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2012 Suzuki Hayabusa
2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa
2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa
2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa
2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

- 2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa Review

The Suzuki Hayabusa, quite simply, isn't for everyone. With performance credentials that have established it as the most exciting sportbike on the planet, it's designed for serious sport riders who will settle for nothing less than the best. If that's you, and if you choose to ride the Hayabusa, you'll be rewarded with a riding experience you'll never forget. Its combination of unsurpassed power, crisp handling and superb aerodynamics creates the ultimate sport bike.

For 2012, the Hayabusa is available with new graphics and colors - Glass Sparkle Black and Candy Sonoma Red.

Ever since Suzuki introduced the Hayabusa, it's had only one competitor: Itself. That's why the latest Hayabusa is so impressive - compared to the original, it's hotter than ever. For enthusiasts, that comparison will make your heart pound.

Building on an impeccable pedigree, the Hayabusa features a number of major developments to cement its place at the forefront of sportsbike styling, engineering and performance.

Effortlessly delivering broad, muscular torque, the new Hayabusa is powered by a 1,340cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, four-cylinder, 16-valve engine, offering 11% greater performance and smoother running than its predecessor.

Suzuki's Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection system, with dual injectors per cylinder, improves power delivery for a more linear response, better fuel economy and reduced emissions.

Idle Speed Control (ISC) improves cold starts and maintains a stable idle, while the Suzuki Pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system and large-volume catalyser reduce emissions.

The new Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) delivers a choice of three different engine power characteristic settings to suit riding conditions and preferences.

A new 4-2-1-2 exhaust system includes dual, large-volume, tapered mufflers for increased banking angle, cornering clearance, enhanced power and reduced noise.

The slick-shifting six-speed transmission works in conjunction with the innovative Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) back-torque-limiting clutch to deliver smooth and controlled downshifts.

Featuring fully-adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping on the front suspension and link-type rear shock absorber, the Hayabusa's inverted cartridge forks use Diamond-Like Coating (DLC) surface treatment to reduce static friction and improve rider feel.

Race-proven, aluminium piston, radial-mount front brake calipers combined with smaller 310mm dual-floating-discs reduces unsprung weight and improves handling.

The original Hayabusa was the best. With today's Hayabusa, you're looking at better than the best.

 

 

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa Key Features

Redesigned instrument cluster now features four analog meters for speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and water temperature with a new S-DMS mode indicator, gear position indicator and adjustable engine rpm indicator.

1340cc engine, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves, Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers provides 11% higher performance and smoother operation.

Suzuki SDTV fuel injection system with dual injectors per cylinder and ram air intake with large volume airbox.

S-DMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) allows the rider to choose from three different engine settings depending on riding conditions or rider preferences.

Lightweight titanium intake and exhaust valves with narrow 14 degree valve angle for high combustion chamber efficiency.

Lightweight aluminum alloy pistons feature a revised shape and a higher compression ratio of 12.5:1 for maximum performance in all conditions.

SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electro-chemical Material) plated cylinders minimize cylinder size and improve heat dissipation and new hydraulic cam chain tensioner for reduced mechanical noise.

Ventilation holes at the cylinder skirt for reduced pumping losses and increased performance.

High efficiency curved radiator now features dual electric fans controlled by the ECM for increased cooling capacity. Oil cooler now has 10 rows cores for increased heat dissipation.

Large volume 4-2-1-2 exhaust system with a large capacity catalyzer, dual triangular canisters and closed loop system that meets Euro 3 and Tier 2 regulations.

Shot-peened chrome-moly steel connecting rods for maximum durability Ion plating treatment utilizing PVD (physical vapor deposit) method is applied to piston rings providing a smoother surface treatment for increased durability, reduced friction loss and reduced oil consumption.

Slick shifting 6 speed transmission working in conjunction with an innovative back torque limiting clutch for smooth and controlled downshifts.

Aggressive aerodynamic fairing design with low drag coefficient retains it's signature Hayabusa look and features an updated, muscular look to work with the new more powerful engine and updated chassis.

Fully adjustable inverted front fork featuring DLC coated inner tubes for minimal friction resistance and outstanding suspension performance over a variety of riding conditions.

Fully adjustable rear shock absorber with a 43mm piston and 14mm rod diameter.

Lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum frame minimizes weight while maintaining high torsional strength.

Bridged aluminum alloy swingarm features a new cross-sectional shape for increased rigidity and to cope with improved rear tire grip and increased engine output.

Radial-mount front brake calipers for maximum braking performance and allows for smaller 310mm front brake rotors resulting in reduced unsprung weight and improved handling.

Lightweight single piston rear brake caliper working in conjunction with a new larger 260mm rear brake disc.

Newly designed wheels mounted with high performance Bridgestone BT-015 tyres for unmatched handling and control.

Passenger seat and rear subframe are lowered for improved passenger comfort

Fuel tank height is lowered to allow riders helmet to tuck in and windscreen height is increased for improved wind protection and optimum aerodynamic efficiency with the rider in place.

Newly designed vertically stacked twin headlights provide increased light intensity, improved light distribution and match the elegant flow of the new Hayabusa styling.

LED taillight utilizes a double lens structure with a clear inner lens and a red outer lens for maximum visibility and a high quality finish.


 

 

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa Features and Benefits

Engine

A 1340cc in-line 4-cylinder fuel injected, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC) provides phenomenal power.

Lightweight aluminum alloy pistons with a compression ratio of 12.5:1 are used for maximum performance in all connditions. Hard, smooth chrome-nitride Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating on the upper compression and oil control rings on each piston reduces friction while improving cylinder sealing.

Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) cylinder plating improves heat transfer, durability and ring seal.

Lightweight titanium valves allow the use of light valve springs and high lift while maintaining accurate valve control. Iridium spark plugs are used for high combustion efficiency.

The Hayabusa's engine is fed via Suzuki's SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) fuel injection system with dual 12-hole, fine-spray injectors per cylinder and ram air intake with large volume airbox.

Suzuki Pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system ignites unburned hydrocarbons and reduces carbon monoxide emissions.

S-DMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) allows the rider to choose from three different engine settings depending on riding conditions or rider preferences.

The Hayabusa comes with a large volume 4-2-1-2 exhaust system with a large capacity catalyzer, dual triangular canisters and closed loop system.

A high efficiency curved radiator features dual electric fans controlled by the ECM for increased cooling capacity. The oil cooler has 10 row cores for increased heat dissipation.

 

Transmission Features

An optimized 6-speed transmission features oil spray to the 4th, 5th, and 6th gears to reduce wear and mechanical noise during highway cruising. Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) serves as back-torque-limiting system for smooth downshifts and also contributes to a light clutch pull.

 

Chassis Features

A lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum frame minimizes weight while maintaining high torsional strength.

A fully adjustable inverted front fork features DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) coated inner tubes. The front suspension offers minimal friction resistance and provides outstanding suspension performance over a variety of riding conditions.

A bridged aluminum alloy swingarm features a cross-sectional shape for increased rigidity, which also helps cope with improved rear tire grip and increased engine output. The Hayabusa's fully adjustable rear shock absorber has a 43mm piston and 14mm rod diameter.

Radial-mount front brake calipers offer maximum braking performance and allows for smaller 310mm front brake rotors resulting in reduced unsprung weight and improved handling. A lightweight single piston rear brake caliper works in conjunction with a 260mm rear brake disc.

Vertically stacked twin headlights provide increased light intensity, improved light distribution and match the elegant flow of the Hayabusa styling.

The Hayabusa's instrument cluster features four analog meters for speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and water temperature with a S-DMS mode indicator, gear position indicator and adjustable engine-rpm indicator.






 

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price:
$13,999 USD

CHASSIS
Overall Length 2190 mm (86.2 in)
Overall Width 735 mm (28.9 in)
Wheelbase 1480 mm (58.3 in)
Ground Clearance 120 mm (4.7 in)
Seat Height 805 mm (31.7 in)
Curb Weight 260 kg (573 lbs)
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, RK GB50GSV Z4, 114 links
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake, twin
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear 190/50ZR17 M/C (73W), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 21.0 L (5.5 US gallons)
Fuel Tank Capacity CA 20.0 L (5.3 US gallons)
Color Glass Sparkle Black and Pearl Glacier White

ENGINE
Displacement 1340cc, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC
Fuel System Suzuki fuel injection
Starter Electric
Ignition Electronic ignition (transistorized)

WARRANTY
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.







 

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $15,399 CDN

CHASSIS
Overall Length 2190 mm (86.2 in)
Overall Width 735 mm (28.9 in)
Wheelbase 1480 mm (58.3 in)
Ground Clearance 120 mm (4.7 in)
Seat Height 805 mm (31.7 in)
Curb Weight 260 kg (573 lbs)
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, RK GB50GSV Z4, 114 links
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc brake, twin
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Tires Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear 190/50ZR17 M/C (73W), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 21.0 L (5.5 US gallons)

ENGINE
Displacement 1340cc, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC
Fuel System Suzuki fuel injection
Starter Electric
Ignition Electronic ignition (transistorized)

WARRANTY
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.


 


 

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa - Australian Specifications/Technical Details
Australian MSRP Price:
See dealer for pricing.

ENGINE
1,340cc 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, 4-cylinder
STARTER
Electric
TRANSMISSION
6-speed constant mesh
FRONT SUSPENSION
Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
REAR SUSPENSION
Link type, coil spring, oil damped
FRONT BRAKES
Disc brake, twin
REAR BRAKES
Disc brake
WHEELBASE
1,480mm
SEAT HEIGHT
805mm
LENGTH
2,190mm
WIDTH
735mm
HEIGHT
1,165mm
WET WEIGHT
260kg
FUEL CAPACITY
21 litres
COLOURS
Black or Red
WARRANTY
2 year unlimited kilometre


 


 

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa - UK Specifications/Technical Details
RRP Price: £10,935 GBP

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

Overall length: 2190mm (86.2in)
Overall width: 735mm (28.9in)
Overall height: 1165mm (45.9in)
Wheelbase: 1480mm (58.3in)
Seat height: 805mm (31.7in)
Kerb Mass: 260kg (573.2lbs)
Fuel capacity: 21.0litres (4.6 UK gallons)
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine capacity: 1340cc
Engine: 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore: 81mm x 65mm
Compression ratio: 12.5 : 1
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Electronic ignition
Fuel system: Fuel Injection
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Drive: Chain
CHASSIS SPECIFICATION

Front suspension: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes: Disc, twin
Rear brakes: Disc
Front tyres: 120/70ZR17M/C
Rear tyres: 190/50ZR17M/C

 

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