The 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa is finally here. The third-generation of the legendary motorcycle has finally been revealed officially. The new motorcycle features a host of changes and more than 550 new parts that set it apart from the last generation.
The Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the few big motorcycles that has attained a cult status that has lasted more than two decades. It is a brilliant motorcycle and the name ‘Hayabusa’ is known even amongst those who are not motorcycle aficionados. With such a legendary name, Suzuki had a huge task at hand when the time came for the next-gen Hayabusa to be developed.
However, Suzuki seems to have pulled it off almost perfectly. When it comes to design and styling, the Hayabusa is most-known for its curvy silhouette and flowing lines. With the third-gen Hayabusa, Suzuki has managed to keep the same design lines while still adding several new styling elements.
Up front is a new LED headlamp with LED DRLs and turn-signal indicators flanking the iconic headlamp shape. It still gets the large windscreen and the voluptuous fuel tank. When viewed from the side profile, the rather large exhaust system finished in chrome draws one’s attention. The rear-end looks more mature with the redesigned tail lamp.
Suzuki claims that the new bodywork has increased aerodynamics by a large margin. Underneath the bodywork is a revised chassis with a new subframe. Powering the 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa is a heavily reworked version of the same engine that powered the outgoing model.
It is a liquid-cooled, 1,340cc engine with a maximum power output of 187.7bhp at 9,700rpm and a peak torque output of 150Nm at 7,000rpm. The engine gets lots of new components including lighter pistons, lighter connecting rods, new camshaft, new crankshaft, new cam chain tensioner, new crankcase, new magneto, new slipper clutch assembly, etc.
Suzuki has tweaked the engine to have a better mid-range power output and claims that this is the quickest-launching Hayabusa yet, especially thanks to the new electronics suite. The 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa comes with an updated electronics package. It gets a digital-analogue instrument cluster that is reminiscent of the one on the previous generation.
However, the non-colour LCD at the centre has now been replaced by a full-colour TFT screen that displays a lot of information. Suzuki has chosen to keep the analogue fuel gauge, rev-counter, speedometer, and temperature gauge.
In terms of electronics, the Suzuki Hayabusa receives a launch-control, cruise control, hill-hold control, engine brake control, traction control, cornering ABS, bi-directional quickshifter, anti-lift control, etc. It also gets SDMS-α (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector), which comes with five drive modes.
It also gets an IMU that governs various electronic functions of the motorcycle. The motorcycle also gets updated switchgear. The 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa rides on fully-adjustable suspension both at the front and at the rear. Braking duties are handled by twin 320mm discs up front and a single disc at the rear.
Prices for the 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa have been revealed for the UK market. It is priced at £16,499 (Rs 16.49 lakh), however, we expect the price to be much higher when the motorcycle is launched in India. We expect it to be launched in India sometime soon, so stay tuned.
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