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.
Brembo Stylema® front brake calipers
Featuring a lighter, more compact and carefully sculpted design, these new calipers increase airflow around the brake pads assisting them to cool more quickly and deliver immediate response. The diameter of the front discs has been increased from 310mm to 320mm and a new hole pattern is adopted to further help optimise cooling efficiency.
Motion Track Brake System
Motion Track Brake system combines vehicle posture data from the IMU with front and rear wheel speed sensor data to allow ABS activation not only in a straight line but also when leaning into a corner. The bike is therefore less likely to try to push itself upright or lose traction, instead maintaining its radius and lean angle to better trace your intended line through the corner.
Braking confidence is further enhanced via the Combined Braking System which provides braking power to the both front and rear brakes when operating the front brake lever.
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.
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.
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-α 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.
Both the low beam and projector type high beam headlights adopt LEDs that provide clear illumination and help make the Hayabusa clearly visible to pedestrians and other traffic at night. The vertically stacked design creates a sharp new look with its large, bold styling and eye pleasing presence.
Attention to achieving a memorable look extends to every detail. The two upper and two lower LEDs for the low beam are mounted in the corners where they shine across a reflector panel and fill the light assembly with attractive illumination.
Fine touches throughout the headlight assembly include the use of black parts that heighten the sharp looks, as well as the inclusion of the Hayabusa kanji character on top of the black cowl above the high beam lamp.
Integrated LED Indicators and Position Lights
A first on a Suzuki motorcycle is the integration of the LED position lights and indicators into single assemblies that neatly flank the outer edges of the large SRAD air intakes. An illumination scheme using white lighting for the position light with the indicators flashing in orange when they are on creates a unique overall effect that heightens the sense of a luxurious riding experience.
LED Rear Combination Lights
The bold new LED taillight and rear indicator design creates a single wide, sharp accent running horizontally across the bottom of the tail section.
Each of the left and right combination lamps house the tail/brake light and indicators, with a clear lens over the taillight and a clear smoke lens over the indicator portion.
Mounting the handlebars 12mm closer to the rider vastly improves comfort and reduces fatigue, particularly when touring or taking other long rides It also enhances handling when enjoying a sporty ride by giving the rider better feedback on how well the front tire is gripping the road, by better supporting the rider’s posture to improve stability when braking, and by offering the rider greater freedom in movement to control cornering.
Both front and rear suspension settings have been optimised to eliminate any hint of oversteer at lower speeds and achieve a stable ride with neutral feel at all speeds. These combined with the low centre of gravity, long wheelbase and new tyres result in nimble handling along with reassuring straight line stability at highway speeds.
Up front is an updated version of the previous model’s fully adjustable KYB inverted forks with 43mm outer diameter diamond-like coating (DLC) coated inner tubes. The internal structure has been revised to further improve the forks’ ability to absorb the road surface and ensure a smoother, more stable ride with optimum grip. In similar fashion, the internal structure of the fully adjustable KYB rear shock absorber has also been updated to help optimise comfort and straight line stability.
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
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