Boys. Busa Boys. The date is out! Suzuki Motorcycles India has revealed that the 2021 Hayabusa will barge in our country on April 26th. You know what goes on to showcase the legendary status of a motorcycle? Even if you don’t have the moolah to own it, you still wait eagerly to launch it in your home country. And especially, if it is the Peregrine Falcon – otherwise known as the most popular big-bike in our country. Foreign publications have already tasted the newest Busa and going by the reviews, we certainly cannot wait to ride this one!#
After constant teasing on its social media handles, the company recently listed the iconic motorcycle on its website as well.
The all-new Hayabusa is going to be a slightly more expensive model than its predecessor. While the MY20 Hayabusa was priced at ₹13.70 lakh (ex-showroom), the new model is expected to be priced from ₹15 lakh (ex-showroom).
It looks a lot sleeker, has a taller screen and the handlebars have been moved a bit towards the rider. It gets all LED lights, a given in this decade, and the rear lights are a bit wider than before.
It features 7-spoke alloys with Bridgestone rubber. Despite all the modern bits, Suzuki has conducted extensive wind tunnel testing to ensure it still cuts the air like Jon Snow’s sword.
Specs and features
Powering the 3rd-gen Busa is a 1340cc, 4 cylinder engine which sadly peaks at just 190PS of power and 150Nm of peak twisties. Owing to the stricter emissions regulations, this drop was inevitable. It uses the same 81mm bore and 65mm stroke. It gets new secondary injectors that improve fuel atomisation. The camshafts are reprofiled, valve springs are new and there’s some more valve lift. This engine is Euro 5/BS6 compliant and comes mated to a bi-directional quick shifter with assist and slipper clutch.
The chassis is majorly same as before with a new subframe though. The overall weight is now 264 kilos. Upfront, the duties are handled by the same, although updated 43mm KYB forks and shock at the rear. The front now features 320mm discs with Sytlema callipers provided by Brembo.
This Busa gets SDMA-alpha ( Suzuki Drive Mode Selector ) which gives it 3 pre-set options which alter traction control, wheelie control, engine braking, quick-shifter etc. It also gets a 6-axis IMU, cornering ABS, rear-wheel lift control, hill hold control and RPM assist at low revs to prevent stalls. It gets ride-by-wire and a wider throttle body.