THE NEW 2021 HAYABUSA IS WAITING IN THE WINGS FOR ITS MARCH STAGE DEBUT!
FAST AND POWERFUL, SPORTING AN UPDATED FRAME AND A PLETHORA OF NEW ELECTRONICS, THE LATEST HAYABUSA LOOKS LIKE BEING A CROWD PLEASER!
The Suzuki Hayabusa has been around for a while and has become a motorcycle celebrity with a great reputation for speed and power, so now the engineers at Suzuki have decided to up the ante with the new 2021 model.
One big area of innovation on the upcoming 2021 model is the electronics – and it has shed loads. The electronics to assist the rider are contained in the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS) which pretty much covers every base, and means that rider safety is up, including features like the: Suzuki Drive Mode Selector Alpha (SDMS-a) with a set of three factory presets and three user modes with:
- Motion Track Traction Control with 10 modes, born from knowledge gleaned from R&D for the Moto GP GSX-RR. It inputs data to monitor the bike's lean angle, limit slip in corners and provide greater stability, with the idea of giving the rider greater confidence in a variety of riding conditions. The higher number mode, the faster the traction control is engaged and the more wheel spin is limited. Of course you can switch these options off as well so that you can set the bike to your preferred style.
- Engine Brake Control System with three modes controlling the strength of engine braking to suit the rider's preference.
- Bi-directional Quick Shift System (two modes and off switch)
- Anti-lift control System (10 modes plus off)
- Emergency Stop Signal
- Active Speed limiter
- Launch Control System
- Suzuki Easy Start System
- Low RPM Assist
- Cruise Control System
- Combined Brake System
- Motion Track Brake System
- Hill Hold Control System
- Slope Dependent Control System
That's one hell of a lot of 'Systems'!
Aerodynamics and Frame
Well when you can slip up to an easy 186mph, the aerodynamic performance just has to be right! In order to fine tune this new Hayabusa's aerodynamics, it has been exhaustively wind tunnel tested with full use of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) to ensure optimum speed and the best drag coefficient. This is also the reason that the traditional Hayabusa shape hasn't changed that much, it's already very good at this stuff.
Hayabusa has a reputation for stability at speed combined with manoeuvrability, and having achieved so much in this area already, the designers have really gone for evolving the existing chassis rather than a radical restyle. The aluminium frame is strong and light and the new sub frame reduces the weight even further.
This is a 1.3 litre inline four engine, again, pretty similar to Hayabusas past as they are hard to beat. There are some changes to the combustion chamber design to give more efficient burning of the fuel-air mixture and it is Euro 5 emissions compliant and quieter to meet modern sound regulations. Power is slightly down but torque is slightly up and it accelerates faster than its forebears, with the 1,340cc engine producing 187bhp.
The front and rear suspension are fully adjustable which aids stability and manoeuvrability and the special Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tyres ensure great grip. Oh and the ergonomics have been tweaked to make for a more comfortable ride. Well what's not to like from this long lived favourite?
The new 2021 Hayabusa will be available in Suzuki dealerships in March, with an RRP of £16,499 so it's really not long to wait now!
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