Suzuki’s Hayabusa continues on into 2024 where it will celebrate its 25th anniversary of production. There will be a special anniversary edition of the sportbike available in a Glass Blaze Orange and Glass Sparkle Black color scheme, starting at $19,599. Standard editions will be available in Metallic Thunder Gray and Candy Daring Red or Metallic Matte Black No. 2 and Glass Sparkle Black, both starting at $19,099.
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It’s only been a few years since the last major overhaul of the platform, back in 2022 when the brand introduced Gen III to the world. It isn’t a stretch to call that upgrade massive, with the ‘Busa getting more than 500 new or redesigned parts. This included a bevy of upgrades to the 1,340cc inline-four, improvements to the drivetrain, changes to the chassis, and the addition of all sorts of electronic rider aids, all aimed at giving consumers a more balanced and sophisticated streetbike.
Considering all that work, it comes as no surprise that the 2024 edition will remain unchanged from last year’s model.
And that’s not such a bad thing. The package proved to be noticeably improved during our initial test of the Gen III. It still has an abundance of kick when you want it, but the improvements also made the bike more compliant and easy-to-use in day-to-day riding scenarios. Braking performance was significantly better than the previous model, handling was on point, and the suite of electronics functioned remarkably well.
To read more about the ‘Busa in everyday scenarios, be sure to check out our MC Commute assessment of the Gen III.
2024 Suzuki Hayabusa Technical Specifications and Price
|Engine:||1,340cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinder|
|Bore x Stroke:||81.0 x 65.0mm|
|Fuel Delivery:||EFI w/ ride-by-wire|
|Clutch:||Wet, multiplate, SCAS-equipped; hydraulically actuated|
|Frame:||Aluminum twin spar|
|Front Suspension:||KYB 43mm USD fork, fully adjustable|
|Rear Suspension:||KYB shock, fully adjustable|
|Front Brake:||Brembo Stylema 4-piston calipers, 320mm floating discs w/ MT-ABS|
|Rear Brake:||Nissin 1-piston caliper, 260mm disc w/ MT-ABS|
|Wheels, Front/Rear:||Seven-spoke cast-aluminum; 17 in. / 17 in.|
|Tires, Front/Rear:||Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22; 120/70-17 / 190/50-17|
|Seat Height:||31.5 in.|
|Fuel Capacity:||5.3 gal.|
|Claimed Dry Weight:||582 lb.|
|Warranty:||12-month limited warranty|