The popular Hayabusa bike from Suzuki is all set to see a good price drop from the current market price in India, because the maker has announced that they will now assemble the bike in India, which will help them save the costs and thus, reduce the price of the superbike in India.
The 2016 model of Hayabusa is already being sold in India and the price of that is about Rs. 16 lakh (ex-showroom price Delhi), and with the new idea of assembling the bike in India, the price could go down to Rs. 13.57 lakh, a straight dip of about Rs. 2.4 lakh.
The Hayabusa has a Suzuki 4-stroke, in-line 4, 1,340cc engine that can produce up to 195bhp, and the bike is to be offered in color options such as red, white and black. A special and dedicated production line is being set up at Suzuki’s Manesar manufacturing facility, and that is where the 2016 Hayabusa will be assembled.
Mr. Kenji Hirozawa, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Suzuki Motorcycle India said, “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. Suzuki 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.”
As a competitor to this, there is Kawasaki ZX-14R, which is a heavier bike, not just by looks but also with the price, and with the newer pricing, the 2016 Hayabusa looks even better because of the price difference. The ZX-14R is priced at around Rs. 17.9 lakh (ex-showroom price Delhi).
To understand how the price reduction is going to happen, the Hayabusa will now come to India as a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) kit, and then the assembly will happen here in India.