This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 2 (2008-2020).
From 2008, the original Suzuki Hayabusa was replaced by the Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 2, with a small bump in displacement and increase in power. In 2012, the Gen 2 Hayabusa was updated to add ABS, but no other changes were made.
The Gen 2 Hayabusa is definitely the one that’s easiest to find in the used market without either an absurd high mileage, evidence of being thrashed (but is there any other way to ride a high-power superbike? What, do you use this to just go get milk… at 200+ km/h?), or had stuff like a turbo added (and who knows what that does to maintenance).
Below are a few pics of the Hayabusa Gen 2. What’s your favourite colour scheme? It’s a hot topic of debate… yellow is a very popular one among aficionados.
In 2021, Suzuki announced the 2022+ Gen 3 Hayabusa with the same basic engine, but added restriction on the rear to comply with emissions regulations, slightly less power (but more mid-range), and much higher tech in rider safety.
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What you need to service your Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 2
Hayabusa owners are passionate motorcycle owners. Many do their own service and become experts at removing all those fairings!
Here is what you need to service your Gen 2 Suzuki Hayabusa.
|Part||Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 2 spec|
|Oil||Suzuki requires engine oil with JASO MA spec, or at least API SF/SG or SH/SJ spec. Many oils fit this. Suzuki recommends SAE 10W-40 weight Suzuki motor oil, but I wouldn’t over-think this and use another popular high-grade oil like Motul 300V or Motul 7100.|
|Oil filter||Use a Hiflofiltro HF138RC, which is a drop-in high-quality replacement that can be installed with a regular wrench.|
|Air filter||Use a K&N air filter as a drop-in replacement, part number SU-1308.|
|Spark plugs||The standard spark plug is NGK CR9EIA-9.|
|Brake fluid/Clutch fluid||Suzuki (like most motorcycles) requires DOT 4 brake and clutch fluid.|
|Front Brake pads||Asking what are the best brake pads is a popular forum discussion point! But many agree that EBC brake pads give better bite and less fade. The ABS-equipped Hayabusa with Brembo calipers takes different pads.|
* 08-12 (non-ABS): FA379HH
* 13-19 (Brembo ABS): FA447HH
|Rear brake pads||Get the corresponding rear brake pads FA419HH (for all models, ABS and non-ABS)|
|Coolant||Suzuki only requires a coolant that’s “compatible with an aluminium radiator”. Most motorcycle coolants are, and so a Valvoline Asian Vehicle Coolant is a fine option. You can also get Suzuki Super Long Life Coolant from dealers.|
|Chain maintenance||Use either Motul chain paste or a complete Motul chain care kit for frequent chain servicing.|
|Grease||Always handy to have some lithium soap-based grease for external pivot points, like the kickstand.|
Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 2 (2008-2020) Maintenance Schedule
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 2 (2008-2020).
The maintenance schedule is similar to the previous year model, although the new 2008 Hayabusa Gen 2 now has an evap system in California to check. Also, the manual suggests you inspect the fuel hoses, and replace coolant on a different schedule depending on what kind you have (blue vs green).
Interval: This interval should be judged by number of months or odometer
reading, whichever comes first
- I= Inspect and clean, adjust, replace or lubricate as necessary.
- R= Replace
- T= Tighten
- (California model only) and (CA. only) means that the items or the maintenance interval is to be applied only for the California model.
|Mi x 1000||Every…||0.6||4||7.5||11||14.5|
|Air cleaner element (SU-1308)||–||I||I||R||I|
|Exhaust pipe bolts and muffler bolts||T||–||T||–||T|
|Spark plugs (CR9EIA-9)||–||I||R||I||R|
|Engine oil (Motul 7100)||R||R||R||R||R|
|Engine oil filter (HF138RC)||R||–||–||R||–|
|Throttle cable play||I||I||I||I||I|
|Throttle valve synchronization||I (CA only)||–||I||–||I|
|Evaporative emission control system (California model only)||–||–||I||–||I|
|PAIR (air supply) system||–||–||I||–||I|
|Long-life engine coolant e.g. Suzuki Blue “super long life” coolant|
Note: some non long-life coolants (e.z. Suzuki green “long life” coolant) need replacing every 2 years or 12,000 miles/20K km.
|Replace every 4 years or 48,000 km (29,000 miles)|
|Clutch fluid (DOT 4)||Replace every 2 years||–||I||I||I||I|
|Clutch hose||Replace every 4 years||–||I||I||I||I|
|Drive Chain (maintain with a Motul chain care kit)||Clean and lubricate every 1,000 km (600 miles)||I||I||I||I||I|
|Brakes (see above for brake pads)||I||I||I||I||I|
|Brake fluid (DOT 4)||Replace every 2 years||–||I||I||I||I|
|Brake hose||Replace every 4 years.||–||I||I||I||I|
|Chassis bolts and nuts||T||T||T||T||T|
Tyre size and tyre pressure for the Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 2 (2008-2020)
The following tire size and pressures are specified in the manual. Of course, use whatever tyres are more common these days (tyre technology changes a lot!) and adjust pressure as suits your riding style.
|Tyre||Size||Brand(s)||Tyre pressure (cold)|
|Front||120/70 ZR17 58W||DUNLOP D214F M||250 kPa (2.50 kgf/cm2, 36 psi)|
|Rear||190/50ZR17 73W||DUNLOP D214 M||290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm2, 42 psi)|
These are the pressures in the manual. For single-person, sporty riding, many Hayabusa riders prefer lower pressure in the back tyre — even pressure of 250 kPa or 36 psi is common. But you’ll chew through those tyres (even faster).
About the Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 2 (2008-2020)
The Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa is a sport bike motorcycle made by Suzuki since 1999. It immediately won acclaim as the world’s fastest production motorcycle, with a top speed of 303 to 312 km/h (188 to 194 mph).
In 1999, fears of a European regulatory backlash or import ban led to an informal agreement between the Japanese and European manufacturers to limit the top speed of motorcycles to 300 km/h or 186 mph. So from 2000 onward, the Suzuki Hayabusa was limited in top speed — but only on paper. They still got up to 300 km/h just as fast, and people were quick to install derestrictors.
Besides its speed, the Hayabusa is well loved for its all-round performance. It has a very loyal community of followers who love it for its handling, comfort, style, reliability, and all-round prowess.
Jay Koblenz of Motorcycle Consumer News commented, “If you think the ability of a motorcycle to approach 190 mph or reach the quarter-mile in under 10 seconds is at best frivolous and at worst offensive, this still remains a motorcycle worthy of just consideration. The Hayabusa is Speed in all its glory. But Speed is not all the Hayabusa is.”
The four-cylinder, short-stroke, DOHC mill displaces a generous 1,340 cc and comes with some treasure hidden within. Cylinder bores have the Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) that works with the Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating to reduce friction between these most-critical areas.
A 44 mm, twin-bore throttle body sports the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) control that makes adjustments as needed for peak engine performance at the given throttle setting. The ride-by-wire system also comes with the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) with preset engine maps that allow you to tune power delivery up or down as needed.
The engine meets emission standards using the Suzuki Pulsed-secondary Air-injection (PAIR) system and low-restriction catalyst in the exhaust. Since the rev limiter is designed to cut out at 186 mph with stock gearing, that number must stand as the top speed of the bike. Not only is it fast, but quick too. It comes out of the hole like a scalded dog with a 9.7-second quarter-mile time at 148.8 mph, and leaps from 0 to 60 in a mere 2.6 seconds.
Power flows to the six-speed gearbox through the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) that limits back-torque and rear-wheel hops when you need to scrub off some speed in a hurry.
Manual for the Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 2 (2008-2020)
The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 2 (2008-2020), the ABS version.
You can download it from here.