This Suzuki Hayabusa Is Actually A Bajaj Dominar 400 At Heart

Modified On May 4, 2022 05:29 PM By Nishaad Joshi for Bajaj Dominar 400

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With the ‘Night Eye’ headlight, glossy red and silver colours and graphics, it looks every bit a ‘Busa’!

The Suzuki Hayabusa is a legendary name in the two-wheeler world, and holds immense aspirational value for many. And since imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Delhi-based custom shop Bittoo Bike Modification has paid homage to the legendary bike by tastefully modifying a Bajaj Dominar 400 into the Hayabusa. The bike has been customised for an Iraq-based client who wanted a glossy red and silver combination for his bike.

Up front, this bike gets a new ‘Night Eye’ LED headlight to match the one on the Busa. What’s remarkable is that the rear-view mirrors are actually those found on the Hayabusa. The owner has also loaded the bike with extra lighting, giving it a quirky twist. 

Such is the expertise of the modified Dominar 400 that to the untrained eye, it could easily pass off as the Hayabusa. It gets completely new body panels, stickers and adopts the iconic graphics from the Hayabusa complemented by the muscular body styling. 

Underneath the ‘Busa’ is the familiar 373.3cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine from a bone-stock Dominar 400, mated as usual to a 6-speed transmission, and pumping out 40PS along with 35Nm. 

The bike comes with inverted forks up front along with dual discs and rolls on a fat 130mm tyre up front (10mm more than the ’Busa’s!) and a meaty 190mm unit at the rear. It also gets massive dual end cans to complete  the iconic look. Moreover, the wheelbase is a bit longer than that of the hyperbike it emulates. We reckon the Dominar’s swingarm might have been lengthened to achieve the feat, although the exact length isn’t specified. 

For added convenience, it also gets a removable cowl.

Such a modification kit will cost you around Rs 2 lakh over the price of the stock bike, which currently retails at Rs 16,41,000 (ex-showroom Delhi). That said, these kinds of modifications are illegal in India and can attract heavy fines if the required permissions aren’t taken from the Regional Transport Office (RTO). Moreover, making such massive changes to the chassis will affect the bike’s handling and may be dangerous for use on public roads.

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