Be quick to book ‘Busa’ test ride

Suzuki’s Hayabusa hyperbike is fast and you’ll have to be quick off the mark if you want one.

There’s been so much interest, and so many pre-orders, of the tremendous third-generation ‘Busa’ that Suzuki is concentrating on meeting customer demand.

The result is that each individual Suzuki dealership will not have its own demo Hayabusa.

Instead, Suzuki is running a national demo fleet of 15 Hayabusas. They will tour the country, starting this month, and dealers will have one for only three days for potential purchasers to take a test ride.

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Director Dave Willis explained: “The demand for the new Hayabusa has been so great that Suzuki has decided to put more out to fulfil customer orders rather than having a demo bike at each dealership.”

Despite retaining the iconic Hayabusa aerodynamic silhouette and styling, the new £16,499 hyperbike features more than 550 new parts.

Changes include:

  • Sharper-styled, wind-cheating bodywork
  • Heavily-redesigned 1,340cc, four-cylinder engine to boost lower to mid rev range performance. It produces 190PS and 150Nm of torque
  • A suite of electronics featuring lean angle-sensitive ABS and traction control, cruise control, launch control, anti-lift control, bi-directional quickshifter, engine brake control, three power modes, Active, Basic and Comfort pre-set rider modes and three user-defined modes
  • A revised chassis with new subframe, brakes and suspension settings
  • Glass Sparkle Black/Candy Burnt Gold and Metallic Matt Sword Silver/Candy Daring Red colour schemes

The Hayabusa, derived from the Japanese name for the peregrine falcon which feasted on blackbirds, was launched in 1999 but fell victim to new Euro 4 emissions regulations in Europe in 2018.

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