Few bikes maintain as a lot affect in popular culture because the Suzuki Hayabusa. The peregrine falcon, because it was known as, was arguably one of many craziest, most outlandish bikes of the time, and was one of many machines liable for the so-called pace warfare between Japanese producers. Certainly, the Hayabusa, for a time, held the title because the quickest manufacturing bike on the earth.
Now, if we quick ahead to the current day, it’s an unlucky actuality for Suzuki that tightening emissions requirements have all however bumped the Hayabusa off of the record of quickest bikes on the earth. After seeing a hiatus of 4 years, the Hayabusa was relaunched in 2021, now compliant with Euro 5 rules, and much from the highest spot by way of pace. However, the Hayabusa remains to be no slouch. With a 1,340cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, in-line 4 cylinder engine, the Hayabusa has a formidable energy output of 190 horsepower at 9,700 rpm, and 105 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 rpm.
Clearly, nonetheless, with Suzuki placing a halt to all its motorsports-related endeavors, the Japanese producer has no intentions of competing with different corporations for the title of world’s quickest bike. In truth, with the GSX-R1000 axed within the European market, we’re fortunate even simply to have the Hayabusa round to at the present time. The truth that Suzuki has launched the Hayabusa in new colorways for 2023 implies that this huge supersport will dwell to see one other yr.
For the 2023 mannequin yr, Suzuki has debuted the Hayabusa in three colorways for the European market. There’s a stealthy and chic all-black paint end, in addition to a grey and crimson livery paying homage to the first-generation Hayabusa from twenty years in the past. My favourite one, nonetheless, needs to be the white and blue motif that offers the Hayabusa a clear and streamlined aesthetic. On high of that, the bike now comes with an non-obligatory rear seat cowl to offer it an excellent sportier look. This could then be eliminated for once you hit the highway with a passenger.
Within the French market, the 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa will retail for 19,199 Euros, which interprets to roughly $21,000 USD. Do notice that pricing and availability in different markets could range.