The legendary HAYABUSA will no longer be continued, as suzuki has decided to stop its production. The Suzuki Hayabusa (or GSX1300R) was launched in 1999 and within no time with a top speed of 303 to 312 km/h (188 to 194 mph), it became the world’s fastest production motorcycle. Further this bike was updated in 2008.
Sukuzi Hayabusa could not meet the new Euro 4 emissions norms along with some other safety features introduced as part of EU Regulation 168/2013. Hence, this bike will be discontinued in many parts of the world, specifically in European continent. These rules were made mandatory since 1st January 2016, but manufacturers were given a two year period of margin to sell remaining stocks of Euro 4 models. However, that two year time period ends by 31st December 2018, after which it will be illegal to sell the Hayabusa as a new bike in Europe. Now, a good news for india, the Hayabusa will still remain on sale in various markets including india and US. India’s BS-VI emission norms (almost on par with Euro-IV) will come into effect by 2020, so we still have some time left.
First generation Hayabusa (1999-2007) was powered by a 1,299cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produced a claimed 173hp and 135Nm of torque with 6 speed gear transmission. Further Hayabusa was updated, and the second generation Hayabusa (2008-2018) was having a 1,340cc engine producing 197hp and 138.7Nm of torque with the same 6 gear speed transmission. In India, the Suzuki Hayabusa currently retails at Rs. 13.88 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) and is one of the most affordable litre-class (and above) bikes in the country.
In india, Hayabusa is also known as the “DHOOM BIKE”. Back in 2004, the Hayabusa was used in a bollywood movie “DHOOM”. This bike was used in high-speed action scenes, and became very popular amongst the riders and speed lovers.