Suzuki Hayabusa & Suzuki GSX-R1000R prices cut

Praveen M

Praveen M, Engineer-turned-motorcycle journalist. I'm a sucker for cruising down the highways, and twisties in the hills.

Suzuki Motorcycle India has slashed the prices of the 2018 Suzuki Hayabusa and the Suzuki GSX-R1000R. The reduction in prices comes after the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) announced that the customs duty of all CBU motorcycles is set at 50%.

2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000R Blue right side at 2018 Auto Expo
The R1000R is Suzuki's flagship performance motorcycle.

It was earlier 60% for motorcycles of 800 cc or less and 75% for more than 800cc. For Completely Knocked Down (CKD) bikes, if the powertrain (engine and gearbox assembly) are in pre-assembled form, but not mounted on the body assembly, then the customs duty stadnds at 25%. This is down from 30% earlier. However, for engine, gearbox and transmission mechanism not in a pre-assembled condition, the duty stands at 15%, which has increased from 10%.

2018 Suzuki Hayabusa Black left side at 2018 Auto Expo
The Hayabusa is one of the most affordable hyperbikes in the country.

Based on the directive, the price of the Suzuki GSX-R1000R has gone down from INR 22 lakhs to INR 19.80 lakhs, both ex-showroom, Delhi. This translates to a price difference of INR 2.2 lakhs. Coming to the CKD offering, the 2018 Suzuki Hayabusa is cheaper by INR 28,000 at a price of INR 13.59 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi. The Japanese brand is yet to announce any price changes for the rest of its big-bike portfolio. The Hayabusa’s rival, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R is INR 6.11 lakhs dearer.

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