The 2012 Suzuki Hayabusa, quite simply but isn't for everyone. With performance credentials that have established it as the most exciting sportbike on the planet, it's designed for serious sport riders who will settle for nothing less than the best. If that's you, and if you choose to ride the Hayabusa, you'll be rewarded with a riding experience you'll never forget. Its combination of unsurpassed power, crisp handling and superb aerodynamics creates the ultimate sport bike.
For 2012, the Hayabusa is available with new graphics and colors - Glass Sparkle Black and Candy Sonoma Red.
Ever since Suzuki introduced the Hayabusa, it's had only one competitor: Itself. That's why the latest Hayabusa is so impressive - compared to the original, it's hotter than ever. For enthusiasts, that comparison will make your heart pound.
Building on an impeccable pedigree, the Hayabusa features a number of major developments to cement its place at the forefront of sportsbike styling, engineering and performance.
Effortlessly delivering broad, muscular torque, the new Hayabusa is powered by a 1,340cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, four-cylinder, 16-valve engine, offering 11% greater performance and smoother running than its predecessor.
SDTV fuel injection system, with dual injectors per cylinder, improves power delivery for a more linear response, better fuel economy and reduced emissions.
ISC improves cold starts and maintains a stable idle, while the Suzuki PAIR system and large volume catalyser reduce emissions.
The new S-DMS delivers a choice of three different engine power characteristic settings to suit riding conditions and preferences.
A new 4-2-1-2 exhaust system includes dual, large-volume, tapered mufflers for increased banking angle, cornering clearance, enhanced power and reduced noise.
The slick-shifting six-speed transmission works in conjunction with the innovative SCAS back torque limiting clutch to deliver smooth and controlled downshifts.
Featuring fully-adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping on the front suspension and link-type rear shock absorber, the Hayabusa's inverted cartridge forks use DLC surface treatment to reduce static friction and improve rider feel.
Race proven, aluminium piston, radial mount front brake calipers combined with smaller 310mm dual-floating-discs reduces unsprung weight and improves handling.
2012 Suzuki - Hayabusa Specifications
US MSRP Price: $13,999 USD
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)
Color Glass Sparkle Black and Pearl Glacier White
Displacement 1340cc, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC
Fuel System Suzuki fuel injection
Ignition Electronic ignition (transistorized)
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.