Suzuki today introduced the third generation of the Hayabusa. Fans of the Falcon can rejoice: The basic orientation of the powerful sports tourer has not changed. Of course, besides the Euro-5 homologation, there are plenty of updates. We were present at the virtual presentation of the new GSX 1300 RR in the new Suzuki Global Showroom and had a lot of fun.
Evolution instead of revolution - this is how the presentation of the new Hayabusa could be called. The new GSX 1300 RR is a new motorcycle, but when you look at the bike you feel at least like an old acquaintance. What in the case of the "Busa" must not be bad, after all, the powerful sports tourer with the distinctive aerodynamic hump has cult status since its start in 1999.
What's new about the Suzuki Hayabusa 2021?
The new machine has been brought up to date with technology: a new controller (MSC) from Bosch is responsible for the many technical helpers that are there:
- Ride by Wire with multiple preset driving modes and manually definable biker modes - 10x traction control and wheelie control - Engine brake - Quickshifter incl. Blipper - Cruise control - Speed limiter - Curve ABS (part integral) - Mountain and departure assistance - Angular position indicator on TFT screen
We find the cockpit particularly successful. There are no less than 4 analog displays supplemented by a new TFT color display, on which all the statuses of the above assistance systems are displayed. The chassis, on the other hand, has been little changed. It remains with Kayaba's aluminium bridge frame and chassis components. Brembo-Stylema pliers are now used in the braking system, which already lead to remarkable deceleration values in other power bikes. The light has of course been completely switched to LED and there are now position lights that mutate into blinkers when turning.
There are surprisingly few changes to the engine or performance data. It remains with the 4-cylinder with 1,340 cc, 190 hp and 155 Nm. The top speed remains at a legendary 299 km/h. The Hayabusa was the first production motorcycle with this VMAX in 199. New because of Euro 5 is the exhaust system, which is not only lighter than the old one but should also sound better. However, nothing has changed in terms of total weight: the new Busa still weighs 264 kg.
The machine is on the German market in three colours for 18,500 euros. It is not yet clear when exactly that will be. Suzuki's English-language website talks about the "Hayabusa 2022" - so the new machine may not roll to dealerships until next year.
A word about the new "Suzuki Global Showroom": We installed the software and went to the showroom on time at 8:00 a.m. It's beautifully done, but the features are still limited. You can move in four different rooms, but not much really happens. The configurator is a good success, in which you can walk around the presented bike and a lot of information. A chat between people who are in the show room is possible, but also somewhat cumbersomely programmed. In the following video we recorded our visit to the new virtual motorcycle house of Suzuki. This is followed by official product videos from the English website.
First impressions of hayabusa 2021 in video
Specifications Suzuki hayabusa GSX 1300 RR
Official product videos of Suzuki on the new Hayabusa