Ever since Suzuki created the Hayabusa, it generated quite a following as many became impressed with its unique design that speaks volume of its speed and performance on the road. Just like the Japanese Peregrine which is its namesake, the Hayabusa is designed to split the air as it maneuvers with precision and elegance unmatched by any sportbike.
What Suzuki aimed to do with the Hayabusa is to create a heavyweight boxer that has muscles yet agile on its feet. And after a decade of constant upgrade and redesigning, Hayabusa is still very much in demand. What’s even more impressive is that Suzuki has taken the Hayabusa to a whole new level by remaking an old version and transforming it into the Ultimate Sport Bike of today.
The 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa is equipped with Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) which is the first time for this line with its front wheels sporting Brembo monobloc brakes. The diameter of the pistons is considerably larger with the 2013 version where the pistons measure 32 to 32mm. The increase in diameter gives more force to the discs and helps in increasing the initial bite of the wheels. The unit for ABS is located under the bike’s fuel tank which adds more weight to the bike.
Equipping the 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa with ABS is quite smart especially when not everyone has the skills of an expert bike rider but Suzuki is aware of the added weight to their bike. Also, riders can’t impress their friends by braking like crazy due to this new system but there are far better ways to show off than burning rubber.
The 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa measures 86.2 inches long with a weight of 586 pounds and wheelbase of 58.3 inches. It’s a comfortable ride no matter the road conditions may be and if you are expecting more speed from this baby you will certainly get it. Just make sure that you follow the speed limit otherwise you’ll get pulled over. It’s so easy to get carried away when riding the 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa.
The weight of the bike is in itself a problem since there are some riders who will have a hard time straddling it while on a stop. However, this is just a minor issue once you are on the road again as you won’t feel like you have more than 500 pounds under you with the lightweight feel and quick response of the 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa.