Introducing the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa. This iconic model returns delivering an entirely new level of balanced performance, redefining the ultimate sports class. It combines seemingly effortless acceleration, wind-cheating aerodynamics and now the three-way selectable engine mapping to suit a rider’s personal preference.Motorcycle fairings
The engine is updated to reach new levels of efficiency and smooth drivability, with more displacement and broader torque throughout the rpm range, a better power-to-weight ratio and lower emissions.
For 2008, Suzuki decided to give the bike a comprehensive makeover, so the Hayabusa’s inline-four had its capacity upped to 1340cc, compression ratio went up to 12.5:1, lighter, aluminum-alloy pistons were used in the engine, the fuel injection system got a brand-new ECU and power went up to a measured, real-world 167bhp at the rear wheel! Suzuki claim 194bhp@9500rpm, at the crank. Row through the Hayabusa’s six-speed gearbox in anger, and the 245-kilo bike will accelerate from zero to 100km/h in less than three seconds – and then go on to hit a top speed of about 290-300km/h.SUZUKI GSX-R1300 2008-2009