The next generation Suzuki Hayabusa is currently under development and we’re expecting it to be unveiled by the end of 2017 or early 2018. Over the past several months, we’ve come across various speculations and renders of Suzuki’s sports tourer. In the latest updates, we came across another photo of the next generation Hayabusa through one of Japan’s motoring magazines and this one almost looks like the real deal.
Well, honestly, the details about this particular image are scarce and this probably isn’t the final product either but it is one of the most accurate interpretations of the next generation Hayabusa. The front, as seen in the image, gets an aggressive design with a sharp headlight while the LED DRLs placed right above the air-intake cavities. Another noticeable element is the front suspension which is a Showa sourced Balance Free unit, the same system which is seen on the Suzuki GSX-R1000R. The images also hint at updated body panels which don a sharper design. The exhaust pipe too gets an angular design. Braking duties, as seen in the image, are performed by Brembo.
Mechanical details are unavailable but the current generation model draws 197 bhp of power and 155Nm of torque from its 1340cc 4-Stroke, 4-Cylinder, Liquid-cooled, DOHC engine. The new generation model is expected to receive a performance upgrade for added power and torque output and will be aimed to claim back its lost title of fastest accelerating motorcycle from the Kawasaki ZX-14R. There were rumours that the motorcycle will use a supercharged engine but then we really didn’t hear many details on that front.
As aforementioned, the details about this particular image and the next generation Hayabusa are limited. We’d keep you posted about all the latest updates as and when they arrive.