Ah yes, the Suzuki Hayabusa. Quite simply, this bike is definitely not for everyone. Considered the fastest and most powerful production sport bike on the market, the Hayabusa is reserved for only those that know what they’re doing riding on one. It’s superiority over everything else that makes it the pinnacle of all sports bikes, blending unparalleled performance with a stylish and sexy bodywork.
Few bikes can go stride for stride with the Hayabusa, especially when you consider that the bike is powered by a 1,340cc in-line 4-cylinder fuel injected, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC), providing staggering power and uncompromising anger over anything that dares to cross its path. The Hayabusa’s engine is fed through Suzuki’s own SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) fuel injection system with dual 12-hole, fine-spray injectors per cylinder and a ram air intake with large volume air box. Likewise, the engine is mated to a six-speed transmission that features oil spray to the 4th, 5th, and 6th gears, reducing wear and mechanical noise whenever you take it out for a spine-tingling spin.
As far as the bike’s handling is concerned, the Hayabusa was designed to be as tough as it is powerful. A lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum frame serves as the bike’s chassis, minimizing the overall weight while also maintaining high torsional strength. A fully adjustable inverted front fork features DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) coated inner tubes whereas the front suspension offers minimal friction resistance and provides outstanding suspension performance over a variety of riding conditions. There’s also a bridged aluminum alloy swing arm that features a cross-sectional shape for increased rigidity while also improving the rear tire grip and increased engine output.
Suffice to say, the Suzuk
|Displacement||1340cc, 4-Stroke, Liquid-Cooled, 4-Cylinder, DOHC|
|Fuel System||Suzuki Fuel Injection|
|Ignition||Electronic Ignition (Transistorized)|
|Overall Length||2190 Mm (86.2 In)|
|Overall Width||735 Mm (28.9 In)|
|Wheelbase||1480 Mm (58.3 In)|
|Ground Clearance||120 Mm (4.7 In)|
|Seat Height||805 Mm (31.7 In)|
|Curb Weight||260 Kg (573 Lbs)|
|Transmission||6-Speed Constant Mesh|
|Final Drive||Chain, RK GB50GSV Z4, 114 Links|
|Suspension Front||Inverted Telescopic, Coil Spring, Oil Damped|
|Suspension Rear||Link Type, Coil Spring, Oil Damped|
|Brakes Front||Disc Brake, Twin|
|Brakes Rear||Disc Brake|
|Tires Front||120/70ZR17 M/C (58W), Tubeless|
|Tires Rear||190/50ZR17 M/C (73W), Tubeless|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||21.0 L (5.5 US Gallons)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity CA||20.0 L (5.3 US Gallons)|
i Hayabusa is the conversation-ender in the world of sports bikes.