Suzuki Motorcycles India Launches 2019 Edition Hayabusa
- Set to be discontinued in Europe, the Hayabusa will continue to be sold in India and the US
- 2019 Hayabusa gets two new paint schemes - grey and black - along with side reflectors to enhance safety at night
- Priced at Rs 13.74 lakh, the bike commands a premium of around Rs 17,000 over the 2018 model
- Aside from these updates, the bike remains unchanged
Suzuki has launched the latest version of its legendary superbike, the Hayabusa, in India at a price of Rs 13.74 lakh. Priced at a premium of around Rs 17,000 over the previous model, the 2019 Hayabusa gets two new paint options - Metallic Oort Gray and Glass Sparkle Black - and updated graphics. It also gets a pair of side reflectors which should enhance its visibility at night. Apart from these changes the motorcycle remains unchanged.
The bike continues to be powered by a 1340cc, liquid-cooled, inline-four engine that produces 202.5PS of peak power and 155Nm of peak torque. It comes mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Recently, we had reported that the legendary superbike would be discontinued in Europe to pave the way for an all-new model in 2020. Thankfully, Suzuki has chosen to continue selling it in India and the US for the foreseeable future thanks to the cult status it enjoys in these countries. Apart from starring in various movies and being the perfect base to build a drag bike, the Hayabusa continues to remain popular thanks to its affordable price tag.
Suzuki started assembling the Hayabusa in India in 2016, helping the Japanese bike manufacturer slash its price by almost Rs 2 lakh. Later on, the bike received a price hike of Rs 30,000, but that dropped down to its original price when import duties on CKD kits were revised earlier this year. The latest edition commands a premium of Rs 17,000 over the original price tag, which isn’t much considering it’s the last iteration of the iconic Busa we all love so much. It terms of competition, the Suzuki Hayabusa goes up against the Kawasaki ZX-14R.
Here’s the official statement from the manufacturer.
Press Release -
Suzuki Motorcycle India launches the 2019 edition of its ultimate sportbike ‘Hayabusa’
New Delhi, December 27, 2018: Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, today launched the 2019 edition of the Hayabusa, one of the most iconic motorcycle in India. The legendary Hayabusa enjoys wide base of loyalists and enthusiasts globally and is known for its high speed and sportiness
The 2019 edition of Suzuki Hayabusa will be offered in two new colour schemes – Metallic Oort Gray and Glass Sparkle Black with updated graphics, and an added pair of side reflectors for Indian conditions.
Commenting on the launch of 2019 Suzuki Hayabusa, Mr. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, SMIPL said, “For 20 years, Suzuki Hayabusa has been one of the most loved sportsbike among the enthusiasts for almost two decades and has received an excellent response in India. It is our constant endeavour to offer great products, and we are pleased to launch the 2019 edition of Hayabusa in two new colour schemes appealing to a larger fan base and enthusiasts in India.”
Delivering fun and sporty ride experience, Suzuki Hayabusa is powered with 1340cm3 four stroke fuel injected liquid-cooled DOHC engine to deliver a broad wave of torque for effortless acceleration. The advanced aerodynamics add to superb wind protection both for normal and completely tucked-in seating.
Suzuki Hayabusa will be available across all Suzuki Big Bike dealerships for INR 13,74,364/- (ex-showroom, Delhi).