The most-anticipated third-generation Suzuki Hayabusa has finally made its way to the Indian market. Priced at Rs 16.4 lakh (ex-showroom), the bike is being brought via the CKD route. The brand has offered the bike in three color variants – Glass Sparkle Black/ Candy Burnt Gold, Metallic Mat Sword Silver/ Candy Daring Red, and Pearl Brilliant White/ Metallic Mat Stellar Blue. Deliveries of this flagship sports bike will commence from the mid of May 2021.
Continuous to based on Suzuki’s twin-spar aluminium frame architecture, the 2021 Hayabusa has undergone subtle design and feature changes. Though it retains its iconic fatty silhouette, the design tweaks have made this powerful beast more aerodynamic and striking than before. The brand has also managed to shed out 2kgs, which will further help the rider with easy maneuvering. Click here to read more about its design and other changes.
The biggest change to the Dhoom bike is in the electronics department. It has received a wide range of electronics suites that will improve the overall riding experience. These mainly include ride by wire technology, three-level engine brake control, launch control, 10-level traction control, 10-level wheelie control, a six-axis IMU, and an-all new Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) that features Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS). The SDMC enables the rider to choose between six modes that combine three factories pre-sets (A: Active, B: Basic, and C: Comfort), as well as three user-defined settings (U1, U2, U3).
The other notable features include a bi-directional quick shifter, hill assist control, LED lighting system, and a new TFT display in the instrumentation console that shows a lot of riding info & statics such as ambient temperature, riding modes, lean angle, traction control, etc.
The new Hayabusa continues to be powered by the 1340cc liquid-cooled DOHC, inline-four-cylinder motor. However, updating this engine to the BS6 emission norms causes the power to go down by 10PS and 5Nm. That said, the 2021 Busa now delivers a max grunt of 190PS at 9,700rpm and a peak torque of 150Nm at 7,000rpm. While the engine output of the new Hayabusa has been decreased, its low-end grunt has been improved. As for power transmission, the supersport tourer has a 6-speed gearbox with a two-way quick shifter and autobilpper.
As mentioned above, the new iteration of Hayabusa continues to utilise the same twin-spar aluminium chassis, its sub-frame has been revised for better riding ergonomics. Speaking of damping, the motorcycle employs fully adjustable 43mm KYB forks at the front and KYB monoshock at the rear. Though the suspension setup seems identical to the previous model, Suzuki has updated some components so that it can acclimate the road conditions in a more prominent way. Brakes include 310mm twin discs paired with Brembo Stylema calipers at the front and Nissin calipers at the rear.
The 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa rivals the BMW S 1000 RR, and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.