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’s motor is shared with the Suzuki B-King, Suzuki’s stomping sport standard.
The Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 2 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).
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.
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.
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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 Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 2.
|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, e.g. Motul 7100 10W-40.|
|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
|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 10W-40)||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 hypersport motorcycle made by Suzuki since 1999. It immediately got the praise of motorcycling masses as the world’s fastest production motorcycle, with a top speed of 303 to 312 km/h (188 to 194 mph).
In 1999, Suzuki and other manufacturers began to worry about a European regulatory backlash, or an outright import ban on fast motorcycles. So they reached an agreement internally to limit the top speed of motorcycles to 300 km/h or 186 mph.
So from the year 2000 onward, Suzuki has limited the top speed of the Hayabusa to 300 km/h — but only on paper. They still get up there just as fast, and people install derestrictors if they’re pursuing land-speed records.
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. What’s unique about the Suzuki Hayabusa’s big engine is that while it’s relentless up top, it’s very easy to manage down low — even at around-town or parking lot speeds. Its temperature remains normal (with the analog bar in the middle of the dial) and it never gets upset. The same can’t be said of many superbikes.
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 engine powering the Suzuki Hayabusa is a 1340cc liquid-cooled dual overhead-cam block. On paper it makes peak power of 147 kW (197 hp) at 10100 rpm, but that’s somewhat meaningless as most Hayabusa owners modify their bikes. The cylinders have Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) lining them, that works with the PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating to reduce friction.
The Hayabusa’s engine is fed by a 44mm twin-bore throttle body with the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve system. The Gen 2 Hayabusa also has three power modes for you to choose from.
The suspension on the Gen 2 Hayabusa is top-grade, fully adjustable (preload, compression damping, and rebound damping) front and rear. The front fork is an inverted fork, of course.
The braking is also impressive, with Brembo monoblock calipers up front.
Of course, the Hayabusa is not a lightweight motorcycle. So while it handles well, it is a very different experience to ride it than to ride a lightweight 600 or a standard bike that weighs under 220 kg. Clip-ons on a bike that weighs over 260 kg (nearly 600 lb) means that pushing it around is a chore.
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.