The Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R is an iconic sportbike that first appeared in the late 90s – immediately winning acclaim as the world’s fastest production motorcycle, capable of reaching speeds between 188 and 194mph. But, they’re becoming harder and harder to come by (and more expensive too), which may explain why New Delhi based GM Customs has decided to create a couple of Hayabusa replicas using the humble Hero Karizma and Hero Xtreme.

At first glance, you’d have no idea that under its replica bodywork is a little 150cc Hero with just 14bhp on tap, thanks to its custom built body kit, wider tyres and a dual disc brake at the front; I mean, even its instrument panel is a complete replica of the original ‘Busa. Though it’s important to note that GM Custom do not offer any mechanical upgrades, so you’d have to settle for stock performance from your chosen base bike.


Sure, if you look really closely, its front brake calipers and air vents hint that something’s slightly awry. But regardless, it looks fantastic – and we reckon it could be a perfect alternative for riders without the kind of money to buy the real deal. We wonder what Suzuki make of it? Could a small capacity ‘Busa be on its way?

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