The Suzuki Hayabusa has remained almost unchanged in its nearly 20-year production run, and for next year, the motorcycle will remain so, as reported earlier. For the 2019 model, however, when the Hayabusa is turning 20-years-old, Suzuki could give the motorcycle a new heart.
As per sources, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer could equip the 'Busa' with a turbocharged engine, for the 2019 model. Suzuki could use the turbocharging technology that was showcased with the Recursion Concept, that was showcased during the Tokyo Motor Show.
The Recursion concept used a 588cc engine, and as per Suzuki, the motorcycle makes big-bike power from mid-size displacement. It is unclear if Suzuki will downsize displacement for the new Hayabusa, or maintain the same displacement.
If Suzuki decides to maintain litre-class displacement with the next generation Hayabusa and turbocharge the motorcycle, the Kawasaki H2 and the H2R will face a threat, making it an intense battle.
Taking into consideration the massive fan following the Hayabusa has globally, a turbocharged version will prove to be a hit for the company. Also, since only Kawasaki offers a forced induction motorcycle, Suzuki could have an advantage in this segment.