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2008 Suzuki Hayabusa First Ride Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa. 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa First Ride.

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The shape of the fairing vents are revised, the top of the tank is lower and as you can see, the overall shape has been slightly refined - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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On the intake side, valve lift has been increased from 8.8mm to 9.0mm. The exhaust has been raised from 7.5mm to 8.6mm - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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A new ctankcase breather system vents into the airbx and uses reed valves to prevent pressure waves inside the airbox from raching the crankcase which helps reduce power losses - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The crankshaft features repositioned crank pins and balance to accommodate the longer stroke - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) is actually a combination of nickel-phosophorus-silicon-carbide bore coating that improves heat transfer and durability - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The hydraulically actuated slipper clutch uses a ramp-and-cam system to reduce pressure on the clutch plates under deceleration - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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Chrome-molybdenum connecting rods are shot-peened for additional strength - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The design goals were simple: 1. Offer the highest power output of any mass production motorcycle. 2. Excellent acceleration - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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This motor cutaway shows the piston at TDC and all the vital internal data you could need to build your own Busa mill. Good luck.- 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The large catalyzer (yellow) in the collector reduces hydrocarbon, carbon-monoxide and nitrogen oxide emissions - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The radial-mount front brakes are now 4-piston calipers rather than the 6-piston units found on the previous version - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The dashboard has been upgraded to this retro-cool quartet of round analog guages mated to a central LCD display - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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New forged 3-ring aluminum-alloy slipper pistons are stronger and lighter with a 5 gram per piston savings - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The single KYB rear shock uses progressive linkage. The new aluminum-alloy swingarm features an internal rib that increases torsional rigidity by 10-percent - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The Suzuki Dual throttle Valve (SDTV) throttle bodies have (2) butterfly valves in each body barrel. the primary is controlled by the rider/throttle and the secondary is is controlled by the engine management system - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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Two compact fine-spray injectors are inside each throttle body. The primary injector is aimed 30-degrees down the intake port, the secondary is is aimed at the second valve adds fuel at higher rpm - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The blue Busa's gold wheels look like more than just an OEM wheel and together with the subtle graphics make this one of the better looking of the 08 Habusa color options - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The blue and gold-trimmed version really looks good in person - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa looks similar but definitely is not the same old Busa.
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Aaron Yates pilots the 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa - Wallpaper
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Up front an all new 43mm fork features a DLC coating on the stanchion tubes that help reduce the dreaded stiction- 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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Warm it up Kenny! - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The second time around the plan was to make a much more smokey burnout before hitting the staging lights - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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Although a 10.7 - second quarter mile run is not very impressive and that's what Hutch is about to do right here - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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Hutch warms it up on the Busa before run number one - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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Barry Henson of Velocity Racing had his full-on turbo powered slammed and stretched 2008 Hayabusa drag bike on hand for a demo. Doing the quarter in under 7-second on the bike's first-ever legit run is a good sign of things to come - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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Suzuki test rider Yuuichi Nakashima warms up the rear tire on the Hayabusa before making his first quarter-mile run - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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Joe Rocket stepped up and geared-up Hutch for the big street ride. You like the jacket? - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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On the street the 2008 Hayabusa is still a great streetbike thanks to its decent riding position, great wind protection and of course, that big motor - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The 4-into-2-into1-into-2 exhaust system has cannisters designed to provide additional ground clearance when necessary. As you can see, every fraction of an inch counts - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The front fairing is a bit wider than before and the windscreen is 15mm taller which combine to provide improved protection for the rider - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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Getting a good drive out of Turn 1 is a lot easier of Brian J. isn't taunting you from the back of a mini-van. Nice shot though! - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The Hayabusa has always been known for its aerodynamic shape so its no surprise that the '08 bike protects the rider even better than before - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The high beam projector head lamp is lighter and more compact than the '07 and a high intensity 65w light is there to help brighten up the evenings - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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At full-tilt on the 4-mile Road America circuit the Hayabusa's shorter 58.3-inch wheelbase feels more stubby than it actually is - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The big news is the new look of the Hayabusa bodywork. From this angle the most conspicuous change is around the ram-air intakes abd the bodywork behind them. The fairing looks GSX-R as does the exhaust cannisters. - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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The frame is lighter and the subframe is now constructed out of rectangular steel tubing for added strength - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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Twin spar aluminum frame, new-look wheels, improved fork and a host of subtle internal modifications to the motor are just a few of the key changes for '08 - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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Head-on with no bodywork is the one way you get a good look at the dual ram-air intakes and the sheer width of the twin spar chassis. Also, the steering damper is usally concealed so here's a hard to get look at that component - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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From the back the Hayabusa chassis looks sturdy and symmetrical with the twin triangular exhaust and massive airbox commanding the unfaired view - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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It may not have been intended to be a track bike but the fact is, the Hayabusa holds its own on the track and what it lacks in cornering prowess it makes up in stability and acceleration - 2008 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
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From here the rider has all the information necessary to pilot the 175 horsepower Hayabusa. The new instument cluster features four analog gauges that are supposed to remind the rider of the muscle car era - 2008 Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa
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