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    Default Suzuki Ends Hayabusa Production

    This isn't too surprising considering how little it's been ungraded over the last 10 years...

    https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...usa-production

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    Suzuki has confirmed that a living legend in its range – the Hayabusa – will be taken off the market at the end of December, almost exactly 20 years after it made its debut as the world’s fastest production bike.

    The bike, which is still largely similar to the original 1999 model despite a fairly hefty revamp in 2008, doesn’t meet the Euro4 emissions limits and other rules introduced as part of EU Regulation 168/2013. Those rules all came into force on 1st January 2016, but manufacturers were given a two year period of grace to sell remaining stocks of non-compliant models. That period ends on 31st December 2018, after which it will be illegal to sell the Hayabusa as a new bike in Europe.

    With much of the world, including Japan, adopting emissions rules that match Euro4 limits, the Hayabusa has been effectively driven into extinction. The model’s last significant holdout will be the American market, where it remains on sale next year, although with production in Japan having been discontinued the Hayabusa’s remaining lifespan in the States will be decided by stock levels.

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    DEFEND AND CHERISH THE CONSTITUTION


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    Default Re: Suzuki Ends Hayabusa Production

    Is that a fake news site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry_Schiavo View Post
    hes definitely special

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    Quote Originally Posted by CZLoco View Post
    Is that a fake news site?
    Bennett's? No- they're reporting it as an announcement from Suzuki. As far as I know, it's real- the Euro-4 emissions requirements mean either adapt or die, and apparently the Busa isn't going to be adapted.

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    The dominos are starting to fall all over the place...

    ...2026 will be the final generation of VW combustion engines.
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    hes definitely special

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    notice big Kaw has no such announcement!
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    What is a Hayabusa? And why should I be concerned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigHock View Post
    What is a Hayabusa? And why should I be concerned?
    yes you should be worried. It gave 40 somethings who are now 60 something a reason to ride!
    Of course they could handle it...lol

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    If you don't use a pick up for it pick up truck stuff, you're a faggot ass poser.
    I bought mind brand new in 2006. It has 16,500 miles on it. I only use it for hauling junk around that won't fit on my scooter on in the wife's car.

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    If my knees weren't shot, and if I weren't so goddamned fat, I'd buy one. I probably still wouldn't ride it much because of the cell phone talkers on the roads. But as it stands right now, I can't even pretend to ride one.
    It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicious_Cycle View Post
    If my knees weren't shot, and if I weren't so goddamned fat, I'd buy one. I probably still wouldn't ride it much because of the cell phone talkers on the roads. But as it stands right now, I can't even pretend to ride one.
    That's probably what all the Harley riders said two decades ago. Back when they were our age!!

    Godspeed little buddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGar View Post
    That's probably what all the Harley riders said two decades ago. Back when they were our age!!
    This "old age" shit is a slippery slope!
    It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicious_Cycle View Post
    This "old age" shit is a slippery slope!
    Thats why God made Trikes aka Kuntcycles! (also to smite MC)
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    Maybe if Suzuki built Cunt Cycles out of GiggaBusa's, you geezers would buy them.
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    Does this mean used ones will get cheaper or go up?

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    The Hayabusa coming to an end is sad,
    but what's really sad is this almost 20 year old pic
    still feels to me like it was 6 or 7 years ago.

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    Sad yes, but if there are no plans to respect the legend by evolving it as a proper bike and instead just keep feeding a fed horse for the sake of sales like they've been doing for the last 10 years...

    ...then this is the right thing to do.
    Quote Originally Posted by Terry_Schiavo View Post
    hes definitely special

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    The 21st century is different.
    THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS!!
    DO I LOOK LIKE A FUKKEN HISTORIAN OR SOMETHING?

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    No BOLD NEW GRAPHICS?

    In all honesty, I wouldn't mind trying an Uglyboosa, but I don't ride my 14 that much anymore. Buying another bike seems pointless.

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    time.. it has been out dated and has not really been THE bike to have in a while..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    time.. it has been out dated and has not really been THE bike to have in a while..
    It will always be THE bike.



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    Quote Originally Posted by luckystrike View Post
    The dominos are starting to fall all over the place...

    ...2026 will be the final generation of VW combustion engines.

    Does anybody ever bother to read the whole article anymore?

    It's coming back in a year or two.

    We wrote about what’s in store for the next-generation Hayabusa back in January 2018 (here), and while it’s not going to be ready in time for the 2019 model range as was previously hoped, the other information we had remains accurate. Its shape is was previewed with the 2015 Concept GSX styling model, and the engine is set to grow to more than 1400cc to put it on a par with the 1441cc Kawasaki ZZ-R1400.

    When will we see the new bike? Suzuki is planning to launch at least 10 new models over the next three years, and the Hayabusa will surely be one of them, probably appearing sooner rather than later. The firm recently applied for new trademark rights on the Hayabusa name and logo, not only for motorcycles but also for clothing and merchandise, suggesting there will be a big marketing push around the new model. And as the newly-released Katana shows, Suzuki has no qualms about reviving its famous model names even when they’ve been buried for a while.

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    MMmmmnnnnnaaaaaahhhhh ain't gonna happen
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    hes definitely special

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    New trademark rights for a new logo, as well and clothing and merchandise??? Sounds like another famous brand that is now struggling with a declining market demographic.
    There is nothing quite so empty as someone who is full of themself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VFR Rider View Post
    New trademark rights for a new logo, as well and clothing and merchandise??? Sounds like another famous brand that is now struggling with a declining market demographic.
    Have you seen what Ducati did with the Scrambler line?

    Turned what should have been (and is) an entry level bike into a Brand within the Brand. Even grew it with 2 other engines...now available as 400,800 and 1100.

    Clothing, helmets, accessories, etc...it's all there.

    (Personally, I wouldn't hit a sick dog in the ass with one, but Oh well...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottcolbath View Post
    It will always be THE bike.



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    Damn Fuckin' Straight !!!

    everyone still knows what a Hayabusa is... it was a marketing grand slam because it was the BIRTH...



    of effortless performance... anything else is an also ran IMNSHO...
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    in 1999 sure. In 2000 the 12 smashed it
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    smashed it with a very fragile hammer...





    Hayabusa's won the war of words... by sheer numbers...


    even if certain Zed Ex's could get wind up like a mutha' fucker ...


    The BOOOSA' is still the Worlds First Hyperbike... period.


    everything else will always be #2...
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    youre missing the point... its what gave us modern liter bikes.
    Had you not seen that circa 2004...you were blind.
    My stock 2005 GsXR > Hayabusa or zx14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master-Cylinder View Post
    If you don't use a pick up for it pick up truck stuff, you're a faggot ass poser.
    I bought mind brand new in 2006. It has 16,500 miles on it. I only use it for hauling junk around that won't fit on my scooter on in the wife's car.

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    Here I still see more Busas on the road than 12's.

    I like both and would be happy to own both.

    As for Suzuki's future, I doubt it's just the Busa engine that will struggle to meet the new bullshit emissions. Quite a bit of R&D (re. money) required to take them all to the next level.

    And after all that effort by the factory, as soon as we get them we modify the fuck out of them and piss on the regulations anyway.
    I've learned that Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity.

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    RIP Busa!





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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboBlew View Post
    in 1999 sure. In 2000 the 12 smashed it
    Except, it didn't...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Lucky View Post
    Except, it didn't...
    but it did. Will gladly blow the dust of mine to show
    you it will still go around your modified boo in 2019
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master-Cylinder View Post
    If you don't use a pick up for it pick up truck stuff, you're a faggot ass poser.
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    Sad to see an icon die off, ever if it were not my flavor. The sales of Hyperbikes has tapered off to only a trickle, I haven't sold a ZX14 for two years, I was averaging 3 or so a year for a while. Hell, I sold 6 or 8 in 2008. The powersports industry is hurting, and Hyperbikes are one of the hardest hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck356 View Post
    Sad to see an icon die off, ever if it were not my flavor. The sales of Hyperbikes has tapered off to only a trickle, I haven't sold a ZX14 for two years, I was averaging 3 or so a year for a while. Hell, I sold 6 or 8 in 2008. The powersports industry is hurting, and Hyperbikes are one of the hardest hit.
    There ya go. Finally the voice of reason. This sounds plausible...
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck356 View Post
    Sad to see an icon die off, ever if it were not my flavor. The sales of Hyperbikes has tapered off to only a trickle, I haven't sold a ZX14 for two years, I was averaging 3 or so a year for a while. Hell, I sold 6 or 8 in 2008. The powersports industry is hurting, and Hyperbikes are one of the hardest hit.
    Fuck, I bought 3 of them myself.

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    Sure did, thanks for all the business through the years. Keeps my skinny buddy up north honest!
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    Fuck, I bought 3 of them myself.

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    Ok guys- nice talking to you. See you around, I guess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckystrike View Post
    The dominos are starting to fall all over the place...

    ...2026 will be the final generation of VW combustion engines.
    VW owns Ducati.
    Buy a few new Ducatis for the collector value after 2026.
    THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck356 View Post
    Sad to see an icon die off, ever if it were not my flavor. The sales of Hyperbikes has tapered off to only a trickle, I haven't sold a ZX14 for two years, I was averaging 3 or so a year for a while. Hell, I sold 6 or 8 in 2008. The powersports industry is hurting, and Hyperbikes are one of the hardest hit.
    At the dealer I work at, side by side sales are keeping the dealership afloat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck356 View Post
    Sure did, thanks for all the business through the years. Keeps my skinny buddy up north honest!
    You mean the guy I've been driving past for 25 years to get to your shop?

    Thank you for all the great service!

    I do miss all the Busa vs. ZX-12 banter though. Great times for sure.

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