Suzuki Hayabusa Celebrates 25th Anniversary with a Subtly Special Edition
Suzuki Hayabusa Celebrates 25th Anniversary with a Subtly Special Edition
05 Jul Custom
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When it comes to extreme production motorcycles, the Suzuki Hayabusa undoubtedly ranks among the most impressive. With a reputation already established over its 25-year history, the mighty sport machine is now commemorating its milestone with a special edition model that, while only mildly special, reminds us why you don't mess with perfection.


Introduced in 1999 during a track event in Germany, the Suzuki Hayabusa made an immediate impact. It not only took to the track, but it also claimed the title of the world's fastest production motorcycle, surpassing the 194 mph (312 kph) mark. Breaking the previous record by an impressive margin of 14 mph (23 kph), the Hayabusa solidified its place in history.


Over the years, the Hayabusa has become Suzuki's flagship motorcycle, and even after a quarter-century, it continues to captivate riders. Currently available in three visual packages, the model received a new addition last week to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Don't expect radical changes for this special edition. After all, you don't mess with perfection. Mechanically, the bike remains unchanged, featuring a 1,340cc inline-four liquid-cooled engine concealed beneath its imposing body panels. It retains its twin-spar aluminum frame, swingarm, and Brembo braking system, among other essential components.


However, visual modifications make this model stand out as something truly special. While the standard Hayabusa color schemes for 2023 include combinations of black, gray, white, blue, and subtle touches of red, the Suzuki Hayabusa 25th Anniversary edition adds more prominent red accents throughout, mixed with black in other areas.


Special decals adorn the sides and fuel tank, while the Hayabusa Kanji logo is featured on the drive chain. A discreet touch of gold can be found on the inner brake rotor and chain adjuster, and a 25th anniversary logo is proudly displayed on the muffler. The bike comes standard with a single-seat cowl, except for the version sold in the Japanese market.

Like the standard Hayabusa, the 25th anniversary model will be available for order in 48 countries. While pricing details have not yet been revealed, orders can be placed starting in July. For reference, the standard Hayabusa starts at $18,799.


To highlight the success of this iconic motorcycle, it's worth noting that 200,000 units have been ordered worldwide since its introduction, with countless Hayabusas dominating the streets. With the introduction of these new red devils, we can expect to see even more of them roaring on roads around the globe, continuing the Hayabusa's legacy.


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