News 2011 Suzuki Hayabusa | Preview

2011 Suzuki Hayabusa | Preview

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Hyper-sport motorcycles continue to gain popularity within the sport riding world, and the name that always lead the bunch was the Suzuki Hayabusa.

The 2011 Suzuki Hayabusa (GSX-R 1300) will continue this legacy. The sportbike that is arguably in a class of its own offers supreme power, sleek aerodynamics and smooth handling.

For 2011, the Hayabusa is available in new colors and graphics (Pearl Mirage White with gold trim and Pearl Nebular Black with red trim).

Chassis Features:

  • A lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum frame minimizes weight while maintaining high torsional strength.
  • The Hayabusa has been outfitted with a fully adjustable inverted front fork featuring DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) coated inner tubes. The front suspension offers minimal friction resistance and provides outstanding suspension performance over a variety of riding conditions.
  • A bridged aluminum alloy swingarm features a cross-sectional shape for increased rigidity, which also helps cope with improved rear tire grip and increased engine output. The Hayabusa’s fully adjustable rear shock absorber has a 43mm piston and 14mm rod diameter.
  • Radial-mount front brake calipers offer maximum braking performance and allows for smaller 310mm front brake rotors resulting in reduced unsprung weight and improved handling. A lightweight single piston rear brake caliper works in conjunction with a 260mm rear brake disc.
  • 3-spoke cast-aluminum-alloy wheels are shod with 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) front and 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) rear radial tires.
  • Vertically stacked twin headlights provide increased light intensity, improved light distribution and match the elegant flow of the Hayabusa styling.
  • The Hayabusa’s instrument cluster features four analog meters for speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and water temperature with a S-DMS mode indicator, gear position indicator and adjustable engine-rpm indicator.
  • Advanced aerodynamics offering superb wind protection both for normal and completely tucked-in seating positions.
  • The Hayabusa comes with a bright, durable LED taillight, with clear inner lens and red outer lens.

Engine Features:

  • The Hayabusa is equipped with a 1340cc, in-line, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves, and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC).
  • Lightweight aluminum alloy pistons with a compression ratio of 12.5:1 are used for maximum performance in all conditions. Hard, smooth chrome-nitride Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating on the upper compression and oil control rings on each piston reduces friction while improving cylinder sealing.
  • Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) cylinder plating improves heat transfer, durability and ring seal.
  • Lightweight titanium valves allow the use of light valve springs and high lift while maintaining accurate valve control. Iridium spark plugs are used for high combustion efficiency.
  • The Hayabusa’s engine is fed via Suzuki’s SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) fuel injection system with dual 12-hole, fine-spray injectors per cylinder and ram air intake with large volume airbox.
  • Suzuki Pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system ignites unburned hydrocarbons and reduces carbon monoxide emissions.
  • S-DMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) allows the rider to choose from three different engine settings depending on riding conditions or rider preferences.
  • The Hayabusa comes with a large volume 4-2-1-2 exhaust system with a large capacity catalyzer, dual triangular canisters and closed loop system.
  • A high efficiency curved radiator features dual electric fans controlled by the ECM for increased cooling capacity. The oil cooler has 10 rows cores for increased heat dissipation.

Transmission Features:

  • The Hayabusa comes with an optimized 6-speed transmission. Oil spray to the 4th, 5th and 6th gears reduce wear and mechanical noise during highway cruising. Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) serves as back-torque-limiting system for smooth downshifts and also contributes to a light clutch pull.

2011 Hayabusa Motorcycle Specifications:

Chassis:

  • Overall Length 2190 mm (86.2 in)
  • Overall Width 735 mm (28.9 in)
  • Wheelbase 1480 mm (58.3 in)
  • Ground Clearance 120 mm (4.7 in)
  • Seat Height 805 mm (31.7 in)
  • Curb Weight 260 kg (573 lbs)
  • Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
  • Final Drive Chain, RK GB50GSV Z4, 114 links
  • Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
  • Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
  • Brakes Front Disc brake, twin
  • Brakes Rear Disc brake
  • Tires Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W), tubeless
  • Tires Rear 190/50ZR17 M/C (73W), tubeless
  • Fuel Tank Capacity 21.0 L (5.5 US gallons)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity CA 20.0 L (5.3 US gallons)

Engine:

  • Displacement 1340cc, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC
  • Fuel System Suzuki fuel injection
  • Starter Electric
  • Ignition Electronic ignition (transistorized)

Warranty:

  • 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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