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Last Updated : 02 July 2012

The original Hayabusa Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) list was getting quite long so I've prepared this list of FAQ's for 2nd Generation Hayabusa (2008) and future models.

What is the Model Number for the Hayabusa?
The model number of 2008 Hayabusa onwards is still GSX1300R.

Claimed engine capacity?
The 1999-2007 had 1299cc.
The 2008 has 1340cc

What missing from the 99-07 on the 08 model onwards?
The fuel consumption computer.  However 08 models add a few other functions to compensate like the gear indicator!

Engine temperature issues?
The radiator fan outputs hot air on the right side near the riders footpegs. Could be a running in issue?

Throttle issue?
This model has excessive (initial) throttle free play.

Exhaust discoloration?
The stainless steel exhaust ends change color and remain that way. Much like the original but noticeable on this model because the ends are very shiny.

Are GIVI (and other manufacturers) luggage racks for 99-07 compatible with 2nd Generation models?
The racks from the 1st Generation with not fit the 2nd generation Hayabusa.  Why? the mounting points are different. The hard panniers themselves and so forth can be reused.

1st recall notice June 2008.

Here's an extract:

"Suzuki has identified the possibility that the ignition switch wire be affected following the repeated movement of the handle bar (worse case).  In the case of the lead wire breaking, electric power supply will shut off and the engine may stall ...... recall campaign to inspect the ignition switch lead wire routing ..... where the lead wire is routed incorrectly, the lower portion of the ignition switch containing the lead will require replacement."

Not all versions appear to be effected but you can be sure if you purchased the initial release in late 2007 it's essential to check that it has been done.

Emissions standard.

Even motorcycles are subject to 'global' emission standards.  Some claim that it is the tightening regulations that have lead to the introduction of the 2nd generation Hayabusa. 

Of that's conveniently ignoring that Kawasaki had released the ZX-14 which was finally a match for the 1st generation Hayabusa. 

That's also forgetting that the Canadian and some European models have always had more emission reducing equipment on board.  Anyway I haven't and forgotten and so for what ever commercial reason Suzuki chose to release the 2nd generation: The 2nd generation Hayabusa meets the Euro 3 Tier 2 emissions standard for motorcycles.

And yes motorcycle emissions standards are lower than for cars because there's not much space on a motorcycle to put all the additional plumbing - expect possibly on a Goldwing - but that's not really a motorcycle isn't it :) ?




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