Suzuki have unveiled a very special 25th Anniversary Hayabusa. Priced at $28,990 Ride Away, the beast will be here early 2024. Check out what we know. You can order one now...

If there is one motorcycle that stands head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to outright performance, durability and longevity it is the legendary Suzuki Hayabusa. We’ve had multiple Hayabusa long termers and projects and a 25th Anniversary edition could be be next!

Of course, the boss (AKA Heather Ware) might just have something to say about us allocating all of our content budget to one thing but I reckon Jeff might just do his best to secure the funds! This is the 25th Anniversary Edition, recently unveiled by Suzuki, and it is now available. Also a Suzuki Hayabusa Heritage page will be live from July 28…

Price is $28,990 Ride Away and online orders are accepted via Suzuki Build Your Bike.
ETA is first quarter 2024 and also at the moment the current standard model is at reduced price of $26,390 Ride Away! Here is what we know about it!

From Global Suzuki: The Hayabusa, Suzuki Motor Corporation’s flagship motorcycle, celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2023. In commemoration, Suzuki introduces the 25th anniversary model, which will be sold globally from July, including in Japan.

The special features for the 25th anniversary model are an orange and black-based body, and special colours for the drive chain adjuster and front brake disk inner. Original engravings have been added to the muffler body and drive chain, and a 25th anniversary emblem and a three-dimensional “SUZUKI” logo on the tank. Also, the single-seat cowl is standard equipment (excluding Japan spec).

The first generation of the model was introduced at Intermot, held in Germany in 1998, as the Hayabusa (GSX1300R) and sales started in Europe and North America in 1999. The product concept was Ultimate Sport, and its high power and handling performance, coupled with its unique and aerodynamic styling, created a sensation and it became a flagship motorcycle representing Suzuki.

The second generation, with increased displacement from 1,299cm3 to 1,340cm3, was released in 2007. It inherited the outstanding and powerful performance of the first generation, with a newly adopted feature, the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), which allowed adjusting of the output characteristics by riders’ choice. Sales also expanded worldwide, launching Japanese domestic specs for the first time in 2014 and starting production and sales in India in 2016.

Jeff in full flight at the Gen II launch at Road America Circuit, USA.

In 2021, the third generation Hayabusa was introduced, with a fully improved engine and chassis, and various electronic controls. The engine and chassis parts have been fully reassessed, along with adopting the electronic control system S.I.R.S (Suzuki Intelligent Ride System), such as traction control systems and Bi-directional quick shift systems, making this model powerful yet controllable, and embody the styling design concept, The Refined Beast.

Testing out the power of the new generation three Hayabusa…

Currently, the Hayabusa is sold in 48 countries worldwide, including of course Australia, the United States, Europe, India, and Latin America, with cumulative series production of over 200,000 units.

When the big boss Toshihiro Suzuki (RIGHT) rides it and says it is good, then it is good!

When the big boss Toshihiro Suzuki (RIGHT) rides it and says it is good, then it is good!

President, Toshihiro Suzuki, “The Hayabusa series has been a flagship model representing Suzuki, and has fans all over the world. We would like to express our deepest gratitude that this model is able to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and that it has been continuously loved by everyone for this long.

“I have personally test ridden the prototype of the current third generation model, and I am proud to say that we, the Suzuki team, can present to you the best model to date. The Hayabusa will never stop its evolution. We ask for your continued love and support”…

Read our review of the current Suzuki Hayabusa here…

1998 – Unveiled at Intermot, Germany as the “Hayabusa (GSX1300R)”|
1999 – Started sales
2007 – Started sales of second generation
2014 – Started sales of Japan spec
2016 – Started production and sales in India
2021 – Started sales of third generation
2022 – Achieved accumulated production of 200,000 units

Check out our Gallery of the Gen III Hayabusa… Click Here…

Hayabusa Series List of Awards In Japan
– Japan Institute of Design Promotion / FY2014 Good Design Award (second generation)
– All Japan Motorcycle Association of Culture / 4th Japan Bike of the Year 2021 Small Motorcycles Category Grand Gold Award
– Young Machine / Machine of the Year 2021 1st place in Overall Category, Street Sport Big Bike Category
– Japan Industrial Design Association / Design Museum Selection

Watch the development video of the current Hayabusa… Click Here


Price: TBC
Colours: Orange and Black
Warranty: Two-Years unlimited km
Top Speed: 299km/h (electronically limited)
Claimed Power: 140kW[188hp]@9700rpm
Claimed Torque: 150Nm[110ft-lbs]@7000rpm
Fuel Capacity: 20L

Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC inline four-cylinder, 16-valve four stroke, TSCC, bore and stroke: 81 x 65mm, displacement: 1340cc, compression ratio: 12.5:1, Suzuki Side Feeder Injector EFI, 43mm throttle-bodies, ram air, four-into-two-into-one-into-two, stainless steel, cat converter, stainless steel tapered mufflers. Gearbox: Six speed, constant mesh Clutch: Wet multi-plate, hydraulic actuation
Final drive: O-ring chain

Chassis: Twin spar alloy, steel sub-frame
Rake: 23 degrees Trail: 89.9mm
Suspension: Fully adjustable 43mm KYB inverted forks, DLC (Diamond Like Coating), 120mm travel, fully adjustable KYB shock, 140mm travel
Brakes: ABS, dual 320mm rotors with four-piston radial-mount Brembo Stylema calipers, conventional master-cylinder, single 260mm rotor with single-piston Brembo caliper
Wheels & Tyres: Alloy seven-spoke, 3.50 x 17in, Bridgestone 120/70 ­– 17, 6.00 x 17in, Bridgestone 190/50 – 17 S22.

Wheelbase: 1480mm
Ground clearance: 120mm
Seat height: 800mm
Overall height: 1165mm
Overall length: 2180mm
Overall width: 735mm
Weight: 264kg

Instruments & Electronics: Analogue style gauges and TFT central display. S.I.R.S, SDMS, Bosch IMU, Quick Shift, Engine Brake Control, Traction Control, Launch Control, Cruise Control, Active Speed Limiter, Cornering ABS, Lift Control, Hill Hold, Low RPM Assist, Emergency Stop Signal.



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