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2022 Suzuki Hayabusa Unveiled

Suzuki announced the new 2022 Hayabusa earlier today. The bike has new styling and features, but retains the same engine displacement at 1,340cc. Suzuki says power has been moved around a bit, and smoothed, leading to improved acceleration, but the new Euro 5 compliant engine actually lost a few peak horsepower down to 188.

The new bike lost a few pounds (roughly 4) and gets the latest top-drawer Brembo Stylema front brake calipers. As you might expect, the bike also has an extensive suite of rider aides fed by a six-axis IMU.

Here are all the details in Suzuki’s press release. You can also visit this Suzuki website for the new Hayabusa:

Brea, CA ( February 5, 2021 ) It was a motorcycle unlike any other. Taking its name from the Peregrine Falcon, the world’s fastest bird, the first Hayabusa pushed styling and performance to a new place and forever changed motorcycle design.  

Now it’s happening again. The all-new Suzuki Hayabusa melds two generations of refinement resulting in the quickest, most technologically advanced, and aerodynamic Hayabusa yet.

Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is proud to present the all-new 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa. The next generation of Suzuki’s flagship sportbike is here and reaffirms its status as motorcycling’s Ultimate Sportbike. The 2022 Hayabusa is powered by a thoroughly updated and refined Suzuki inline four-cylinder engine, housed in an updated chassis, managed by a robust suite of new Suzuki electronic rider aids, and wrapped in slippery and stunning aerodynamic bodywork that is distinctly Hayabusa.  

Hayabusa fans and riders will recognize the iconic, aerodynamic Hayabusa silhouette that has been polished through extensive wind tunnel sessions. The Hayabusa features new vent shapes, air diffusers, and reimagined logos while a sophisticated LED lighting system to achieve a new zenith of style and function.

“Everyone here at Suzuki is thrilled and excited to introduce the all-new Suzuki Hayabusa,” said Kerry Graeber, VP MC/ATV Sales and Marketing. “I remember the launch of the original Hayabusa and how it radically changed the motorcycle landscape in 1999. This new Hayabusa is an amazing technologically advanced new machine and here to do that all over again.”

Engine performance has been broadened so the Hayabusa accelerates quicker and smoother than ever before while complying with worldwide emissions standards. Rider control is expanded through the Hayabusa’s Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.). The engine’s adjustable power delivery, traction control*, cruise control, launch control, quick shift, and Motion Track ABS** and Combined Brake systems offer the Hayabusa rider unmatched options on how the ride will unfold.

The 2022 Hayabusa has over 550 new or redesigned parts, all with a focus on delivering the ultimate and balanced sportbike experience. Motorcycle history repeats itself as all eyes turn to the Suzuki Hayabusa; another testament to Suzuki’s century of dedication to creating art while building the best performing product that is unmatched in quality, reliability, and value. The Hayabusa, like its namesake peregrine falcon, soars above all once again. 

Key Features 

  • The Hayabusa remains instantly recognizable as its restyled, wind-cheating body retains the cues that were inspired by the peregrine falcon – the world’s fastest animal. To bring a sophisticated appearance to the iconic Hayabusa, Suzuki’s design team incorporated distinct lines and shapes to achieve an expression of refinement and ultimate performance.
  • Fully re-engineered, the Hayabusa’s legendary 1340cc, four-cylinder, DOHC engine is fed by new Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle bodies with dual fuel injectors feeding each cylinder, mixing with pressurized air from the Suzuki Ram Air Direct (SRAD) intakes in the nose of the aerodynamic fairing. The new, symmetrical twin silencer exhaust system is lighter with better flow and a stimulating exhaust note.
  • Enhancements to the Hayabusa’s superbike-caliber, twin-spar aluminum frame result in a more stable ride with nimble handling that can be personalized through the adjustable KYB-supplied suspension. Optimized aerodynamics and wind protection provide comfort while improved braking performance inspires rider confidence.
  • The Hayabusa employs an advanced version of the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.); a comprehensive collection of electronic rider aids like Cruise Control and Bi-directional Quick Shift systems that can optimize and personalize the motorcycle’s performance characteristics to match the conditions and desires of the rider. Only the Hayabusa offers this premium suite of aids that simultaneously boosts performance and comfort as riders enjoy the ultimate sportbike experience.
  • Greater horsepower and torque throughout the low- to mid-speed range.
  • Worldwide emissions compliance (including Euro 5) is achieved without sacrificing top speed.
  • Suzuki’s latest and most advanced electronic control system (Suzuki Intelligent Ride System- S.I.R.S.) is integrated into the new Hayabusa.
  • Dynamic new styling that has been optimized through extensive wind-tunnel development that is very different from other motorcycles, but easily recognizable as an aerodynamic Hayabusa.
  • A new TFT LCD panel is integrated with a fresh version of the Hayabusa’s popular analog instrument cluster.
  • New, full LED lighting includes a projector and multi-plane headlight, plus forward position lights and a combination taillight that have integrated turn signals so no stalks protrude from the sleek bodywork.
  • Suspension refinement and new wheels provide a heightened sense of stability at high speeds plus agility on turns and winding roads.
  • The front brakes feature the latest Brembo Stylema calipers and larger diameter brake discs for improved braking efficiency and feel.
  • New Bridgestone Battleax Hypersport S22 tires were developed exclusively for the new Hayabusa.
  • For 2022, riders may choose from three beautiful color options- Glass Sparkle Black & Candy Burnt Gold, Metallic Matte Sword Silver & Candy Daring Red, or Pearl Brilliant White & Metallic Matte Stellar Blue paint schemes. Each scheme features restyled Hayabusa Kanji symbols and model name logos.

And that is just a small list of all the improvements to the 2022 Hayabusa, whose product concept has been summarized as “The Refined Beast.”  The new Hayabusa’s engine performance has been broadened, so the Hayabusa accelerates quicker and smoother than ever before; while also complying with worldwide emissions standards.

In support of the launch of the new 2022 Hayabusa, Suzuki is also proud to announce the debut of the all-new Hayabusa microsite. Just like the new Hayabusa, this new microsite has been built from the ground up featuring all the key imagery, information, and features of the new Hayabusa.

Learn more about the new 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa at

* The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.

** Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.


  1. Former Haybuser says:

    Having bought new and loved a 2002 silver/gray Busa I can say there is something about the velvety arm-stretching torque of that wonderful motor. I actually liked the bigger size/heavier weight of the machine, that weight disappearing when underway. It was reassuring to be on a machine that could warp speed you away from any problem or danger with ease. I agree the styling was/is polarizing but I liked it’s look and there was no mistaking what it was from a long distance. This refresh is really exceptional in my mind. Classy, refined and still identifiable as a Busa. It was also a very comfortable machine and I made it more so by adding risers and a taller screen, something Suzuki has finally seen fit to do too. This price hike is a shock, for sure, but read what you are getting for the price. Every possible electronic aid and if any machine could use these “helpers” this one can. I remember when I bought my 2002 the dealer kept repeating how dangerous the power was and the parting look he gave me as I rode off was at a dead man riding… lol. However the motor was so docile and friendly until you wanted to hear it roar and then… holy crap! A wonderful combination of comfort, stability, massive power, handling (all I needed anyway) cache and respect from fellow riders and civilians. I think I will look into buying this used when money becomes available. I just wish they would add factory bags too. Nice reboot Suzuki.

  2. FNFAL says:

    No doubt still a brut. Even in light of less peak hp, I do think it’s an improved package overall. But as far back as 2001 when I was choosing between a Busa or a ZX12, I just could not get around the droopy Busa styling. A matter of personal taste for sure. Would like to have seen a little more freshened body work on this iteration.

  3. Schmuck says:

    The bike has it’s fanbase, and they’ll be pleased to see it continue. Except for the price increase, I’m sure. But, on the flip side this will hold the values on used ones higher.

  4. wjf says:

    This remains but the R6 does not…..

    • JVB says:

      In the real world, the Busa makes an above average sport tourer when soft luggage is added. Kawasaki figured that out, and used the ZX14 as the basis to the concours. The R6 is so narrowly focused, it is only a track toy. I’m not bashing super-sport bikes. The limits are so high today, a track is the only place where one can safely approach the limits.

      • wjf says:

        Good point
        I do understand the sport touring possibility, but I personally don’t see the allure of this vehicle for that say over an FJR which will carve as good if not better than this thing at a spirited pace and be more than likely more comfortable. But hey, if you gotta have a near 200hp sport tourer, this I suppose fills that niche

    • ChrisB says:

      wjf – I feel your pain here 🙂 The end of sales for street use (it is available for race track use only) of the R6 made me very sad, as I am a very old R6 fan boy. I started with dirt bikes in the 60s, and a 1991 Honda CBR 600 F2 was my first street bike, followed by 1994 CBR 600 F2, 2007 R6 and now 2013 R6. I got to follow/live the heyday of the Super Sport bikes through the 90s and early 2000s. During rough times of my life I could always pickup a 600 cc SS bike in like new condition for really cheap. I’ve tracked them, daily rode them to work, and even traveled up to 400 mile a day on them (yes, I know the real mem/women here do 400 miles before lunch, …). I just love the things, but they are all I know well except for dirt bikes.

      But they are gone, because the market is gone. Around 2008 the 600 cc sport bike market fell apart in the US, and has never recovered (IDK about world wide, but I suspect it is similar). They used to sell 3 times as many 600s as 1000s, but now I am told the 1000s still sell well, and the 600s do not (way less than the 1000s, and the 1000s have higher margin). There’s just not enough demand to pay for designing a new bike.

      JVB – “The R6 is so narrowly focused, it is only a track toy.”
      Well, I use mine for everything, but my friends say I have issues and should get an “adult bike”. 🙂 I can now afford what I want, but I can’t decide what I want. Maybe a ZX-14 with hard luggage. IDK.
      What I do know is, when I take the R6 out and it shrieks past 16,500, all the hair on my neck stands up, and I am awash with the feeling that it’s AWSOME to be alive and riding an R6. To me, that’s worth what ever it costs.

      Back on topic – I’m glad Suzuki is making another Hayabusa for folks that like them. The more variety of motorcycles, the better. Is the new one as ground shaking as the original? No, but it’s still good to see it continued, rather than canceled.

    • Schmuck says:

      The 600 supersports have become very focused almost to the point of being track bikes only. I remember back in the day I toured all over the east coast on a CBR600F2 using soft side bags and a tank bag. But compared to the current 600s, that old goof 2 was a Cadillac. (above the triple tree clip ons and not a terrible riding position) Also, I was young and flexible back then lol.

  5. David M says:

    I don’t know if this is representative of how Haybusas depreciate, but on the Vancouver, Canada Craigslist today there is a 2017 all stock Hayabusa with 16,500 Km’s / 10,000 miles asking $8,000 Cdn / $6,000 US. And a 2015 at about the same numbers.

  6. Reginald Van Blunt says:

    I think the Black and Gold one is a work of art. It represents much more than just a machine, kind of like an F-15 Eagle.
    I would accept one as a gift, for a coffee table display.

  7. Kermit T Frog says:

    Not my cup of tea (I don’t even like tea all that much) but over the years this bike has become the stretch limo of the gangbanger type. No thanks. People squeal they don’t want to be associated with the Pirate People of HD riders but not a word about the poo-rag, baggy-pants poofs that ride these things? Think about that HD naysayers. Or rather, feel about it. LOL! In all honesty the bike was cool when it debuted and the color scheme in black and gold is nice but the bike is priced way up there for what is essentially a model that has long since left the runway. But that’s true of most things these days. Bikes are so good it’s tough to rationalize a new one. Same with cars. Ego sits on our left shoulder and Reality on our right. 😉

    And cruise control?! Really?! They put cruise control on this monkee-humpin’-a-football riding position and yet they still have NOT put ABS (or cruise control) on their M109 B.O.S.S.

    And some people claim Harley is the one company in trouble.

  8. bmbktmracer says:

    Let’s all remember the whole point of this motorcycling thing — at least in the USA — is fun. In the right setting, this motorcycle looks like a beautiful way to have a lot of fun. Nothing else looks like it. In the age of shockingly ugly motorcycles, this one is a sight for sore eyes. I for one, love it.

  9. Marco says:

    I’m impressed! The styling is drastically improved and updated without divorcing the original styling. The color choices are great and unique. The off the floor power essentially remains the same, while drivability, handling, real world usability and features are all improved. Given Suzuki’s financial situation, it’s a great effort. I haven’t owned a Suzuki since my 81 Katana, but I may buy one again! It’s easily the prettiest of the halo go-fast bikes.

  10. Jeremy says:

    I’ve always like the Hayabusa, and I like this version, too. I still see a surprising number of Busas on the street. I wonder if there is something in this heavyweight sport bike niche that will still resonate with buyers at these more modern prices.

    I remember riding one for the first time (jeez, over 15 years ago now) and feeling blown away by how powerful it was. Acceleration was fierce in any gear, at any speed. The bike was about being fast, and any other attribute of the machine had to be worked into that single, functional mission. Gotta respect that.

    For the first real revision in forever (since inception?), I would have liked to have seen something… I don’t know, different maybe? Radical even? Forced induction, hybrid power-train. None of that really makes sense of course in today’s sad state of the motorcycle industry when you can achieve your goals with what you have. But maybe it wouldn’t have been to much to ask for a solid rework of the engine that would cross that new-line-in-the-sand 200 HP mark, laughing in the face of Euro 5 emissions rather than just barely complying with them.

    But then I’m speaking as a fan rather than someone who would actually go out and buy one, so perhaps Suzuki knows best.

    • They are iconic and having ridden ’em (and owned competitors) lots of fun to ride. I get the appeal. No accident that they are popular here in TX where a pie run is multiple hours…and of course there’s the drag strip which is a different story

  11. Gus says:

    Since it looks pretty much the same as it did 23 model years ago, do we call it a class of one “retro hot rod?”

    That picture of the dash, on the salt flats, is pure porn. I know it when I see it.


  12. Dave says:

    Seems like a nice refresh. The look of this model never appealed to me but I like the bodywork update. The electronics package is far more important than adding additional performance. This bike was excessively powerful to begin with.

    The most encouraging thing I get out of this is the fact that a resource limited company like Suzuki saw the market potential to justify investing in this platform at all.

    • VLJ says:

      “The electronics package is far more important than adding additional performance.”

      Assuming you’re an experienced rider and not some kid with a learner’s permit and a sweet old grandmother willing to kill her credit in order to cosign a ‘Busa for you as your first bike—don’t laugh, I saw that exact thing happen three times when I was a Honda-Suzuki dealer—describe for us any moment during your entire riding career that you ever said to yourself inside your helmet, “If only this bike had multiple riding modes, seven levels of programmable traction control, and… and… a six-axis IMU for lean-sensitive Rossi shenanigans! Oh, and I need to be able to do all this through my phone and the bike’s TFT screen! Then I’d be all set! That’s all that’s stopping me!”

      It is precisely this recent onslaught of electronics that is killing the big-bikes market. They are adding way too much unnecessary cost and complexity to machines that were already pushing the limits of what most people could afford. And for what? Hardly anyone uses any of this crap anyway. Ninety-nine percent of riders don’t know how to set up their own suspension, never mind being willing to get down there and actually do it. These same riders certainly are way in over their heads when handed a bazillion levels of Programmable Everything.

      Most riders find one suspension setting they think they like, if they even bother to go that far, and, maybe, a second preload setting for carrying a passenger. That is, assuming such adjustments don’t require the dreaded C-spanner and hammer to unlock and lock the shock’s preload rings.

      Besides ABS and cruise control, the only new-ish electronic gadget I’ve seen that is actually useful to most riders is BMW’s Dynamic ESA suspension (and everyone else’s copy) that constantly adjusts itself depending on the road and load conditions. Even there, we all managed just fine without it.

      The point being, motorcycles are not luxury SUVs. They aren’t station wagons lifted and gussied up to be status symbols for soccer moms. All those electronic gadgets are fine for those family vehicles, because families deem such vehicles as primary transportation for toting the kids around, and, therefore, a family necessity.

      Motorcycles do not benefit from the addition of all this crap. Rather, motorcycle sales are circling the drain because these gadgets have pushed the price beyond the means of what most people can justify for what is supposed to be a relatively affordable hobby.

      Motorcycling As Necessity is a concept that is only prevalent in Asia, and in the third world. No income, nowhere to park, insanely congested, lawless traffic.

      Cheap transportation.

      Guess what? Those motorcycles are small, light, affordable, and blissfully absent the useless electronics that only benefit the manufacturer’s and dealer’s profit margins, not the customer.

      In the western markets, where people ride for pleasure rather than out of necessity, we’re talking expendable income. Leisure-time toys. As such, and in order for these toys to sell well, they have to be appealing and affordable to the target buyer.

      They no longer are, and these pricey gadgets are a large part of the problem. They aren’t the only problem, but they’re mighty high on the list of unforced, never-asked-for, easily correctable errors.

      • Dave says:

        I have never asked myself that, in my helmet or otherwise, neither have most riders.

        Ask yourself this: when was the last time a motorcycle with over 150hp was released without electronic power augmentation devices.

        I don’t think I need TC (or more than 100hp), but I can see how this is an expected feature on any high powered motorcycle these days. I would bet my house that Suzuki would sell fewer of these without the TC system than if it didn’t and it cost $2k less. As you point out yourself, this is a toy, not a transportation device (for most). They want their toy to have the latest gadgets.

        • VLJ says:

          They may want their toy to have all the latest gadgets, but when all those gadgets price the bike out of their budget, they don’t buy it.

          And they aren’t buying it. That’s a problem.

        • Dave says:

          I think You’re mis-identifying the customer. A guy who has $15k to spend on a motorcycle (toy) has $18-20k to spend on a motorcycle. They’re simply going to get what they want.

          The guy you’re thinking of is pondering a Ninja 400 vs. a CB500r, if they’re shopping for a motorcycle at all.

          • VLJ says:

            Nope, the guy I’m thinking of didn’t buy the 2020 model for $4500 less than they’re asking for this new one. He already thought $14K was too spendy for a tired old warhorse like the ‘Busa, which really hadn’t changed since its 1999 inception.

            That’s one big reason why countless unsold ‘Busas languished in warehouses in recent years.

            That same guy remembers quite well when new ‘Busas didn’t cost $14K, and because the ‘Busa had never changed over the years, he knows he can get a very clean used specimen that is basically the same as that 2020 model for well under $10K.

            Now Suzuki is asking him to pay $19K (destination charge included) for a slightly warmed over version of the same thing, which, to him, basically amounts to new bodywork, a crap-ton of new emissions kit, and the addition of cruise control.

            He’s thinking, “Nineteen grand, for a ‘Busa with less power than the last one? GTFOH.”

          • Dave says:

            A guy who wouldn’t buy the bike for it’s old asking price simply isn’t the customer for the bike.

            There’s always going to be a deal on a used bike but they can’t develop new bikes to compete in the used market but even so, the key difference is that the old bike didn’t have electronics and the new one does. Had they released it without, it would’ve been the same as releasing a carbureted model. It wouldn’t be accepted as current technology.

          • JVB says:

            We all make decisions based upon our budget. I can afford a $15K bike, yet I cannot justify it when compared to what I currently have. I do follow VLJ’s point. Example, I always loved the original VMax. That bike went 20+ years before the refresh. I could not accept that in the price kept up with inflation, so that 1985 Vmax design was costing $10K 20yr later; nope.

            Lets be honest with ourselves about the US bike market. Most bikes that have high performance are going to be in the low-mid teens. That is why Ducati sales are better than average. Once Japanese brands were in the same range as Ducatis, folks opted for the Boutique brand. After all, that is what happened to KTM 20 years ago.

            Lots of people can afford crewcab pickups at $80K, so $15K for a bike is nothing. Maybe its a good thing that young riders wil lower financial capabilities cannot afford a Busa. Since the US doesn’t have a licensing tiered system, we don’t really want new riders on a Busa.

      • Motoman says:

        Excellent conversation. You guys each convinced me of your respective positions. Probably, the reality of it is each customer is different.

        My real reason for my reply was to comment on this…. “Assuming you’re an experienced rider and not some kid with a learner’s permit and a sweet old grandmother willing to kill her credit in order to cosign a ‘Busa for you as your first bike” Sounds too silly to be true but it is. We had a 60 YO-ish sales guy at Escondido Cycle Center who happened to be a Busa fan. He couldn’t get approved for the bike and had his 85 YO mother buy the bike. Not even co-signed. This is called a straw purchase which the lenders frowned upon not to mention the law. Only difference is he was not a newbie, just someone with crappy credit and a willing/clueless person to help him.

        • VLJ says:

          I had a situation in which two brothers brought their grandmother down three times to finance Hayabusas for them, one of which was a replacement for the copper ‘Busa the first brother totaled before even making it around the block upon leaving the dealership the previous week.

          For the third bike Granny was still in her bathrobe, slippers and curlers. It was as if they grabbed her off the couch and said, “Get in the car. We’ll explain later.”

          They soon tried to get her to buy a fourth bike for one of their cousins, only Granny’s DTI (Debt To Income) ratio had been blown so out of whack by the other ‘Busa purchases that the bank declined her.

          Right there in the store, those two worthless kids and the cousin actually got mad at her for being turned down.

          • Motoman says:

            I was a commercial banker before I got in to the Moto industry. Burnt out in 10 years partly because of the type of issue you describe. So many stories like that.

            I am very fortunate to be retired and have that part of my life in the rear view mirror.

  13. VLJ says:

    This new ‘Busa likely handles and brakes a bit better than the last version, while also looking better. And now it has cruise control.

    That’s it. Those are the real-world benefits the rider receives in order to justify this new model’s massive price jump. Everything else is emissions restrictions and useless electronic gadgets that were added solely to keep up with the Joneses.

    This is why the large-bike market is dying, worldwide. Costs keep skyrocketing, with no tangible benefits.

    On the Suzuki website their marketing guy talks about the arrival of the original ‘Busa, and how it changed the landscape of motorcycling, and how this new one will surely set the world on fire again, just as the original did.

    Uhhh…no. This new one is barely evolutionary, much less revolutionary. It sets no new benchmarks. As someone stated below, this bike is too soft to be a threat on the track, or in any real-world performance contest against the latest crop of superbikes and go-fast sport-tourers. It’s also not comfortable enough to steal sales from the hyper-nakeds and monster sport-tourers.

    It exists solely in the same small niche as it did last year: ‘Busa lovers. Drag racers. Hoodrats who stretch the swingarm and add neon lights throughout the bodywork. That’s it. No one else is buying this thing, not for that new pricetag, and ‘Busa people don’t give a toss about six-axis IMUs. All they want is more horsepower, more top speed, lower times in the quarter-mile. Most of them just want bragging rights over their fellow hoodrats who ride Kawasakis.

    Suzuki did not deliver any of those things. Instead, they made a Bougie ‘Busa, and shot for the moon with the pricetag.

    The needle will not move.

  14. dp says:

    “High-abusah” … is it for abusing speed limits? If not, for what else?

    It is ugly, and sure it has to be, if they do not want to copy Italian bikes. Other than that it must a top-notch tech, no doubt.

  15. VLJ says:

    “They moved the power down to a more useable RPM.”

    Ever ridden a Hayabusa? The last thing anyone would ever say about it was that it lacked low-down power or midrange grunt. Peaky, it was not.

    This is just another example of “retuned for the street = detuned” fluff marketing.

    • Motoman says:

      We’ve talked about this before but I agree with you 100%. If they really wanted to create more useable power for the street they would gear it down for the mechanical advantage without any additional cost. I have done it with most of my street bikes and all of my track bikes. And you don’t lose power anywhere.

  16. mickey says:

    Not what I was expecting considering the pre release hype video, but it should satisfy the purists much like the new Kaw KLR 650 does.

  17. Rick says:

    The answer to a question never asked…I owned a M/Y 2000 Hayabusa new & loved it, I quite like the looks of this new gen bike but when I saw that the BHP number started with a 1 & not a 2 I completely lost interest…..I’m afraid Suzuki will continue to remain a second rate motorcycle company as long as they have no vision!

  18. Reginald Van Blunt says:

    Refinement of an excellent design is making life better.
    I could never bend or fit on this bike, but I really like the overall function, – that is to go fast in a wide open landscape with the mass and aerodynamic stability to prevent a one way trip.
    All the moaning and groaning about not enough power, or too much weight is silly. Nobody can tell the difference of 10 mph or 20 pounds while zipping along over 150mph without something to compare or indicate such. This kind of motorcycling is a total concentration of purpose as an individual when at BIG speeds. Relax and enjoy the stability, with out going airborne.

  19. Tommy D says:

    When you see how they over styled a 1000S into the Katana and made a worse bike, this bike comes at no surprise. At least give the fan-boys the same BHP number of the last gen to wave about. Warmed up and served with ice cold center. Send it back to the kitchen and walk out.

  20. Mick says:

    Hmm. The perennial go fast bike loses a lite weight and a little bit of power. It gains what must be an expensive nanny box.

    Time waits for no one. This thing is no long THE go fast bike. There are now several bikes with considerably more power that weigh less. It is still a bit of an icon due to the shape of its plastics. But in 2021 it is now the KLR 650 of go fast bikes. Except that the KLR always gains weight when it is updated for the street people.

    For my part. I feel that the bike is certainly heavy enough and the cost certainly went up far enough for the thing to have gained a reverse gear. Suzuki has to know that these engines end up in a lot of cars. Throw those guy a bone if you are going to raise the price that much.

  21. RonH says:

    That side view looks like the Victory Vision fairing.

  22. RonH says:

    Fail. Less power and insignificant reduction in weight. “Fully re-engineered engine” ??? Someone needs to be fired at Suzuki.
    My 2000 red/silver Busa looks better and is probably quicker. I do like the new instrument cluster and brakes, but that’s it. The money they spent on the electronic saviors should have been spent on making a better motorcycle… faster, lighter.

  23. J Wilson says:

    An evolutionary improvement, with a badly needed electronics suite. Already fast enough for mortal human beings. The manufacturers still chase these things as ‘halo’ products like Chevy with the Vettes, even M-B with the SL’s, but the market has slowly contracted for this type of motorcycle, if for no other reason than insurance prices are even more eye-watering . . . . than the boosted MSRP.

    I often wonder what the Yamaha design that morphed into the FJR’s would have been if the original intent had been to go head to head with this and the Super Blackbird had played out. Will never know . . . . .

  24. The best looking motorcycle dash yet… this is how it is done.

  25. Rendell says:

    Over 500 parts new or designed, it is going to be a thrilling ride! Not the type of motorcycle I usually buy… but I like it a lot.

  26. Grover says:

    If you’re a Hayabusa fan you will love it. If you’re just a casual observer you won’t understand. A Hayabusa is a motorcycle with its own particular appeal that will no longer be a Hayabusa if you change the basic ingredients too much. The bike was already fast enough, most likely too fast for most riders if you choose to actually attempt to use all that the Hayabusa has to offer. Suzuki avoided radical change and decided to keep the Hayabusa as an instantly recognizable icon of the motorcycling world. So they moved the power down to a more useable RPM, updated the aesthetics and added an electronics program that adds safety to the bike. I’d say they succeeded in their design intent while giving another great option when shopping for a hyper-bike.

    • That is a kind way of saying ‘cash grab’

    • VLJ says:

      “They moved the power down to a more useable RPM.”

      Ever ridden a Hayabusa? The last thing anyone would ever say about it was that it lacked low-down power or midrange grunt. Peaky, it was not.

      This is just another example of “retuned for the street = detuned” fluff marketing.

  27. Marcus says:

    580 pounds wet. 😳
    I don’t care that they didn’t add power as long as what it makes is more usable, and the suspension and brakes are improved.
    But, 580 pounds wet. 😳 Cut the comedy.

  28. RBS says:

    This is just about what I expected. Suzuki has no money to create all-new bikes. So this is just another light refresh, like the SV650. I’ve lost track of how long its been since Suzuki came out with something that was really new. I’m wondering how Suzuki manages to stay in business; or at least how it keeps from being purchased by another company.

    • Jeremy says:

      “I’m wondering how Suzuki manages to stay in business; or at least how it keeps from being purchased by another company.”

      Coming soon to a dealership near you… Yellow KTMs?

  29. Burtg says:

    Nope. Not interested. The same motor with less horsepower.
    I was hoping for more power with a turbo.
    And much lighter.
    More evolution than revolution.
    The new Triumph Speed Triple RS interests me way more. It’s amazing.

  30. Jon says:

    Well, all the comments here have caught me by surprise. I actually caught my breath when the images loaded and said out loud – “whoah that’s f*&^ing ugly”.
    Am I really the only one?

  31. Bubba says:

    Looks good but just shy of $7k between 2020 and 2022 model in Canada. Pass.

  32. Chris says:

    The moderator is a candy-ass censor.

    • Tom K. says:

      Considering he didn’t tell you to go home and get your shine box, I’d say he’s quite, um, moderate.

  33. Sean says:

    This update is about 5 years too late. It’s basically the same bike with an electronic package that’s existed in some performance bikes for 5-10 years, slightly less horsepower, and far worse fuel economy. Seems like a massive whiff to me.

  34. Tank says:

    I waited all week for this? I was hoping for a TU500. I don’t need a bike that will get me a speeding ticket in first gear.

  35. Jeremy says:

    So, we’re doing something different, but kinda the same?

  36. Freddie says:

    Those mufflers should give it a fair amount of down pressure.

  37. ilikefood says:

    So it looks… pretty much the same as the old one

  38. My2cents says:

    The new bodywork is beautiful right down to the chromed plastic vent adornment. The front fender is pure aerodynamics the whole package is nicely polished. The exhaust looks classy too and the gauge cluster is awesome. Really with the electronics suite in place it’ll be a better and safer motorcycle to ride at speed. I am however disappointed that the peak horsepower hasn’t been increased after all with the supercharged Kawasaki’s available I had expected 200 horsepower.
    The motorcycle is a better looking than ever before. Impressive

  39. Freddy says:

    The ‘Busa was a hit back in the day because it was the fastest thing on two wheels. Nowadays, bikes with 150+ RWHP can be had in multiple configurations. This seems too relaxed to complete with a superbike on the track, and not comfortable enough to compete with a super-naked or hyper-tourer on the street. Probably not the best choice in my opinion, unless you intend to spend a lot of time at the drag strip.

  40. Pablo says:

    Looks fantastic and will no doubt be great to ride but how did Suzuki manage to make its third Gen Busa have less HP and Torque than the second gen is a real head scratcher. In Aus the price will be $27,690 ride away which is $8,700 more than the outgoing model. Way too expensive.

    • TimC says:

      Euro 5. Same reason the cans are so humorngous.

      Might want to read Anthem (and We The Living for that matter) to see where all this is going.

      • Chris says:

        Ayn Rand? What a bunch of tripe BS! Emissions matter. And in case you have been living under a rock in the cave that houses your sweet carbureted GS1000, new bikes make over 200HP these days under these ‘draconian’ measures. Cars and trucks can be bought on any showroom with 700-800 HP. The idea that emission controls are killing the industry is brought to you by lobbyists, corrupt politicians, and luddites who don’t know any better—one’s who think that Ayn Rand’s work are gospel.

        • Fastship says:

          You could not be more wrong. Each day is like turning a page in a Randian dystopia, all that she tried to warn us about is or has come to pass; “…we are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.”

          In things large and small it manifests and here we have it in a motorcycle that, because it was designed to satisfy the requirements of Statist bureaucrats and not the individuals who pay their own money for the product, has not progressed in the 20 years of production. Indeed, it has gone backwards and a once great company is teetering. Innovation is stifled, wealth producing entities are smothered, the State grows larger. More to the point, the freedom of individuals to buy what they want with their own money is being curtailed.

          If you want to argue the point consider that the EU (who defined this bike) has legislated to make it a criminal offense to modify the ECU of this bike. Suzuki have been forced to (attempt to) make it tamper proof. In small things, great truths are revealed.

          I have no doubt you will attempt the argument, collectivist always will, individual choice and indeed individualism is poison to their ideology.

      • Motoman says:

        I’m sorry but I have to bite. You guys are really something. You literally think you’re living in a world by where yours are the only needs that matter. So emissions standards are some devious plot to control your life are not something to clean the air? I can imagine what you think of seat belt laws, drivers’ licenses etc. Every man for himself is your philosophy for sure. I’m a 60 YO with no kids and it seems I care more about the condition of our world for future generations than you.

        Your lives are controlled so much that you’re too poor to eat ’cause big brother took everything away. Says you while you sit at your keyboard in you comfortable house with a full belly. Bet you still send money to your evangelical church crook weekly though.

        Funny how the world I live in my is so much different than yours.

        • Fastship says:

          Here in the (BRINO) UK, in nine years time, it will be a criminal offence to sell an ICE vehicle. Bikes are excluded simply because the drafters of the Bill overlooked them as projected sales are declining to the point of insignificance. No doubt they will correct this anomaly using that very fact in justification.

          Triumph understood and relocated to Thailand long ago and took the jobs and investment with them. I can’t say how fat the bellies of the former workers at Triumph are but they say food banks can’t keep up with demand in this country.

          You hit the nail on the head with seat belt (and crash helmet) laws. That was when people first abrogated personal responsibility and handed it over to the State. Warnings ignored and here we are now, on the threshold of the era of State mandated transport, where “self driving” electric cars is a euphemism for State controlled movement – all watched over by machines of loving grace; “You will own nothing and be grateful…”

          Your collectivist socialism has never worked. It has always required more and more coercion and a new generation of collectivist butchers are on the verge a new rampage as, you are about to discover, at some point you run out of other peoples money.

          Rational self interest is the only way. Rand was right.

          “The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants” – Albert Camus

        • Motoman says:

          The conspiracy mind-set be a terrible place to live. Glad I don’t. Anarchy is not the answer just because it’s called personal freedom. You forget that responsibility is part of that freedom.

          And please stop calling everything you disagree with socialism. I like democracy and think the world is still working to perfect it. Just like in the UK.

          • fred says:

            Even if you don’t think you’ve become a socialist, it’s clear to the rest of us. We will continue to object to your desire to run our lives into ruin, or to have others control us. Perhaps you’d understand it better if you had children. Selfish men tend to grow up once they marry and have kids.

          • Motoman says:

            fred. I have been married for 32 years and I am 60 years old. Like other conspiracy-minded people you are projecting when you say selfish which is exactly what you represent. No one is trying to control you, you just can’t see past your own needs. And look up the definition of socialism. Its clear to the rest of us you haven’t.

  41. Neal says:

    Looks like a spaceship. Way too expensive.

  42. joe b says:

    I think big fast street bikes, became something to lust after, when I first rode a Triumph Trident back in 1969. As a mc line tech, getting to ride all the new big street bikes (customers with problems or just for fun rides before sales) over the years, it was pretty obvious each new model had something over the previous models, some subtle, some big. Then about 20 years ago, it became difficult to sense, how anyone could use what was available. I still lust after all these big new models, but i know I’m too old these days, to flog these as I did when I was younger. what I would really like to see, when someone posts, when was the last time you bought a new model, and what do you ride these days. I learned this working at the dealer, see a customer berating the new GSXR, then hop on a FA50 beater when leaving. It would put their comments in perspective. I think the B-King stung Suzuki, but they added some of it to this new Hayabusa, at least they are not out of the top tail section. I can only presume, it will be refined, nicer, different, and have things some would not even know how to use, or pronounce. There are so many bikes today, some of them with more than what most of us would, or could use.

  43. Grover says:

    I like it, especially the tail end treatment. Ride modes and electronic package is nice also.

  44. Neil says:

    Beautiful. See a lot of Busas bike nite and down South. And then came Joe Biden, John Kerry and the fossil fuel wrecking ball. I live in a condo, small carbon footprint, take the train…don’t take my Busa.

  45. Fastmike says:

    To little to late.

  46. jimmihaffa says:

    Have to say the Hayabusa styling has never been my cup of tea, but this rendition captures the futuristic style in a subtle enough way that it actually looks good. The “intake” color accents are a really cool touch that I think other bike manufacturers will follow. Shame that the same spec engine is on offer, but at least the electronics package and suspension are now up to modern brand flagship status standard. What is that at the front of the swing arm, it almost looks like a radiator with cooling fins – anyone know what if anything is inside of that black box connected to the swingarm pivot?

    • michaelmichaelmotorcycle says:

      I wondered about that box too. Just a guess but with their stated effort to maximize the aerodynamics, it might be there to eliminate the turbulence ahead of the rear wheel.

  47. paul says:

    Wow, it looks deadly good in the black and gold scheme. The look is instantly recognizable yet the contours are smoother. It really does look like a bird of prey. I so wish I could own one these marvels.

  48. randy says:

    Looks are Fantastic, but EPIC fail on power and price. $18,000+ , forget it.

    • Anonymous says:

      The BSA Gold Star was THEE working man’s high performance bike of its day. Using 1962 average wages, if I guy could devote his entire paycheck to paying off his purchase as quickly as possible he could do it in 3 months. Today, that guy earning todays average wage devoted strictly to paying off his purchase could own a Hayabusa in 4 months. Considering what the Busa offers over the Gold Star makes the Busa a bargain. Incidentally, you could also take that same 18k today and buy yourself a nicely restored 1962 BSA Gold Star. Neat how that works. I would take the Hayabusa myself.

      • randy says:

        WTF dude?

      • joe b says:

        Anonymous, meet randy. I followed your post about the BSA compared to the Busa, it made sense. An in depth, comparison, between ages. randys comments, seems to lack depth, his clichés from his age group, lack the detail he wants to say, but is incapable of saying. “Fantastic”, “forget it”, “WTF dude”, I can only assume you and I are just not knowing, seeing he is more worldly than either of us, you see. Sadly, this is the state of many today. I would bet he is younger than both you and I, and probably could not, would not, even know where to begin to even start a Gold Star, then blame the machine. But then, we motorcyclists are a strange crowd, look at me.

        • randy says:

          For one thing joe b, im older that you think. For another, we are just talking bikes, not a philosophical disertation on the meaning of finances and motorcycles. you pompous asses have to make everything about how clever you are, newsflash, no one gives a crap. Just making a few comments about a new bike and once again the typical asses have to chime in. Thanks for your schooling on BSA value and tempermental behavior.
          P.S, I hope my grammar passes you standards, don’t want to be annoying to you two.Pesants be pesants, right? I’m done.

          • Nathan says:

            Well, it should be “your” standards, not “you”. Also, it should be “to the two of you”, not “to you two”. I suppose that means, no, your grammar doesn’t pass.
            Anonymous, your analogy was well thought out and reasonable concise, in addition to being spot on. I don’t see any way it could be described as pompous at all; more like an uncomplicated and topical way to bring perspective to the debate of cost vs. affordability. You could have said: Adjusted for inflation, these bikes are no different than those of 50 yrs ago, while offering 100 fold the performance, quality & reliability. However, it wouldn’t have been as interesting, and in all likelihood, wouldn’t have altered the response.

          • Nathan says:

            Anonymous, your analogy was well thought out and reasonable concise, in addition to being spot on. I don’t see any way it could be described as pompous at all; more like an uncomplicated and topical way to bring perspective to the debate of cost vs. affordability. You could have said: Adjusted for inflation, these bikes are no different than those of 50 yrs ago, while offering 100 fold the performance, quality & reliability. However, it wouldn’t have been as interesting, and in all likelihood, wouldn’t have altered the response.

      • Stuki Moi says:

        You need to use median wages. Better yet median wages for young working men, who are the realistic fast bike demographic.

        Then, you have to subtract, from those wages, the cost of all the things higher up the “needs” hierarchy than another bike. Among them cost of housing and health care. Perhaps student, and other, loan payments.

        Then, once that’s done, the cost of necessary complementaries: Insurance, fuel, a garage to park in…

        Try that. It ain’t even close. Hence wy young guys once bought fast bikes. And now don’t.

        And hence also why Suzuki and the rest are no longer able to offer low margin bikes to sell in high volumes to be used. But are instead forced to create bragging rights halo bikes, to sell to a few geezers on central bank welfare. Bikes which can make back their development outlay by being sold in tiny numbers at $10K markup a pop.

        There’s nothing “almost the same” about it at all.

    • Jeremy says:

      I agree that it wasn’t really enough to bump the price that much for a very basic refresh on the Busa. It is strange to imagine that a bike as powerful as this one is now somewhat on par with or even underwhelming compared to other stuff in its price slot. Granted the Busa is a different kind of machine than the new Speed Triple or a Panigale, but shock-and-awe power everywhere that was synonymous with the Hayabusa seems to have given way to run-of-the-mill fast bike power. And now you pay a bigger premium over the previous model to play.

      That said, I’ve always liked the Hayabusa and like this revision as well.

  49. Rhinestone Kawboy says:

    I guess you could call it new styling- still the same bulbous look in my opinion, but it is different than most of the other origami, spider, angled looks. Looking at that front fairing for some reason reminds me of a Yamaha Venture (twin). Maybe it would be more attractive in person.

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