Suzuki has pulled back the curtain on its 2023 bike range. Needless to say, the lineup also features a new iteration of the famous Hayabusa.
Although the bike has received a restyling, it remains instantly recognizable from its aerodynamic, falcon-like silhouette. New style stems from reshaped vents and new logos.
Powering the bike is a 1340cc, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. Suzuki has fully revised the powerplant to provide seamless torque for smooth acceleration.
Changes in engineering make the engine lighter than its previous generations. It also now comes equipped with ride-by-wire throttle for a light response with linear control, resembling that of a conventional throttle.
The symmetrical twin silencer exhaust system is lighter with better flow and a pleasing exhaust note. The six-speed transmission features both conventional and quick-shift systems.
A light twin-spar aluminum frame and swingarm provide a balanced mix of rigidity and strength to improve handling. The handlebar is mounted 12mm closer to the rider to boost comfort and reduce fatigue when touring while enhancing control.
In the front, the bike has a 43mm KYB inverted cartridge fork. The fork features Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating that reduces friction and helps the suspension system suck up smaller bumps.
A KYB shock helps boost riding comfort and straight-line stability in the rear. The shock has threaded spring preload adjustment collars plus rebound and compression damping force adjusters.
A steering damper attached to the frame and the lower fork bracket provides damping force to suppress unwanted vibration and steering forces. The damper is tuned to provide a light steering feel at lower speeds.
The seven-spoke cast aluminum alloy wheels are shod with Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 tires, co-developed between Suzuki and Bridgestone. The tire sizes are 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) in the front and 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) in the rear.
Stopping power comes from Brembo Stylema calipers that grip onto a pair of 320mm floating discs in the front. In the rear sits a single 260mm brake rotor with a single-piston caliper.
The new Hayabusa employs an advanced version of the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS). SIRS provides a comprehensive collection of electronic rider aids—like cruise control and bi-directional quick shift systems—that help personalize the motorcycle’s performance characteristics to your preferences.
The rider can choose between three power modes that control throttle response. Performance characteristics can also be adjusted through drive modes, which combine power modes with traction, anti-life, and engine brake control.
This premium electronics suite is available only on the Hayabusa.
In styling, the new Hayabusa’s body features straighter, sharper lines. Developed with extensive wind tunnel testing, the Hayabusa’s aerodynamics offer high wind protection both for normal and completely tucked-in seating positions. Complementing the styling is a aerodynamic windscreen that is shaped to reduce wind blast.
The 2023 Hayabusa is offered a trio of two-tone body color schemes. Available colorways include Metallic Matte Black No. 2 & Glass Sparkle Black, Pearl Vigor Blue & Pearl Brilliant White, and Metallic Thunder Gray & Candy Daring Red.