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    Default [News]: Hayabusa creator says it was meant to be ugly!



    Ten years after the launch of the extraordinarily successful Suzuki Hayabusa, the man responsible has finally spoken about its controversial appearance.

    Koji Yoshiura spoke exclusively to MCN about creating the original 1999 machine, which gained an instant cult following as well as outraging politicians with its near-200mph capability.

    Koji Yoshiura said: “The mission was to create a total new styling that will not be out of date within few years, and a styling that will be the ‘Face’ of Suzuki.

    “‘Fastest production motorcycle’ was never a concept nor a target of this bike (at the beginning of the project, the Hayabusa was not 1300cc but 900cc – 1100cc, which was the main market in those days).

    "As a consequence of, pursuing the best handling, acceleration, safety, power, riding ability, original styling, etc., for the good of the customers, it became the ‘Fastest production motorcycle’.

    “My aim was to create a somewhat grotesque design and create a strong initial impact.

    "By doing this, once the model was out in the market and the performance of it have been proven, I thought that people will start to show interest to the weird design, and then the design would be caked in peoples mind.”

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    atleast someone agrees with me that hayabusas always looked ugly
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    Topic Moved and Approved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsater View Post


    Ten years after the launch of the extraordinarily successful Suzuki Hayabusa, the man responsible has finally spoken about its controversial appearance.

    Koji Yoshiura spoke exclusively to MCN about creating the original 1999 machine, which gained an instant cult following as well as outraging politicians with its near-200mph capability.

    Koji Yoshiura said: “The mission was to create a total new styling that will not be out of date within few years, and a styling that will be the ‘Face’ of Suzuki.

    “‘Fastest production motorcycle’ was never a concept nor a target of this bike (at the beginning of the project, the Hayabusa was not 1300cc but 900cc – 1100cc, which was the main market in those days).

    "As a consequence of, pursuing the best handling, acceleration, safety, power, riding ability, original styling, etc., for the good of the customers, it became the ‘Fastest production motorcycle’.

    “My aim was to create a somewhat grotesque design and create a strong initial impact.

    "By doing this, once the model was out in the market and the performance of it have been proven, I thought that people will start to show interest to the weird design, and then the design would be caked in peoples mind.”

    Source: MCN

    atleast someone agrees with me that hayabusas always looked ugly
    So true. it may be the best in class. but its looks simply don't appeal to everyone. But good or bad that bike sure looks different and catches a lot of attention. Performance wise, it's the best.

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    Yeah and one look at the souped up example in 'Biker Boyz' or the many 'turbo busas' on You Tube and you start thinking, "Dude, I need to get myself a 'Busa!"
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    Bikes like Hayabusa or 08 CBR1000 are really special, even in looks.

    Some may call them ugly, but in reality they are ... (well, can't find the words ....) maybe Classic, unique, or something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post
    Bikes like Hayabusa or 08 CBR1000 are really special, even in looks.

    Some may call them ugly, but in reality they are ... (well, can't find the words ....) maybe Classic, unique, or something like that.
    out of box may be.
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    but it was the ugly design that gave importance to function than form. Hence the stability and the top speed the bike was capable of.


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    i wouldn't say it's ugly...i think its unconventional compared to edgy super bikes...but i like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jd666 View Post
    but it was the ugly design that gave importance to function than form. Hence the stability and the top speed the bike was capable of.

    true...that why its said that "Designer and engineer cant go hand to hand".
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