Kiwi Rider August 2022 Vol.1 - Page 22

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SUZUKI RACER SCORES ONE-OFF HAYABUSA

Suzuki has presented a Yoshimura SERT Motul replica Hayabusa to reigning endurance world champion and MotoGP test rider Sylvain Guintoli , to celebrate the

Frenchman ’ s titles and contribution to Suzuki ’ s racing successes in recent years . Despite racing on a GSX-R1000 and being a test rider for Suzuki ’ s MotoGP machine , Suzuki says Guintoli has always expressed a fondness for the big Hayabusa and the creaminess of its 1340cc engine . So , with this in mind , Suzuki has combined the two , with his third-generation
Hayabusa sporting the iconic red and black livery of Yoshimura-powered endurance machines . To get himself more acquainted with the latest iteration of the Hayabusa , the French ace took it to a track day at Donington Park , mixing it up with race bikes in the fast group . After a full day ’ s riding , he said , “ Firstly , the bike looks amazing , I have to thank Suzuki for this beautiful bike to celebrate our successes over the past few years . Out on track the Hayabusa is fantastic , the throttle response is so linear
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