India becomes new production home for Suzuki Hayabusa hypersport.
Reports by several India-based sources confirms that the Suzuki Hayabusa model has been inducted into a local assembly (CKD) program in the country whichs boasts one of Asia’s biggest two-wheeled market.
This marks the first time that the Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa is being produced outside of its native home of Japan. Whilst this new program will mainly cater to the local Indian market, further reports suggests possibility of the made-in-India Hayabusa entering other markets around the region, but this plans remains unconfirmed presently.
One India-based site called xBHP reports that the Suzuki Hayabusa will be imported as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kits and assembled in Suzuki’s assembly plant in Gurgaon. The site further adds that the specification for the made-in-India version remains unchanged from the fully imported (CBU) version as well.
Furthermore, Suzuki India’s vice president of sales and marketing was quoted by xBHP in stating:
“India is one of the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world. This is a clear indication of the high demands in this ever growing market. Along with growth, comes maturity. Coupled with growth in lifestyle and infrastructure, there is an increasing demand for Big Bikes by the Indian Enthusiast. SMIPL shall cater to this by starting assembly of our most widely selling big bike, the Suzuki Hayabusa. We firmly believe in the Make in India program and this another step to show our support even in the big bike market.”
Now assembled locally, Indian Suzuki customers will reap the benefit of the hypersport bike’s revised selling price of INR 1,357,135.
Known as the ‘Busa’ amongst fans, the S-badge’s famed hypersport bike stands as one of the most powerful production bikes ever made. It is powered by a 1,340cc in-line four-cylinder that develops 197hp and 138.7Nm of torque. Weighing in dry at 222kg, the Suzuki Hayabusa can despatch the century sprint in just 2.74 seconds reaching its claimed top speed of 299km/h in stock form.