Suzuki Showcases Development of the Hayabusa NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle
See the Newest NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle in Action
Suzuki Motor USA released a video today featuring an inside look at its partnership with Vance & Hines and the development of Suzuki’s newest entry into the NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle class. The video showcases the development of the team’s new Gen3 Hayabusa Pro Stock Motorcycle and what it takes to create a 200+ MPH NHRA Pro Stock drag bike. The new bike debuted this season with a win at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, Florida.
The video takes viewers for a look at this bike’s development from concept renderings of the Gen3 Hayabusa and engineering of the new drag bike body utilizing 3D body scans of a new Hayabusa production model. CAD/CAM software renderings and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques ensure key Hayabusa design cues are blended with the needs of a successful NHRA Pro Stock drag bike. Featuring six-time NHRA champion and current Vance & Hines crew chief Andrew Hines and four-time NHRA Champion Eddie Krawiec, the viewer gets a behind-the-scenes look at how this incredible machine came to be.
Highlighting key stages of this successful project, the video culminates with the new bike’s domination at its maiden race. Vance & Hines’ rookie phenom Gaige Herrera piloted the bike to the win at the 2023 Gatornationals setting a new track record in the process.
“The development of the new Pro Stock platform has been incredibly rewarding and we couldn’t be prouder of the team for capturing a dominant victory in the bike’s debut,” said Kerry Graeber, Senior Vice President for Suzuki Motor USA, LLC. “We’re looking forward to seeing the continued development of the Hayabusa and showcasing its extraordinary performance capabilities to fans of this legendary motorcycle.”
The Vance & Hines/Mission Suzuki team will be in action this weekend April 28-30 at the Circle K NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMax Dragway in Concord, NC.
For the latest Suzuki team news, race reports, and information visit SuzukiCycles.com/Racing/Drag-Racing.
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About Vance & Hines
The Vance & Hines brand has always been about enhancing the exhilaration of the motorcycle ride. It started over 40 years ago, when Terry Vance and Byron Hines were two young enthusiasts in the fledgling Southern California motorcycle drag race scene. Terry always wanted to go faster, and Byron knew how to make that happen. In short order, their on-track success and innovation drew the attention of other racers, riders and motorcycle manufacturers, which ultimately translated to commercial demand for their products and services. Today, the Company’s mission and activity is the same; make bikes go faster on the racetrack and take those learnings to make impactful products for riders around the world. Since the Company’s inception in 1979, it has run factory race programs in partnership with Suzuki, Yamaha, Ducati and Harley-Davidson in drag racing, road racing and flat track. Vance & Hines is based in Santa Fe Springs CA and has its Racing Development Center in Brownsburg IN. Learn more about the company’s history and products at www.vanceandhines.com.