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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. As good as hoped.

      Replaced a Qanba Q1 stick with this and it's much better. The Qanba stick would hit the opposite direction when letting the stick go back to neutral. This stick feels much more responsive and tighter. Only issue was having to cut away some of the metal on the plate to make it fit into the Qanba case. on Aug 11th 2016

    2. Superb!

      I was a bit skeptical about switching from Sanwa to the Hayabusa lever. However, I kept reading reviews and opinions from friends on how good it is. Them bastids convinced me! I gave in to pressure. I love how it feels, it's precise and I dare to say you can feel the true power of mankind in your hand to destroy another person in a pixelated fight! Just as you believe you can fly someday (Just like R Kelly says!), believe in yourself!

      In all seriousness, this is a high quality product from Hori and I am truly impressed. I love the feeling in your hand and how precise my inputs are now. So convinced on it's performance that I decided to replace my two Sanwa joysticks with this beautiful Hayabusa lever. Would I recommend it? by all means I would, it's an excellent product along with the Kowal octagonal restrictor. Hope my personal experience can help you decide. From me, no complaints at all. Try it, you might end up liking it.
      on Jul 21st 2016

    3. stick hayabuza

      excellent product very good quality on May 27th 2016

    4. TOP NOTCH

      What can I say, the hayabusa has super crispy inputs. It'll turn your opponent into pringles. on Apr 29th 2016

    5. Better than the JLF

      Fit right in place of my sanwa. Inputs feel great. on Apr 27th 2016

    6. Great product!

      I have been using the stock Sanwa JLF sticks for 5+ years. I heard about this product and decided to give it a try. The Hayabusa joystick travels a bit further than the Sanwa JLF. With a stock spring and actuator, motions on the Hayabusa feels more fluid than Sanwa. Still it all comes down to personal preference. I am satisfied with this product! on Mar 1st 2016

    7. Wow, Hori made this?

      Firstly I will say out of the 7 different joysticks I own and have used most of which different brands/variants, I can without uncertainty say that Hori's latest entry, the hayabusa is the highest performer. I won't go into too many details as the srk forum has many discussions highly praising it but I will say Hori's r&d has truly payd off. The new v cam pivot housing definitely makes for MUCH smoother more precise movement along with the higher quality parts and design all around, everything shows. The hayabusa's other great feature is how user friendly it is for modification and repair/replacement with the way the microswitches are layed with each one connected to 1 simple pcb. Lastly, its only flaw is how small/brittle the wires are that connect switches to the pcb, they can be split very easily which happened to me but a simple fix if you're comfortable with a soldering iron, you can also desolder all the weak wires and resolder on better quality ones. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone seeking a new joystick for any reason especially if you're a nerd like me who enjoys modifying for your own unique set up. I would advise researching any fitment issues with your specific arcade stick as it is a bit larger than most joysticks. on Aug 30th 2015

    8. Good

      The stiffness is between Sanwa and Seimitsu. If you are looking for stiffer stick, Hayabusha is definitely your weapon of choice on Aug 19th 2015

    9. hayabusa

      very good. i definitely recommend it. on Aug 18th 2015

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