"Hayabusa" can refer to either an unmanned spacecraft launched by Japan in 2003 or to the world's fastest production motorcycle, which Suzuki Cycles has been making since 1999. Literally, the word "hayabusa" is Japanese for "peregrine falcon."Continue Reading
The Hayabusa spacecraft made rendezvous with a small asteroid near Earth in 2005, studied the asteroid and returned samples of dirt from the asteroid to Earth in 2010.
The Hayabusa motorcycle reached a top speed of 194 mph with the 1999-2000 model. In 2001, Suzuki voluntarily limited the top speed of the bike to 186 mph. The name "Hayabusa" was chosen because Suzuki was hoping to make a bike that could beat the Honda Blackbird, and peregrine falcons eat blackbirds.Learn more about Vehicles
The American Motorcycle Association is the largest motorcycle organization in the world as of 2015; the organization advocates for the interests of motorcycle enthusiasts. Some of the members join to learn about competitions, while others simply want a place to come together with others that have similar interests.Full Answer >
Motorcycle-superstore.com, motosport.com and DennisKirk.com are websites that stock and sell parts for the Suzuki Hayabusa as of 2015. The sites offer all kinds of parts ranging from spark plugs to exhaust systems.Full Answer >
The 2014 Suzuki Hayabusa reaches a top speed of 299 Km/H, or 185.79 mph. In 2010, the Hayabusa broke the fastest street bike world record at 272.34 mph.Full Answer >
The Suzuki Hayabusa, also known as the GSX1300R, began its stock construction with 175 horsepower, but later models upped this to 194 hp beginning in 2008. The upgraded engine in the second generation of Hayabusa motorcycles allows for greater power with the same internal volume.Full Answer >