Suzuki says bye-bye Busa?

Suzuki has confirmed its barnstorming GSX1300R Hayabusa – or Busa to its legion of fans – will cease sales in many markets this month as its engine no longer meets tough European emissions regulations. But production will continue in Japan for those countries that do not accept the latest Euro 4 regulations such as Australia …

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Hayabusa is world's fastest road bike

Fastest Busa, bog, shed, trolley and trike

The fastest road-registered motorcycle on the planet is a Suzuki Hayabusa Turbo that hit 271.821mph (437.453km/h) for flying 1/4 mile. The record was one of many set at the recent Straightliners Autumn Top Speed Weekend at Elvington Airfield, North Yorkshire, including fastest toilet, shed, trike and shopping trolley. Even though the ‘Busa is road registered and …

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Suzuki SV650X cafe racer concept quiet

All quiet on the Suzuki Motorcycles front

Suzuki Motorcycles was strangely quiet at the Tokyo Motor Show this week, perhaps keeping its powder dry for the EICMA show in Milan next month. While the other Japanese manufacturers displayed hi-tech, hybrid, electric, retro, leaning three-wheelers, retros, cars and even a pick-up tuck, Suzuki had nothing much new in Tokyo. All they had were some …

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Kawasaki adds supercharged sports tourer

Kawasaki adds supercharged sports tourer

Kawasaki has hinted at a sports tourer version of its supercharged H2 with this 30-second video called “Supercharge Your Journey”. It doesn’t show a motorcycle, but it is expected that the balanced supercharger technology from the H2 and H2R will be included in a more touring-oriented motorcycle. The supercharger could be used in a larger …

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Is this the next Suzuki Hayabusa?

If this is a photo of the next-generation Suzuki Hayabusa there is no indication of an expected turbocharger or supercharger. The photo comes from a Japanese magazine and reveals a host of styling changes: LED daytime running lights around the headlight; reshaped nose with two big air vents; indicators moved from the nose to the …

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2017 Suzuki Hayabusa in new colours

2017 Suzuki Hayabusa in new colours

New colours are the only change to the 2017 Suzuki Hayabusa, although it will have its second major update some time in the future. The 2017 models have arrived in Australian dealerships in Glass Sparkle Black and Pearl Blue/Glass Sparkle Black colour schemes at the same recommended retail price as last year’s model at $20,790 …

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Suzuki Hayabusa sportsbike fuel economy busa

New Suzuki Hayabusa confirmed

The ageing Suzuki Hayabusa is finally up for its second major upgrade in its 17-year history as the world’s fastest production motorcycles of the last century. Suzuki president Toshihiro Suzuki recently confirmed that Suzuki engineers are working on the new bike, but didn’t say when it would be due. He says it will follow the …

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Indians on a corporate retreat

Riding is the latest corporate retreat

We’ve heard of corporate retreats at beachside golf resorts, but it seems going for a ride with fellow business people or attending motorcycle events is the latest business trend, at least in India. The subcontinent is currently experiencing an explosion in middle-class wages and most motorcycle manufacturers are now either directly importing to India or …

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Suzuki offers discounts and deals

As March is the end of the Japanese fiscal year, we can expect discounts from the four Japanese motorcycle companies, starting with Suzuki’s finance 0% offers. Their Finance’s 0%pa comparison rate finance deal is available on a big selection of motorcycles including models from Suzuki’s learner approved, V-Strom adventure touring, classically styled Boulevard ranges and RMX450Z, …

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