The Rs 2.5 lakh price cut has resulted in increase in the demand for the superbike across the country
Launched back in 1999, the Suzuki Hayabusa is 17 years old now and is still one of the fastest production bikes in the world. The bike was updated back in 2008 but the design remained almost the same and it has remained unchanged since then. It carries the title of being one of the largest selling superbikes across the globe and has received an increase in demand in the recent past. Not to mention the fact that it has been one of the best selling superbikes in the country too. Ever since it was launched, it was a preferred pick among celebrities all across the country and soon gained momentum in terms of sale among the masses. Being one of the fastest bikes in the world was another add on.
Suzuki brought the bike to India as a CBU and made it available for Rs 15.95 lakhs (ex-Delhi). This March, Suzuki started local assembly of the Hayabusa at its Gurgaon factory which lead to a price cut of Rs 2.5 lakhs andnow the bike is available for Rs 13.88 lakh (ex-Delhi). This move by Suzuki has enhanced the sale of the bike even more.
The bike is now brought to India as a Completely Knocked Down unit (CKD) and assembled at a separate assembly line at the Suzuki motorcycles factory. The bikes are assembled by a team of technicians who have been specially trained by Japanese engineers. Suzuki is extremely stringent about the quality of their bikes manufactured in India and the fact that they are exporting Gixxer 155s manufactured in India to their home country, Japan,reaffirms the same.
Ever since the Hayabusa has started with the local production, it has received a fair amount of increase in demand in Indian market and according to the official sources, the bike has a three-month waiting period. Currently, Suzuki assembles one Hayabusa a day and the company says it is currently working on increasing the manufacturing speed without compromising the amount of time given to assemble a bike. For this, they will increase the number of technicians working on the assembly line of the bike along while expanding the length of the line. This move should allow them to assemble three bikes every two days.