Saturday, May 05, 2007

2008 Suzuki Hayabusa to use 180bhp, 1350cc inline-four from the B-King!

A peek at the new Hayabusa's 180bhp, 1340cc inline-four...

It’s no secret that the Suzuki B-King is inching closing to becoming a production reality – we expect a formal announcement from Suzuki within the next two months, and the bike should be in showrooms by the end of this year.

But the bigger news is the fact that the 2008 Hayabusa will actually use the B-King’s engine. Earlier speculation that the next-generation Hayabusa might use an 1100cc, inline six-cylinder engine (taken from the Stratosphere concept…) has been proved wrong. The 2008 Hayabusa will use the B-King’s 1350cc inline-four, which is likely to pack more than 180 horsepower!

Other news on the new Hayabusa is that it’ll have a totally redesigned chassis, fresh styling (say goodbye to the current machine’s bulbous lines…), and radial brakes with optional ABS. Also, like with the 2007 GSX-R1000, the 2008 Hayabusa is likely to get rider-selectable fuel-injection mapping, which will reduce power in tricky road/weather conditions.

Update (28th June 2007): More details on the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa here.

It'll do 320km/h, but couldn't Suzuki make the new Hayabusa better looking?

2008 Suzuki Hayabusa launch video

Motorcycle-USA video: Hayabusa vs ZZR1400!

Some other really fast bikes:
The 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZZR1400!
Acabion GTBO 70: 700bhp, 600km/h top speed!
MV Agusta F4 R 312: The world's fastest production motorcycle
Roaring Toyz Kawasaki ZZR1400: Fast and bling'd out!
Honda NSR500: The bike on which Mick Doohan won 5 world championships!
The turbo'd MAB BMW K1200R

More 2008 bikes:
2008 Kawasaki ZZR1400: Improved power delivery, lairy new paintjob!
2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R: Extreme performance, but what about the styling...?
Stunning new Hondas: The CB1100R and Evo6
Pics and details: 2008 Kawasaki Z1000, Z750, ER-6n, ZX-6R, Versys 650 and Ninja 250R
Pics and details: 2008 Yamaha R1
Pics and details: 2008 Yamaha R6 and R125
Video: 2009 Suzuki Stratosphere 1100
Triumph Hurricane 1300: Is the first 200mph British superbike coming...?
BMW HP2 Sport Boxer to go into production soon...
Pics and details: 2008 Honda Fireblade CBR1000RR, XL700V Transalp
Honda: V4 revival in 2009?
2008 KTM 690 Duke and other 690-based machines...
First pics: 2008 Suzuki GSX-R750 and GSX-R600
2008 BMW HP2 Sport: Pics, details and tech specs...

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Don't like the Hayabusa's back end? Here are some others that may look better...!


Anonymous said...

The back of this bike looks retarded!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your opinion. I'm not going to buy the bike now cause of "the back of the bike looks retarded"

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your professional expertise. I have decided not to buy this bike because "The back of this bike looks retarded!"

Anonymous said...

Yes I agree, the back of this new Hayabusa looks aweful. I have a 2006 that I got in early 2007 and it looks way better than this droopy thing. Suzuki's design team really messed up on this bike. P.S. they need to fix it. Glad mine doesn't look like this sad wanna-a-be! hahaha

Was a Honda bigot said...

Is that where you see it the most from the rear?... as it's leaving you... ;=)

Anonymous said...

i like the bike but the back is damn ugly

Anonymous said...

if you get rid of the mudflap, lower and extend this bike. it make a huge difference, plus the dual pipes have to go. at that point all suzuki lovers take a second look at this new and extremally diff. tail section.

Anonymous said...

Only had mine a couple of months after trading up from an 06 model, not keen on the back end at first but now starting to like it! looks like nothing else on the road and as others have said it's the guy behind looking at it not me!

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