Final edition Hayabusa

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Suzuki is set to reveal a limited-edition version of its eight-year-old Hayabusa later this year to mark the end of production of the legendary bike.

While the Busa name is likely to continue with an all-new model, the first generation is set to retain its title as the world’s fastest bike. This is because since its launch manufacturers have agreed to a voluntary 186mph top speed limit. 

The very first Busas in 1999 managed 194mph during independent tests.

The limited edition GSX1300RZ Hayabusa is expected to be revealed within the next few weeks, featuring specifications derived from a similar limited-edition Busa sold in America last year.

The biggest change from the full-production versions is set to be the paintwork.

Unlike the plain blue or black paint options offered in the UK this year, the Limited Edition Busa will get two-tone white and silver paint. 

Like the stock 2007-spec UK bikes, it will get a black frame, but the wheels are expected to be silver rather than black to complement the colourscheme.

Only around 100 of the limited-edition Busas are expected to be offered in the UK.