The Suzuki Hayabusa has been a popular superbike since its debut in 1999. The Hayabusa has been in production for almost two decades, and the motorcycle desperately needs an update. The last time Hayabusa received a significant update was in 2008, and now the design is starting to age.
We already know that Suzuki is working on the new third-gen Hayabusa and the all-new Busa could hit the roads in 2019, the 20th anniversary of the superbike. Now, MotorcycleNews has revealed more details of the next-gen Hayabusa which will get both aesthetic as well as mechanical updates.
Suzuki is also developing a new semi-automatic gearbox which is different from the DCT transmission seen on the Honda Africa Twin. The report also states that the automated gearbox could be retrofitted as it is fitted externally.
The next-gen Hayabusa could also feature a launch control system which will make the superbike easier to ride for the less experienced riders. Apart from these updates, the next-gen Hayabusa could also get a turbocharged engine with a capacity of around 1,400cc to increase the power output.
The currently sold second-gen Hayabusa lags in terms of electronic aids. But the new third-gen Hayabusa is likely to be loaded with an all-new electronic package inspired by the GSX-R1000. The new electronic package will include multiple riding modes, ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, cruise control, cornering ABS and much more.
In terms of design, the next-gen Hayabusa is likely to retain the current design philosophy. Suzuki will slightly tweak the design to improve the aerodynamics of the superbike. Apart from the mechanical parts, the aerodynamics also play a vital role in the improved performance of the new Hayabusa.
DriveSpark's Thoughts On The Next-Gen Suzuki Hayabusa
Suzuki Hayabusa is a legendary superbike which has been on the market for almost two decades. Since 2008, the motorcycle has been the same in terms of design and performance. Now, Suzuki is working on the next-gen avatar of the Busa which is expected to hit the roads by 2019. Expect the new Hayabusa to come with all the bells and whistles to tackle its modern rivals.