All-new Hayabusa For 2008

All-new Hayabusa For 2008

There are 129 comments on the Cycle News story from Jun 28, 2007, titled All-new Hayabusa For 2008. In it, Cycle News reports that:

Suzuki has launched an all-new Hayabusa for 2008, which features changes from the ground up, including a new engine and chassis: Engine- New 1340cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves, Twin Swirl ... via Cycle News

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Boston, MA

#124 Jan 28, 2008
dieseler wrote:
both bikes are great, 1300 and the 1400,but lets remember the busa still hold many records proven on the discovery channel on the worlds fastest machines, when i see the 1400 on there to be seen all around the world as the greatest two-wheel machine built, no-matter what you all ride,say,hear, or read, the 08 Busa is built 10 times better than that one, so be careful,you might see part 2,in- sept 08...maybe that will end all the fuss ;)

we have a math teacher on our hands? 10 times better huh? wow it would be a bit more believable if you diddnt just make an ass of yourself. The busa is not ten times more anything than any bike with a motor. If a bike only did 50mph the busa would have to to 500mph at ten times faster. Maybe you should have said you are ten times more ignorant then anyone here.
ZX Umpteen

United States

#125 Jan 29, 2008
I don't know what dyno that "motorcycleUSA" was using in it's 08 zx14 vs 08 busa article,but it seems to be seriously on the stingy side.they are getting 161 and 167 rwhp from these bikes when I know full well that both are north of 170rwhp respectively.Shit,my old 12R was getting 166 rwhp with a slip on pipe and a modded airbox and it was 30+ pounds lighter.If it weren't a clutch whore and an aerodynamic pig I would have kept the old girl.With varifiable reports putting the 2008 zx10r at nearly 171 rwhp and a genuine 100+ pounds lighter I think we should probably look at the liter class to crown a champion.Kawasaki and Suzuki should be ashamed of themselves for underachieving in the hyper class with 350cc more displacement to play around with.How can they say the busa and zx14 are the uber GT bikes when the 1000cc class is built new from the ground up every year yet the hyperbikes have to wait 5,6,7 years just to get a modest overhaul???

Apopka, FL

#126 Feb 1, 2008
I just read the Motorcyclist article on the '08 ZX-14, and they make less hp than the first gen 14's 167hp for the '08, 175 for the 06-07 models, yet they got a better E.T for the 08 by a tenth of a second, it lso was 5 hundreths of a second quicker than the '08 Busa 9.65(14) to a 9.70(Busa), it really comes down to the rider, as I stated before both are great bikes I just prefer the Kawi.

Leesburg, FL

#127 Feb 6, 2008
Recently bought a 2008 Hayabusa. Great bike. Owned a 91 Kawasaki 1100. A Daytona 1200. And my wife rode a 2004 Hayabusa til we traded it for the 2008. My first Busa was a 2000, with a Muzzy sidewinder exhaust. Lots of fun! Raced my uncle in-law on that 2000, rolling on at about 40mph, for approx. the 1/4 mile. He beat me by a half a bike link. And, he taught me how to ride. Can't wait to break this 08 in and face him again. For me, it's Busa. The response. The handling. The look. Win or loose, my wife and I are Busa riders.

Boston, MA

#128 Feb 22, 2008
cool try a ninja its better!

Houlton, ME

#129 Feb 26, 2008
I like both bike,and happen to own 07 zx-14 limited, but it depends on what you want. I think the 14 is a better all around bike, and the busa gets the edge on the tight turns. If your going to argue speed lets be real, they're both going to reach 180 way too faster than most of us would care to drive! And the if thats what your looking for try out 08 ZX-10 or GSX-R 1000. Their lighter and you can kill youself much quicker on them.

United States

#130 Mar 1, 2008

Orlando, FL

#131 Mar 14, 2008
Actually from a standing start, the 1000's have nothing on either the 14 or the 'Busa, both have over 100ft/lbs of tourque at the wheel, the ZX-10 makes 76, the only thing slowing the hyper bikes down is weight.


#132 Apr 1, 2008
hey guys if were talking about stalk production bikes what about the y2k?(is that a production bike?) i think the stats were something like 250mph ,or maybe more, stock.


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