Leading Japanese sports bike manufacturer Suzuki has announced a zero percent interest scheme on the V-Storm 650XT and the Hayabusa motorcycles sold in India. Both bikes are brought to India via the completely knocked down (CKD) route. Industry sources suggest that the company may soon announce a similar offer on the GSX-S750.
The current version of the Suzuki Hayabusa is probably the last in its generation to have a naturally aspirated motor. Besides the interest-free scheme, Suzuki is offering cash benefits of up to INR86,000. The cash benefits being offered on the Suzuki V-Storm 650XT is INR45,000. Accessories worth INR20,000 are also available free with the adventure-touring bike.
Earlier this year, Suzuki rolled out the latest edition of the Hayabusa in the new black and grey colours. The bike came with two side reflectors to meet Indian safety norms. The current version of the Hayabusa commands an ex-showroom price of INR13.74 lakh. The bike will be soon discontinued in Europe but it will continue to be available in India and the US. Suzuki is likely to replace the current version with the all-new Hayabusa next year.
The Suzuki Hayabusa is a 4-cylinder, 1.3-litre motorcycle, returning a mileage of 20kmpl. The bike has double disc brakes and antilock braking system (ABS) as standard.
The latest version of the Suzuki V-Storm 650XT has side reflectors, a hazard lamp, and updated body graphics. The Pear White trim now has blue highlights instead of the black-grey colour seen on the bike’s previous version. Apart from these, the V-Storm 650XT retains the same specifications. It’s hauled by a 2-cylinder, 645cc engine and returns a fuel economy of 26.46kmpl. Even the bike’s pricing at INR7.46, remains unchanged. The adventure-touring vehicle is available in the Pear Glacier White and Champion Yellow paint schemes. It locks horns with the Kawasaki Versys 650 in its segment.