The legend, the mothership Suzuki Hayabusa is set to become more luring. The word is that the company is going to continue with its aggressive plans in India by commencing local assembly of the ‘Busa’. Importing the bike in CKDs (Completely Knocked Down) units and assembling them here will reduce the duties levied on it considerably which is expected to percolate down to the customer.
As per a report on EconomicTimes, the company is planning local production of Hayabusa which will make it about Rs 5 lakhs cheaper. It is currently imported in India as a CBU (Completely Built Unit) and retails for an ex-showroom price tag of Rs 15.95 lakhs. Now just imagine buying it for about Rs 11 lakhs, which is even lesser than what it used to retail at in 2006-2007!
The bulky looking yet incredibly agile motorcycle by the Japanese houses a 1,340 cc four cylinder liquid cooled engine which churns out a blistering 197.1 PS of maximum power at 9,500 rpm and 155 Nm of peak torque at 7,200 rpm.
The report further states that the bikes will be assembled at Suzuki’s manufacturing facility at Manesar, Gurgaon. The future may see more of Suzuki’s premium motorcycles to be assembled in India which will allow for affordability, increasing their sales.