Interestingly, the Kanji
symbol on the GSX-1300R's fairing
can be pronounced as either "hayabusa" or "hayato". The name refers to the Japanese Peregrine Falcon
, known to hunt blackbird
s amongst other things. This is obviously a reference to Honda
's CBR1100XX motorcycle
, also known as "The Blackbird" or "Dos Equis
", (reference to the double "X" in its name).
Also (potentially) in the pipeline from Suzuki is the "B-King"; a naked, supercharged version of the Hayabusa. When you're cranking out 250+ bhp, who needs a fairing, right?!