The demand for the 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa is no less than crazy in India! The Hayabusa, even after so many years of its iconic existence, remains one of the most popular superbikes in our country. Suzuki India launched the 3rd-gen Hayabusa in our country back in April and it didn’t take more than 2 days for the company to sell out the first batch of the updated inter-continental missile that consisted of 101 units. Then, Suzuki re-opened the bookings for the Hayabusa on July 1st and now, it is being reported that the second batch of the superbike has been sold out too!
This time around, the second batch was sold out in less than 60 minutes! This proves that we Indians absolutely adore the Peregrine Falcon.
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.
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. The new-gen Hayabusa is available in three colour options – Glass Sparkle Black with Candy Burnt Gold, Metallic Mat Sword Silver with Candy Daring Red, and Pearl Brilliant White with Metallic Mat Stellar Blue.