Suzuki Hayabusa makes a comeback for 2021

The Godfather of top speed is back

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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.

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Comments (10)

  • Reckon that looks ace actually!

      6 months ago
  • Hope it's as good as my 2013 one, fantastic bikes looking forward to seeing it

      7 months ago
  • I really would like to try one. Thing about super sports, is they are made for small people, and I am not small. 6’6”, 210lbs. Adventure bikes work, but. I have sat on a Busa, and it seemed like a good fit. Need to test drive one. Nice to have a sport bike option for taller people.

      7 months ago
    • I'm similarly shaped, which is why I love the gixxers. lots of room to move around in the saddle and adjustable pegs.

        7 months ago
    • Brother I feel you. Im 6' 10" AND 350 lbs. And I rode a 2008 busa for years. Absolutely loved it. I tested a kaw 1400 and was so uncomfortable. But absolutely loved the feel of my busa. I had it for years until a deer tried to hitch a ride. I've been...

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        7 months ago
  • Would fun to drive one. 😀

      8 months ago
  • Loved my of the best riding bikes I’ve owned.

      7 months ago