Suzuki brought back the Hayabusa earlier this year in a slightly sharper attire, a lot of electronics and slightly less power. While rumours pointed more in the direction of a bigger engine and more power, Suzuki chose to go for the opposite of it stuck with the 1340cc inline four of the second-generation. And in the transition to Euro V emissions standards, the engine lost about 7 bhp. So, does this mean the Hayabusa lost any of its original charm? Abhilasha Singh takes it for a spin to find out that the Hayabusa still promises just the same level of excitement and now has more finesse than before.
The 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa has the same engine with the same (81mm X 65mm) bore and stroke introduced in 2008. The engine, which now complies with the Euro V emissions standards, peaks at 188 hp and 9,700 rpm. Torque peaked at 154 Nm at 7,200 rpm previously and now does at 150 Nm at 7,000 rpm. It remains electronically restricted to 298 km/h of top speed.
The chassis of the 2021 model is also a carryover from the previous bike and the design remains quintessentially Hayabusa as well. But it does have a load of new additions. Several tweaks were made to the engine with new pistons, a redesigned camshaft, a new assist-and-spiller clutch, and a tweaked gearbox with the addition of the up/down quickshifter.
The 2021 Hayabusa claims a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3.2 seconds which is 0.2 seconds quicker than the 2008 model and 0.2 seconds than the 1999 model. The motorcycle is also lighter by 4 kg than before, tipping the scale at 264 kg (fully-fuelled).
Engine – 1,340cc 4-Stroke, Liquid-cooled, DOHC,in-line four
Power – 188 hp and 9,700 rpm
Torque – 150 Nm at 7,000 rpm
Twin-spar aluminum frame & swingarm
All LED lighting
TFT LCD panel with Active Data
Wheelbase – 1,480 mm
Ground Clearance – 125 mm
Seat Height – 800 mm
Kerb Weight – 266 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity – 20 L
Front – Brembo Stylema, 4-piston, twin disc
Rear – Nissin, 1-piston, single disc
Front – Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear – Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front – 120/70ZR17M/C, tubeless
Rear – 190/50ZR17M/C, tubeless
6-axis Bosch IMU
– Power modes
– Anti-lift control
– Bi-directional quick shifter
– Engine brake control
– Traction control
Slope dependent control
Hill hold control
Price – Rs 16,40,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
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