The Suzuki Hayabusa held the crown of being the fastest street-legal production motorcycle for a long period. Unfortunately, the Hayabusa lost its crown recently to Kawasaki's ZX-14R model. Now the Japanese manufacturer plans on conquering its throne once more.
Suzuki engineers plan on offering their 2016 Hayabusa with a 1,400cc engine, which is massive. The plan is to also provide the engine with a supercharger for added performance. New Hayabusa could be unveiled by next year itself and could be launched by 2016-end.
In terms of design, Suzuki will be providing a significant update to its new Hayabusa motorcycle. Recently, Suzuki showcased its Concept GSX in clay form, new Hayabusa could use the concept as a base for its new design language.
Currently, the Hayabusa sold in India is powered by a 1,340cc, inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. Suzuki test riders claim a top speed of over 300km/h and phenomenal acceleration. The engine produces 197bhp along with 155Nm of peak torque output and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
Kawasaki and Suzuki will once again compete against each other for supremacy. New Hayabusa will make sure that it will be fast enough to maintain its crown for a while. We cannot wait to see how the new machines stack up against each other in an head-on battle.