2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

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2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

2008 Suzuki Hayabusa 1340


The 2008 model year saw the launch of the new second generation of the Suzuki Hayabusa, one of the fastest bikes that can be bought. When the Suzuki Hayabusa was first unveiled in 1999, it stirred up a lot of interest. First, its aerodynamic styling made it iconic, but also was controversial due to the bulky look and long swooping lines along the body. It was also one of the most powerful and quickest bikes on the road. Suzuki had created a bike that polarized riders, they either loved it or hated it.

With the launch of the new 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa, Suzuki hasn’t changed much, meaning that the controversy continues, but the Hyabusa has grown into one of the most recognized bikes around. The design of the bodywork has been slightly tweaked, but it isn’t all that much different from how the Suzuki Hayabusa looked when the first generation was initially launched. The body has been restyled so that it a lower fuel tank and a taller windscreen provide better ergonomics for the rider.

The instrument panel has been redesigned for the launch of the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa, and now features new attractive bezels and clear displays. As well as displaying information on the expected technology, such as the speedometer and the fuel gauge, the display also provides information on the new Suzuki Selective Drive Mode. This allows the rider to choose between three different settings for power output through the use of a handlebar-mounted thumb switch.

As well as tweaking the body style, the engine and handling components were also refined to produce greater power and improved handling. Within the four-cylinder engine of the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa, a two-mm longer stroke meant that the power output was increased from 1299cc to 1340cc. This was the only major changed to the engine, with other minor changes included to improve the efficiency of the engine. The tweaked engine is now reported to produce 194 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque.

The handling of the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa was improved through changes made to the front suspension, as well as the brakes, frame, and chassis. The front suspension received a new front fork to improve turning of the Hayabusa. The front calipers are now radially-mounted to complement the changes made to the frame and chassis, and also reduce weight. The chassis features a bridged aluminum alloy swingarm to improve rigidity. Even thought the swingarm is made from aluminum alloy, the curb weight of the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa is still not a lightweight and has a curb weight of 485 lbs.

New For 2008
  • The engine found in the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa has grown from 1,299cc to 1,340cc.
  • A twin swirl combustion chamber has led to an 11 percent increase in power output.
  • The new powertrain also features a hydraulic slipper clutch and a new 4-2-1-2 exhaust system.
  • The 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa has been equipped with Selective Drive Mode System by Suzuki, which allows the rider to modify power through the use of a three-mode thumb selector switch.
  • The chassis has been modified and includes an aluminum alloy swingarm that has been designed to increase rigidity.
  • The bodywork has been redesigned slightly so that it is more angular and features twin stacked headlights and a narrower rear cowl.
  • The instrument panel has been redesigned, and the body has improved ergonomics.

2008 Suzuki Hayabusa Specs

  • Model: 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa
  • Engine Type: 1340cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 81 x 65 mm
  • Compression ratio: 12.5:1
  • Valve Train: Bucket tappets, chain cam drive
  • Induction: Fuel Injection 12-holes; 44 mm throttle bodies
  • Ignition: Fully transistorized
  • Transmission: Six-speed, constant mesh
  • Final Drive: N/A
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.5 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 33 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Radial mount, four-piston calipers, 310 mm dual disc brake
  • Brakes (Rear): One-piston caliper, 260 mm disc brake
  • Suspension (Front): Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
  • Suspension (Rear): Link type, coil-spring, oil damped
  • Wheelbase: 58.3 inches
  • Rake: 23.4 degrees
  • Trail: 93 mm
  • Seat Height: 31.7 inches
  • Curb Weight: 485 lbs.
  • Tires (Front): 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
  • Tires (Rear): 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)


  • Seat cushions of varying sizes and bolstering provide for a more comfortable ride by eliminating painful pressure points.

Key Competitors For The 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa

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