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Is Suzuki Working On A New Hayabusa?

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  • Jan 11, 2019
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One of world’s most popular superbikes is about to get a major update

 

Not too long ago, Suzuki discontinued the legendary Hayabusa from Europe. The reason was simple. On 31 December, 2018, the grace period extended to manufacturers to clear out their existing inventory of non-Euro IV-compliant motorcycles expired. And since the Hayabusa wasn’t updated to meet the new emission norms, the bike had to face the axe. However, this might not be the end of the legendary bike.

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A patent image of an updated version of the Hayabusa have now emerged online. Although it doesn’t shed any clues about the bike’s new bodywork, it does showcases side-mounted air intake ducts. These look fairly similar to the ones we saw on the Concept GSX all the way back at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.

 

There’s also a new aluminium beam frame underneath that houses an engine that has the same mounting bracket points and general outline as the older powerplant. However, there seem to be some changes done to the casting of the cylinder head. This indicates that Suzuki will be updating the internals quite a bit.

Is Suzuki Working On A New Hayabusa?

 

Taking these aspects into consideration, it’s safe to assume that Suzuki is indeed planning to update India’s favourite superbike. The new model is likely to an enlarged version of the 1340cc engine, with over 200PS of power. While it may not be the drastic overhaul we were expecting and certainly a far cry from the Recursion concept we once anticipated, it still will be the most extensive change the motorcycle will go through in over a decade.

Is Suzuki Working On A New Hayabusa?

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The patent image also shows a new chassis, particularly the design of an exhaust pipe which now incorporates the catalytic converter into the resonator box under the engine. This should help it overcome the hurdle over clearing new emission norms.

Is Suzuki Working On A New Hayabusa?

 

Digging deeper, the patent also showcases a more compact frame compared to the current Hayabusa's bulky beam chassis. The rails are slimmer, sculpted and resemble the GSX-R1000's chassis. Other small details that are noteworthy include a new swingarm which looks like it’s made out of cast aluminium instead of the older extruded and welded alloy to keep things lighter.

As far as the updated motorcycle’s first public appearance is concerned, we’d say it could happen sometime in 2021.

Source - BikeSocial

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