2019 Motorcycle Previews 2019 Suzuki Hayabusa: Production Continues in America

2019 Suzuki Hayabusa: Production Continues in America

2019 Suzuki Hayabusa News & Specs

Last week Suzuki reported that the production of European Hayabusa models was discontinued due to the GSX1300R not meeting Euro4 emission regulations.

This news spun stateside rumors that the Hayabusa was heading into extinction. But these rumors were untrue, and Suzuki confirmed Thursday that the 2019 Suzuki Hayabusa (GSX1300RA) will continue being produced without interruption here in in the United States.

2019 Suzuki Hayabyusa: Production Continues in America“From its inception 20 years ago, the iconic Hayabusa motorcycle has been a visually- and technologically-stunning representation of Suzuki’s commitment to motorcycle performance,” says Kerry Graeber, Suzuki’s Vice President, MC/ATV Sales and Marketing.

“Literally tens of thousands of riders have owned this beloved model and it continues to be sought after even today. GT riders, drag racers, and customizers worldwide are obsessively devoted to the Hayabusa and we are looking forward to continuing its legacy. Suzuki Motor Corporation’s commitment to this model means a new generation of motorcyclists can experience the unmatched performance and style that the Hayabusa is known for globally.”

The 2019 Hayabusa – the 20th anniversary of the motorcycle – is a carry over from the 2018 model year, and is available in two colors:

  • Metallic Oort Gray paint scheme with a contrasting red Hayabusa symbol and wheels
  • Glass Sparkle Black paint with silver wheels and symbol

2019 Suzuki Hayabyusa in blackThe original hypersport headbanger, the Suzuki Hayabusa has long been the symbol of unadulterated straight-line power. It also handles very well and, despite a 586-pound (claimed) curb weight for the 2019 model, with its fully adjustable suspension and sports handling, the Hayabusa is not just a single-purpose missile.

Suzuki never released the numbers, but the 1340cc inline-4 produces just under 200 horsepower, and easily hits an electronically limited speed of 186 mph. A steering damper is standard to keep the bike steady at the highest speeds.

We expect Suzuki is working on a totally revamped model that will offer Euro4 Emissions, and likely produce more than 200 horsepower. The current model only features riding modes and ABS, so the big expectations besides more power are some updated electronics – likely traction control, cornering ABS and maybe even electronic suspension?

We’ll keep you informed as the information arrives. For now, here are the specs on the 2019 Hayabusa.

2019 Suzuki Hayabusa Specs:

ENGINE

  • Engine: DOHC inline-4
  • Bore x stroke: 81 x 65mm
  • Displacement: 1340cc
  • Cooling: Liquid-cooled
  • Compression ratio: 12.5:1
  • Fueling system: EFI w/ Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve Ignition: Electronic, transistorized
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Chain

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Twin-spar aluminum
  • Front brakes: Dual 310mm discs w/ Brembo monoblock 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: Single 260mm disc w/ 2-piston caliper
  • Front suspension: Fully adjustable inverted 43mm KYB cartridge forks
  • Rear suspension: Fully adjustable linkage-assisted shock
  • Front tire: 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear tire: 190/50 ZR17

DIMENSIONS

  • Overall length: 86.2 inches
  • Overall width: 28.9 inches
  • Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
  • Seat height: 31.7 inches
  • Ground clearance: 4.7 inches
  • Curb weight: 586 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 5.5 gallons
  • Warranty: 12-month, unlimited mileage, limited warranty

2019 Suzuki Hayabusa Price:

  • $14,799 (MSRP)

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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