2018 Suzuki Hayabusa Review

2018 Suzuki Hayabusa

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A PERFORMANCE LEGEND.

2018 Suzuki Hayabusa on Total Motorcycle:

The Suzuki Hayabusa is quite simply the Ultimate Sportbike. Twist the throttle on this iconic motorcycle and it reacts with awesome acceleration and crisp throttle response in every gear with an unbelievable top-end charge. Thanks to a lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum frame and state-of-the-art suspension, that performance is matched by equally impressive handling, providing exceptional control in tight corners, reassuring stability in sweeping turns and a smooth ride on the highway. The sleek, aerodynamic body work functions as it appears so the Hayabusa slips through the wind like a Peregrine Falcon.

Hayabusa.

It is a sporting motorcycle that has become a performance legend in its own time. An aerodynamic machine inspired by and named for a Japanese peregrine falcon known for cutting through the wind with incredible ease. A machine so unique when it was introduced that it required its own new classification: Ultimate Sport.

Suzuki engineered the Hayabusa to perform like a heavyweight boxer—muscular yet surprisingly agile. While riders rarely need to call on its full punch off the line, the overabundant power and fleet-footed performance inspire confidence in everyday riding. That restrained yet refined energy is the presence that turns heads when a Hayabusa and rider pass. The Hayabusa’s high-quality finish and attention to detail betray unequalled pride of craftsmanship that will become your pride of ownership. The bold design also gives it a unique aura and formidable presence not found in other bikes.

1340cm in-line four-cylinder fuel-injected, liquid-cooled DOHC engine.

The Hayabusa’s muscular engine delivers a broader wave of torque for effortless acceleration. Its advanced design boasts liquid-cooling, ram-air downdraft induction with Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) throttle bodies, fuel injection employing twin injectors controlled by a 32-bit ECU, and hollow double overhead cams operating four valves per cylinder.

 

 

 

2018 Suzuki Hayabusa Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

The Ultimate

At the turn of the 20th century Suzuki surprised the world by introducing the Hayabusa. Over the last decade, the motorcycle has evolved while staying true to its concept – the pinnacle of high-performance motorcycles.

 

Muscular 4-Cylinder Engine

A powerful 1,340cc engine provides a broad wave of really strong torque and top end power creating a phenomenal power-to-weight ratio.

 

Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS)

Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve

Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS)

 

Brembo Monobloc Calipers

Lighter and more rigid than conventional bolt-together calipers, the Hayabusa’s top-of-the-line radial-mount Brembo Monobloc front brake calipers deliver better feedback to the rider. The piston diameters were enlarged from 32-30mm to 32-32mm. Larger pistons help apply greater force to the brake disc, which results in increased initial bite and a more controlled feeling.

 

Lightweight ABS

Antilock Brake System (ABS)¹ unit features a lightweight, compact design. The ABS enhances brake performance by helping prevent, to a certain extent, wheel locking due to changes in road conditions or excessive braking, by matching stopping power to available traction.

 

KYB Inverted Front Forks

Fully adjustable, the front forks feature a special Diamond Like Coating surface treatment on the fork tubes for reduced stiction, allowing them to react quicker to the road surface for better grip and rider feedback.

 

Slice Through The Wind

Extensive wind tunnel testing perfectly merges motorcycle and rider to find the ultimate shape for high-speed riding to maximise the power of the legendary engine. Gives the Hayabusa its unique look, protects the rider from the wind and improves acceleration, stability and fuel efficiency.

 

 

2018 Suzuki Hayabusa Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine

Powerful 1340cc in-line 4-cylinder fuel-injected, liquid-cooled DOHC engine delivers a broad wave of torque for effortless acceleration.

Forged three-ring aluminum-alloy slipper pistons provide superior strength, while PVD-coated rings reduce friction and improve cylinder sealing.

The chrome nitride Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) piston ring coating is harder and smoother than conventional chrome plating, reducing friction while improving sealing to the cylinder.

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

U-shaped cutouts in the cylinder-bore sides allow air pressure created by descending pistons to escape to adjacent cylinders to reduce internal pumping pressure and mechanical power losses.

Lightweight titanium valves allow the use of light valve springs and high lift camshafts while maintaining accurate valve control.

Iridium spark plugs produce more complete combustion and last longer than conventional plugs.

Curved radiator with a compact, dense-core design and two ECM-controlled electric fans keep the engine temperature stable.

Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) serves as back-torque-limiting system for smooth downshifts and also contributes to a light clutch pull.

Close ratio, constant-mesh 6-speed transmission uses dedicated oil spray to the 4th, 5th and 6th gears to reduce friction, wear and mechanical noise during high-speed operation.

Suzuki’s advanced fuel-injection system with tapered, 44mm double-barrel Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) induction to improve combustion efficiency and smooth throttle response.

Two 12-hole fine-spray injectors on each throttle body improve fuel atomization for better combustion efficiency while reducing fuel consumption.

Idle Speed Control (ISC) system improves cold starting and helps maintain a stable engine idle under a variety of conditions.

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

Large-volume catalyzer in the twin-silencer exhaust permits high flow while further reducing HC, CO and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) lets riders select engine power output to match preferences or riding conditions.

 

Chassis Features
Twin-spar aluminum-alloy frame is constructed with castings and extrusions to produce a balance of light weight and strength.

Rear sub-frame made of rectangular steel tubing for ample weight carrying capacity.

KYB inverted cartridge forks feature Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating on the 43mm stanchion tubes to reduce friction and improve reaction to small road surface irregularities.

The front forks and the single rear shock absorber both have fully adjustable spring preload, plus compression and rebound damping.

Standard-equipment steering damper quells unwanted vibration and steering forces.

Three-spoke cast-aluminum-alloy wheels shod with 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) front and 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) rear radial tires.

Dual 310mm (12.2 inch) floating-brake rotors are mated with radial-mount Brembo monobloc front brake calipers. The calipers are lighter and more rigid than conventional bolt-together calipers, delivering better feedback, and are fitted with larger pistons that increase initial bite for greater controllability. The hollow-type mounting bolts further reduce weight.

The solo rear 260mm (10.2 inch) brake rotor is grabbed by a single-piston brake caliper.

The standard equipment Antilock Brake System (ABS)* unit features a lightweight, compact design. The ABS enhances brake performance by helping prevent, to a certain extent, wheel locking due to changes in road conditions or excessive braking, by matching stopping power to available traction.

Radical aerodynamic styling and smooth bodywork provides the Hayabusa its distinctive look, protects the rider from the wind, and improves fuel efficiency.

Advanced aerodynamics offering superb wind protection both for normal and completely tucked-in seating positions.

Integrated front turn signals form the outer edges of the functional ram-air-intake scoop.

Vertically stacked headlight featuring a projector high beam and a halogen-bulb multi-reflector low beam.

Unique tail section featuring streamlined bulges that integrate the rear turn signals.

Bright, durable LED taillight, with clear inner lens and red outer lens.

Four analog gauges including step-motor-driven tachometer and speedometer. Round LCD panel includes clock, gear position indicator, S-DMS map indicator, odometer and dual trip meters. Engine-rpm indicator is programmable to blink or stay on between 4,000 and 11,500 rpm.

Silver metallic trim around the analog gauges and LCD panel match the styling of race-specification meters.

 

Additional Features
Stylized Suzuki “S” 3-D emblems on the fuel tank and the fork upper bracket denotes the quality, sophistication and performance legacy of the brand.

Quality details abound with passenger foot-peg brackets, muffler hangers, rider foot-peg and control brackets that evoking the fine art of feudal Japanese armor, Yoroi-Kabuto.

A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories for Hayabusa owners are available including a large selection of Suzuki logo apparel.

12-month limited warranty.

* Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

 

 

 

 

2018 Suzuki Hayabusa – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $14,699 USD
Engine
Engine 1340cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC
Bore x Stroke 81.0 mm x 65.0 mm (3.19 in x 2.56 in)
Compression Ratio 12.5 : 1
Fuel System Suzuki Fuel Injection
Starter Electronic
Lubrication Wet sump
Drive Train
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, RK GB50GSV Z4, 114 links
Chassis
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Brembo 4-piston, Disc, twin
Brakes Rear Nissin, 1-piston, Disc single
Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 21.0 L (5.5 US gallons), 20.0 L (5.3 US gallons) CA model
Color Pearl Mira Red / Pearl Glacier White -or- Glass Sparkle Black
Electrical
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Ignition NGK CR9EIA-9 or DENSO IU27D
Ignition 12V 65W (H9 high-beam) & 12V 55W (H7 low-beam)
Ignition LED
Dimensions and Curb Weight
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 266 kg (586 lbs)
Warranty
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.

 

 

 

 

2018 Suzuki Hayabusa – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN

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2018 Suzuki Hayabusa – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £11,599 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Dimensions and Weights

Overall length 2190mm (86.22in) Overall width 735mm (28.94in)
Overall height 1165mm (45.87in) Wheelbase 1480mm (58.27in)
Ground clearance 120mm (4.72in) Seat height 805mm (31.69in)
Kerb mass 266.0kg (586lbs) Fuel capacity 21.0 litres (4.6UK gallons)

 

Engine Specifications

Engine capacity 1340cc Engine 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC
Bore 81.0mm x 65.0mm (3.19in x 2.56in) Compression ratio 12.5:1
Lubrication Wet sump Ignition Electronic ignition
Fuel System Fuel Injection Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Drive Chain Starter Electric
MPG* TBC CO2 TBC
Power 145.0kW @ 9500rpm (197PS) Torque 155.00Nm @ 7200rpm (114.00lb.ft)†

 

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 (58W) Rear tyres 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)

 

 

 

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