In India, car and bike enthusiasts often take up on ambitious projects to transform ordinary vehicles into machines that mimic costlier models at least in terms of appearance. However, more often than not, such mod jobs are from professional customization houses or well-heeled vehicle owners. Today, though, our focus is on a project that was undertaken by a humble roadside mechanic. He has been successful in transforming a Bajaj Dominar into a Suzuki Hayabusa. In fact, his work is so good that it’s tough for even somewhat trained eyes to realise that the Hayabusa in question is a mere replica.
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Mechanic Uses Bajaj Dominar 400 to Showcase His Skills
The mechanic, one Izhar Asharf, initiated with fully disassembling the Bajaj Dominar 400. He meticulously reimagined and tailored numerous elements to emulate the appearance and essence of a Hayabusa. One of his Instagram reels reveals the reason for using the Dominar. As per the mechanic, he had the D400 lying unused with him for over 6 months. To make some good out of the motorcycle, he thought it best to make it a showcase of his skills through the transformation.
What makes this project exceptional is the unwavering dedication to precision. The mechanic has left no stone unturned to guarantee that the end product closely mirrored the Suzuki Hayabusa. The results are nothing less than extraordinary. The video(s) of the modification have got recognition and acclaim within the motorcycle enthusiasts’ community on Instagram.
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Replica Suzuki Hayabusa Uses Stock 373cc Engine of Donor Bike
As Ashraf’s videos mention, the core components of the motorcycle, including the engine, are the same. It continues to feature the same 373.3 cc engine as the stock motorcycle. It delivers a maximum power output of 40 bhp at 8,800 rpm. The bike retains the 13-litre fuel tank and boasts a claimed mileage of 27 kmpl. It’s noteworthy that the Bajaj Dominar 400 is the flagship in the Indian bike manufacture’s arsenal. It costs Rs 2.29 lakh (ex-showroom). Meanwhile, the company offers a smaller 250 cc variant of the Dominar for Rs 1.83 lakh (ex-showroom). While the cost of the modification is unknown, it’s certainly a relatively much more affordable way to have a Hayabusa in your garage.
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