The Hayabusa Motorbike – Bird That Flies on the Road!!
It is very apt for me to call the motorbike – Hayabusa – as “Bird That Flies on the Road”. What makes me do so is the subject of this paper which is sure to raise your adrenaline to colossal levels. Before proceeding further, it’s quite appropriate here to make my readers remember the popular American television series – Street Hawk. The thirteen episodes of this 1985’s much applauded TV thriller hovered around state of the art motorcycle capable of achieving speeds of over 300 miles per hour. I would now stop talking about any fictitious bike and would take you to a breakthrough in engineering that happened in the year before the arrival of the current millennium.
An Engineering Marvel Unleashed!
Hayabusa is a high-performance motorcycle, developed by Suzuki, which is famous for its immense power. Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the extreme machines to drive on the road, and can be aptly called as the “Rocket on Wheels” because of the astonishingly high speeds that it can attain. First model of this engineering marvel was developed in the year 1999. It broke the ultimate-velocity record of Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 by achieving the overwhelming speed of 312 km/h or 194 mph (miles per hour). Hayabusa won the honor of the world’s fastest production motorcycle for the year 1999-2000. In order to stop speed genies running amok, a gentlemen’s agreement was signed by the manufacturers to limit the maximum speed achievable to 186 mph (300 km/h). Thus, current maximum speed of Hayabusa, is thus, limited to 186 mph (300 km/h). Hayabusa is acclaimed as the fastest production motorcycle of the 20th century or the fastest production motorcycle of the last millennium.