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The Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the many legendary motorcycles to grace our roads with its presence. Known as the fastest production motorcycle at one point, the next generation Hayabusa is coming to excite fans and buyers alike.
The next-generation Suzuki Hayabusa will replace the current model that will be phased out soon. There have been, and still are rumors doing the rounds about the all new motorcycle, and now, a new patent application has surfaced - one that gives us a glimpse into the engine and gearbox of the next-generation Hayabusa.
The patent emphasizes on the transmission systems of the motorcycle. While the gearbox assembly in this patent appears to be a conventional and features a gear lever spindle, Suzuki has filed a different patent which elaborates an electronically-controlled semi-automatic transmission.
The patent regarding transmission systems was filed on February 2018, and was published on 22 August 2019. Going by the string of patents still doing the rounds, the next-generation Hayabusa is unlikely to be unveiled this year and it might break covers next year as a 2021 model.
The patent images also reveal that the next-generation Suzuki Hayabusa will feature a new, lightweight alloy frame, inverted telescopic front forks, a rear mono-shock, a sturdy swing arm, and low-set clip-on handlebars.
There were reports that suggested that Suzuki might mount a higher-displacement engine on the new Hayabusa. This could be possible if the current engine is upgraded to meet the new BS-VI emission laws in the country.
Suzuki would definitely like to mount a bigger power-plant in order to keep it equally or more powerful than the current-gen model. Keeping performance in mind, Suzuki has also filed a patent showcasing a new exhaust system for the revised engine of the next-gen Hayabusa.
The patent images also show that the current engine block could be retained for the new model while the cylinders, engine head, ECU, exhaust system and several other components could be upgraded to meet stringent emission norms.
The all new Suzuki Hayabusa is expected to feature a new design language that will still make is as intimidating as the current-generation models. Given that the motorcycle is very fast, Suzuki's designers and engineers will have to sculpt the bodywork to perfection for aerodynamic efficiency.
The new Suzuki Hayabusa will feature an (IMU) Inertial Measurement Unit to support advanced electronic systems like cornering ABS, traction control, wheelie mitigation, among others.
The motorcycle is also expected to come loaded with a smartphone-enabled navigation system, a fully digital instrument console, LED head and taillights, and top-shelf braking system.
As is, new Suzuki Hayabusa will feature the 1,340cc in-line four-cylinder engine that produces 197bhp of power and 155Nm of torque. The motorcycle touches a top speed of over 300kmph, and comes mated to six-speed manual transmission.
We could see changes to performance values with the new BS-VI compliant engine, and could see some changes to the six-speed gearbox if all goes well with the electronically-controlled semi-automatic transmission unit.
The next-generation Suzuki Hayabusa is currently under development and we expect to see the motorcycle and expect a launch only some time next year.
Thoughts About The Patents Filed By Suzuki
We find it quite interesting that Suzuki filed semi automatic transmission patents. Why is there something semi-automatic on a Hayabusa. We think we'd like to be in total control while riding a performance machine - at least with transmission units. Well I guess we have to wait for the new motorcycle to be revealed, launched, and then tested to know. Stay tuned! We're 12 months away, roughly.