|2007/2008 and onwards Hayabusa FAQ||
2nd Gen Hayabusa
Vs Blackbird (Gen 1)
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
What missing from the 99-07 on
the 08 model onwards?
Engine temperature issues?
Are GIVI (and other
manufacturers) luggage racks for 99-07 compatible with 2nd Generation models?
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.
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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