John Abraham was an avid motorcyclist with an enviable collection of motorcycles in his garage. But his most recent additions are people with whom he has a strong connection. In fact, he is partly responsible for the popularity of motorcycles in India. This is Hayabusa Suzuki we’re talking about, the actor who recently received his new prized possession.
A video of the “Pathaan” star receiving his new Suzuki Hayabusa is making the rounds on the internet. See John unpack the Hayabusa in metallic sword silver and bold candy red.
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Both John Abraham and Suzuki Hayabusa reached new heights of popularity after the release of the 2004 film “Dhoom.” Abraham, who played the villainous Kabir in the film, rode a Hayabusa, cementing a love of motorcycles for an entire generation in India. John also owned a first generation Hayabusa for many years before moving on to other machines.
Note that India is one of the few markets in the world where station wagons are assembled locally given the high demand. It was also one of the last markets to discontinue the previous generation version.
This is a new generation of motorcycle powered by an upgraded 1,340 cc four-cylinder engine with 187 bhp and 150 Nm of peak torque. The Hayabusa comes with some top-notch hardware, including aluminum suspension with Showa units, Brembo Stylema brake calipers and Bridgestone Battlax S22 tires.
The new generation of Suzuki Hayabusa adopts a familiar design language, with sharper lines and a high degree of recognition. In terms of functionality, the bike is equipped with a host of electronic and safety aids including a TFT instrument console, six-axis IMU with 10-level traction control, 3-level engine brake control, three power modes, launch control, cruise control, slope Lane keeping, turning ABS, etc. The curb weight of the new Hayabusa has also been reduced by 2kg to 264kg thanks to a lighter exhaust system.
John Abraham has a special place in his heart and garage for liter motorcycles. The actor’s collection includes Aprilia RSV4 RF, BMW S 1000 RR, Ducati Panigale V4 with SC Project exhaust, Yamaha YZF-R1, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R, MV Agusta F3 800, Yamaha V-Max 60th Anniversary Special Edition, KTM 790 Duke, and more. The actor also owns a Porsche Cayenne, Nissan GT-R, Audi Q3 and Isuzu D-Max V-Cross.
On the work front, the actor reveled in the success of his last box office miracle. He will be present in Tarek, Tehran and the next 100%. The actor is also co-producing a motorcycle racing-themed film.
First published date: Feb 14, 2023 at 12:10pm CST