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« on: April 07, 2009, 10:50:35 PM »

The Suzuki GSXR1300 Hayabusa

Based on many sources I have ascertained the following historical information about the Hayabusa.  The name, as you may have already heard, comes from the Japanese for Peregrine Falcon.  It is one of the few animals which can travel at about 300km per hour (in a dive).  The designer apparently came up with the name whilst walking along the beach and seeing this bird.  The colour scheme of gold/bronze and silver for the original launch model are similar to those of the falcon its self.  Believe or not it is said that this falcon often hunts actual Blackbirds which some thought to be a PR stunt aimed at Honda's Blackbird, the fastest bike in straight line at the time of the Busa's birth in 1999!  However its actually a fact that falcons do hunt black birds, amongst other birds.

More info here:
http://www.hyp4r.com/hayabusa/misc.htm

Another fitting use of the name came with the 1940's fighter plane the Nakajima Ki43, This was widely used by the Japanese Army Air Force in WWII was also named Hayabusa



The name has also been applied to a high speed passenger train in Japan


(Image from Wikipedia)

There was even a small, rectangular space probe, that wasn't exactly the starship Enterprise that was called Hayabusa



But nothing touches the original...



So there you go!!
« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 09:05:19 PM by Radar »



Hayabusa, meaning and other uses. Pics!
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 11:18:52 PM »
tis a pretty bird, funny use of the name and pretty apt! :D

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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 11:37:54 AM »
Remind me to sit next to you on the next pub quiz.

As long as it's an automotive pub quiz of course.....

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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2009, 08:36:28 PM »
I am a sad git lol!

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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2011, 08:41:30 PM »


Hayabusa, meaning and other uses. Pics!
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 01:45:18 AM »
that engine is gonna be a bag of nails after sitting that deep into the red, I don't get why people down gear their bike so much that they need to bury the needle into the red so far in top?

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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011, 09:42:52 PM »
It still impressive, but you do have a point Pete

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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2016, 07:09:40 PM »


This thing uses a Busa engine

http://bikemeet.net/index.php?topic=8115.0

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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2016, 01:32:34 AM »
WOWZERS, bet that is an utter beast! :D

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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2018, 12:03:24 AM »