Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd (SIMPL) has commenced bookings for the 2019 Suzuki Hayabusa for an amount of INR 1 lakh. Note that Suzuki has stopped the production of the Hayabusa in its home country and the bike will continue to sell in the global markets till stocks last.
The company is yet to reveal the prices of the motorcycle. Since it will continue to be a CKD, we expect SIMPL to retain the INR 13.65 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) price tag. For 2019, Suzuki has introduced two new paint schemes on the Hayabusa, which are ‘Grey with Red’ and ‘Black with Grey’ options. Apart from the new colours, the 2019 Hayabusa remains unchanged.
While enthusiasts expected an entirely new motorcycle next year, the company is expected to introduce an all-new next generation bike by 2022.
Reports suggest that the next-generation Suzuki Hayabusa will feature a turbocharged motor, updated electronic rider aids and entirely new cosmetics. The Hayabusa is Japanese for ‘Peregrine Falcon’ and the motorcycle sure rides like one. The Hayabusa was the first production motorcycle to breach the 300 km/h mark with an unrestricted top speed of 312.2 km/h (194 mph). However, the top speed was restricted to 299 km/h (186 mph) after the ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’, which was aimed at road safety.
The 2019 Suzuki Hayabusa is powered by a 1,340 cc, in-line four-cylinder engine that is capable of churning out 197 bhp of maximum power at 9,500 rpm and 155 Nm of peak torque at 7,200 rpm, mated to a six-speed gearbox. The Suzuki Hayabusa has had a rivalry with the Ninja ZX-14R, as both the bikes were involved in the ‘top-speed’ wars, which resulted in the ‘Gentleman’s Agreement.’