Is Suzuki planning a 1500cc Hayabusa to reclaim the title of Fastest Accelerating Motorcycle?

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Suzuki Hayabusa render from Young Machine

If the reports from Japan’s Young Machine Magazine are to be believed, the Suzuki Hayabusa will soon reclaim its lost title of being the Fastest Accelerating Motorcycle from Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R. To do that, according to the Young Machine, Suzuki is increasing the cubic capacity of its falcon inspired superbike. There is still no official word about any such product being under development though.

It does not take long to realise that the artistically re-imagined Suzuki Hayabusa, most likely to receive a the GSX-1500R badge, has used the recently showcased Suzuki GSX concept, unveiled in October this year, as the base for this new superbike render.

Suzuki GSX Concept

Suzuki GSX concept

The render showcases a completely overhauled design with an updated and a sharp headlight, a single-piece LED daytime running light that runs across the headlight, updated front blinkers and redesigned air-scoops. The tank design appears to be near-identical to the current generation Hayabusa while the fairing receives a second scoop, probably for more efficient cooling.

That’s that with the design part but let’s talk about the thing that caught your attention, the rumoured 1500cc power plant. The current generation Suzuki GSX-1300R is powered by a 1340cc 4-Stroke, 4-Cylinder, Liquid-cooled, DOHC engine which means that the Japanese two-wheeler maker has to bump up the displacement by at least 150cc to badge it as the GSX-1500R. The current generation model puts out 197 bhp of power and 155Nm of torque. While we really do not want to put a finger on the expected power output, we believe that the added displacement will significantly bump up the performance numbers.

Suzuki Hayabusa Z - Limited Edition

A limited edition version of the current generation Suzuki Hayabusa

As we said before, the above image and the specification are based on rumoured information and artistically re-imagined by the folks at Young Machine Magazine and there is still no official word from Suzuki about an updated Hayabusa. Though unconfirmed, we expect Suzuki’s R&D centre from Hamamatsu to reveal some information about the Hayabusa – if at all any such product is under development – at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show scheduled to commence on October 29, 2015. We would bring you all the updates from the motoring show so stay tuned for more updates.

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