"Hayabusa" can refer to either an unmanned spacecraft launched by Japan in 2003 or to the world's fastest production motorcycle, which Suzuki Cycles has been making since 1999. Literally, the word "hayabusa" is Japanese for "peregrine falcon."Know More
The Hayabusa spacecraft made rendezvous with a small asteroid near Earth in 2005, studied the asteroid and returned samples of dirt from the asteroid to Earth in 2010.
The Hayabusa motorcycle reached a top speed of 194 mph with the 1999-2000 model. In 2001, Suzuki voluntarily limited the top speed of the bike to 186 mph. The name "Hayabusa" was chosen because Suzuki was hoping to make a bike that could beat the Honda Blackbird, and peregrine falcons eat blackbirds.Learn more about Vehicles
The Suzuki Hayabusa, also known as the GSX1300R, began its stock construction with 175 horsepower, but later models upped this to 194 hp beginning in 2008. The upgraded engine in the second generation of Hayabusa motorcycles allows for greater power with the same internal volume.Full Answer >
The abbreviation "cc" refers to cubic centimeters or the unit of volume used to measure the amount of air an engine can intake. As gasoline engines use combustion for energy, this figure gives a rough estimate of the engine's power.Full Answer >
The abbreviation "CC" after a number on a motorcycle means cubic centimeters. It is determined by the volume of the air and fuel mixture that moves through each cycle of the pistons.Full Answer >
Five short blasts from a boat on the water signal that the pilot of the boat doubts the action of another nearby craft trying to avoid a collision, according to the New South Wales Roads & Maritime Services. These signals also mean the pilot of the ship has concerns about the proximity, course and speed of a nearby boat. Typically, the larger of two boats makes this warning.Full Answer >