The 2019 Suzuki Hayabusa is rumoured to be equipped with a new semi-automatic transmission system.
New patents were recently filed by the Japanese manufacturer in Japan, USA and Germany.
The new system uses actuators to control the clutch and gear shifts whilst combining it with the traditional foot-controlled shifter.
The latest rumour surrounding the all-new 2019 Suzuki Hayabusa has made the pocket rocket even more enticing. Based on the latest report made by Motorcycle.com, Suzuki has filed patents for a semi-automatic transmission system which may be used to handle all that power on the new ‘Bird of Prey’.
Multiple patents were filed in Japan, USA and Germany recently by Suzuki and they look quite incredible. The person responsible for these patents is Hideaki Takakashi who has worked extensively on several other transmission systems for the Japanese manufacturer.
The designs revolve around the use of state-of-the-art actuators to control the clutch and gear shifts with the combination of a more traditional foot-controlled shifter. In other words, it’s an automated manual transmission (AMT) that’s more compact, efficient and has more surface area exposed for air cooling.
The system works by sending an electrical signal to the ECU to shift gears when the gear shift pedal is initiated. A clicking mechanism is embedded in the entire system to make sure the rider feels like riding a traditional motorcycle without any of the awkward technologically-advanced feel. Think of it as an advanced version of a bilateral quickshifter.
While the filed patents do not indicate that they might end up in the actual production motorcycle, we believe that Suzuki might pull all the stops for their latest Hayabusa as the model will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year. Apart from this new transmission system, other rumours pointed towards a bigger 1,440cc engine and even an addition of forced induction.
Whatever the case may be, the 20th anniversary 2019 Suzuki Hayabusa is going to be legend…wait for it…dary. Legendary! Stay tuned to Bikes Republic for more updates.