This update doesn’t change the performance figures of 2023 Hayabusa – Which are 187.3 bhp of power and 150 Nm of torque
Currently, in its third generation, Hayabusa now meets BS6 Phase II emission standards. RDE norms and E20 compatibility checkboxes are now checked and this legendary motorcycle gets equipped with OBD2 equipment as well, monitoring emissions in real time. With this update, Suzuki has offered three new colours to add a touch of excitement as well.
2023 Suzuki Hayabusa Gets BS6 P2 Compliant
Pricing for the motorcycle is pegged at Rs. 16,90,000 (ex-sh) and can be bought from any of Suzuki’s big bike showrooms across the country. OBD2-A compliant Suzuki Hayabusa will be brought into effect from April 7th, 2023.
Phase II of BS6 transition kicked in on April 1st, 2023. All complying motorcycles should now come equipped with OBD2 diagnostic tools to measure real-time emission and various engine parameters. Along with that, RDE (Real Driving Emissions) are also met, apart from lab emissions and this powertrain is now E20 compliant (20% Ethanol).
Mr. Kenichi Umeda, MD, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. expressed his gratitude to fellow enthusiasts of third-generation Hayabusa in India. He explained how this legend enjoys a cult following in the motorcycling world for the way it looks and performs. Also, he proudly announced that all the units that were assembled at Gurgaon plant have sold in record time.
He further explains that this fueled them to introduce new colours to the mix with OBD2-A compliance. These new colours radiate style and sophistication and Mr. Umeda hopes they will be well-received and appreciated by the Indian motorcycling community.
New Colours For The New Legend
Speaking of the new colours, they are Metallic Thunder Gray/ Candy Daring Red, Metallic Mat Black No. 2/ Glass Sparkle Black and Pearl Vigor Blue/ Pearl Brilliant White. Suzuki has playfully used contrasting shades to complement the base colours.
The contrast colours are found below the headlights in its fascia, lurking beneath its side fairing vents, parts of its rear subframe, seat cowl and its tail section. These add a dash of sophistication and bring a new styling quotient to Suzuki Hayabusa.
Who Does Hayabusa Rival?
The 1340cc inline-four motor with 187.3 bhp of power at 9700 RPM and 150 Nm of torque at 7000 RPM. Third-gen Hayabusa tips the scale at 266 kg, making it quite a chore to maneuver in the city. That said, this peregrine falcon is not meant to be caged in the city, it is meant to be unleashed on the highway for power-packed mile-munching.
Sure, the performance numbers are slightly lower than second-gen and weight has gone up in third-gen model. That said, the newer model comes jam-packed with electronics making Hayabusa a versatile sports cruiser. It rivals the likes of Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX.