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Made-in-India Suzuki Hayabusa gets saree guard and front license plate holder

India-made Suzuki Hayabusa (1)

The CKD assembly operation brought the price down by more than INR 2 lakhs.

Suzuki India pleasantly surprised its Indian fans by announcing local assembly of the legendary Suzuki Hayabusa. Now, the widely acclaimed Busa is nearly INR 5 lakhs cheaper than its primary rival, the Kawasaki ZX14R.

The made-in-India Hayabusa has two additional items which are not seen on the models that are made in Japan, and both items are mandated by the Indian government. You guessed it right! We are talking about the saree guard and front license plate holder. While they do take away some of the Busa’s stunning road presence, the good news is, they are easily removable.

India-made Suzuki Hayabusa (2)

The saree guard and front license plate holder are easily removable.

The saree guard is a two-part grille which is fastened to the chassis above and below the silencer. A Hayabusa rider is highly unlikely to have a sare-clad pillion rider, but hey, anything can happen in India! The second piece of add-on looks plain silly. The license plate holder arises from the front fork and forms a loop around the fender. Mounting the plate on it will further ruin the aesthetics and will create unwanted aerodynamic drag but then it’s compulsory to have your registration numbers promptly displayed on a plate at both ends of the vehicle.

India-made Suzuki Hayabusa (3)

The Hayabusa is being assembled at Suzuki Motorcycle’s Manesar plant.

The locally assembled Suzuki Hayabusa is priced at INR 13.57 lakhs (ex-showroom) which cheaper than the CBU model by more than INR 2 lakhs. The motorcycle’s 1,340 cc inline four-cylinder engine produces a whopping 200 PS.


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Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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  • Anupam Krishna

    For the Nth time , it is not “MADE IN INDIA” . It is assembled.

    • Yes. You are right. But the saree guard is definitely MADE IN INDIA 😛

  • Asif Mohammed

    Are we expecting ladies with sarees on the back seat of Busa…havent seen one till now . First thing someone would do after buying is to get rid of it !!