Suzuki announce 25th anniversary Hayabusa

Suzuki have unveiled the 25th anniversary edition of their flagship Hayabusa, with pricing and local availability set to be announced in July. An orange and black-based body, and special colours for the drive chain adjuster and front brake disk inner all feature.

Original engravings have been added to the muffler body and drive chain, with a 25th anniversary emblem and a three-dimensional “SUZUKI” logo on the tank. The single-seat cowl is standard equipment as well.

The first generation of the iconic performance bike was introduced at Intermot in Germany in 1998, as the “Hayabusa (GSX1300R)”, before going on sale in Europe and North America in 1999.

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The product concept was “Ultimate Sport”, and its high power and handling performance, coupled with its unique and aerodynamic styling, created a sensation at the time. The second generation increased displacement from 1,299cm3 to 1,340cm3.

Released in 2007, it inherited the outstanding and powerful performance of the first generation, with a newly adopted feature, the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), which allowed for adjustable output characteristics.

In 2021, the third generation Hayabusa was introduced with a fully improved engine and chassis, and various electronic controls. The electronic control system “S.I.R.S (Suzuki Intelligent Ride System)” also features on the latest model.

The system includes traction control and bi-directional quick shift, making this model powerful yet controllable; a refined beast, if you like.

Suzuki Motor Corporation President Mr Toshihiro Suzuki stated

“The Hayabusa series has been a flagship model representing Suzuki, and has fans all over the world,” Suzuki president Toshihiro Suzuki said.

“We would like to express our deepest gratitude that this model is able to celebrate its 25th anniversary, and that it has been continuously loved by everyone for this long,” he added.

“I have personally test ridden the prototype of the current third generation model, and I am proud to say that we, the Suzuki team, can present to you the best model to date. The Hayabusa will never stop its evolution. We ask for your continued love and support.”

For further information about the limited edition new model, contact your local Suzuki dealer.

25th anniversary Suzuki Hayabusa
25th anniversary Suzuki Hayabusa
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin
Andrew Jenkin is the ride editor at Exhaust Notes Australia, founding editor of Two Wheel Addicts, a contributor at Bike Review and panel judge for Harley Davidson's Breakout Boss competition. Andrew has a love for anything on two wheels whether that be sports, naked or adventure bikes, with a guilty pleasure for cruisers.

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