Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the most popular bikes in the Indian market. The sports-touring bike is extremely comfortable on the long-distance rides and is very powerful too. During the early days of Suzuki Hayabusa, a rivalry broke out against the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R, which led to the competition of making the fastest bike in the world. As the top speed kept on increasing with each update, safety regulators imposed 299 km/h as the electronically limited top speed for motorcycles. Here is a video of Suzuki Hayabusa tearing off Indian highway and hitting its electronically limited top speed.
The video is from the Hassan Road, Karnataka which is the NH-48. The video has been taken from the helmet-mounted camera of the rider and it shows the bike at some insane speeds. He attempts to reach the top speed a few times and finally reaches the 300 km/h mark. It should be noted that the true top speed of the Suzuki Hayabusa is much higher but it is electronically limited for safety.
The highway looks relatively empty and is a four-lane divided highway. The biker is also doing safe overtakes and can be seen speeding only on the empty stretches. The Suzuki Hayabusa is quite powerful. It gets powered by an in-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, engine of 1340cc. The engine produces a maximum power of 197 Bhp at 9,500 rpm and a peak torque of 155 Nm at 7,200 rpm. It gets a six-speed transmission. The Hayabusa is pretty heavy bike and weighs 268kg. Being a sports tourer, it is not as agile as the litre-class sports bikes. However, the Hayabusa is extremely stable to ride on the straight lines.
The bike gets 3 riding modes. Braking duty is taken care by 310mm dual disc brakes in the front wheel and 260mm single disc brake in the rear. It also gets standard ABS.
But it is not safe….
The Indian highways are not the most ideal for high speed runs. Even though many parts of India get exemplary roads and smooth, long highways, Indian highways can throw surprises at the motorists. There have been many cases of jaywalkers or stray animals crossing the highways causing accidents. The highways may seem very safe, but all it takes is one wrong move to get involved in accidents. Most of the Indian motorists also do not follow the traffic rules and change lanes without any indicators or overtake from the wrong side. Highway and road speed limits are set by carefully assessing the situation of the area and every motorist should adhere to the speed limits.
So where should you speed?
There are many racing tracks around the country where one can speed. Now that the automobile culture is becoming popular in India, many enthusiasts organise speed festivals where one can participate in drag races and various other things in a safe environment. We urge the motorists to be safe on the roads and follow the traffic rules and go to the controlled areas like racing tracks for such speed runs.
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