Segment: Naked / Road
Production started year: 2017
In 1999, when the first Suzuki GSX 1300R was introduced, it immediately won the award of the fastest production motorcycle with a top speed of 303-312 kph (188-194 mph).
In 2017, Suzuki launched the GSX 1300R Hayabusa, a sports motorcycle in its second generation that featured lots of technical and visual improvements since its first release in 1999. The motorcycle design was carefully sculpted and perfectly merged the rider with the bike and had extensive hours of testing in a wind tunnel with a rider on top to find the perfect shape for high-speed riding.
Suzuki used a lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum frame for less weight with high torsional rigidity and a bridged aluminum swingarm with a cross-sectional shape for increased rigidity. At the front end of the frame, a 43 mm KYB inverted cartridge fork with a Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating provided the front suspension with 120 mm of travel and fully adjustable spring preload, compression damping, and rebound damping.
In the power department, the 2017 Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa had its heartbeat set by a 1,340cc four-stroke four-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with lightweight titanium valves, iridium spark plugs, and Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) plated cylinders that improved heat transfer, durability, and seal. The 2017 bike developed a power output of 196 hp with a peak at 9,800 rpm and 154 Nm (114 lb-ft) of torque at 7,200 rpm and featured a six-speed manual transmission.
In addition to all tricks and tweaks, the bike featured a Suzuki Drive Mode Selector that allowed the driver to choose one of the three engine control maps to suit personal and various driving conditions.