The Suzuki Hayabusa will now set you back by Rs 13.57 lakh, making it almost 15 per cent cheaper than the CBU model that came before it, which was priced at nearly Rs 16 lakh (both ex-showroom, Delhi). As you'd expect, Suzuki Motorcycles India is setting up a new assembly line for the Hayabusa, since such a high performance machine demands precision of the highest order.
• Indian Made Suzuki Hayabusa first delivery done to a customer in Delhi.
• Price slashed by 2 lakhs from the existing CBU model, but with same specifications.
• 1340cc engine delivering 194bhp and 154Nm of torque with top speed at 299kmph.
The Bollywood starrer, the fame from the “Dhoom” movie series, Suzuki Hayabusa MY 2017 is out on the streets after first delivery to a customer at Delhi. Gaurav Monga of Delhi was the lucky one who got the first unit of this locally assembled superbike. Hayabusa was initially brought to the country as CBU, but then Suzuki Motorcycles India moved a step ahead to import CKD kits of this machine and assemble at their Gurgaon facility. The good news that came along was that the prices were cut down to Rs.13.57 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) while the specifications remained the same as a CBU one. Local assembling of the bike brought a price slash of approximately 2.5 lakhs compared to the CBU model.
The 1340cc 4 cylinder liquid cooled 4 stroke engine delivers 194bhp and 154Nm of torque. The motor is mated to a 6 speed gearbox and easily touches a 299kmph mark on the speed gauge.
Reports claim that Suzuki does not wish to stop with Hayabusa, but has plans to bring more superbikes into the Indian Market as CKD units. It seems like other Motorcycle companies like Kawasaki, Benelli and Triumph who are already into this field will start facing tough challenge in the coming years.
TVS launched their new flagship motorcycle Apache RR 310 this week in India at Rs.2.05 lakh (ex-showroom). Being more than just a commuter bike with an attractive price tag, it competes against KTM RC390, Kawasaki Ninja 300, Dominar 400 and the upcoming Yamaha R3.
Kawasaki has launched its smallest adventure tourer and the most affordable of its lineup of motorcycles Versys X300 in the country. Priced at Rs.4.60 lakh, this entry-level tourer is the smallest displacement bike from the Kawasaki tourer stable and targets both the city and highway cruising enthusiasts.
Royal Enfield had updated engines on their two best-selling models,Bullet 500 and the Continental GT in the European Market. Now they have launched the 2017 Classic 500 and the Himalayan too with an updated Euro-IV compliant engine. The Eicher Motors owned company is strengthening its global portfolio with updated models and an increasing number of showrooms worldwide.
Royal Enfield motorcycles powered by BS-IV engines are now available in India. The entire lineup is said to have received the engine upgrades with AHO (Automatic Headlamp On) feature (both being stringent norms), even though no official statement has been released by the company yet. According to reports from financial express, Electra 350 was spotted already on sale at one of the company dealerships with updated features as the BS-IV engine and AHO. Other models too are believed to go on sale with the same upgrades in another week, as April 1st, 2017 is the deadline for these norms to be implemented on all motor vehicles in India. The prices have been hiked for the new range of BS-IV motorcycles from Royal Enfield.
Honda launched the first scooter in India, Activa 125cc with an engine that complies with BS-IV norms. The New Activa also becomes the first scooter to get an AHO (Automatic Headlamp On) feature, which is about to be mandatory on all vehicles in India from April 1st, 2017 as part of safety regulations. Not many cosmetic updates have been provided on this best seller. However, few prominent tweaks are seen like the new pair of LED positioning lamps that fit perfectly into the chrome apron on the front, a protuberant Honda badge and also a mobile charging socket.
Yamaha launched its latest offering in the FZ series named FZ 25 as a gentle step towards the booming 250cc bike segment. Comfortably placed between the YZF R15 version 2.0 and YZF R3, this motorcycle marks Yamaha’s entry into the performance bike segment which is being dominated by giants like Royal Enfield, KTM and Bajaj Auto. The bike was initially named as FZ 250, but later the company decided to dump the 0 and name it FZ 25.