Suzuki’s Hayabusa continues on into 2024 where it will celebrate its 25th anniversary of production. There will be a special anniversary edition of the sportbike available in a Glass Blaze Orange and Glass Sparkle Black color scheme, starting at $19,599. Standard editions will be available in Metallic Thunder Gray and Candy Daring Red or Metallic Matte Black No. 2 and Glass Sparkle Black, both starting at $19,099.
Editor’s note: Read and watch the 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R Track MC Commute Review and 2022 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R MC Commute Review from the official U.S. press introduction.
The 2024 Suzuki Hayabusa will start at $19,099. (Suzuki/)
It’s only been a few years since the last major overhaul of the platform, back in 2022 when the brand introduced Gen III to the world. It isn’t a stretch to call that upgrade massive, with the ‘Busa getting more than 500 new or redesigned parts. This included a bevy of upgrades to the 1,340cc inline-four, improvements to the drivetrain, changes to the chassis, and the addition of all sorts of electronic rider aids, all aimed at giving consumers a more balanced and sophisticated streetbike.
The 2024 Suzuki Hayabusa in Metallic Matte Black and Glass Sparkle Black. (Suzuki/)
Considering all that work, it comes as no surprise that the 2024 edition will remain unchanged from last year’s model.
And that’s not such a bad thing. The package proved to be noticeably improved during our initial test of the Gen III. It still has an abundance of kick when you want it, but the improvements also made the bike more compliant and easy-to-use in day-to-day riding scenarios. Braking performance was significantly better than the previous model, handling was on point, and the suite of electronics functioned remarkably well.
2024 Suzuki Hayabusa in Metallic Thunder Gray and Candy Daring Red. (Suzuki/)
To read more about the ‘Busa in everyday scenarios, be sure to check out our MC Commute assessment of the Gen III.
2024 Suzuki Hayabusa Technical Specifications and Price
Price:$19,099–$19,599Engine:1,340cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled inline 4-cylinderBore x Stroke:81.0 x 65.0mmCompression Ratio:12.5:1Fuel Delivery:EFI w/ ride-by-wireClutch:Wet, multiplate, SCAS-equipped; hydraulically actuatedTransmission/Final Drive:6-speed/chainFrame:Aluminum twin sparFront Suspension:KYB 43mm USD fork, fully adjustableRear Suspension:KYB shock, fully adjustableFront Brake:Brembo Stylema 4-piston calipers, 320mm floating discs w/ MT-ABSRear Brake:Nissin 1-piston caliper, 260mm disc w/ MT-ABSWheels, Front/Rear:Seven-spoke cast-aluminum; 17 in. / 17 in.Tires, Front/Rear:Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22; 120/70-17 / 190/50-17Rake/Trail:23.0°/3.5 in.Wheelbase:58.3 in.Seat Height:31.5 in.Fuel Capacity:5.3 gal.Claimed Dry Weight:582 lb.Warranty:12-month limited warrantyAvailable:TBDContact:suzukicycles.com
By: Byron Wilson
Title: 2024 Suzuki Hayabusa First Look Preview
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/suzuki-hayabusa-first-look-preview/
Published Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2023 16:50:16 +0000
Prizefighter: A custom Ducati Monster 600 built for a Turkish actor
The Ducati Monster is widely credited with saving the Italian marque in the 90s. Part of its success lies in its minimalist brawler aesthetic—and part of it lies in the fact that Ducati has always offered the Monster in myriad engine sizes at varying price points. If you couldn’t quite spring for an M900 back in 1994, the Ducati Monster 600 looked just as cool, cost less, and still made adequate power.
Decades on, the Monster is a very different beast and has even shed its trademark trellis frame. But the mid-90s Monster still has appeal—and it’s got tons of custom bike potential, as evidenced by this custom Ducati Monster 600 from Turkey’s Bunker Custom Cycles.
The 1998-model Monster 600 belongs to the Turkish actor Kadir Doğulu, who went through considerable effort to obtain it. The story goes that the bike was one of four imported to Turkey in the late 90s as show bikes for a major local 4×4 event. Kadir spotted it in the corner of a parking garage gathering dust and hassled the owner for ten years before he finally agreed to sell it.
By then, the Monster 600 was desperately in need of rescue. A decade of being parked had given the elements time to work, leaving the chassis, fuel tank, and a whole whack of alloy parts covered in rust. Kadir held onto the bike for a while, then called in the brothers at Bunker Custom Cycles, Mert and Can Uzer, to revive it.
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Prizefighter: A custom Ducati Monster 600 built for a Turkish actor
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-ducati-monster-600
Published Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2023 18:57:09 +0000
Where Is the 2024 Honda CB750 Hornet Naked Bike?
Honda’s CB750 Hornet was officially unveiled in Europe last year, and has appeared in other markets globally—just not the US. (Honda Europe/)
It’s been 25 years since Honda’s massively popular 600cc Hornet wheelied onto European tarmac, so when word got out a couple of years ago that a new Hornet was in development the buzz (sorry) around the internet was palpable. The first and second-gen Hornets were almost universally beloved for their light weight, revvy characterful engine, and uh, down-to-earth price tags. Fun, practical, and cheap? It’s no wonder crowds of riders signed up to own one. And while the naked-bike segment has evolved tremendously in the ensuing years, a midsize model with those same characteristics along with the reliability and build quality Honda’s known for—at the right price—might still put up a good fight against its Trident 660 and MT-07 rivals.
The Hornet’s chassis is dominated by a new lightweight diamond steel frame and Showa suspension front and rear. (Honda Europe/)
Sure enough, Honda pulled the wraps off its long-anticipated CB750 Hornet at the 2022 Intermot show in Germany, and it had all the goods we could hope for: a rollicking 91 hp twin engine (not an inline-four like the old model), a robust menu of standard features, and a better-than-expected electronics package. The compact 755cc Unicam eight-valve parallel-twin engine was entirely new, as was the diamond steel frame, and the bike sported throttle-by-wire, ABS, four ride modes, traction and wheelie control, a six-speed transmission, and more.
Initial reports praised its fat midrange, agility, and unique sound (for a parallel twin). It weighed less than 420 pounds, and for a naked middleweight, the price was right; less than 8,000 euro (about $8,500 USD).
Related: 2024 Honda XL750 Transalp First Look Preview
The new Hornet shares its all-new compact 755cc parallel-twin engine with Honda’s just-released XL750 Transalp, though there are slight differences. (Honda Europe/)
You can bet plenty of US riders immediately thought, “Great, North America will get it next year.” And really, that didn’t seem like an outlandish idea. The bike had been teased since at least 2021, beginning with computer illustrations and then more fleshed-out reveals of a concept version; it had now become a familiar formula, with Honda then usually releasing a full production model in Europe, followed a year later with entry into the North American market. But here we are at the end of 2023 and many of the 2024 US models have already been announced, including the reborn 2024 Transalp model, which—it almost feels like a slap in the face—uses the same exact 755cc engine as the Hornet. A bike with the same drivetrain as the Hornet, that wasn’t expected in the US at all this year, and yet…
A 5.0-inch color TFT display allows access to rider modes, traction control, engine-braking, and anti-wheelie settings. (Honda Europe/)
As we said, the engine is all-new, with the parallel twin using Honda’s latest vortex airflow ducting to improve intake flow in the low-end and midrange. Peak power is 90.5 hp at 9,500 rpm, with max torque of 55.3 lb.-ft. coming on at 7,250 rpm. The Hornet’s 755cc mill also uses a 270-degree crank for an uneven firing interval that injects more character to its delivery as well as its sound.
To be fair, the Transalp’s mill is ever so slightly different, with the airbox inlets being longer to give it more midrange, and its back
By: Andrew Cherney
Title: Where Is the 2024 Honda CB750 Hornet Naked Bike?
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/honda-cb750-hornet-coming-soon-rumors/
Published Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2023 22:17:08 +0000
Make some noize for the Kawasaki H1 that didn’t race at Glemseck
The Glemseck 101 is the European event for anyone who loves fast, impractical, and highly imaginative machines. Those who partake in it do so with cult-like levels of obsession—returning year after year in a bid to outdo each other and themselves.
Rolf Reick is a regular face at the Glemseck 101. Based in Heidelberg, Germany, the perpetually cheerful industrial designer heads up a design school in the nearby town of Mannheim. But he also has years of experience building custom bikes—like this wild Kawasaki H1 two-stroke—under the banner of Krautmotors.
Rolf has stockpiled a number of rad bits and pieces over the years. So he set himself a goal of building a drag bike for this year’s Glemseck 101 using only recycled parts from his personal stash, turning to external sources only when necessary. (It’s not the first time he’s used this approach.)
One of the parts that Ralf already had on hand was the triple-cylinder two-stroke engine from a Kawasaki H1 Mach III; the original ‘Widowmaker.’ But it was far from stock. It had previously been rebuilt by the Kawasaki specialist Ralf Gille, with a host of upgrades that included extensive head work, a new crankshaft, and a set of Mikuni carbs.
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Make some noize for the Kawasaki H1 that didn’t race at Glemseck
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/kawasaki-h1-krautmotors
Published Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2023 18:01:55 +0000
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