By Joe Appleton
The Hayabusa Returns: The 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa
The Hayabusa is back! Though it’s badged up as a 2022 model, it’s very much a part of the 2021 Suzuki line-up. Over the years, the Hayabusa has become one of the most recognizable Suzuki motorcycles ever made, featuring advanced aerodynamics and a giant, powerful engine. It’s back for 2022, with a whole host of new upgrades.
For 2022, the newly updated Hayabusa draws power from a giant 1,340 cc inline-four engine. In terms of power, the new ‘Busa produces 188 horsepower and 110 lb-ft of torque—figures that are noticeably lower than those found on the previous generations. This is down to Euro5 emissions regulations, however, don’t be disheartened. While the Hayabusa has a reduction of top-end power, it has gained some boosts in the low and mid-range, which is no bad thing at all.
There’s more to the new Hayabusa than the engine though. For 2022, Suzuki has stated that the ‘Busa boasts 550 new or redesigned parts. There are too many to list, so we’ll focus on the highlights: ride-by-wire, a Bosch 6-axis Inertial Measurement Unit, and a whole host of IMU controlled electronics. These include traction control, rider modes, engine power modes, launch control, cruise control, wheelie control, cornering ABS, a speed limiter, and more!
With so many new updates and redesigns, there’s no shortage of new components and upgrades to fawn over. One thing’s for sure though: the king of all heavyweight Japanese motorcycles has returned, and it’s better than ever.
For 2021, the Hayabusa is available in three new color options: Glass Sparkle Black with Candy Burnt Gold, Metallic Matte Sword Silver with Candy Daring Red, or Pearl Brilliant White with Metallic Matte Stellar Blue.
The 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa starts from $18,599 USD / …read more