Gone Riding: Suzuki Hayabusa

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For the next two days, we will be working from Salt Lake City, Utah where we will be getting our first chance to swing a leg over the new third-generation Suzuki Hayabusa.

Built off the second-generation model, Suzuki insists that this bike is “all new” in design, and that is because this bird has been gone over with a fine-toothed comb to make it the ultimate Hayabusa ever from the Japanese brand.

The result is a lighter and quicker bike – despite what the spec-sheet might say – and to see if Suzuki is true to their word with that, we will be putting the new Hayabusa through its paces, both on the street and on the track.

Wednesday sees us riding all day on the mountain roads outside of Salt Lake City, and then on Thursday we will head to the Utah Motorsports Campus for some track riding and drag strip launches.

With a bevy of upgrades, a host of refinements, and an iconic name to live up to, the goal is to see if this motorcycle is truly the best Hayabusa ever created, and if its will once again capture the imagination of riders and non-riders alike.

Per our new review format, I will be giving you a live assessment of the new Suzuki Hayabusa right here in this article (down in the comments section), and I will try to answer any questions you might have about this exciting motorcycle.

So, here is your chance to learn what it’s like to ride the Suzuki Hayabusa, before even our own proper review is posted. As always, if I don’t know an answer, I will try to get a response from the Suzuki personnel. So, pepper away.

You can follow our thoughts on the bike live via FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, and you can see what our colleagues are posting on social media by looking for the hashtag #hayabusa

Spec-Sheet Comparison of Relevant Models to the 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa:

  Suzuki Hayabusa Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R Kawasaki Nina H2 SX SE+
Horsepower 188 hp 208 hp 201 hp
Torque 110 lbs•ft 113 lbs•ft 85 lbs•ft
Weight 582 lbs (wet) 593 lbs (wet) 578 lbs (wet)
Engine 1,340cc / Inline-Four 1,441cc / Inline-Four 998cc / Super Charged Inline-Four
Price $18,599 $15,199 $25,500

Photos: Suzuki