Vance & Hines and Suzuki to Reveal New Hayabusa Bodywork at NHRA PSM Test Session

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GAINESVILLE, FL – January 31, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – This week, Vance & Hines will conduct on-track testing of new NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle (PSM) bodywork, designed to replicate the look of the newest generation of the Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle. The carbon fiber bodywork is going through NHRA’s extensive approval process with final approval expected in advance of the season’s first PSM race, the Gatornationals, in Gainesville, March 9 -12.

Vance & Hines and Suzuki to Reveal New Hayabusa Bodywork at NHRA PSM Test Session

The Vance & Hines/Mission/Suzuki NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Team, with riders Gaige Herrera and four-time NHRA Champion Eddie Krawiec will campaign the new bodywork throughout the 2023 season. This is the first, newly-designed bodywork for Suzuki NHRA race bikes since 2008.

Updates on testing along with video and images of the new-look Gen 3 Hayabusa race bike are available during the test session on Instagram at @VanceandHines, @SuzukiCycles, @eddie.krawiec and @gaigeherrera.


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


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