Vance & Hines Has a New Drag Race Exhaust

for Suzuki Hayabusa Drag Racers Only

A view of the Sidewinder Exhaust system now available from Vance & Hines

Yesterday, Vance & Hines announced a new addition to their pipe lineup – and she’s a baddie. 

Featured as “the ultimate exhaust for Suzuki Hayabusa drag racing machines,” the 4-2-1 Sidewinder exhaust – created in collaboration with Suzuki America – was created to provide peak ponies for customized bikes (including the nitrous inclined). 

Let’s get into the breakdown. 

Vance & Hines’ Press Release states that this particular pipe system is made of 304 stainless steel, and hits the scales at a VERY decent 14lbs. flat (considering the stock typically comes with a 44-lb monster, we’ll take the Sidewinder, please and thank you). 

Tapered head pipes, full-merge collectors, oxygen sensor bungs – the system even comes with ‘an optional baffle’ to complete the ensemble, should you wish to adjust the system to a further hellish level of performance. 

A view of the Sidewinder Exhaust system now available from Vance & Hines

“This is another great product from the Vance & Hines team at our Racing Development Center,” said Vance & Hines President Mike Kennedy. 

“The performance capabilities of this system and the vast number of Hayabusa-mounted drag racers should make this a winner for the riders and for Vance & Hines.”

Here’s the tech spec list in accordance with the press release: 

  • Lightweight 304 stainless steel construction (.049″ wall thickness) with brushed finish
  • Tapered head pipes and full merge collectors for maximum performance
  • “Competition Only” Riveted Vance & Hines Logo Badge
  • Slip-fit collector joints with dual swivel end retention springs
  • Tuned length megaphone with optional baffle available (headers are 1-5/8″ tapered to 1-7/8″, 4-into-2 collectors are 1-7/8″ to 2-1/8″, final 2-into-1 collector 2-1/8″ to 3″, megaphone tapered from 3″ to 3-1/2″ then stepped to 4″)
  • Two, 18mm oxygen sensor bungs for stock O2 sensors or wideband air/fuel ratio monitoring.
  • Weighs only 14 pounds, 30 pounds lighter than the stock Hayabusa exhaust.
  • Includes exhaust port flanges, oil cooler bypass kit and spring puller tool
  • Fits all years 1999-2022
  • Lower fairing modification required; adhesive cut-out template supplied

A view of the Vance & Hines logo

With the suggested retail price hitting fair and square at $1799.99 (and available from the Vance & Hines Racing Development Center immediately), be sure to call them at 317-852-9057 or email them to secure your own pretty package for yourself. 

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 *Media sourced from the relevant press release*