It’s bye bye ’Busa (sob)

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Pro­duc­tion of the last true un­lim­ited hy­per­bike, Suzuki’s GSX1300R Hayabusa has ended af­ter a 20 year run. Ever tighter Euro emis­sions lim­its (Euro4) have called time on the ’Busa, mak­ing it il­le­gal to sell any ve­hi­cles that don’t com­ply af­ter 31 De­cem­ber 2018.

The Hayabusa, so called af­ter a Ja­panese Pere­grine Fal­con that can reach 200mph in dive mode, was one of the last bikes to make it to mar­ket be­fore the Ja­panese man­u­fac­tur­ers bowed to mount­ing pub­lic and po­lit­i­cal pres­sure and agreed on a 300kph (186mph) limit for all fu­ture ma­chines. The 175bhp ’Busa was said to be ca­pa­ble of break­ing the dou­ble ton in favourable con­di­tions, al­though in re­al­ity low to mid 190s was the norm. Even so...

You can see the Pere­grine Falc... oh, never mind

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