Hayabusa discontinued from India as there is no Euro 5 model at present. It may or may not come in the future…
Suzuki’s Hayabusa is one of the most coveted motorcycles. For a very long period of time, it was the fastest production commercially available motorcycle in the world. This record was broken by Kawasaki ZX-14R but the fact is that the name ‘Hayabusa’ still remains a dream for many, despite the motorcycle not being ‘the latest‘ in terms of gadgetry. It was the first big Suzuki motorcycle to be locally assembled in India.
Back in December 2019, Suzuki launched the 2020 Hayabusa in our domestic market in limited numbers because it was still a Euro 4/Bharat Stage 4 compliant motorcycle. It just received new colours at no price increment (details here). A new online story reports that the last BS4 model of the flagship sports tourer has been sold out. This means that this is the end of the story for the current generation Hayabusa in India.
There are rumors of a Euro 5 compliant Hayabusa (Euro 5 norms are roughly equal to Indian Bharat Stage 6 norms) backed by a few leaks but there is nothing concrete about it yet. Even if such a motorcycle is under works it is still many months away – and could arrive only in 2021. Till Suzuki is not ready with a new-generation Hayabusa, it can no more sell the current version in India which means there won’t be a Hayabusa for a long period of time!
The current Busa was powered by 1340 cc, inline four cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC engine and was priced at Rs 13.75 Lakh ex-showroom Delhi. As we shared earlier, even in the last leg of its life, ‘the Mothership’ registered total sales of 210 units which is more than some of the popular cheaper motorcycles like Ninja 400 and others. You can check that story out here.
With an iconic stature would you want the Hayabusa brand to return?
Source – Overdrive