According to Suzuki Motorcycles
Ultimate Performance is the perfect balance between power and poise, and between the rider and the bike. Abundant power and torque in any gear and at any speed. Chassis and running gear for nimble handling to put the rider in full control. And all skilfully wrapped in a bold design with an aggressive stance that highlights its luxurious details.
The Hayabusa’s 1,340cc liquid-cooled inline-four engine achieves an even better balance of overall performance, with greater efficiency and durability, while also satisfying Euro 5 emissions standards.
Inheriting the legacy of the Ultimate Sports Bike that established the category in 1999, the Hayabusa continues to deliver some of the highest torque and power at engine speeds typically used while road riding. A symbol of engineering pride and prowess, it is built to deliver the ultimate riding experience for the long run.
Flow analysis applied to the SRAD intake ducts reduces pressure loss and increases the flow of pressurised air into the air box. This results in a finer balance between the design of the shape for the ducts and its contribution to output and engine characteristics. This design contributes to outstanding aerodynamic performance and produces a strong intake sound. Changes to the shape of the throttle bodies made it possible to increase the air box’s capacity to 11.5 litres and the top structure uses aa corrugated shape that increases the box’s structural rigidity. The resulting design improves intake sound quality, while also allowing for the elimination of the internal support posts.
At the core of this outstanding chassis is the Hayabusa’s aluminium frame and swingarm. A proven combination of extruded aluminium sections and aluminium castings lend the right amount of suppleness and strength to the overall rigid alloy frame structure. While more costly and demanding to fabricate, extruded aluminium sections achieve the overall balance required by a machine that delivers ultimate performance and reaches a nominal top speed of 186mph. The Hayabusa’s chassis is designed to empower you with sure footing, sharp handling and predictable control that combine to build confidence and enhance the riding experience. With its 50:50 weight distribution it effectively transfers the abundant power of its legendary powerplant to the road.
KYB inverted cartridge forks provide 120mm of front wheel travel and feature Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating on the 43mm inner fork tubes to reduce friction and improve reaction to small irregularities in the road surface. Spring preload, compression damping and rebound damping are all fully adjustable. The internal structure has been upgraded to better absorb the road surface and ensure an even smoother, more stable ride with optimum grip. The internal structure of the fully adjustable KYB link-type rear suspension is also revised to maximise comfort and straight-line stability.
Aerodynamic performance is critically important on a motorcycle capable of reaching a top speed of 186mph. Extensive wind tunnel testing, full use of the latest Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools and years of experience all contribute to achieving refined styling with which the rider and bike become one wind-cutting missile. The Hayabusa features one of the best drag coefficients found on any street legal motorcycle, while also achieving excellent Coefficient of Aerodynamic Drag (CdA) and lift values to maximise top speed potential and stability at top speed. By any measure, Ultimate Performance is what the Hayabusa is all about.
Dimensions & Weights
|Overall width||735mm (28.9in)|
|Overall height||1165mm (45.09in)||Wheelbase||1480mm (5831in)|
|Ground clearance||125mm (4.9in)||Seat height||800mm (31.5in)|
|Kerb mass||264.0kg (582.0lbs)||Fuel capacity||20.0 litres (4.39UK gallons)|
|Engine capacity||1340cc||Engine||4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC|
|Bore||81.0mm x 65.0mm (3.189in x 2.559in)||Compression ratio||12.5 : 1|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection||Transmission||6-speed constant mesh|
|Power||140.0 kW @ 9700rpm (190PS)||Torque||150.00Nm @ 7000rpm|
|Front suspension||Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped||Rear suspension||Link type, coil spring, oil damped|
|Front brakes||Brembo Stylema®, 4-piston, twin disc||Rear brakes||1-piston, single disc|
|Front tyres||120/70ZR17M/C (58W)||Rear tyres||190/50ZR17M/C (73W)|
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