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2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

The Suzuki Hayabusa is undoubtedly a force to recon with when it comes to the arena of super sports motorcycles. This beauty had dominated the arena for a long time. Top of the line technology and impeccable ergonomics coupled with great handling and styling, it’s definitely a stunner.

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

It houses a 1340cc in-line 4-cylinder fuel injected, DOHC liquid-cooled power plant that comes with 16-valves and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers. To take its performance to the ultimate level it comes with an ultra light aluminum alloy pistons with a compression ratio of 12.5:1. It comes with Suzuki’s SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) fuel injection system with dual 12-hole, Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating on the upper compression, Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) cylinder plating and Lightweight titanium valves coupled with Iridium spark plugs for top of the line performance not matter what the conditions are.

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

There is no shortage of technology on the motorcycle that makes it one of its kinds on the planet. It has the drive mode selector (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) to assist the rider to alter the engine performance according to the riding conditions and his likings. The exhaust system on Hayabusa is one of the best in the world with a large capacity catalyzer, dual triangular canisters and closed loop system.

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

Hayabusa comes with an optimized 6-speed transmission features oil spray to the 4th, 5th, and 6th gears, a lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum frame, fully adjustable inverted front fork, bridged aluminum alloy swingarm, and a beautiful and informative instrument cluster features four analog meters for speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and water temperature with a S-DMS mode indicator, gear position indicator and adjustable engine-rpm indicator.

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

 2012 Hayabusa Specifications

2012 HayabusaBASE                                  2012 Hayabusa Limited

Chassis        

Brakes Front                                                      Disc brake, twin                                   Disc brake, twin

Brakes Rear                                                        Disc brake                                               Disc brake

Color                                                                     Glass Sparkle Black                              Candy Sonoma Red

and Pearl Glacier White

Curb Weight                                                        573 lbs                                                     260 kg (573 lbs)

Final Drive                                                          Chain, RK GB50GSV Z4,                    Chain, RK GB50GSV Z4,

114 links                                                  114 links

Fuel Tank Capacity                                          5.5 gallons                                              21.0 L (5.5 US gallons)

Fuel Tank Capacity CA                                  20.0 L (5.3 US gallons)                       20.0 L (5.3 US gallons)

Ground Clearance                                          120 mm (4.7 in)                                      120 mm (4.7 in)

Overall Height                                                 1165 mm (45.9 in)                                  1165 mm (45.9 in)

Overall Length                                                  2190 mm (86.2 in)                                2190 mm (86.2 in)

Overall Width                                                   735 mm (28.9 in)                                  735 mm (28.9 in)

Seat Height                                                        805 mm (31.7 in)                                  805 mm (31.7 in)

Suspension Front                                           Inverted telescopic,                             Inverted telescopic,

coil spring, oil damped                        coil spring, oil damped

Suspension Rear                                            Link type, coil spring,                           Link type, coil spring,

oil damped                                                 oil damped

Tires Front                                                      120/70ZR17 M/C (58W),                     120/70ZR17 M/C (58W),

Tubeless                                                        Tubeless

Tires Rear                                                       190/50ZR17 M/C (73W),                      190/50ZR17 M/C (73W),

Tubeless                                                        Tubeless

Transmission                                                 6-speed constant mesh                           6-speed constant mesh

Wheelbase                                                       1480 mm (58.3 in)                                    1480 mm (58.3 in)

Engine            

Bore Stroke                                                       81.0 mm x 65.0 mm

Compression Ratio                                        12.5 : 1

Displacement                                                   1340cc, 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC

Fuel System                                                     Suzuki Fuel Injection                               Suzuki fuel injection

Ignition                                                              Electronic Ignition                                   Electronic ignition

(Transistorized)                                         (Transistorized)

Lubrication System                                      Wet Sump

Starter                                                                Electric                                                          Electric

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

2012 Suzuki Hayabusa

Pictures and specification curtsey Suzuki Official Website.

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Copyright © Vikas Singh

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2012 Yamaha YZF R1

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2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

Since the launch, Yamaha YZF R1 is one of the most sought after super sports motorcycle that truly inherits the DNA of the MOTOGP R1. The stunningly sharp looks, ergonomics and specifications of this beauty have always attracted those who are lovers of speed and style.

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

Recently Yamaha sold some 2000 units of the World GP 50th Anniversary Edition in Pearl White and Rapid Red shades that sports the 50th Anniversary emblem on top of the fuel tank and each motorcycle was numbered displaying the production number of each unit.

2012 Yamaha R1 Console

2012 Yamaha R1 Console

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

R1 sports a 998cc, liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 16 valves (titanium intake valves) power plant with YCC-T and YCC-I and Transistor Controlled Ignition. The 2012 Yamaha YZF R1 include some new features like Seven-level Traction Control System that’s allows the rider an edge over its competition while exiting corners.

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

Front suspension is 43mm inverted fork that are fully adjustable and rear suspension comes with a single shock w/piggyback reservoir which is 4-way adjustable. Front brakes are dual 310mm disc with radial-mount forged 6-piston calipers and rear with 220mm disc with single-piston caliper.

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

 

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

The 2012 model is fitted with an all new ECU settings which enhances the ability of the motorcycle during the low and mid rpm acceleration. To give a boost to the styling the headlight cowl design and LED lights are given a new look apart from this redesigned silencer heat guards and end caps give the rear of this beauty a more compact look.

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha YZF R1 Technical Specifications

Engine:                                                    998cc, liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC 16 valves
(titanium intake valves)
Bore x Stroke:                                      78.0mm X 52.2mm
Compression Ratio:                           12.7:1
Fuel Delivery:                                       Fuel Injection with YCC-T and YCC-I
Ignition:                                                  TCI (Transistor Controlled Ignition)
Transmission:                                        6-speed w/multiplate slipper clutch
Final Drive:                                            #530 O-ring chain

Chassis
Suspension / Front:                          43mm inverted fork; fully adjustable,
4.7-in travel
Suspension / Rear:                            Single shock w/piggyback reservoir; 4-way
adjustable, 4.7-in travel
Brakes / Front:                                   Dual 310mm disc; radial-mount forged
6-piston calipers
Brakes / Rear:                                     220mm disc; single-piston caliper
Tires / Front:                                      120/70ZR17
Tires / Rear:                                        190/55ZR17

Dimensions

Length :                                                 81.5 in
Width:                                                    28.1 in
Height :                                                  44.5 in
Seat Height:                                         32.8 in
Wheelbase:                                           55.7 in
Rake (Caster Angle):                         24.0°
Trail:                                                       4.0 in
Fuel Capacity:                                    4.8 gal
Wet Weight***:                                  454 lb

Other

Primary Reduction Ratio:             65/43 (1.512)
Secondary Reduction Ratio:        47/17 (2.765)
Gear Ratio – 1st Gear 38/15 (2.533)
Gear Ratio – 2nd Gear 33/16 (2.063)
Gear Ratio – 3rd Gear 37/21 (1.762)
Gear Ratio – 4th Gear 35/23 (1.522)
Gear Ratio – 5th Gear 30/22 (1.364)
Gear Ratio – 6th Gear 33/26 (1.269)

2012 Yamaha R1

2012 Yamaha R1

Technical specification and Pictures curtsey: Yamaha Official Website

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Copyright © Vikas Singh

Comparison between Suzuki Hayabusa and Yamaha V-Max

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Ever thought of comparing Suzuki Hayabusa and Yamaha V-Max? I was just wondering why these two have not yet been compared. Mostly, Suzuki Hayabusa is either compared to Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird or Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R.

Suzuki Hayabusa and Yamaha V-Max, super sports bikes manufactured by two great Japanese automotive giants are two speed demons. Both differ in their styling, engine displacement and other features.

Suzuki Hayabusa houses a massive 1,340cc, four-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16 valve engine that churns out a mighty 194bhp. The compression ratio is 12.5:1 and the 44mm Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) throttle bodies are added. It also has famous GSX-R series Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS). Suzuki Hayabusa has best power-to-weight ratio and is one of the sharpest super sports bikes to date. It has the famed Suzuki Drive Mode Selector which allows you to exploit all its potential on the road and is the key to its different riding conditions. To reduce the weight, the frame and the swingarm are made out of aluminum alloy and an ABS is available for extra safety.

V-Max is powered by a 1679cc engine. Yamaha Chip-Controlled Throttle (YCC-T) operated Mikuni fuel-injection system uses a quartet of 48mm throttle bodies with 12-hole injectors. The three-processor ECU measures parameters (wheel speed, crank position, temperature, etc) every 1/1000th of a second. Forged aluminum is used to make the pistons which operate inside ceramic-composite cylinder linings. Combustion chamber is a lot flatter and nets an 11.3:1 compression ratio and requires premium quality of fuel. Exhaust-cams are gear driven by the chain-driven intake cams.

The Verdict


It’s hard to find any flaws in these bikes and the thrill of riding these bikes is hard to match. This is clash of the titans. You can’t compare a tiger with a lion.  These two are gods of the motorcycling world and just can’t be compared.

2009 Suzuki Hayabusa 2009 Yamaha V-Max
Engine Displacement 1340cc 1679cc
Engine Type Horizontal In-line 65-degree V-4 DOHC
Bore & Stroke 81.0 mm x 65.0 mm 90.0mm x 66.0mm
Cooling Liquid Liquid
Compression Ratio 12.5:1 11.3:1
Starter Electric Electric
Fuel Type Gas Gas
Transmission Type 6-speed constant mesh 5-speed, multiplate slipper clutch
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Shaft
Front Tire (Full Spec) 120/70 ZR17 120/70-R18
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 190/50 ZR17 200/50-R18
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc Dual Disc
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Disc
Wheelbase (in/mm) 58.5 66.9
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.5 Gallons 4 Gallons

The Competitors


KAWASAKI NINJA ZX-12R

HONDA CBR1100XX BKACKBIRD