1991 Honda Beat with a Hayabusa Inline-Four

1991 Honda Beat with a Hayabusa inline-four

This 1991 Honda Beat came from the factory with a 656 cc E07A inline-three producing 63 horsepower. However AWR Racing in Vista, California replaced it with a Suzuki Hayabusa inline-four. Downs Engineering built the 194 horsepower motor with a second-generation crankshaft, JE pistons, and increased the displacement to 1550 cc. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a Quaife QBA11R gear drive transfer unit with a limited-slip differential and Porsche 930 style axles. You can view more photos of the project in the build thread.

1991 Honda Beat with a Hayabusa inline-four

1991 Honda Beat with a Hayabusa inline-four

1991 Honda Beat with a Hayabusa inline-four

1991 Honda Beat with a Hayabusa inline-four

1991 Honda Beat with a Hayabusa inline-four

1991 Honda Beat with a Hayabusa inline-four

1991 Honda Beat with a Hayabusa inline-four

1991 Honda Beat with a Hayabusa inline-four

1991 Honda Beat with a Hayabusa inline-four

Source: AWR Racing and Honda-Tech (build thread)

1 thought on “1991 Honda Beat with a Hayabusa Inline-Four”

  1. Hello!

    You have a fantastic looking product. I have a colleague with a Beat and a fellow technician with a “donor” Hayabusa.. but it’s a turbocharged engine.

    •Would your gearbox hold up to that power?
    •Would a gear drive be possible instead of the chain drive?
    •Would the turbo fit in the car with your kit?

    I work with Simpson Design & Development and we import cars from Japan, plus we’re always looking for cool projects. I think this would be great opportunity to build something insanely fun.

    Cheers,

    Christopher L. Reed

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