• Jul 14, 2007
The unending contest between Suzuki and Kawasaki to see who can build the world's fastest streetbike continues, with Suzuki introducing an all-new Hayabusa for 2008. The bike's engine grows from 1299cc to 1340cc for '08, and a commensurate power jump is expected to let the new 'Busa equal or surpass the numbers put up by Kawasaki's hyper-performance machine, the Ninja ZX-14. Bikeland.org has hi-res pics and full features and specs on the '08 'Busa, which will be joined in showrooms by a naked edition dubbed the "B-King." The price for the the '08 Hayabusa's time-and-space-bending performance: $11,999. Suzuki's official site has the skinny on all the new '08s here.

Follow the jump for a video of the 2008 Hayabusa's reveal.

[Source: Bikeland.org]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Once again I plead and beg Weblogs Inc. to start a motorcycle blog!

      Aside from doing a disservice to the non-cycling public by hyping up motorcycles that the entry-level buyer has no business even considering, you're totally neglecting new bikes from Kawasaki like the Versus, as well as the new Suzuki GSX650F. At least get Autoblog Green to push the lower displacement, and higher efficiency bikes that still have more than enough performance for 99% of the riders out there.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Motorcycle.com attempted to fill this niche. Now that they have been absorbed by a media conglomerate, all new motorcycle-related material creation has pretty much ceased.
      • 7 Years Ago
      You did not think suzuki would take the kawasaki ZX-14 sitting down did you ?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I wish I had the 'balls' to ride that thing but----I think Ill stick with riding my girlfriend--and her telling me to 'go faster'.

      ""Im not afraid to admit it."" The Hyabusa is a machine that scares me!!!!---and I've only ever listened to one idle.
      • 7 Years Ago
      that, my friends, is the epitome of "badass superbike"!!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Most street legal performance per dollar, Hands down.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Very nice bike, though I'm not a huge fan of the styling. Too "bubbly" for me. It needs sharper looks ala Honda/ Ducati/ Triumph styling.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Since when is Suzuki fighting it out with Kawasaki? They are the same company... That's like Pontiac taking on Buick. They have been one since 2001... Now back to the subject, Yes the Bike looks like an egg. Yes just about every other bike on the road can out handle it. But if you live in Montana it's like flying low. This is like the big GT of the Motorcycle world.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Well not really. Kaw and Suzuki entered into a model-sharing agreement for the North American market to reduce model-development costs. That only lasted a few years and is now dissolved. They definitely aren't "one company".
        • 7 Years Ago
        "They are the same company..."

        You're going to have to elaborate on this. I did a Google search and didn't come up with their unification. I don't doubt what you say, but dismayed by what is news to me.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What if someone stuck the busa's engine in an old GTI?

      oh WAIT, they DID!

      btw, the music in the video sounds like the opening credits for some silly action movie....silver surfer, or xXx3, or something of that nature...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Too much bike for me. I'll go for an SV1000S.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Performance wise it's insane, but I've always felt it looked butt ugly.
      I prefer the R1, looks and performance (not insanity like they Busa's).
      • 7 Years Ago
      What's the real-world performance of this beast?

      When they showed the white on I started paying attention
      • 7 Years Ago
      i just been busalized for the third time-going to get one as soon as it hits the show room floor
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