Suzuki Hayabusa Could Get A 1.4-litre Supercharged Engine

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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.

Story first published: Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 16:42 [IST]
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