What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the name Hayabusa? The Dhoom bike or the yellow-coloured stunner bike from another popular Bollywood film? Or, is it bike racing events? Hayabusa made its debut in India in 1999 and has since ruled the hearts of millions of bike lovers. There are various records associated with this bike, the most renowned one from 2002 when Hayabusa clocked a time of 2.47 seconds to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour.
The honour it recently received at the Auto car Awards 2022 gives you a fair idea of its popularity; it bagged the ‘Performance Bike of the Year’award at the event.
When Suzuki released the third-generation Hayabusa in India in 2021, the Japanese manufacturer received an unexpected number of bookings. Here are some of the reasons why the Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the most popular sports bikes in India.
1. Power punch performance
The third generation Hayabusa is no less than its predecessors and is proudly carrying forward its legacy. The bike has an inline-four engine with a displacement of 1,340 cc. The engine is DOHC, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, FI. The powerful engine generates a maximum power of 187 bhp at 9,700 revolutions per minute. The peak torque that this bike generates is 150 Nm at 7,000 revolutions per minute. The engine is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The all-new Hayabusa has a top speed of 299 kmph. It has a kerb weight of 264 kg.
Hayabusa was a stunner and remains a stunner. It continues to entice bike enthusiasts with its retro instrument cluster. Its old-style analogue dials can easily beat the modern-day digital consoles. Apart from that, the bike’s unconventional design sets it apart from other super bikes in the market. In India, Suzuki Hayabusa is available in a wide range of colours—Pearl Brilliant White, Glass Sparkle Black, Candy Daring Red, Candy Burnt Gold, and more.
3. High-tech features
The new Hayabusa 2021 has a TFT inlay in the instrument cluster that shows the various electronic settings. The electronic suite of this bike includes launch control, Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), 10-level traction and wheels control, and 3-level engine brake control. You can also find a hill assist feature and quick-shifter in the newer version, which was not available in prior generations.
While the high-tech features can make your ride more enjoyable, buy Suzuki Hay a bus a insurance to ensure adequate protection in case of a mishap involving the bike.
Suzuki Hayabusa Rivals
After the discontinuation of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R, you won’t find any direct competitor of this bike in the market. However, given its price, you may compare it to the BMW R 1250 R and Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS.
To sum it up
Since its debut, the Suzuki Hayabusa has reigned supreme in its segment. It is suitable for sports bike enthusiasts who enjoy racing on the track. The bike is currently available for Rs 16.40 lakh. If you plan to get this bike, do buy Suzuki Hayabusa bike insurance alongside.