’21 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa.
A peregrine falcon dives at speeds of 290 to 325 km/h to hunt down its prey, the GSX1300R inspired by the falcon, did just that to its competition back when it was launched. Over the years, however, following the gentleman’s agreement the Hayabusa has been electrically limited to a top speed of 300 km/h.
Back in 1998, the Hayabusa earned itself the title of being the fastest production motorcycle clocking speeds of 300+ km/h, it held that title for a while. With time, it has evolved and undergone subtle changes to keep up with the market and most importantly, maintain it’s legendary status among the rivals.
In December 2019, Suzuki declared that a final lot of Hayabusa’s had made their way into the country, and these limited units sold out rather quickly bringing an end to the Hayabusa’s legacy in India. Unfortunately, the last lot of Hayabusa’s being BS-IV compliant, couldn’t meet the updated emission norms in India.
Earlier this year Suzuki dropped a teaser about the facelifted Hayabusa and caught a lot of attention fairly quickly. The launch commercial however absolutely blew up a lot of minds. You have to admit that Suzuki with its 2021 Hayabusa has made a remarkable and a pretty strong comeback, surprising it’s rivals and leaving the automotive industry speechless.
Aesthetically, the behemoth of a motorcycle retains its iconic silhouette with subtle changes making it sharper than its predecessors. With revised aerodynamics, the 2021 Hayabusa is sleeker than ever. The refreshed front looks quite similar to the GSXR1000 and gets sharper LED headlights with integrated DRL’s.
As you come towards the side, it gets accented colours carried from front to back along with the V-shaped chrome strip along with the air vent. Coming to the tail section which is now flatter, it gets new split tail lights that look really stunning. Also new to the 2021 Hayabusa are the sharper mufflers, which are not only bigger than before, but they are also slimmer and lighter.
The Busa retains its iconic instrument cluster with an analogue tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge and the engine temperature gauge. What’s new however is the coloured TFT LCD Panel that controls the electronic bits such as the riding modes and so on.
• Glass Sparkle Black and Candy Burnt Red
•Metallic Matte Sword Silver and Candy Daring Red
•Pearl Brilliant White and Metallic Matte Stellar Blue.
Engine and Modes
Powering this falcon is a liquid-cooled 1,340cc inline 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed transmission as seen on the last two generations but unfortunately due to the Euro 5 emission norms, the performance figures have dropped down by 10PS and 5Nm to 190PS and 150Nm. The new Busa is 2kg lighter than its predecessors, weighing a total of 264kgs. The suspension has remained as it is with minor tweaks, but the brakes have been improved with Brembo Stylema callipers upfront. The frame is the same extruded aluminium twin-spar unit as seen in the last two generations. The rear sub-frame however has been revised.
To make the 2021 Hayabusa a bit more manageable, Suzuki added a complete IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) assisted set of electronics. The 2021 Hayabusa also comes equipped with the new Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) that features the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) that helps choose from various riding modes.
• Power Mode Selector
• Anti-lift Control System
• Bi-directional Quick Shift System
• Engine Braking Control System
• Motion Track Control System
• Launch Control System
• Active Speed Limiter
• Cruise Control System
• Emergency Stop Signal
• Motion Track Brake System
• Slope Dependent Control System
• Hill Hold Control System
• Touring Seat
• Single Seat Cowling
• Carbon look mirror cover
• Colour Seat
• Slip-on muffler by Akrapovic
• Grip Heater
• Billet Brake and clutch levers
•Chrome plated filler cap
•Hayabusa Tank pad (Gold/Red)
•Wheel rim decal (with Suzuki logo)
•Wheel rim decal (the cutting type with Suzuki logo)
•Hayabusa rim decal (Gold/Red)
•Tire valve cap
•Aluminium oil filler cap
•Front Axle slider
•Aluminium chain adjuster
•Fuel tank bag (Large/Small)
•Tank ring for tank bag
•Fuel tank protection stickers
Expected Release Date and Pricing
The all-new 2021 GSX1300R Hayabusa is expected to be launched in India during the second half of the year, somewhere around July with expected pricing of INR. 20lakh.