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Old 7th December 2018, 13:16   #1
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Default End of an era: Suzuki Hayabusa's production to be stopped due to Euro 4 norms

As per the latest report on Rushlane, yet another legend in the superbike scene, the mighty Hayabusa's production will be stopped by the end of the year.

Link to the article: https://www.rushlane.com/suzuki-haya...-12290058.html

As per the company, they have no plans to make any further tweaks to the bike to support the Euro 4 norms.

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After almost 20 years of ruling the Superbike world, a bike which was way ahead of its league ever since it was launched will be sorely missed by most of the superbike aficionados.


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Old 7th December 2018, 13:46   #2
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Oh No! This is sad! This is one of the two super bikes I have ridden and I will never forget this bike even though it was a very short 5 Km ride in Gurgaon. I got stuck in a traffic jam too! But the bike was blindingly fast and stable. It was fun. It is sad to see it go. I wish i had enough Vitamin M to buy one.
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Old 7th December 2018, 14:55   #3
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So the current model is finally laid to rest. The Busa is definitely one of the most comfortable and livable superbikes for our condition and we have to wait and see what Suzuki replaces it with.

No matter what the name Hayabusa will be alive among motorcycle enthusiasts for generations to come.

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A legend indeed. There is a rumour that the current model will be replaced by a forced induction engined beast. Fingers crossed.
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Nothing new here. The Gen 2 was long known to be phased out by 2019 due to engine emission norms coming into force.
What is important is that they have yet to reveal what they have in store as its replacement.
We were all hoping that a Gen 3 with forced induction would be introduced as a MY2019 replacement for this, but that did not happen. They could be doing away with the entire model itself, who knows.
This girl is definitely old and outdated now. Almost unchanged for last 2 decades.
I will hold on to mine forever but for someone in the market for a new one should just wait for the next model or look somewhere else.

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Old 7th December 2018, 16:47   #6
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Lets forget how old the design is or how ugly it looks like (subjective opinion on the looks), but it is still one of the best designs to have the least co-efficient of drag.
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Well, Dream Suzuki the Mumbai dealer has stated on their Instagram page that they are now accepting bookings for the 2019 model??? Following two colours available

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Suzuki will stop selling Hayabusa in European countries after 31-Dec-18 as this motorcycle does not meet Euro4 regulations. They were given 2 years grace period as Euro 4 has been in effect since 2016 which ends on 31st Dec.

However the bike will continue to be on sale in markets like US, India, etc. till end of next year as per some reports. BS6 norms in India will kick in sometime in 2020 and till then its safe sailing for Busa in India.
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This thing is a dream for me. I have a long term plan to pick a pre-owned example. I just hope that this news about production getting stopped doesn't turn into some kind of collectors's item and drive the prices of used examples northwards.
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Yay! So, the new one must be around the corner.

I hope they make it just as ridiculous as we expect it to be; both, in terms of design and performance.
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Default Rumour: MY2019 Suzuki Hayabusa bookings open

Earlier this week, we had reported that the Hayabusa would go out of production after December 31, 2018 in select markets of the world due to non-compliance with emission norms. However, it seems the bike will be sold in India at least for now.

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According to a media report Suzuki is now taking bookings for the 2019 Hayabusa. The booking amount has been set at Rs. 1 lakh. The Hayabusa is imported via the CKD route and is priced at Rs. 13.59 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Suzuki hasn't made any major changes to the Hayabusa for the 2019 model year. It will be available in 2 colour options - black and a dual-tone shade of grey and red.

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The Hayabusa is powered by a 1,340cc, liquid-cooled 4-cylinder engine which is mated to a 6-speed transmission. It rides on inverted telescopic forks at the front and monoshock suspension at the rear. Braking duties are handled by twin 310 mm discs at the front with radially-mounted Brembo calipers and a single 260 mm disc at the rear with a Tokico single-piston caliper setup. It comes with dual-channel ABS.

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Default Re: End of an era: Suzuki Hayabusa's production to be stopped due to Euro 4 norms

Hayabusa is being discontinued only in markets that need euro4 compliance. Its business as usual every where else.


Also I am suprised thst suzuki uk still accepting orders for 2019.

All article posted are based on speculation that Euro4 versions are not going to be released. No official press statement has been released by suzuki.
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