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Last Updated : 02 July 2012

Since there is not much motorcycle news around I decided to try something different. It's a stat bash of what is a reasonably value for money small car and the other is a reasonably value of money hyper motorcycle. Essentially this page compares the Suzuki Hayabusa with the Suzuki Swift.

What? Unfair! you say... Settle everyone - this is a simple comparison of specifications of the Swift and Hayabusa to show the difference between a small car and a motorcycle. 

The small car class is gaining in popularity 2010 due to the GFC and high petrol prices, global warming and of course there are more important things to spend your money on these days. A rationalising of the world economy!  

  Suzuki Hayabusa Suzuki Swift

2008 Suzuki Hayabusa Image

Body style :
Fuel Tank Size :
Kerb weight :
Overall length :
Overall Width :

2 seat
250 kg
2190 mm
735 mm
2 or 4 door hatchback
1030 kg
3695 mm
1690 mm

Designation :
Engine :
Capacity :
Fuel Type :
Features :
Fuel economy :
Power :
Torque :
Performance :
Gearbox/Transmission :

In-Line 4 cylinder
1340 cc (1.3)
Premium unleaded
Power modes
Avg 6.5L per 100km
146Kw @ 9800rpm
154Nm @ 10200rpm
1-100kph under 3 secs
6 spd manual
(M15A) In Line 4 cylinder
1460 cc (1.5)
Standard Unleaded Petrol
Avg 6.3L per 100km
74Kw @ 6000rpm
133Nm @ 4000rpm
1-100kph under 12 secs
4 spd auto or 5 spd manual

Designation :
Engine :
Capacity :
Fuel Type :
Features :
Fuel economy :
Power :
Torque :
Performance :
Gearbox/Transmission :

(M16A) In Line 4 cylinder
1586 cc (1.6)
Premium Unleaded Petrol
Overall 7.3L per 100km
92Kw @ 6800rpm
148Nm @ 4800rpm
1-100kph under 10 secs
5 speed manual

Pricing (AUD) :

2010 - $18,790 (AUD) 2010 - $17,990 - $24,490 (AUD)

So a harmless a comparison but it does make you wonder why the smaller engine in the Hayabusa produces much more power than a car engine. I do not have or can refer you to a specific article at the moment but at a guess would say - long term reliability and durability required when dragging the body of the car around.

The Suzuki Swift is honestly a good small car according to the many reviews. It's also got all the benefits a regular car has over a motorcycle. Sure the Swift is small but parked next to say a Toyota Corolla of the 2000 it looks bigger!



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