HAYABUSA GEN III
Introducing the 3rd Generation of Ultimate Sport
When launched in 1999, the first generation Hayabusa shocked the motorcycle world by delivering a whole new level of speed, power and overall performance. It instantly gained the title of the world’s fastest production motorcycle and gave birth to the Ultimate Sport category. Even though the industry’s adoption of a self-imposed speed limit soon put an end to the era of top-speed wars, the Hayabusa’s outstanding performance across all metrics, combined with its nimble handling and eye catching appearance, kept it in the category’s number one position for the past two decades.
The original Hayabusa was much more than the sum of its parts. The abundant power offered a wider range of gear selection options for any given speed, and this ultimately delivered a more controllable and pleasurable ride. Aerodynamic styling that instilled the Hayabusa with one of the lowest drag coefficients achieved on a production motorcycle not only contributed to controllability, stability and rider comfort, its striking unique bodywork and styling design contributed in achieving the Hayabusa’s iconic presence.
The 2nd Generation launched in 2008 retained all the hallmark features of the original Hayabusa, whilst increasing engine displacement to 1340cc and introducing several new features that included a bold new body design. Further enhancement of performance in 2013 saw upgraded front brakes and introduced an Anti-locking Brake System (ABS).
Suzuki’s team of engineers and designers have been working tirelessly since to refine countless aspects of the bike’s performance to create an entirely new generation that is poised to carry a new generation of Hayabusa riders into the future.
The third generation Hayabusa leverages the latest technological innovations to provide greater control and comfort, and ultimately to assist riders in gaining confidence as they enjoy outings on the ‘Ultimate Sport Bike’.
Low, long and wide, it's a magnificent beast of a machine whose majestic stance screams of power, performance and instinct, much like the Japanese peregrine falcon from which it is named after.
The new generation faithfully inherits this DNA while bringing it firmly into the present. Suzuki's design team worked hard to create the fresh new look which incorporates sharper lines with a tough, modern exterior that expresses refinement and ultimate performance. They also applied a tasteful blend of textures, colours and design elements intended to lend visual expression to immeasurable potential offered by the power of the engine and controllability provided by latest electronic control systems. The overall result is a look of unmatched quality and greater luxury fused with the daunting image of a fierce bird of prey.
Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve
TFT LCD Panel with Active Data Display
One standout new feature is the TFT LCD panel mounted in the centre, between the two main meters. It displays either the current SDMS-a systems settings or an Active Data display that shows lean angle (with peak hold function), front and rear brake pressure, rate of forward/reverse acceleration, and the current accelerator position. The panel also shows clock, gear position, odometer dual trip meter, ambient temperature, instantaneous fuel consumption, riding range, trip time, and average fuel consumption on and voltmeter displays. An ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the instrument cluster's brightness level based on surrounding conditions, but the rider can also opt to make manual adjustments.
An additional feature of the LCD panel is a brief animation of the Hayabusa kanji character that plays when the ignition key is turned on. This playful presentation is pleasing to the eye and heightens anticipation of the ride to come. A second animation featuring the Suzuki logo plays before the display is turned off.
Brembo Stylema® Front Brake Calipers
The Hayabusa's chassis is designed to empower the rider with sure footing, nimble handling and predictable control that inspires confidence and enhances the riding experience. It delivers a smooth and comfortable ride that absorbs everything the road surface throws at it and responds faithfully to the rider's will. It effectively transfers the power of its legendary powerplant to the pavement while fully leveraging its intelligent control systems to run and brake effectively, whether riding straight or leaning through corners.
The Hayabusa's tried and true twin spar aluminium frame and swingarm incorporate aluminium castings along with extruded aluminium sections that lend the right amount of suppleness and strength to its overall rigid alloy frame structure. While more costly and demanding to fabricate, extruded aluminium sections pay off in achieving the optimal overall balance required by a machine that delivers ultimate performance and reaches a top speed of 299km/h. This is why extruded aluminium can also be found used on a number of supercar frames, and why the Hayabusa also leverages its benefits.
The new sub frame designed in conjunction with the bike's styling changes features straighter pipe sections and reduces weight by 700 grams.
Legendary power and reliability
Although the Hayabusa engine is already renowned for its reliability, durability and longevity, the development team was committed to further evolving it to a higher level. The result of the engineering changes (highlighted in yellow) is better torque and power delivery with a more linear power curve in the low-to-mid speed range, which is where riders ultimately spend most of their time.
The new Hayabusa proudly carries on the legacy of the previous generations by providing riders with greater output and smoother torque than any other sports bike at engine speeds up to 6,000 rpm. The Gen III is also the fastest-accelerating Hayabusa yet, boasting quicker 0-100km/h and 0-200m times than the previous iterations.
Hayabusa Gen III Specifications
In-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
6-Speed constant mesh with back-torque-limiting clutch
43mm KYB inverted diamond-like coated (DLC) forks with adjustable compression and rebound damping and spring preload
Link type, KYB shock with adjustable compression and rebound damping and spring preload
Brembo Stylema®, Radial-mount 4-piston calipers, dual 320mm floating discs with ABS
Nissin single-piston caliper, 260mm disc with ABS
TYRES - FRONT
120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
TYRES - REAR
190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
3 Year Unlimited Kilometre (2 Year Std + 1 Year Bonus)