Suzuki Hayabusa
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Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL), subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, has commenced assembly of its flagship motorcycle, the Hayabusa, at its Indian plant in Gurgaon, Haryana. The local assembly of the motorcycle has resulted a drop in price to Rs 13,57,135 against the previous CBU (Completely Built Up) unit which was priced at Rs 15.95 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi.

Suzuki Hayabusa will be imported in CKD (Completely Knocked Down) Kits and assembled at the Gurgaon factory, where the entire SMIPL line-up is manufactured and assembled. The motorcycle is powered by a 1,340cc four-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC engine that develops 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 also features 1,480mm wheelbase and 120mm ground clearance. The motorcycle features inverted telescopic suspension in the front and link-type suspension in the rear. Both wheels are equipped with disc brakes.

"India is one of the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world. This is a clear indication of the high demands in this ever growing market. Along with growth, comes maturity. Coupled with growth in lifestyle and infrastructure, there is an increasing demand for Big Bikes by the Indian enthusiast. SMIPL shall cater to this by starting assembly of our most widely selling big bike, the Suzuki Hayabusa. We firmly believe in the Make in India program and this another step to show our support even in the big bike market," said Kenji Hirozawa, vice-president of sales and marketing at SMIPL, in a statement.