SUZUKI Unveils the All-New Hayabusa for the First Time in 13 years

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SUZUKI has been completely revamped its flagship large motorcycle, the Hayabusa, and will start selling it around the end of February 2021 in Europe, North America, Japan, and other markets around the world.

The new Hayabusa, now in its third generation, is the first model in 13 years to undergo a complete refinement. Based on the development concept "Ultimate Sport" that has continued from the first generation, the new Hayabusa further evolved its unique design with high aerodynamic characteristics and excellent riding performance.

The design, instantly recognizable as the "Hayabusa," features a flowing form with bold surfaces and a forward-leaning posture for sharp, edgy styling. The body color is two-tone with different accent colors from the body color used for the air intakes on the left and right sides of the front face, the sides of the body, and the rear.

In addition, for the first time on a SUZUKI motorcycle, a turn signal with an integrated position light was used at the edge of the air intake. The 1,340-cm3 inline four-cylinder engine is equipped with an electronically controlled throttle and changes to the intake and exhaust mechanisms to improve output and torque at low and medium speeds, while pursuing aerodynamic characteristics to ensure that high-speed performance is not compromised. The new model complies with Euro 5 emissions regulations, which will be introduced in Europe for new motorcycles from 2020 (European specifications).

The new S.I.R.S. (SUZUKI Intelligent Ride System) electronic control system features SDMS-alpha (SUZUKI Drive Mode Selector Alpha), which allows the driver to select from five control patterns, including power characteristics, traction control, and engine brake control. Moreover, a speed limiter that prevents the vehicle from exceeding the set speed limit has been adopted for the first time in a motorcycle*. By setting a large number of modes for various electronic controls, it is able to respond to a variety of driving situations, user preferences, and skill levels, from city driving to touring to circuit riding.

*SUZUKI research as of February 2021.



(SUZUKI Intelligent Ride System)
OutlineNumber of modesReleasable
(SUZUKI Drive Mode Selector Alpha)
The motion track traction control system, power mode selector, bi-directional quick shift system, anti-lift control system, and engine brake control system can be selected from pre-set setting patterns (preset) or user-defined patterns (user set).Preset: 3
User set: 3
Motion Track Traction Control System
Traction control can be selected.10Yes
Power mode selector
Output characteristics can be selected3
Bidirectional quick shift system
Shift up/down without clutch or throttle operation.2Yes
Anti-lift control system
Prevents the front wheel from lifting during acceleration, supporting stable acceleration.10Yes
Engine Brake Control System
Selectable engine braking effect.3Yes
Launch Control SystemPrevents the front wheels from lifting when starting and supports optimal starting3Yes
Active Speed LimiterA system that prevents you from exceeding a set speedYes
Cruise Control SystemDriving at a set constant speed without turning the throttle.Yes
Combination Brake SystemFront and rear brakes are linked
Motion Track Brake SystemABS control according to the vehicle's bank angle when cornering
Slope Dependent Control SystemOptimized ABS control according to downhill gradient
Hill Hold Control SystemSuppresses vehicle reverse when starting after stopping on an uphill gradeYes
Emergency Stop SignalWhen the system detects emergency braking while driving at approximately 55 km/h or faster, the front and rear turn signals automatically flash at high speed to alert the following vehicle of the emergency braking.
SUZUKI Easy Start SystemEngine can be started with a single push
Low RPM AssistAssists in smooth starting


Overall Length2,180mm
Overall Width735mm
Overall Height1,165mm
Curb Weight264kg
Engine1,340cm3 liquid-cooled, four-stroke, in-line four-cylinder
Maximum Power140kW/9,700rpm
Maximum Torque150Nm/7,000 rpm
Fuel Consumption14.9km/L (WMTC mode)

History: Hayabusa is the legendary model that was the first mass-produced motorcycle to breakthrough 300km/h.

In the latter half of the 1990s, the race for performance among mid-sized racer replicas shifted to the battle for the highest speed among large motorcycles, and the three Japanese companies fought it out to reach the 300km/h mark. In 1999, the first motorcycle to exceed 300km/h was the first GSX1300R Hayabusa. The Hayabusa overwhelmed with its maximum output of 175PS from its 1300cc engine, which was a size larger than its rivals. Not only that, but the GSX-R's chassis was also highly regarded for its outstanding sports performance.


▲GSX1300R Hayabusa (1999 model) In 2001, a speed limiter was added to limit the speed to 300km/h, ending the battle for maximum speed. The Hayabusa continued to evolve as a touring model. The 2008 model, the second generation, had a larger displacement of 1340cc and was equipped with dual throttle valves, resulting in 197PS of powerful acceleration and easy handling. In 2014, the Japanese version of the Hayabusa was introduced with full power, and for the first time, ETC was standard.



▲Hayabusa 1300 (2008 model)


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