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So, the Suzuki Hayabusa has been released, as A die hard suzuki man, with 2 out of my 3 current bikes being Suzuki, i dont feel like the Hayabusa is what we wanted.

The whole thing of a flagship hypersport motorcycle is speed, plenty of it too. Its more than just a motorcycle to someone who has a hypersport, its a passion to be the fastest bad ass on the road. To know that anything thrown your way you can outrun. The Hayabusa doesnt deliver that, its a long way from the adrenline filled bike of the 90s. The king of the speedwars, which is how the bike got its legacy.

kawasaki have the H2, a turbocharged motorcycle, literally the wet dream of hypersports rider, stock from the factory. suzuki, well, did revise the inline 4 but when they tested a turbo charged 6 cylinder engine you cant feel just a little upset that they went back to the inline 4 with no turbo option, no one would of minded a turbo option, just for the die hard fans.

the H2, which is £10,000 more expensive than the busa has a supercharger in her, suzuki could of tapped into that market and sold it as an extra, i understand its not a mark 1 busa which could take a turbo with stock engine parts but you have £10,000 to play with to make it a competitor and undercut the competiton.

The rider aids and the design is a huge improvment on the Busa, they nailed it, the bike will sell im sure but i feel if they gave the extra effort to the engine then more riders would of brought her. 

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Bore x Stroke

81 x 65mm

Engine layout

In-line four cylinder

Engine details

Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC


187.7bhp (140kW) @ 9,700rpm


110.6lb-ft (150Nm) @ 7,000rpm

Top speed

186mph (limited)


Six-speed constant mesh

Average fuel consumption


Tank size

20 litres

Max range to empty (theoretical)

190 miles

Rider aids

Suzuki Drive Mode Selector Alpha (SDMS-α) featuring a selection of three factory pre-sets and three user definable modes. Motion Track Traction Control System (10 modes + OFF), Power Mode Selector (three modes), Bi-directional Quick Shift System (two modes + OFF), Anti-lift Control System (10 modes + OFF), Engine Brake Control System (three modes + OFF), Active Speed Limiter, Launch Control System (three modes), Emergency Stop Signal, Suzuki Easy Start System, Low RPM Assist, Cruise Control System, Combined Brake System, Motion Track Brake System, Slope Dependent Control System, Hill Hold Control System


Twin-spar aluminium frame and swingarm

Front suspension

KYB inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Front suspension adjustment

Fully adjustable

Rear suspension

KYB link type, coil spring, oil damped

Rear suspension adjustment

Fully adjustable

Front brake

Brembo Stylema®, 4-piston, twin 320mm discs

Rear brake

Nissin, 1-piston, single disc

Front tyre

Bridgestone S22 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless

Rear tyre

Bridgestone S22 190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless




2,180mm x 735mm x 1,165mm (LxWxH)



Ground clearance


Seat height


Kerb weight

264kg (wet)