Chassis and Handling
Suzuki has worked closely with Bridgestone to develop the BATTLAX HYPERSPORT S22 tyres, meeting the needs of the new Hayabusa. Boasting improved dry grip, better wet condition performance, and great all-round traction. This helps the new tyre set itself apart from the rest with a new compound yielding both great performance and increased durability.
The tyres aren’t the only huge development to have occurred. At the core of this outstanding chassis is the swingarm and aluminium frame. A proven combination of extruded aluminium sections and castings lend the right amount of suppleness and strength to the overall rigid alloy frame structure. Together, they achieve the 50:50 balance required by a machine that delivers ultimate performance and reaches a nominal top speed of 186mph.
To better connect the chassis and wheels, adjustable KYB inverted cartridge forks have been added, providing 120mm of front wheel travel and feature Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating on the 43mm inner fork tubes. A fully adjustable KYB link-type rear suspension is also equipped to maximize comfort and straight-line stability. This, in turn, reduces friction and improve reaction to small irregularities in the road surface.