The Ride Is On – Suzuki Hayabusa Z

After a long wait the Superbike lovers got a gift from Suzuki Motorcycle India, who has announced launch of its nothing short of legendary superbike, the limited edition ‘Suzuki Hayabusa Z ’on Indian roads.

Overview:

Like its namesake, the Japanese peregrine falcon, Hayabusa combines unparalleled maneuverability, massive thrust and a smooth-as-silk ride on city streets as well as highways. Through countless engineering refinements of the original design, the Hayabusa spirit has still endured. Its incomparable performance delivers a fun and sporty ride at any speed, setting the bar high for rivals and defining the “Ultimate Sport Bike.” The original yet timeless styling also reflects the spirit of person who owns a Hayabusa.

At the turn of the 20th century Suzuki surprised the world by introducing the Hayabusa. Over the last decade, the motorcycle has evolved while staying true to its concept-the pinnacle of high-performance motorcycles. Its sensational power, speed, smooth ride and overwhelming presence continue to fascinate owners and onlookers alike.

 

Features:

Selectable engine mapping – Suzuki Drive Mode Selector: It features the unique Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) system, which allows rider to select one of three engine control maps. The system allows the rider to select a different map to suit personal preferences in various riding conditions, such as choosing one map for highway cruising and another map for tighter roads.

Forged pistons and PVD-coated rings: Forged three-ring aluminum-alloy slipper pistons provide superior strength. The oil control ring on each piston is electro-plated with a chrome-nitride coating applied in a vacuum chamber using a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) system. The chrome nitride PVD coating is harder and smoother than conventional chrome plating, reducing friction while improving cylinder sealing. The upper piston ring also features an L-shaped cross section, with combustion pressure pushing the ring tighter against the cylinder wall to further reduce blow by and increase the force actually pushing the piston down.

Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve: The Hayabusa engine is fitted with tapered, 44mm double-barrel Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) throttle bodies. Unlike conventional fuel-injection systems, the SDTV system has two butterfly valves in each throttle body barrel. The rider controls the primary valve via a throttle grip, and the engine management system automatically controls the secondary valve, opening it incrementally to maintain optimum intake charge velocity based on engine rpm, gear position and primary valve opening. This precise, carefully controlled system improves combustion efficiency and makes throttle response feel more natural to the rider.

Brembo Monobloc front brake calipers: Lighter and more rigid than conventional bolt-together calipers, the Hayabusa’s top-of-the-line radial-mount Brembo Monobloc front brake calipers deliver better feedback to the rider. The piston diameters were enlarged from 32-30mm to 32-32mm. Larger pistons help apply greater force to the brake disc, which results in increased initial bite and a more controlled feeling.

Lightweight, high-performance ABS: A new, standard equipment Antilock Brake System (ABS) unit features a lightweight, compact design. The ABS enhances brake performance by helping prevent, to a certain extent, wheel locking due to changes in road conditions or excessive braking, by matching stopping power to available traction

Color: Available in two colors – Blue-Silver (ASU) and White-Silver (ARA)

The special edition model will also get the ‘Yoshimura Slip-On R-77J Carbon End Exhaust’ which was a much awaited feature by Indian superbike riders. The company says that the Yoshimura Slip will give the superbike a competitive edge.

Other Features include a trapezoidal design that allows a large volume of packing material and in turn delivers top performance. The R-77 muffler’s front cap is MIG-welded, while the end cap is riveted, using high-end 304-L polished stainless steel rivets ad bands.

In nutshell, If you plan to buy this awesomeness on two wheels, it will cost you about Rs.16.20 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi) but at this price, the limited edition will cost Rs.25000 more than the ordinary model, you will also receive a 1:48 scale model of the legendary Yoshimura Hayabusa X1 (a collector’s dream) and a racing calendar. Words of Mr. Atul Gupta, Executive Vice President, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) are enough to describe this machine of tomorrow

“The Hayabusa has a large sentimental quotient for brand Suzuki. Over the last decade, the motorcycle has evolved, while staying true to its concept-the pinnacle of high-performance motorcycles. Its sensational power, speed, smooth ride and overwhelming presence continue to fascinate owners and onlookers alike.”

 

SUMMARY

One of the biggest bike giants Suzuki gave an early valentine’s gift to superbike lovers in India when it released the much awaited “Suzuki Hayabusa Z”, a limited edition, on Indian Subcontinent. The special edition model will get the ‘Yoshimura Slip-On R-77J Carbon End Exhaust’. It is available in two colors – pearl Vigor Blue/Metallic Mystic Silver (ASU) and Pearl Bracing White/ Metallic Mystic Silver (ARA). The Hayabusa Z sports a Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) system for selecting any of the three engine control maps. Forged three-ring aluminum-alloy slipper pistons provide superior strength and a Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) system is in place. The Hayabusa 4-Stroke, 4-Cylinder, Liquid-cooled, DOHC engine is fitted with tapered, 44mm double-barrel Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) throttle bodies, that has two butterfly valves in each barrel. The piston diameters are enlarged from 32-30mm to 32-32mm. The new Antilock Brake System (ABS) unit features a lightweight, compact design. The Hayabusa Z is priced at Rs.16.20 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).




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