Suzuki Hayabusa makes a comeback for 2021
The Godfather of top speed is back
Hypersports touring bikes have fallen out of fashion of late, with Kawasaki's ZZR1400 making a quiet exit earlier this year to be replaced by the supercharged ZH2.
Suzuki's original record breaker and bastion of top speed has also fallen foul of Euro 5 emissions regulations, but fear not - it'll be making a comeback for next year with a fully compliant engine. Rumours of forced induction and leaked patents haven't come to fruition with the latest 'busa, with only a small restyling of the front fairing to show on the new model.
Times have changed since the original Hayabusa was launched over two decades ago. Modern supersports bikes can now reach the same near-200mph top speeds that were once the exclusive territory of the bigger bikes.
A slight capacity increase from 1340 to 1440cc has been teased, as well as reworked suspension with gas forks from the GSX-R1000R and a quickshifter as standard. A semi-automatic shift has also been hinted at, although time will tell whether the updated 'busa will come with it as an option or not.
Expect to see a completely new exhaust system with more catalytic converters crammed in. Also look forward to a more clever Hayabusa, with the six-axis IMU taken from the GSX-R1000 and power remaining at the previous 200 horsepower mark.