In 2018, one of the fastest superbikes in the world was discontinued owing to tightening emissions regulations. We got a glimmer of hope last year when Suzuki said they would be reviving the highly revered model, with 100cc more.
They seem to be keen on keeping that promise as Suzuki launched a teaser video for the Hayabusa this week.
The 2021 Hyabusa will now sport a 1440cc inline four engine (up from 1340cc) to meet Euro-5 emissions restrictions while still producing competitive power.
The new Hayabusa will be built on a new, more lightweight frame. Finally, it could be offered with a choice of two transmissions: either a manual or a semi-automatic type of transmission.
It could likely include some upgrades like semi-active electronic suspension, rider aids like cruise control and cornering ABS, and perhaps even a turbo or supercharger. Finally, it’s new body could incorporate aerodynamic elements like wings and dual-fairing.
The Hayabusa has a reputation to keep, so we’re sure it will do better than its predecessor’s 199-PS and 155-Nm of torque from a 1.3-liter engine. Perhaps Suzuki will even try to beat its legendary 312 km/h top speed.
What we do now for sure, based on the video, is that it will still have a analog dials for the fuel, temp, tachometer, and speedometer. At the very center will be a multi-information digital display.
The 2021 Hayabusa is scheduled for its worldwide launch on February 5, 2021 at the Suzuki Motorcycle Global Salon website.