For many riders, the Suzuki Hayabusa represents the epitome of sport motorcycles. And there is no wonder why, as it offers a pretty impressive package that includes a super strong engine, top notch suspensions and a comprehensive list of high end technologies that are all working together for a single purpose: mindblowing speeds.
To spice things up even more, Suzuki unveiled a limited edition of its epic motorcycle at the inaugural American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Florida. The new GSX1300R Hayabusa 50th Anniversary Edition was created to celebrate Suzuki’s five decades in the U.S. market.
The special edition can be easily recognized after its Candy Daring Red/Glass Sparkle Black paint job and the red-striped black wheels.
The GSX1300R Hayabusa 50th Anniversary Edition is propelled by a 1340cc in-line 4-cylinder fuel injected, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC) that cranks out a maximum power of 173 horsepower and 104 pound-feet of peak torque. This power is more than enough to propel you to 60 mph in only 2.5 seconds. The maximum speed is rated at 186 mph.
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Despite the fact that it has a relatively young age, the Suzuki Hayabusa has quickly managed to gain the icon status among super sport motorcycle lovers.
Its faultless built quality, the superb maneuverability, but also its untamed character make it one of the most savage motorcycles that the world has to offer.
The 2014 model year continues to impress us and it promises to deliver the same amount of thrills as its predecessors.
The 2014 Suzuki Hayabusa continues to be offered with the same old but ultra potent 1340cc in-line 4-cylinder fuel injected, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC). The engine sends its power to the rear wheel via a 6-speed, constant mesh transmission that features oil spray to the 4th, 5th, and 6th gears to reduce wear and mechanical noise during high speed riding.
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The Suzuki Hayabusa is a sporty machine especially created for speed-hungry riders. Its standard specs are impressive and once you’ll unleash it on the track it will instantly prove you that is one of the fastest commercially-available bikes from today’s market.
However, it seems like its aggressive character didn’t impress the guys from FCR, which decided that this Japanese monster needs some extra power.
Therefore, they’ve decided to add a NOS boost to the bike which raises the Hayabusa’s acceleration to mind blowing speeds.
Their new creation is named the 1240 Hayabusa NOS and apart from the NOS boost system it also comes with completely new bodywork and a few technical tweaks.
In terms of style, the motorcycle comes with a more aggressive fairing and its paint scheme is dominated by a mate black color which is combined with a few dark red accents. The motorcycle’s unique look is further enhanced by a set of stylish red chrome Mirra rims.
To be able to resist to the extra boost of power, the stock Hayabusa needed a whole new rear. So, the entire rear including the subframe and rear cowl was redeveloped in-house by FCR. The NOS boost’s steel tank was also custom made to fit the Hayabusa.
The guys from FCR have finished the jump by throwing a high-performance trumpet-style Muzzy exhaust into the mix.
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There is no secret that the Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the most capable sport bikes from the planet. Now, the motorcycle is also available in a Limited Edition which is offered in a fresh black and yellow paint job (Marble Daytona Yellow / Glass Sparkle Black).
The 2013 Hayabusa Limited Edition is fitted with lighter and more rigid than conventional bolt-together radial mount Brembo Monobloc front calipers. You also get standard ABS which features a lightweight and compact design.
The bike is propelled by the same 1340cc in-line 4-cylinder fuel injected, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC). Needless to say that the engine rewards you with a sharp acceleration and a broad torque band. Hayabusa’s engine is combined with Idle Speed Control (ISC) system and an optimized 6-speed transmission which features oil spray to the 4th, 5th, and 6th gears for increased smoothness at high speeds.
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The Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R is the fastest bike available on sale today. This makes it a pretty unique beast than can be held in leash only by the best riders. So there is no wonder why, the motorcycle is considered the queen of sports bikes rewarding its rider with groundbreaking performances, a sporty handling and a tasty design language.
The motorcycle’s core is a booming 1340 cc in line 4 cylinder fuel injected engine with 16-valves and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC). The engine features Suzuki’s 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. The engine’s power is kept under control by a similarly capable six-speed transmission.
The motorcycle is built on a light yet rigid twin-spar aluminum frame. The stiff frame is combined with a set of sporty suspensions which consist of a fully adjustable inverted front fork and a rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped suspension.
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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 Suzuki Hayabusa is the conversation-ender in the world of sports bikes. Owning one equates to "owning" everybody else.
Find out more about the Suzuki Hayabusa after the jump.
Want to buy a Suzuki Hayabusa that probably still has the ass print of one Jennifer Lopez? Yeah, we thought so.
This special edition supersports bike was ridden by J.Lo during the filming of a Pepsi commercial featuring her and an equally bootylicious Beyonce. We’d love to have both in our garage, but we’ll settle for one of them.
If you’re interested in the limited edition Pepsi Hayabusa with a special paint finish, an LED lighting underbody, and just 100 miles tacked on its meter, it is now for sale. Sure, the commercial was filmed back in 2004 and the Hayabusa has sat idly still since then, but it’s still a Hayabusa - a special edition at that - and a lot of those 100 miles come courtesy of the recently single Jennifer Lopez. For the record, the version used by Beyonce during the commercial was already sold at a private auction sometime back and went for a tidy five-digit sum.
We don’t know about you, but paying £19,995 - $32,500 - for the chance to own probably one of the most desirable bikes on the planet is a chance that’s too good to pass up.
The only thing we need to worry about now is finding that kind of money to spend.
With performance credentials that have established it as the hottest sportbike on the planet, the Suzuki Hayabusa is designed for the serious sport rider who will settle for nothing less than the best. Its combination of unsurpassed power, crisp handling and superb aerodynamics creates the ultimate sportbike. You could say that the 2011 Hayabusa is so intense, that it’s in a class of its own. For 2011 Hayabusa will get new colors and graphics (Pearl Mirage White with gold trim and Pearl Nebular Black with red trim).
The 2011 Suzuki Hayabusa is powered by a 1340cc, in-line, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves engine and gets a a large volume 4-2-1-2 exhaust system with a large capacity catalyzer, dual triangular canisters and closed loop system. The Hayabusa comes with an optimized 6-speed transmission. Oil spray to the 4th, 5th and 6th gears reduce wear and mechanical noise during highway cruising.
UPDATE 09/12/2011: Depending on where your allegiances lie, the Underground Racing-tuned Lamborghini Gallardo TT can be described as the Suzuki Hayabusa of the auto tuning world and vice versa. But if you’re looking for something obscenely fast, can you really go wrong picking one over the other?
The short and simple answer is no. So to illustrate just how incredibly powerful these two machines are, the folks from Underground Racing and the people behind the tuned Hayabusa - Shamrock Racing - met up to see of these beasts has bigger claws. Check out the video after the jump to see two mind-blowing machines in action!
The amazingly powerful and long haul comfortable Suzuki Hayabusa is now presented as a 2010 model and gets stylish new color schemes to mark the pass. The black one with orange graphics is the most easily distinguishable, but riders end up in the Hayabusa’s seat because of the whole other bunch of advantages that come with a bike closely priced to the GSX-R 1000. Now addressing to those who can’t decide between the Gixxer and the Hayabusa-derived B-King, the future Hayabusa rider is just an easy target.
Meet motorcycle enthusiast Leslie Porterfield. She was recently confirmed by the Guinness World Records book as being the world’s fastest woman on a motorcycle. Although she established the 232.522mph record in the 2008 BUB Speed Trials at the Bonneville Salt Flats, she has only now been officially declared the fastest woman to ever go beyond the 232mph pass.
Porterfield, who also owns a motorcycle dealership – High Five Cycles – in Dallas, Texas said: “I couldn’t believe it when they called. It’s takes awhile after filing the paper work with the FIM (International Federation of Motorcycling) to get the record certificate, and then with Guinness – this has been going on for awhile and when they called I was just thrilled.”
The American woman achieved the speed record on a 2002 2000cc Turbo-charged Suzuki Hayabusa and the achievement comes to raise the 229.361mph stake set in 1978 by motocross rider and stuntwoman, Marcia Holley with a single engine streamliner motorcycle.