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Suzuki Announces 2022 Hayabusa Sport Bike

Suzuki has revamped its flagship sport bike, creating what the Japanese manufacturer is calling, “the quickest, most technologically advanced and aerodynamic Hayabusa yet.”

Suzuki says the third-generation 2022 Hayabusa has more than 550 new or redesigned parts. Those changes are reflected in the price of the bike: $18,599, an increase of $3,800.

The Hayabusa—named for the Peregrine Falcon, the world’s fastest bird—debuted in 1999. The 1,299cc four-cylinder engine and swoopy bodywork made the bike a favorite among the go-fast crowd.

A second-generation model was introduced in 2007 with a larger, even more powerful 1,340cc engine.

Suzuki says the latest edition has more torque in the low-end and midrange portions of the powerband to help the bike accelerate quicker than previous iterations.

Developed in conjunction with a six-direction, three-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS) manages engine braking, drive modes, power delivery and a two-way quick shifter, as well as anti-lift, cruise, launch, slope and traction controls.

A twin-spar aluminum frame is fitted with an adjustable Kayaba fork and shock. Four-piston Brembo Stylema brakes are fitted at the front of the bike, with a Nissin setup at the rear.

Suzuki says the Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 radial tires—120/70ZR17 front, 190/50ZR17 rear—were developed specifically for this model.

LED lighting includes a projector and multiplane headlight, running lights and a taillight with integrated turn signals. Other specs: a 5.3-gallon gas tank, 58.3-inch wheelbase, 31.5-inch seat height and 582-pound curb weight.

The 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa is available in three colors: Glass Sparkle Black and Candy Burnt Gold, Metallic Matte Sword Silver and Candy Daring Red or Pearl Brilliant White and Metallic Matte Stellar Blue.

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