Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, has begun the delivery of the 2017 Suzuki Hayabusa in the country. The first locally-assembled Hayabusa has been delivered to a customer in Delhi.
The Hayabusa, which was originally launched in the country with a price tag of Rs 15.95 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi, has now been priced at Rs 13,57,135 after the company started the local assembly of the motorcycle at its Indian plant in Gurgaon, Haryana.
The superbike was earlier brought to India as CBU (Completely Built Up) unit. Suzuki is also said to be planning local assembly of more models as the competition in the market is heating up with many global motorcycle manufacturers mulling local production. Suzuki's superbike range in India includes the V-Strom, GSX-S1000, GSX-S1000F and the Intruder M1800R as well as the Ozark 250 and QuadSport400 ATVs.
Powered by a 1,340cc four-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC engine, which can churn out 195bhp and 154Nm of torque mated to six-speed constant-mesh transmission, the Hayabusa measures 2,190mm in length, 735mm in width and 1,165 mm in height. The bike features a wheelbase of 1,480mm and 120mm ground clearance. It comes with inverted telescopic suspension in the front and link-type suspension at the rear. Both wheels are equipped with disc brakes.