SUZUKI UNLEASHES QUICKEST HAYABUSA SUPERBIKE EVER

The one-time world’s fastest production motorcycle (in 1999) puts down a peak 187 horsepower at 9,750 revs and 110 pound-feet of torque at 7,000 revs via wheels clad in specially-designed Battlax Hypersport S22 tires. 

According to CycleNews, the new ‘Busa runs the latest iteration of the 2008 model’s 1,340cc four-cylinder power plant, which is now exhausted through new symmetrical twin-silencer pipes.

The Hayabusa has over 550 new or revised components—the moto-centric outlet reports that the cams, valves, springs, cylinder head, rods, crank, block, clutch, and gearbox have been shaved and lightened for the third generation. 

All-new vent shapes, diffusers and other aero bits have also been shaped through extensive wind tunnel sessions without sacrificing the Peregrine Falcon-inspired superbike’s iconic silhouette. 

The 2022 Hayabusa is also the most technologically advanced ‘Busa yet, thanks to a host of electronics. An advanced version of the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) offers a comprehensive collection of rider aids like cruise control, bi-directional quick-shift, motion track braking, and hill-hold, slope- and load-dependent control systems. 

Three creatively-named color options are available—Glass Sparkle Black & Candy Burnt Gold, Metallic Matte Sword Silver & Candy Daring Red, or Pearl Brilliant White & Metallic Matte Stellar Blue, all of which feature a restyled version of the Japanese symbol for “Falcon.”

CNET’s Roadshow reports that the 2022 Hayabusa should hit dealers in the back half of 2021 with a $18,599 sticker price. 

source: maxim.com BY BRANDON FRIEDERICH

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