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Suzuki Hayabusa Turns 10

The fastest production bike, the Suzuki Hayabusa turns 10 years old this year and to celebrate it, the company will hold a special event at Santa Pod Raceway on 10th and 11th October. The Suzuki Hayabusa was launched 10 years ago and was an instant success. Since then, the Suzuki Hayabusa underwent a single major update and remained faithful to its original concept.

Suzuki GB marketing manager, George Cheeseman: "Naturally we're delighted to confirm this special event at Santa Pod to celebrate ten years of the Hayabusa. It's an iconic machine that has captured the hearts of thousands of riders across the globe, and so it's only fair we honor it in this way, while we thank those who have made it so successful."

CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF HAYABUSA AT SANTA POD WITH SUZUKI

Suzuki GB will welcome all owners of its legendary Hayabusa to a special birthday bash at Santa Pod Raceway over the weekend of the 10th and 11th October , as the world's fastest production bike celebrates 10 years at the top.

Launched to the UK public in 1999, the GSX1300R Hayabusa was an instant hit, delivering more performance in a standard road-going machine than ever before. Undergoing only one major update in its ten-year history, the Hayabusa remained faithful to its original concept, quickly becoming a cult bike the world-over and the preferred choice of drag racers and top-speed record protagonists the world over.

Talking about the special birthday bash, that runs as part of the final round of the ACU and Straightliners drag championships, was Suzuki GB marketing manager, George Cheeseman: "Naturally we're delighted to confirm this special event at Santa Pod to celebrate ten years of the Hayabusa. It's an iconic machine that has captured the hearts of thousands of riders across the globe, and so it's only fair we honour it in this way, while we thank those who have made it so successful."

As well as giving riders the opportunity to try their hand at drag racing for just £30, the event will also host the final round of the UK Stunt Riding Championship with Suzuki supported rider Mattie Griffin, along with the Extreme Muscle Bike display. Running on both Saturday and Sunday, with customers able to camp from Friday evening, attendees can participate in the 'Run What You Brung' classes on both days, with a special Suzuki GB trophy for riders competing on standard and mildly modified machines. On top of this Suzuki will also offer road test rides on a number of machines, including the Hayabusa powered B-King.

Highlights Include:

Unlimited Run What You Brung Track Action*

ACU Drag Racing Championship Finals

Straightliners Championship Finals

Suzuki Roadshow & Test Rides

Hayabusa & B-King Secure Parking

Technical Workshop

Retail Area

Helicopter Rides

Live Band

Refreshments Tent

Admission costs £10 per day, with children under 16 free. A weekend ticket costs £25.00 with camping from Friday evening provided free of charge. Unlimited track action costs £30.00 per day. Terms and conditions apply to track action. Participants of the test ride must bring both parts of driving licence to qualify.

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