| Suzuki dismisses reports of Hayabusa assembly in India |
Suzuki Motorcycle India has dismissed reports that the Hayabusa will be locally assembled in India, and once that happens, it would cost as much as Rs 5 lakh less.
A Suzuki official has told ZigWheels that as of now there are no such plans of assembling the Hayabusa in India, and it would continue to be brought in as a CBU.
The official dismissed reports that the Hayabusa would become cheaper by as much as Rs 5 lakh if it is assembled in India. He said that even if a decision to bring the bike via the CKD route is taken, it would be near impossible to slash the price by Rs 5 lakh.
Suzuki however is open to introducing high-end bikes via the CKD route in India, once economic considerations and market demands make it practical to do so. The official also didn’t rule out bringing in medium capacity motorcycles via the CKD route to India.
So far, there is no word when Suzuki starts to assemble superbikes in India. But the writing on the wall is clear – the Indian superbike market is booming and it only makes sense to assemble bikes here to cut down on the high sticker prices CBUs carry. Suzuki dismisses reports of Hayabusa assembly in India | ZigWheels.com