The nasty-fast 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa just got badder! The Hayabusa, along with the Kawasaki ZX-14, have been regarded as the fastest production motorcycles in the world. Now Suzuki claims to stand alone at the top as the fastest motorcycle in production today. The previous version had a displacement of 1299cc, the 2008 model now boasts 1340cc. Compression on this beast is now 12.5 to 1, up from 11 to 1 helping to add a 12 percent gain in power. New titanium valves, a refined fuel injection, and chrome-moly connecting rods take this bike to a new level of performance. This ride is stunning at 110 foot-pounds of torque and will run through the 1/4 mile in less than 10 seconds!
The Hayabusa first hit the showroom floor in 1999 to raves and criticism. The critics viewed the styling as offensive, calling the design too aerodynamic, and even goofy looking. It has a long sleek design that some critics stated that it went against the grain of standard design. Of course everyone is entitled to their opinions, and the opinion of the owners of this bad-boy could not care less! Suzuki gets the last laugh after producing the fastest production motorcycle on the planet! A caution to new riders. If you plan to go out and purchase this bike, you need to be extremely careful, this bike is nasty-fast, and if you're not careful, this motorcycle will throw you like a bucking bronco. The ferocious nature of this motorcycle is something that should be respected, or it will bite! If you bought the 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa, congratulations, and happy riding!