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 unlike 2017’s all-black colour scheme. Suzuki has said that it will display the Busa in both new colour schemes at the Auto Expo 2018.
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 makes its way to India via a CKD (Completely Knock Down) route, and is assembled at SIMPL’s factory in Gurgaon.
The superbike is powered by an inline, four-cylinder, 1340cc 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, directly takes on the Kawasaki ZX-14R (Rs 19.7 lakh). The Suzuki’s price tag sees it undercut the competition by a significant margin.