Consumers buy sport bikes for the speed, maneuverability, performance, and overall experience and thrill. This first generation Japanese-made sport motorcycle capitalizes on aerodynamic design and technology to surpass its competition in speed, maneuverability, comfort, noise, and fuel economy in 1999 and never looked back. The Suzuki Hayabusa continued boosting its horsepower, and was unsurpassed until the release of Kawasaki’s ZX14.
The 2006 Suzuki Hayabusa models’ closest outside competition are the Kawasaki sport bikes. Ducati and Yamaha also rank high in the sport bike category. However the more dynamic Suzuki sport models dominate the category, ranking No. 1, No. 2, No. 3, and No. 6.
The 2006 Suzuki Hayabusa is steel frame and plastic body construction. This 2006 sport model comes standard with a four-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled horizontal engine and a six-speed manual transmission. The engine displacement to weight is 2.72 cc with an average maximum torque of 95.5 ft. lb. (129.5 Nm) at 8000 RPM. The Hayabusa models' engine generates an average 155.9 hp (116 kW) at 9700 RPM.
The standard dry weight of the 2006 Suzuki Hayabusa model is 478 pounds (217 kg). Overall model dimensions of each 2006 Suzuki Hayabusa are a standard length of 84.3 in. (2140 mm), width of 29.1 in. (740 mm), and height of 45.5 in. (1155 mm). The ground clearance for both 2006 Suzuki Hayabusa models is 4.7 in. (120 mm).
Both 2006 Suzuki Hayabusa models have a 58.5-inch (1485 mm) wheelbase and come equipped with tubeless, aluminum 17-inch diameter wheels front and rear (6-in. rear wheel width).
Standard digital instrumentation on the 2006 Suzuki Hayabusa models includes the speedometer, trip odometer, fuel level warning gauge, temperature warning gauge, and clock. There is no GPS, lap timer, navigation system, oil pressure gauge, shift light, or trip computer.
Other standard features on the 2006 Suzuki Hayabusa include hand grips, standard handlebars, driver/passenger foot pegs, exterior covers and guards, front and rear fenders, lower and upper fairings, handlebars, spoiler, and kick stand. Neither model offers standard bags or storage other than under-seat storage.