It’s well over twenty years since we were first introduced to the mighty Hayabusa. The bike broke all the conventions for outright speed offered from a production motorcycle. It rapidly became famous for its incredible power, and its surprisingly agile handling. The latest ‘Busa now brings a smoother power delivery with better handling, in addition to a raft of all the latest electronics. There is a Bosch IMU that looks at pitch, roll and yaw. These are collected by a computer and the bike makes all the adjustments to assist the rider when operating the machine in a variety of different situations as well as at a number of different speed ranges. There are, of course, three power modes available at the touch of a button.
The bike now comes with different anti wheelie modes. There’s a quick shifter in addition to a slipper clutch. There is also a new engine brake control system which has three settings. It has traction control, cruise control, a rider controlled maximum speed setting and ‘launch control’. It’s still powered by that 1,340cc in line four with new internals. Suspension components are complements of KYB and are all fully adjustable.
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