Suzuki has unveiled the all-new 2021 Hayabusa, the brand’s flagship motorcycle in the international market. Suzuki has revealed that the Hayabusa will be sold worldwide starting with the European market followed the North American and Japanese markets and is also subsequently expected to launch the much-popular motorcycle in the Indian market. Now in its third-generation, the 2021 Hayabusa features a full design refresh with new aerodynamic styling.
The 2021 Hayabusa is powered by a 1340cc in-line four-cylinder DOHC four-stroke liquid-cooled engine with fuel injection homologated for Euro5 emission specifications. The engine is matched to a 6-speed gearbox armed with a bi-directional quickshifter. While the engine architecture is the same as the 2nd-generation model but Suzuki has thoroughly updated the innards except for the crankcase. According to the brand, the new powertrain is smoother, more durable and produces more grunt and thanks to the all-new electronics the motorcycle is able to accelerate faster than the outgoing model.
The new powertrain also benefits from a new throttle body as well as fuel injectors. Suzuki has also reprofiled the intake and exhaust camshafts to reduce overlap and provide increased lift. The valve springs have also been optimised and the engine features new lighter pistons as well as a twin swirl combustion chamber that improves the efficiency and the connecting rods have also been lightened and stiffened to cope with the increased loads. The exhaust system has also been redesigned and now comes with three catalytic converter system to comply with Euro5 standards, despite the system is lighter than the gen 2 Hayabusa by more than 2 kgs.
The new Hayabusa also features a reworked frame that has been borrowed from the Gen 2 model but comes with changes to accommodate the new bodywork as well as new seat rails. The swingarm also remains unchanged but overall Suzuki has managed to shed 700 gms of weight from the chassis. The motorcycle now rides on premium Kayaba front fork with reworked internals that features improved levels of bump absorption and straight-line stability. But as now the brand has not introduced any semi-active suspension system which is likely to be introduced in the future.
In terms of styling, the all-new Hayabusa comes with a sharper than before design language but retains its bulbous shape. The front fascia, side fairing and tail have been completely redesigned and the brand has worked hard in the aerodynamics department to improve the motorcycle coefficient of drag. The fairing also integrates an air diffuser that works to flow the air around the motorcycle and cocoons the rider.
The electronics package includes – Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.), Power Mode Selector, Traction Control, Engine Brake Control, Active Speed Limiter, Cruise Control System, Launch Control System, Hill Hold Control System, Anti-lift Control System etc.