The wait is finally, finally over. The third generation Suzuki Hayabusa is now out in the wild, officially, and that means we can talk about every detail of this iconic hyperbike. Don’t worry, it will be a short conversation.
Despite calling it an “all new” motorcycle (Suzuki claims over 500 parts have been changed), there are only a handful of items that are truly new about the 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa.
The chassis is very much the same, with a few tweaks here and there, and the 1,340cc inline-four engine gets an update to make it compatible with emission standards around the world, but it is still certainly a refresh of the current design.
We should say, there is a full suite of electronics to get excited about, and as you can tell from the photo above, Suzuki have given the Hayabusa a serious makeover, with the help of the company’s wind tunnel and CFD work. So, let’s get on with it.
First up, what hasn’t changed with the 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa.
Although Suzuki calls this the third generation of the bike, it is very much like the “second generation” of the Hayabusa in that it is a host of a few smart, but minor, technical changes tied to a larger aesthetic reworking.
A quick look at the chassis sees that it retains the same twin-spar aluminum design, though the rear subframe is 1.5 lbs lighter than before thanks to longer rectangular steel tubing.
As such, the engine mounts at the same points, though the engine cases have been made lighter and with more oil circulation in mind. Displacement remains the same (1,340cc), with the same bore, stroke, and compression measurements.
Suzuki has made a number of internal part swaps inside of the four-cylinder engine. The effect is a motor rated with 187hp (140 kW) of peak power, with 110 lbs•ft (150 Nm) of torque on tap.
Of course, the big addition coming with the 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa is the introduction of a full electronics suite, which includes a six-axis IMU that powers a number of rider aids, including the cornering ABS (from Bosch).
This means that there is a fully adjustable traction control system and launch control, with also systems for the up/down quickshifter, cruise control, throttle maps, and engine brake control.
Commanding the techno-wizardry is a new dash layout, which feature a TFT screen between the Hayabusa’s iconic four-analog gauge cluster. The lighting is an all-LED affair.
One of our favorite electronic additions is the active speed limiter, which allows one to set a ceiling for the bike’s max speed (good for avoiding those speed tickets on the highway).
Don’t worry, it can easily be overridden with a quick turn of the throttle – it is not a speed governor, more like backup for when you are cruising.
Moving to the other go-fast parts, we see that the rest of the chassis is comprised of fully adjustable suspension from KYB, Brembo Stylema calipers up front, mated to 320mm discs (10mm larger than the previous generation), and cast aluminum wheels.
As expected, the overall dimensions of the 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa don’t change too much…including the curb weight, which is listed at a hefty 582 pounds when fully fueled.
While we were hoping for bigger changes to come from all the teasing and conjecture that surrounded the Suzuki Hayabusa, there is one big change that we are not too happy with: the price tag.
For the 2022 model year, the Suzuki Hayabusa will cost $18,599 MSRP, which is a $3,800 price increase over the previous generation machine.
That might be a tough pill for sport bike enthusiasts to swallow…especially after they get over any feelings of mismanaged expectations from today’s reveal.