Suzuki Hayabusa, first produced in 1999 rose to fame as the fastest bike in the world and for 20 years it sold well. Receiving an update in 2008, its basic aerodynamic design remained the same. Now in 2018, it seems like the legendary bike will be not be produced any more.

According to Bennetts, Suzuki is likely to stop production of the Hayabusa from 2018. The bike is not compliant with the stricter Euro-VI emission norms, but companies were given two years to sell remaining stocks of the non-compliant vehicles.

The Hayabusa will now be illegal to sell across Europe come December 31, 2018 while production in Japan will be discontinued. American markets will still have the bikes on sale.

The Busa was the first production bike to break the 200-mph mark. Powered by a 1340cc liquid-cooled inline-four that produced 197 bhp and 155 Nm and mated to a 6-speed gearbox, the bike sports an aerodynamic design that helps it achieve breakneck speeds.

Dual channel ABS on 310 mm front discs and a 260 mm rear disc provides stopping power while suspension comes via Kayaba inverted front forks and a link type suspension in the back. With a weight of 266 kg, the Hayabusa gets a 21-litre fuel tank capacity.



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