Ever since we introduced the Suzuki Hayabusa, it's had only one competitor: Itself. That's why the new 2008 Hayabusa is so impressive - compared to the original, it's hotter than ever. For enthusiasts, that comparison will make your heart pound. The new Hayabusa's engine is thoroughly updated for more power and an improved power-to-weight ratio, which you'll experience as an even greater rush of acceleration. Its refined chassis and suspension help provide crisper handling. And its striking new fairing offers sleeker aerodynamics. The original Hayabusa was the best. With the 2008 Hayabusa, you're looking at better than the best.
New for 2008:
Redesigned instrument cluster now features four analog meters for speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and water temperature with a new S-DMS mode indicator, gear position indicator and adjustable engine rpm indicator.
New 1340cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves, Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers provides 11% higher performance and smoother operation
New Suzuki SDTV fuel injection system with dual injectors per cylinder and ram air intake with large volume airbox
New S-DMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) allows the rider to choose from three different engine settings depending on riding conditions or rider preferences
New lightweight titanium intake and exhaust valves with narrow 14 degree valve angle for high combustion chamber efficiency
New lightweight aluminum alloy pistons feature a revised shape and a higher compression ratio of 12.5:1 for maximum performance in all conditions.
SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electro-chemical Material) plated cylinders minimize cylinder size and improve heat dissipation and new hydraulic cam chain tensioner for reduced mechanical noise
New ventilation holes at the cylinder skirt for reduced pumping losses and increased performance
High efficiency curved radiator now features dual electric fans controlled by the ECM for increased cooling capacity. Oil cooler now has 10 rows cores for increased heat dissipation.
New large volume 4-2-1-2 exhaust system with a large capacity catalyzer, dual triangular canisters and closed loop system that meets Euro 3 and Tier 2 regulations
New Shot-peened chrome-moly steel connecting rods for maximum durability
Ion plating treatment utilizing PVD (physical vapor deposit) method is applied to piston rings providing a smoother surface treatment for increased durability, reduced friction loss and reduced oil consumption
Slick shifting 6 speed transmission working in conjunction with an innovative back torque limiting clutch for smooth and controlled downshifts
All new aggressive aerodynamic fairing design with low drag coefficient retains it's signature Hayabusa look and features an updated, muscular look to work with the new more powerful engine and updated chassis
New fully adjustable inverted front fork featuring DLC coated inner tubes for minimal friction resistance and outstanding suspension performance over a variety of riding conditions.
Fully adjustable rear shock absorber with a 43mm piston and 14mm rod diameter
Lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum frame minimizes weight while maintaining high torsional strength
New bridged aluminum alloy swingarm features a new cross-sectional shape for increased rigidity and to cope with improved rear tire grip and increased engine output
New radial-mount front brake calipers for maximum braking performance and allows for smaller 310mm front brake rotors resulting in reduced unsprung weight and improved handling
Lightweight single piston rear brake caliper working in conjunction with a new larger 260mm rear brake disc
Newly designed wheels mounted with high performance Bridgestone BT-015 tires for unmatched handling and control
Passenger seat and rear subframe are lowered for improved passenger comfort
Fuel tank height is lowered to allow riders helmet to tuck in and windscreen height is increased for improved wind protection and optimum aerodynamic efficiency with the rider in place.
Newly designed vertically stacked twin headlights provide increased light intensity, improved light distribution and match the elegant flow of the new Hayabusa styling.
LED taillight utilizes a double lens structure with a clear inner lens and a red outer lens for maximum visibility and a high quality finish
Model Number GSX1300RK8
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.
Suggested Retail $11999 USD
Engine 1340cc, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC*
Bore & Stroke 81.0 x 65.0mm*
Compression Ratio 12.5:1*
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Lubrication Wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive #530 chain
Overall Length 2195mm (86.6 in.)*
Overall Width 740mm (29.1 in.)*
Overall Height 1170mm (46.1 in.)*
Seat Height 805mm (31.7 in.)*
Ground Clearance 120mm (4.7 in.)*
Wheelbase 1485mm (58.5 in.)*
Dry Weight 220 kg (485 lbs)*
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, adjustable rebound damping and adjustable compression damping
Suspension Rear Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, adjustable compression & rebound damping
Brakes Rear Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front 120/70-ZR-17*
Tires Rear 190/50-ZR-17*
Fuel Tank Capacity 21 liter (5.5 gal.) 20.0 liter (5.3 gal.) CA. model*
Color Orange/Black, Black/Gray, Blue/Black