Video: Hayabusa 08 Tested

By Adam Child -

First rides & tests

 17 October 2007 11:49

Check out the video below as we take a look at the new 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa.

MCN road testers Adam Child and Bruce Dunn tested the 2008 model to its limits at Bruntingthorpe circuit in Leicestershire with the help of five old Hayabusa owners.

Like you, we were expecting big figures from these mighty rocket ships but came away slightly disappointed. The main reason is that all these bikes are now subject to a voluntary manufacturers’ agreement restricting bike top speeds to 300kph or 186mph.

In fact, the evidence of our repeated speed runs suggests they’re actually restricted to 295kph or 183mph, such is the similarity of the figures.

In this week’s MCN, available from Wednesday, October 17, 2007, we take a look at the Suzuki Hayabusa in numbers.

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