New Suzuki Hayabusa Expected At EICMA 2019
Besides the new Hayabusa, we could also see larger Suzuki motorcycles like the V-Strom 1000 and GSX-R1000R being updated
There wasn’t much action from Suzuki at the Tokyo Motor Show this year. It seems the Japanese bikemaker has been holding on to its goodies for EICMA, the most important motorcycle show of the year. We expect Suzuki to launch new large capacity motorcycles and also a concept of its flagship tourer. Here’s what you will and might see at the Suzuki stall at this year’s EICMA.
The V-Storm 1000 has been desperately in need of an update and the new 2020 model has already been spotted in a teaser video. For starters, it gets a completely new front end that looks inspired by Suzuki’s 90’s adventure bike, the DR Big. Its headlamp looks similar to the Suzuki Katana while the new windscreen appears to be larger. The instrument console is now fully digital. The motor might be a new V-Twin unit different from the current 1037cc delivering 101PS and 101Nm. We expect the motor to have different power figures and be Euro 5-compliant as well.
Suzuki last overhauled its litre-class superbike in 2017. We expect to see a new one at EICMA this year. The Japanese bikemaker had released new patents showing off a new variable valve timing for its motor. That might seem surprising given the fact that the current motor comes with VVT but this one is a centrifugal force-driven unit given the MotoGP rules banning electronic and hydraulic driven VVT units. The new one is expected to get an electro-hydraulic unit that’s more efficient and should be able to pass Euro 5 regulations. The bodywork is expected to be tweaked with a new front fairing.
Suzuki is expected to show off the new Hayabusa at EICMA albeit in concept form. Expect a complete redesign, new powertrain and new frame. The new tourer is expected to get two transmission options: manual and semi-automatic. Rumours suggest the Busa will get a larger motor and will cross the 200PS barrier. In its current trim, the 1340cc in-line four motor delivers 197PS and 154Nm. We expect an all-new, tauter bodywork with slimmer LED headlamps and a complete electronics package derived from the GSX-R1000.
GSX-R1000R image courtesy Bennets