New 2008 Hayabusa is here
The highly-anticipated new generation, 2008 model of Suzuki’s legendary Hayabusa sportsbike is now available in Australia
The highly-anticipated new generation, 2008 model of Suzuki’s legendary Hayabusa sportsbike is now available in Australia.
Named after the Japanese bird-of-prey capable of speeds in excess of 300km/h, the iconic Hayabusa has been one of Suzuki’s most popular, high-powered sports models since it first burst into the Australian market in 1999. Building on an impeccable pedigree, the all-new Hayabusa features a number of major developments to cement its place at the forefront of sportsbike styling, engineering and performance.
Effortlessly delivering broad, muscular torque, the new Hayabusa is powered by a 1,340cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, four-cylinder, 16-valve engine, offering 11% greater performance and smoother running than its predecessor. Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection system, with dual injectors per cylinder, improves power delivery for a more linear response, better fuel economy and reduced emissions. Idle Speed Control (ISC) improves cold starts and maintains a stable idle, while the Suzuki Pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system and large-volume catalyser reduce emissions.
The new Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) delivers a choice of three different engine power characteristic settings to suit riding conditions and preferences. A new 4-2-1-2 exhaust system includes dual, large-volume, tapered mufflers for increased banking angle, cornering clearance, enhanced power and reduced noise. The slick-shifting six-speed transmission works in conjunction with the innovative Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) back-torque-limiting clutch to deliver smooth and controlled downshifts.
Featuring fully-adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping on the front suspension and link-type rear shock absorber, the Hayabusa’s inverted cartridge forks use Diamond-Like Coating (DLC) surface treatment to reduce static friction and improve rider feel. New, race-proven, aluminium piston, radial-mount front brake calipers combined with smaller 310mm dual-floating-discs reduces unsprung weight and improves handling.
A new, larger 260mm rear disc brake and lightweight, single-piston rear brake caliper complete the braking package, providing plenty of stopping power to tame the Hayabusa’s power.
Sporting aggressive, new styling and exciting new Candy Orange / Pearl Black, Metallic Grey / Pearl Black or Candy Blue / Pearl Black colour options, the brawny 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa (GSX1300RK8) is available at an SRP of $18,490 (inc GST) plus on-road costs, with a two-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.