp and 155Nm of peak torque and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The Hayabusa, in the Indian market, straight takes on the Kawasaki ZX-14R (Rs.19.7 lakh). The Suzuki’s price tag sees it undercut the competition by a important margin.