2020 Suzuki Hayabusa new patent drawings from Japan.
Show a gear position sensor.
Will be part of a comprehensive update for the ‘Busa'.
New patent drawings of the new Suzuki Hayabusa has emerged, and they suggest that the Busa will get a manual gearbox as well. This difference has emerged after analysis of the previous set of patent drawings that showed a few more things in the gearbox area.
In addition to the gearbox, the Hayabusa promises to have a lighter frame, and it will probably need a larger-displacement engine to retain its power and torque figures while still meeting emission regulations over the world. A new exhaust system is thus seen as well. The styling will also be updated, of course, but it will be a task for the company to marry the rounded lines of the current generation with the sharp lines and creases otherwise favoured by the current generation of sportbikes.
We also expect the new Hayabusa to offer other things like a TFT touchscreen with sat-nav capability (via a smartphone and Bluetooth), thus bringing it up to date with the modern features and requirements of a current sports tourer. It would be really lovely if one of the instrumentation options was a display similar to the current four-analogue-dials set!
Back to the gearbox, however: it seems likely that the new Hayabusa will offer a semi-automatic gearbox as well, or even a full automatic in much the same way as the Honda Africa Twin does. This will help it leapfrog the competition and make it more efficient and quicker as well. There is no timeline for the next-generation example from the manufacturer, but the heavily updated Hayabusa might debut sometime next year as a 2021 model.