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Suzuki celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hayabusa

Suzuki celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hayabusa with 10 limited editions, which can only be ordered online at the Suzuki webstore.

In brief:

  • Hayabusa, undisputed queen of the hypersport segment she created in 1998, turns 25.
  • To celebrate this historic milestone, Suzuki has created the special 25th Anniversary series with a dedicated livery, matching details, logo and 25th Anniversary screen printing.
  • In Italy, the Suzuki Hayabusa 25th Anniversary will be available in just 10 numbered examples that can only be ordered online at a list price of Euro 20,790.
  • Suzuki Hayabusa 25th Anniversary will be available for purchase from 20 July at 1pm on the Suzuki Smart Buy platform.

Suzuki Hayabusa turns 25.

It was 1998 when its first generation appeared on the market, revolutionising the world of sports motorbikes forever. Profoundly different from any motorbike seen before then, the Hayabusa created the hypersport category and raised the bar of performance to levels never before achieved by a production motorbike. Today, the third generation continues to dominate the world motorcycle scene and celebrates the anniversary of its ancestor with the special 25th Anniversary series.

The 25th anniversary version will be sold worldwide and is distinguished from the current version by a special two-tone livery, combining black and a racing-style orange. Even the chain tensioner adjusters and brake disc flanges recall the superstructures with their finish, emphasising the maniacal attention to finishing, typical of Japanese luxury products. This also finds expression in the appearance of the final drive chain and in the engravings on the exhaust silencer body, the 25th Anniversary logo and the three-dimensional Suzuki emblem applied to the fuel tank. Completing the livery is the passenger seat cover.

Suzuki Hayabusa 25th in Italy

Suzuki Hayabusa 25th anniversary is set to become a collector’s item not only for connoisseurs of the model but for all those who want a motorbike with unparalleled performance, the best of technology and an exclusive image. In Italy, the 25th anniversary version will only be sold online in 10 units and the 10 enthusiasts who want to buy it will be able to choose their favourite number from 1 to 10. The delivery of the bike will take place from October 2023 on the basis of the booking order together with a certificate produced by Suzuki Italia, showing the frame of the bike and the serial number.

The three generations of the Hayabusa

Hayabusa is sold in no less than 48 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia. In total, cumulative sales of the three generations of the Hayabusa have amounted to over 200,000 units in this quarter century. The first generation of the model was unveiled at the 1998 Intermot show in Cologne, with the name Hayabusa, meaning peregrine falcon in Japanese, associated with the GSX1300R. Sales then started in 1999 in both Europe and North America. The concept that inspired the design was “Ultimate Sport”.

Its exceptional power and great rideability, coupled with the uniqueness of its aerodynamic shape, caused a huge stir and immediately made it the true standard-bearer of Suzuki motorbike production. The second generation, with a displacement increased from 1,299 to 1,340 cm3, was launched in 2007. It inherited the staggering performance of its progenitor, combining it with a new technology, that of the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), which allowed the rider to choose the characteristics of the delivery curve. This series pushed into new markets, first entering – with ad hoc specifications – the Japanese domestic market in 2014, as well as India in 2016.

The third generation was introduced in 2021. The Suzuki Hayabusa has an unmistakable silhouette and the fairings ensure exceptional penetration coefficient and guarantee protection and stability even at the top speed, which is self-limited to 299 km/h. The heart of the Hayabusa is a 1,340 cm3 four-cylinder engine capable of developing maximum power of 140 kW (190 hp) at 9,700 rpm and maximum torque is 150 Nm at 7,000 rpm. This is housed in a lightweight and strong aluminium frame, the same material used for the swingarm, combined with fully adjustable KYB suspension.

Many parts of the engine and chassis have been redesigned, and the S.I.R.S. (Suzuki Intelligent Riding System) integrated electronic device management system has been adopted, which governs, among other things, the “Aprisereno” (10-level, switchable traction control) and “Cambiarapido” (two-stage, bi-directional quick shift) devices. Its presence makes it easier and safer to exploit the bike’s enormous potential and – like the line – gives substance to the design concept, ‘The Refined Beast‘.

Comment by President, Toshihiro Suzuki

Hayabusa is the standard-bearer for Suzuki and has many admirers all over the world. We want to express our deepest gratitude to this model, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary and has been so much loved over the years.

I personally rode the prototype of the current third generation and I am proud to say that we, the Suzuki team, can offer the best motorbike today. Hayabusa will continue to evolve and we are sure it will always have many passionate fans.”. suzuki.com