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

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This girl is definitely old and outdated now.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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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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