Suzuki has officially launched its third-generation GSX1300R Hayabusa and so we took it for a spin to see how the majorly updated bike performs in the real world. Watch the video here:
Suzuki Hayabusa 2022 pricing and specs
The third-generation Suzuki Hayabusa broke cover on February 5, revealing a significantly updated motorcycle that is sharper and more advanced than ever before, but retained many of the mechanical components from the outgoing model.
Critically, the bike gains a comprehensive electronics suite to provide traction control for the first time, alongside all the rider aids and technology features one might expect from a modern sportsbike short of a full-size TFT dash.
The Hayabusa’s unique (and polarising) design language is maintained, though it has been revised and made more aerodynamic compared to its predecessor, while bigger brakes, enhanced KYB suspension, tweaked instruments and new wheels round out the major changes.
Powering the Suzuki Hayabusa is a familiar 1340cc four-cylinder engine that generates 140kW and 150Nm, which translates to a 5kW/5Nm drop compared to the second-gen model, but is tuned to give a much stronger mid-range punch.
The new Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS), which is what Suzuki calls its six-axis electronics suite, significantly helps the Hayabusa more efficiently distribute its power.
In Australia, the new-generation Suzuki Hayabusa is priced from $27,690 rideaway, though our test unit was equipped with an optional $299 pillion seat cover.
Spencer has a keen eye for hard news, and does some of his best living on deadline day. He loves more than anything to travel on his motorcycle, and is adamant that Melbourne Bitter is a world-class lager. He also knows how to operate the big computery thing in the office. By night, Spencer plays guitar with Melbourne punk outfit LOUTS.