2008 Suzuki Hayabusa - official images and specs

Suzuki's eagerly awaited 2008 Hayabusa in detail

SUZUKI have officially released images of their new Hayabusa to the US press, after months of several 'artist's impressions' floating around the web. Visordown has the full run-down of the US version of the new 2008 Hayabusa, set to be one of the most impressive bikes of the year. Expect the UK version to be very similar, with colour schemes being the only anticipated change. Let's hope they keep the orange colour, we think it's ace!

Suzuki's 3 USA colour schemes

New instruments:

Redesigned instrument cluster now features four analog meters for speedometer,

tachometer, fuel gauge and water temperature with a new S-DMS mode indicator,

gear position indicator and adjustable engine rpm indicator.

New Engine

New 1340cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves, Twin Swirl Combustion

Chambers provides 11% higher performance and smoother operation.

New Suzuki SDTV fuel injection system with dual injectors per cylinder and ram air

intake with large volume airbox.

New S-DMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) allows the rider to choose from three

different engine settings depending on riding conditions or rider preferences

New lightweight titanium intake and exhaust valves with narrow 14 degree valve

angle for high combustion chamber efficiency.

New lightweight aluminum alloy pistons feature a revised shape and a higher

compression ratio of 12.5:1 for maximum performance in all conditions.

SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electro-chemical Material) plated cylinders minimize

cylinder size and improve heat dissipation and new hydraulic cam chain tensioner

for reduced mechanical noise.

New ventilation holes at the cylinder skirt for reduced pumping losses and

increased performance.

High efficiency curved radiator now features dual electric fans controlled by the

ECM for increased cooling capacity. Oil cooler now has 10 rows cores for increased

heat dissipation.

New large volume 4-2-1-2 exhaust system with a large capacity catalyzer, dual

triangular canisters and closed loop system that meets Euro 3 and Tier 2


New Shot-peened chrome-moly steel connecting rods for maximum durability

Ion plating treatment utilizing PVD (physical vapor deposit) method is applied to

piston rings providing a smoother surface treatment for increased durability,

reduced friction loss and reduced oil consumption.

Slick shifting 6 speed transmission working in conjunction with an innovative back

torque limiting clutch for smooth and controlled downshifts.

New Chassis

All new aggressive aerodynamic fairing design with low drag coefficient retains it's

signature Hayabusa look and features an updated, muscular look to work with the

new more powerful engine and updated chassis.

New fully adjustable inverted front fork featuring DLC coated inner tubes for

minimal friction resistance and outstanding suspension performance over a variety

of riding conditions.

Fully adjustable rear shock absorber with a 43mm piston and 14mm rod diameter.

Lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum frame minimizes weight while

maintaining high torsional strength.

New bridged aluminum alloy swingarm features a new cross-sectional shape for

increased rigidity and to cope with improved rear tire grip and increased engine


Suzuki Hayabusa Specifications

Model Number: GSX1300RK8

Engine: 1340cc, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC

Bore & Stroke: 81.0 x 65.0mm

Compression Ratio: 12.5:1

Fuel System: Fuel Injection

Lubrication: Wet sump

Ignition: Digital/Transistorized

Starter: Electric

Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh

Final Drive: #530 chain

Overall Length: 2195mm

Overall Width: 740mm

Overall Height: 1170mm

Seat Height: 805mm

Ground Clearance: 120mm

Wheelbase: 1485mm

Dry Weight: 220 kg

Suspension: Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable

spring preload, adjustable rebound damping and

adjustable compression damping

Suspension Rear: Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring

preload, adjustable compression & rebound damping

Brakes Rear Single hydraulic disc, Front Twin disc, six-pot calipers

Tyres Front: 120/70-ZR-17

Tyres Rear: 190/50-ZR-17

Fuel Tank Capacity: 21 litres

Color schemes: Orange/Black, Black/Gray, Blue/Black