The Saltzburgring circuit in Austria played host to the European launch of Suzuki’s all-new 194 BHP missile today: the GSX1300R Hayabusa.

Following its public unveiling in Rome earlier this year, the Saltzburgring circuit was chosen as the location for the first press tests, due to its unusual high-speed nature, being perfect for trying Suzuki’s most powerful production machine.

2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa: European launch
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GSX1300R Hayabusa

With a full day of testing today, press were first treated to a technical presentation from Suzuki’s European Technical Director - Hiroyuki Nakai and European Styling Designer - Koji Yoshiura, who explained the development process behind the new Hayabusa.

By 11.30AM the first press group had returned from their first test session, with smiling faces and tales of impressive speeds…

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