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Hori Hayabusa Joystick


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  • Product Description

    Partial Assembly Required

    The mounting plate is packed separately from the Hayabusa lever in order to further compact inventory during domestic and international shipping.  To assemble, simply install the included screws into the mounting plate, and place the plate onto the joystick body.  All parts are provided in a tightly wrapped plastic container.

    In years past, Hori was well known to introduce their own control peripherals into their products with limited success.  However, after years of thorough research and development, the Japanese company produced the Hayabusa - a joystick that core players argue not only rivals, but potentially edges out the standard in tournament-ready joysticks - the Sanwa JLF series.

    Hori's latest joysticks - the Fighting Edge and Real Arcade Pro.V3 "Hayabusa" now use the new peripherals.

    V Cut Housing Cam Structure

    Instead of the common bowl-shaped cam structure of traditional joysticks, the Hayabusa features a housing shaped in a straight V. Benefits include:

    • Much smaller contact point between shaft and base
    • Increased responsiveness for faster, more accurate inputs
    • Reduced movement when extended in any direction
    • Decreased long-term wear between cam and housing

    Mod Friendly Construction

    The Hayabusa utilizes a unique wiring structure that connects 4 individual microswitches to a small PCB.  This PCB connects to a standard 5-pin harness.  The feature not only allows repair/replacement of each individual switch, but you can try different brands of switches to your liking, such as:

    What's more, the Hayabusa is compatible with some mods that are currently used with Sanwa JLF, such as the Phreakmods Link Quick Release JLF Shaft. Many have installed the Kowal 1mm Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series Joystick to their stock Hayabusa gate, though rounding on the wide edge of the actuator is required to use properly.  Head over to our support article to learn more about mod items that are compatible with the Hayabusa.

    Bundle with Kowal Hayabusa Octopus Restrictor Plate and 1mm oversize actuator.

    Since the Hayabusa's debut, many hoped that Hori would develop an official octagonal gate for the joystick lever.  In the meantime, KOWAL has designed his own economical - the KOWAL Hayabusa Octopus Octagonal Restrictor Plate (2016 Model).  The unique design increases diagonal range while producing a smoother rotation.   

    With the Kowal 1mm Oversize Actuator for Sanwa JLF Series Joystick and Octopus installed together, you can actually retain the diagonal and rotation benefits of the Octopus while shortening your throw, and without needing to round the actuator's edge. 

    Sanwa Compatible Install, Sanwa and Seimitsu Accessory Compatible

    Though the Hayabusa's internal structure is meant to offer performance increases over other joysticks, Hori designed the Hayabusa to fit into most Sanwa compatible desktop console joysticks and arcade cabinets.  Some exceptions - reported by members of SRK - include the smaller Qanba Q1 Cut.  A SRK forum thread explores different workarounds for various joysticks. 

    Sanwa and Seimitsu balltops, battops, and similar accessories will install on the Hayabusa shaft.  Note that not all Sanwa or Seimitsu performance mods will, however.  Please refer to our support guide for information on what works with the Hayabusa. new-window-icon.png 

    What's Included 

    • Hori Hayabusa Joystick
    • Black Hori balltop
    • Black shaft and dustwasher set


    In a stunning change to traditional standards in the arcade industry, Taito and Hori formed a partnership which allow arcade operators to install the Hayabusa joystick and Kuro pushbutton into their flagship Vewlix arcade cabinets (SRK).  Not sure about the Hayabusa?  Don't take our word for it.  Since its introduction in January, Hayabusa has received mostly positive reviews from the fighting game community.

    Click here to visit our support article detailing what is - and isn't - compatible with the Hori Hayabusa.
  • Product Reviews


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    1. Excellent joystick

      I love this joystick. on Oct 25th 2017

    2. Like a JLF but better

      After researching the Hayabusa stick for what feels like an eternity, I finally took the plunge and purchased one, and let me tell you - I have absolutely no regrets. Popping it into the Razer Panthera was a breeze, and it went great with the Gold Sanwa balltop I purchased.

      After scouring the internet for reviews, I found some issues that other users have reported with the Hayabusa, namely that standard size sanwa balltops did not fit properly on the Hayabusa lever, and that the stick returned to neutral so quickly that it often triggered the opposite direction in situations where you released the stick after holding it in the opposite direction.

      I made my purchase back in June of 2017, and I'm happy to say that my Hayabusa has NEITHER of these issues. I tested it extensively, and the stick has never triggered another direction after being released, nor are there any issues fitting Sanwa JLF balltops on top of the shaft. It fits perfectly! I wonder if the issues other users expressed were ironed out in later models?

      Best purchase I've made this year so far!
      on Jul 28th 2017

    3. wonderstick

      amazing stick to use on May 5th 2017

    4. perfection

      its amazing on Apr 21st 2017

    5. Awesome!

      It worked great, used to change the hori hayabusa joystick in my hori RAP v4 and came back to life on Feb 18th 2017

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