MY23 HAYABUSA - FINANCE AVAILABLE
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SKU code: 2823
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’.
The Hayabusa’s unique styling and striking aerodynamic silhouette have made it instantly recognisable since the first generation was launched in 1999.
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.
The new Hayabusa adopts the latest version of Suzuki’s Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S) a robust collection of electronic systems designed to optimise performance characteristics to match the needs of the moment and make the motorcycle more controllable and predictable. Riders can opt for settings that best suit riding conditions and varying road surfaces as well as their level of confidence and experience. They can benefit from the feedback those settings provide and take advantage of it to further hone their riding skills and gain greater confidence as they enjoy the ultimate riding experience. Countless hours of repeated track testing, analysis and revisions to the programming for each setting aimed to achieve optimal performance in every conceivable situation and to ensure the reliability of each system.
Refinements implemented throughout the Hayabusa’s legendary 1,340cm3 liquid-cooled inline-four engine achieve an even better balance of overall performance, yet greater efficiency and durability, while also satisfying Euro 5 emissions standards. Inheriting the proud legacy of the Ultimate Sport Bike that originally established the category, the Hayabusa’s engine is built to deliver the ultimate riding experience for the long run.
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.
The Hayabusa’s vertically stacked headlight continues to feature intentionally large and, bold styling. Even so, the design for the new generation assumes a tighter, more angular look that nests neatly between the large Suzuki Ram Air Direct (SRAD) intake ducts and melds seamlessly with the narrower lines of the windscreen’s lower edge. Black parts incorporated inside its housing add a striking new touch and make the assembly less conspicuous. Flanking the air intakes are new position lights with integrated indicators. Together they form a single, clean vertical line that flows back along the cowling and does away with the bulbous protrusions as featured on previous iteration.
The English “Hayabusa” and Japanese Kanji logo designs have been updated to strongly evoke an image of speed and sophistication. Both logos adopt sharper, more highly stylised strokes, and the English logo features a long cross stroke on the “H” that emphasises a sense of speed.
In addition to the bold character on the side of the cowling, smaller versions of the Japanese logo add highlights on the black shroud over the projector type high beam headlight, on the front of the single seat cowl available as a genuine accessory, and even as a start-up animation on the TFT LCD panel. Groupings of V-shaped accents inspired by the peregrine falcon’s hackles (neck feathers) are featured on the black cladding below the fuel tank, in front of the air intakes on the cowling, and on the foot pegs.
INSTRUMENTS & LIGHTING
Riders love the outstanding functionality and familiar layout of the Hayabusa’s instantly recognisable instrument cluster. Now it benefits from a number of carefully considered touches that give it a modern new look and make its functional brilliance shine even brighter.
The large analogue tachometer and speedometer gain a fresh, more attractive appearance. Features include bigger, bolder numbering that improves readability. Raised scale markings around the periphery of each meter use LED lighting to provide a clearer view and faster recognition, both at during the day and at night. Carrying the theme of gold coloured accents throughout the cockpit area, the analogue fuel and coolant temperature gauges that flank the meters are ringed in gold, as are the SDMS and Active Data display screens on the TFT LCD panel.
ENGINEIn-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
TRANSMISSION6-Speed constant mesh with back-torque-limiting clutch
FRONT SUSPENSION43mm KYB inverted diamond-like coated (DLC) forks with adjustable compression and rebound damping and spring preload
REAR SUSPENSIONLink type, KYB shock with adjustable compression and rebound damping and spring preload
FRONT BRAKESBrembo Stylema®, Radial-mount 4-piston calipers, dual 320mm floating discs with ABS
REAR BRAKESNissin single-piston caliper, 260mm disc with ABS
WARRANTY3 Year Unlimited Kilometre (2 Year Std + 1 Year Bonus)
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