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2023 Suzuki Hayabusa [Specs, Features, Photos]

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The 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa Keeps Going Strong

The third generation of the legendary Suzuki Hayabusa, which was introduced in 2022, hasn’t changed for year 2, but that’s not a bad thing – the ‘Refined Beast’ was a hit with riders all across the board. Since its initial release in 1999, the Hayabusa has remained popular among speed addicts everywhere thanks to its huge horsepower and precise aerodynamics.

The flagship of the Suzuki 2023 model lineup has a lot to offer – its 1,340cc liquid-cooled inline-four produces a staggering 190hp and 110 lb-ft. Thanks to those numbers, the Hayabusa can do 0-60 in about 3.2 seconds. All of that power is brought to a stop with ease by a pair of Brembo Stylema Front brake callipers paired with two 320mm discs – all tied into Suzuki’s Motion Track ABS.

While the Hayabusa’s power isn’t for the faint of heart, the team at Suzuki has paired the bike with a number of electronic aids that help to make it a very approachable weapon. Thanks to the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.), this Japanese-made bike comes standard with features like a launch control system, selectable 10-level anti-lift system, a bi-directional quick-shifter, an engine braking control system, and a cruise control system capable of taking you to 125MPH (200 KM/H). The Hayabusa also comes with A 6-axis Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit, which measures pitch, roll, and yaw movement in order to make the most of the S.I.R.S. package while in motion.

The 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa features a set of aerodynamic fairings specifically designed for maximum speed and performance. The nose has a pair of the famous Suzuki Ram Air Direct (SRAD) ducts sitting neatly next to a stacked LED low beam and projector high beam headlight. In the United States, the 2023 Hayabusa is available in a trio of two-tone colour schemes – Pearl Vigor Blue & Pearl Brilliant White, Metallic Matte Black & Glass Sparkle Black, and Metallic Thunder Gray & Candy Darning Red. In Canada, the bike is only available in the Blue/White and Gloss Black/Matte Black colourways.

The 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa starts at $18, 799 USD/$22,799 CAD

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2023 Suzuki Hayabusa

Motorcycle Overview

General Info

  • Price: $18, 799 USD/22,799 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Complete LED Lighting
    • Suzuki Intellient Ride System (S.I.R.S.)
    • Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit
    • Exclusive Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 Tires.

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1340cc liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder
  • Power: 190 horsepower
  • Torque: 110 lb-ft
  • Weight: 582 lbs (264 kg)
  • Seat Height: 31.5 in (800 mm)

2023 Suzuki Hayabusa

2023 Suzuki Hayabusa Specifications

From Suzuki


Engine 1340cc, Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line four
Bore x Stroke 81.0 mm x 65.0 mm (3.19 in. x 2.56 in.)
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Fuel System Suzuki Fuel Injection
Starter Electric
Lubrication Wet sump


Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Drive chain


Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Brembo Stylema®, 4-piston, twin disc, ABS-equipped
Brakes Rear Nissin, 1-piston, single disc, ABS-equipped
Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 20.0 L (5.3 US gal)
Color Glass Sparkle Black & Candy Burnt Gold, Metallic Matte Sword Silver & Candy Daring Red, or Pearl Brilliant White & Metallic Matte Stellar Blue


Ignition Electronic ignition (transistorized)
Spark Plug
Headlight Multi-plane and projector LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length 2180 mm (85.8 in.)
Overall Width 735 mm (28.9 in.)
Overall Height 1165 mm (45.9 in.)
Ground Clearance
Wheelbase 1480 mm (58.3 in.)
Seat Height 800 mm (31.5 in.)
Curb Weight 264 kg (582 lb.)


Warranty 12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty

2023 Suzuki Hayabusa

2023 Suzuki Hayabusa Features


The sleek, aerodynamic silhouette is unmistakably that of the Hayabusa. But the modern look of its styling and luxurious attention to the finest details say it’s a whole lot more. True to its design concept, “The Refined Beast,” the Hayabusa’s long, low stance screams of the power, performance, poise and keen perceptive abilities possessed by a bird of prey.


With an upswept tail and mufflers lending to the aggressive stance of its mass-forward image, this Hayabusa appears to be poised and ready to take flight on an exciting ride. The mufflers take on colouring unique to your riding style over time, adding a personal touch to your Hayabusa. Splashes of colour and chrome accents contrast blacked-out panel sections to create a visual impression of the incredible performance potential waiting to be tapped.

Even the English and Japanese logos speak of speed. The Hayabusa. It’s a true tour de force.Aerodynamic performance is critically important on a motorcycle capable of reaching top speeds nearing 300km/h. Extensive wind tunnel testing, full use of the latest CAE tools and years of experience all contribute to achieving refined styling by which the rider and bike become one wind-cutting beast. The Hayabusa features one of the best drag coefficients found on any street legal motorcycle, while also achieving excellent CdA and lift values to maximize top speed potential and stability at top speed. By any measure, ultimate performance is what the Hayabusa is all about.


Though the engine is already renowned for its durability and longevity, the following refinements aim to take it to another level. The pistons and connecting rods reduce the weight of moving parts within the engine. Changes to the crankshaft oil passages improve engine lubrication. The transmission shaft needle bearings are extended in length. Attention to detail goes as far as changing the way the engine case bolts are tightened, and even to the threading for the screw holes in the upper crankcase.

The pistons and Twin Swirl Combustion Chamber (TSCC) design fully leverage advances in CAE analysis to bring in more air as the valves begin to lift and thereby increase combustion efficiency. Suzuki Side Feed Injectors (S-SFI) feature a dual injector design that positions the secondary injector so its spray strikes a reflecting plate in the funnel and enters the combustion chamber as a fine mist. This combines with the increased capacity of an air cleaner and longer intake pipe design to optimize low- to mid-range power output and make the Hayabusa more controllable in typical daily riding situations.

Suzuki’s ride-by-wire throttle control system provides natural response with linear control, while a related change to a 43mm bore size for the throttle bodies boosts low- and mid-range power output. Also helping to improve performance and controllability at the most commonly used low- to mid-range speeds are the engine’s reduced valve lift overlap and a pipe on the exhaust header connecting cylinders #1 and #4.


Riders love the familiar layout and outstanding functionality of Hayabusa’s instrument cluster. Now it benefits from a number of carefully considered touches that make its functional brilliance shine even brighter. Bigger, bolder numbering on the analogue tach and speedometer improve readability, as do the backlit raised scale markings around the periphery. One standout item is the TFT LCD panel mounted in the centre. In addition to the current SDMS-α systems settings, it features an Active Data display that enhances the ride by offering a bird’s-eye view of the bike’s current operating status. This includes real-time display of the lean angle (with peak-hold function), front and rear brake pressure, rate of acceleration, and throttle position.


The Hayabusa’s vertically stacked low beam and projector-type high beam headlights adopt LEDs. The distinctive signature of their lighting pattern provides clear illumination at night and makes the Hayabusa highly visible to pedestrians and other traffic. Position lights with integrated turn signals*, a first on a Suzuki motorcycle, neatly flank the outer edges of the large SRAD air intakes. In the rear, a bold LED taillight and rear turn signal design create a single wide, sharp accent running horizontally across the bottom of the tail section.


Suzuki Drive Mode Selector Alpha (SDMS-α) groups together five advanced electronic control systems while enabling riders to select individual settings for each. It optimizes performance characteristics and behaviour to best suit varying road surfaces, riding conditions and preferred riding styles. Experiment with the different settings and benefit from the feedback each offers to hone your riding skills and build greater confidence while enjoying the ultimate riding experience. In addition to three factory presets, (A, B, C), SDMS-α offers a choice between three user-defined groups of settings (U1, U2, U3). Modes and settings can be changed using switches on the left handlebar and the current settings are displayed on the TFT LCD panel located in the centre of the instrument cluster.


A 6-axis, Bosch IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) combines accelerometers and gyroscopes in a single compact package that constantly monitors pitch (forward or backward tilt), roll (leaning from side to side), and yaw (turning in relation to initial direction). These measurements are compared against one another as well as readings from wheel speed sensors to keep the Hayabusa aware of its situation at all times and realize several of the advanced S.I.R.S. controls.


Shift up or down more quickly and easily without the need to operate the clutch or throttle. Quick Shift offers two modes. Mode 1 reacts more quickly to replicate racing-style response, while Mode 2 offers a lighter touch. To ensure smooth shift action when using Quick Shift, the ECM retards ignition when accelerating or maintaining steady speed and opens the throttle valve when decelerating. Performance of the assist & slipper clutch ensures even smoother shifts.


Suzuki has successfully developed an advanced system that maximizes acceleration performance while preventing the front wheel from lifting off the ground. The system offers a choice of 10-mode settings when turned on, with Mode 1 providing minimal control and Mode 10 making it virtually impossible to lift the front wheel, even when fully opening the throttle with a passenger on the back.


This system cancels out the effect of engine braking to suppress rear tire sliding or skipping and provides smoother, more controllable behaviour. A choice of three modes plus an OFF setting lets you control the effective strength of engine braking to match riding conditions or your preference.


This takes traction control to a level by employing data from the IMU to constantly monitor the amount of lean angle and effectively limit slip in corners as well as on straightaways. It provides greater stability at all times, enabling confident control in varying riding conditions while reducing stress and fatigue. The system offers a choice of 10-mode settings, and it can be turned off when preferred. The higher number the mode, the faster traction control is engaged and the more proactive the system is in limiting wheel spin.

Note: The Motion Track Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.


The robust collection of advanced electronic control systems that comprise the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) extend well beyond those of SDMS-α. Each is designed to add convenience, build rider confidence or optimize performance characteristics to match the needs of the moment and make the Hayabusa more controllable and predictable. These systems create a stronger sense of communicating directly with the bike’s heart and brain as you explore the potential of the Ultimate Sport Bike.


Turn the throttle and experience an efficient launch and acceleration in similar fashion to the way racers leave the starting line. A selection of three mode settings lets you match the engine speed at launch to your level of experience or confidence. Mode 1 limits engine speed on launch to 4,000 rpm, Mode 2 operates at 6,000 rpm, and Mode 3 — the fastest mode — operates at 8,000 rpm


Cruise Control reduces fatigue on long rides by allowing you to maintain a set speed without operating the throttle. The speed can be easily adjusted upward or downward using the mode/set switch on the left handlebar and set from 31km/h to 200km/h while riding at 2,000 to 7,000 rpm in second gear or higher. The handy resume function re-engages the system and accelerates to the most recent speed setting after braking.


The system combines vehicle posture data from the IMU with front and rear wheel speed sensor data to allow ABS activation not only in a straight line but also when leaning into a corner. The bike is therefore less likely to try to push itself upright or lose traction, instead maintaining its radius and lean angle to better trace your intended line through the corner. Note: ABS is not designed to shorten the braking distance. Please always ride at a safe speed for road and weather conditions, including while cornering.


A first in the motorcycle industry, this system lets you set a speed you do not wish to exceed and then accelerate and decelerate as you please up to that speed. This helps lessen worries about the bike exceeding your chosen speed limit.


Monitors the motorcycle’s posture and angle to help prevent rear wheel lift by using the ABS to control brake pressure and compensate when applying the brakes while traveling downhill.


Hill Hold Control is designed to automatically engage the rear brake for 30 seconds after coming to a stop while facing uphill on an incline, even when you release the brake lever or pedal. This helps ensure a smoother restart free of worries that the bike will roll backward. The system is disengaged either by quickly squeezing the front brake lever twice, or by accelerating to pull away from a standing start.


The Hayabusa adopts Brembo’s latest Stylema® front brake calipers. Featuring a lighter, more compact and carefully sculpted design intended for use on high-performance motorcycles, these calipers increase airflow around the brake pads to cool more quickly and deliver immediate response. These are paired with front discs with a diameter increased from 310mm to 320mm and featuring a hole pattern that further helps optimize cooling efficiency.


Suzuki worked closely with Bridgestone for years in developing the BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 tires especially to meet the true needs of the Hayabusa. The tires boast improved dry grip, performance in wet conditions, greater all-round traction and agility while retaining a high level of durability. Featuring a compound and construction, the marked difference these tires demonstrate in straight-line stability and cornering grip offers every rider a more exciting and confidence-building experience. The tires are mounted on 7-spoke wheels that not only look exceptional, but also help improve grip feel.


Superior core strength

The Hayabusa’s chassis is designed to empower you with sure footing, nimble handling and predictable control that combine to build confidence and enhance the riding experience. It delivers a smooth and comfortable ride that absorbs irregularities in the road surface and responds faithfully to your will. It effectively transfers the abundant power of its legendary powerplant to the pavement while fully leveraging its onboard intelligent control systems to run and brake effectively, whether barrelling down a straight section of road or leaning through corners.

At the core of this outstanding chassis is the Hayabusa’s tried-and-true twin-spar aluminum frame and swingarm. Though Suzuki built and track-tested a number of different prototype frames during the development phase, the proven combination of extruded aluminum sections and aluminum castings continues to lend the right amount of suppleness and strength to the overall rigid alloy frame structure. While more costly and demanding to fabricate, extruded aluminum sections pay off in achieving the overall balance required by a machine that delivers ultimate performance and reaches a nominal top speed of 299km/h. This is why extruded aluminum frame members can also be found on a number of supercars.


KYB inverted cartridge forks provide 120mm of front wheel travel and feature diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating on the 43mm outer diameter inner fork tubes to reduce friction and improve reaction to small irregularities in the road surface. Spring preload, compression damping and rebound damping are all fully adjustable. The internal structure has been upgraded to better absorb the road surface and ensure an even smoother, more stable ride with optimum grip. The internal structure of the fully adjustable KYB link-type rear suspension was also revised to maximize comfort and straight-line stability. Additionally, settings for both the front and rear suspension are optimized to achieve a stable ride with neutral feel at all speeds.

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