Some 2024 Suzuki Hayabusa Bikes Can't Stop Themselves Right, Recall Issued

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Few motorcycles in this world are as iconic as the Japanese-made Hayabusa. Born in the Suzuki stables in 1999 with a single goal in mind, to become the fastest bike on the planet, the model quickly established itself as the pinnacle of two-wheeled performance. But that doesn't mean the range is without issues.
About a year ago, at the start of 2023, the Suzuki Hayabusa became the unwilling star of a recall the likes of which we rarely see in the motorcycle industry. No less than 2,552 examples of the GSX1300R made for the 2022 model year were called back to dealers.

The reason for that was a fault in the design of the front master brake cylinder, which caused the braking distance for the bike to sit at levels that are not compliant with regulations. The fix for that was simple: replace the cylinder with a new one.

Suzuki starts the new year, 2024, with a somewhat similar problem, in that once again the braking system on the ‘Busa may cause some problems for its riders. This time to blame is the brake pipe flare nut connection, and it affects 2024 model year GSX1300R motorcycles.

It was found that in some of the bikes made in this generation (more precisely 993 of them, the number now being recalled), the brake fluid pipe flare nut responsible for the fluid supply line “may have been tightened incorrectly.”

This loose tightening may, of course, lead to a leak of braking fluid, and that in turn again affects braking performance, potentially leading to a crash.

As a result Suzuki decided to issue a recall for the 993 Hayabusas. Owners of the affected models will begin receiving a notification about the recall by mail starting February 5. They will then have to schedule a visit to their local dealer to have the problem fixed.

The fix consists of simply inspecting and tightening the brake pipe flare nut connection. If leaks should occur before the bike reaches the dealer, the level of the brake fluid will be adjusted as well. As usual, all these procedures will be conducted free of charge.

There are several ways you can use to learn if your Hayabusa is on the list. The first would be getting in touch with Suzuki’s customer service at 1-714-542-1490. The second is reaching out to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety. The number for this recall is 3A01.

At the time of writing the Suzuki Hayabusa is available in the U.S. in two flavors, regular and 25th Anniversary Edition. Prices start at $19,099 for the former, while the more impressive one is selling for $19,599. Not bad, for a bike of this caliber.
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