​How To Hustle 600 Pounds Of Hayabusa Through A Gymkhana

Yes, we love light bikes. They're more maneuverable, easier to park, and just feel more alive. But a gifted rider can make even the portliest pig dance, or in this case, a 197-HP Suzuki Hayabusa that comes in at a wet weight of 592 pounds. Skills, this guy has them. » 12/29/14 7:10pm 12/29/14 7:10pm

What It's Like To Race With The Fastest Man In The World

In 1997, RAF Wing Commander Andy Green piloted the twin-jet-powered Thrust SSC to 763 mph to nab the land-speed record. Today, he's racing a Suzuki Hayabusa-powered Radical SR3 in a race at Brands Hatch. I wonder which one of those things is easier? » 8/10/12 3:00pm 8/10/12 3:00pm

This is what 311mph looks like from the nose of a 1000 horsepower…

Bill Warner's 311 MPH run on his 1000 horsepower turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa may not be an official record, but that doesn't make this video footage any less amazing. » 7/24/11 12:30pm 7/24/11 12:30pm

Watch a pro street motorcycle rider get thrown from his bike at high…

Motorcycle drag racing is pretty insane to begin with, but trying to break into the very low seven second range on a pro street nitrous equipped Hayabusa without a wheelie bar is taking it to a new level. That is exactly what motorcycle racer Doug Witt was attempting to do when the crash you see here occurred.… » 5/08/11 2:00pm 5/08/11 2:00pm

Ride To 278.6 MPH With The World's Fastest Streetbike

Florida motorcycle racer Bill Warner set a new world speed record for a street motorcycle at the Texas Mile in October, hitting 278.6 mph on his turbocharged Hayabusa. The onboard video may leave you weak in the knees. » 12/07/10 12:00pm 12/07/10 12:00pm

How To Build An Intake Out Of Carbon Fiber, Styrofoam And Condoms

We've long admired the crew performing a Hayabusa engine transplant into a Mazda Miata, both for its technical complexity and sheer steel cojones. The latest lesson: When it comes to molding carbon fiber air horns, nothing beats a Trojan. » 10/08/10 12:00pm 10/08/10 12:00pm

BMW K1600 Inline-Six The New Hayabusa?

You can put a Hayabusa in a dune buggy, VW Polo, your cereal. With the 'Busa swap becoming cliche, BMW's new inline-six motorcycle engine makes a good case for your next project. Ultimate driving (micro) machines are in your future. » 9/27/10 8:30am 9/27/10 8:30am

Because Legends Never Leave Anything To Chance

A parachute (or CamelBak) and rollerblades? Sure. Because when you're driving a Suzuki Hayabusa capable of hitting speeds of nearly 200 mph, you never want to leave anything to chance. [Reddit via TheDailyWhat] » 9/17/10 3:30pm 9/17/10 3:30pm

Project Miatabusa: One Step Closer To 13,000 RPM Miata Madness

The reason that the Angry Hamsters don't have room for the supercharged Studebaker Lark at their shop is a really good one: there's a Hayabusa-powered Mazda Miata in the works! » 7/10/10 1:00pm 7/10/10 1:00pm

What's The Best Car For A Hayabusa Swap?

Having just visited the secret warehouse in which Dave Coleman (of Ghettocharged Miata fame), Alex (of CBR1000-powered Geo Metro fame), and Tim (of Magna V65-powered Honda Z600 fame) are dropping a Hayabusa engine into a Miata, today's question is obvious. » 6/27/10 11:30pm 6/27/10 11:30pm

Hayabusa Dune Buggy: Ready For Take-Off

The gauge cluster from the Hayabusa-powered Speed Unlimited MC-10 buggy makes the inside of the high-flying desert ripper look like an aircraft cockpit. Is there video? Of course. » 6/16/10 9:30am 6/16/10 9:30am

For $38,000 You Can Jurassic Park a T-Rex in your Driveway

The Tyrannosaurus Rex was once the most fearsome creature on the planet, but that didn't stop it from going extinct. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has its Canadian resurrection, and ‘Busa power makes it just as formidable. » 5/12/10 8:00am 5/12/10 8:00am

Drivers Use Cars To Protect Fallen Biker

After a squid crashed his ‘Busa on a Texas highway, drivers surrounded a Dallas motorcyclist with their cars to prevent him getting killed. Several vehicles were rear ended and one of the good Samaritans suffered a broken leg. [MSNBC] » 5/07/10 2:30pm 5/07/10 2:30pm

Ride Along On Radical SR8LM's Second Record-Breaking Nurburgring Record

In case you had any doubt the 455 HP Radical SR8LM is street-legal, they drove it from England to the Nurburgring to break their own record with a 6:48 lap time. Here's the you-were-there ride-along footage. » 8/27/09 3:00pm 8/27/09 3:00pm

Hayabusa-Powered VW Polo Burns The Right Tires

We were displeased to see VW's annual Wörthersee concepts were relatively tame. Thankfully, these gents stepped up with a RWD, Hayabusa-powered Polo. » 5/28/09 9:30am 5/28/09 9:30am

Hayabusa-Powered Geo Metro To Take On LeMons, Sneers At Ghettocharged…

Did you think that the Ghettocharged FrankenMiata » 11/20/08 4:30pm 11/20/08 4:30pm, , , and meant that the upcoming get any better? Wrong! We've just received a few photos of the Team Metro-Gnome Geo Metro, which is powered by- hallelujah!- a engine! It's a front-wheel-drive setup, chain-driving the original Suzuki differential… and, yes, that …

'Busa Kart!

What's that you say? Can't afford one of those new V8 Ariel Atom 500s? Well, who says the only way to have an insane power-to-weight ratio with four wheels is in one of those trackday toy cars? They're barely streetable anyways. Just do what this guy did, and mount a Hayabusa engine on your go-kart. It may have a… » 3/07/08 3:45pm 3/07/08 3:45pm

PCH, Engine Swap Edition: Hayabusa-ized Honda 600 or Duramaxed '47 Ford?

I never would have imagined that 55% of you prefer a Pierre Cardin '73 AMX to a "real" '70 AMX, but that turned out to be the case in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity Poll. Today we're returning to a theme we visited with Aircraft Engine Edition PCH and Mix-N-Match Madness PCH: Engine swaps! Not only that, we're… » 1/09/08 5:00pm 1/09/08 5:00pm

It's Alive! Hayabusa-Derived V8 Tested in Ariel Atom

We received the following note from Dennis Palatov of dp Cars. If you're not familiar with Dennis's exploits building his own track-day sled, the DP1, from scratch, you should get so. He's in the process of testing a 2.8-liter, 32-valve Hartley H1 V8, essentially two Suzuki Hayabusa engines made to occupy the same… » 9/18/07 7:44am 9/18/07 7:44am