2021 Suzuki Hayabusa gets a BS6 compliant engine and a few other tweaks
Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched the 2021 Hayabusa here at 16.40 lakh, ex. showroom, brilliant pricing for a brilliant motorcycle! Brought in via CKD, the bike gets a number of subtle yet significant upgrades for 2021. Most of the things on the design front remain unchanged from the iconic predecessors. The LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs and LED taillamps render a modern air to it though.
Quite in keeping with its legendary lineage, the 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa continues to offer an old-school mostly-analog instrument cluster, comprising two large analog dials for the speedo and tacho and a (new) TFT display in the center. The layout and design offer good readability at all times.
The 2021 Hayabusa comes in three different paint schemes- Glass Sparkle Black/Candy Burnt Gold, Metallic Matte Sword Silver/Candy Daring Red, and Pearl Brilliant White/Metallic Matte Stellar Blue.
2021 Hayabusa Chassis
The twin-spar Aluminium chassis as such has had minimal changes gone into it and continues to offer the same 1480mm wheelbase as the previous bike. However, the new bike offers slightly lower ground clearance (120 mm) and seat height (800 mm), providing for more exciting rides. Also, with the figures tipping the scale at 264 kilograms, the 2021 Busa is 2 kilos lighter than the previous model.
The suspension on the new bike is taken care of by Showa units, which have been tweaked slightly for the update. The biggest plus on the new Busa should be the brake upgrades it has had. The bike now gets Brembo Stylema calipers up front, giving it huge boosts in terms of braking. The all new Hayabusa runs on Bridgestone Battlax S22 tyres.
2021 Suzuki Hayabusa Engine Updates
Quite a lot has changed about the engine of the new Busa. The bike gets a BS6 compliant engine for 2021, which surprisingly sees a drop in power! The 1340cc inline-4 engine produces 190hp in the 2021 model, a good 7 hp less than the previous bike’s 197 horses. At 150 Newton meters, the torque has seen a dip as well. Transmission duties are carried out by a 6-speed gearbox on the 2021 bike as well. Despite these on-paper figures, Suzuki claims the new Hayabusa to have improved in terms of actual performance. The bike is said to offer a stronger torque delivery than its predecessor and is still claimed to do a top speed of 300kmph.
The erstwhile rumors of the new Busa getting a supercharger/turbocharger have all been proven hoaxes. However, there have been some key changes in the construction of its engine. The Busa’s engine now gets lighter pistons, new connecting rods, and smarter fuel injectors.
2021 Hayabusa Electronics And Features
The Hayabusa gets a host of electronics and equipment upgrades for 2021. There are stuff like a 6 axis IMU-based traction control system with wheelie control, engine brake control , hill hold control, cruise control, launch control and three different power modes on offer. There is also a two-way quick shifter and cornering ABS to back you up better.
All New Hayabusa Bookings
Some dealers have already started accepting bookings for the 2021 Hayabusa. The deliveries are expected to commence from June 2021.
2021 Suzuki Hayabusa : What We Think Of Its Future?
At 16.40 lakh, the new Hayabusa has become pricier by a good 3 lakh, compared to its predecessor which had an ex. showroom price of INR 13.75 lakh. However, going by the amount of electronics additions it has had and the improvements made to its usability, the price premium is well-justified. Moreover, in today’s market scenario, it is still on the more accessible side of liter-class motorcycles.
The key rival to the Hayabusa in India is the Kawasaki ZX-14R, which bears an ex-showroom price tag of INR 19.7 lakh, round its shoulders. Thus, we think the 2021 guise of the ‘Dhoom bike’ is brilliantly priced and could do really well in terms of sales here.