The Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa is a sportbike motorcycle manufactured by the Japanese motors manufacturer Suzuki since 1999. It immediately became popular as the world's fastest production motorcycle, with a top speed of 303 to 312 km/h. The aim of Suzuki was to surpass the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird as the fastest production motorbike and it succeeded to do so.
The first generation Suzuki Hayabusa had a 1,299 cc liquid-cooled, inline-4 engine with sixteen valves driven by dual-overhead camshafts. The combination of this powerful engine and sophisticated aerodynamics elevated the Hayabusa's top speed far above that of the Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird.
The Hayabusa's abundance of power at any engine speed made the Hayabusa easier to ride by giving the rider a greater choice of gear selection for a given speed and stunning acceleration.
Suzuki lightly revised the GSX1300R for the 2008 model year, with a minor restyling of the bodywork, and fine-tuning of the engine's head, pistons and exhaust. Though the engine changes were relatively limited, they still yielded a large horsepower increase, and brought the bike into compliance with new noise and emissions requirements.
There were no changes through the 2011 model year except for new colors.
Suzuki Hayabusa Specs
The Suzuki Hayabusa comes with a powerful four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line four engine that has a displacement of 1,340 cm³. The bore and stroke measure 81.0 mm x 65.0 mm while its compression ratio is 12.5:1. The overall dimensions of the Hayabusa are 2,180 mm x 735 mm x 1,165 mm and its minimum ground clearance is 125 mm.
The Suzuki Hayabusa has a wheelbase of 1,480 mm with a front tire size of 120/70ZR17M/C and rear tire size of 190/50ZR17M/C. Both the tires are tubeless. The seat height of the Hayabusa is 800 mm which gives the rider an experience of a sports bike. Its curb weight is 264 kg.
The fuel tank capacity of the Suzuki Hayabusa is 20.0 liters and its speed can go up to 312 km/h which makes it suitable for long rides.
Suzuki Hayabusa Features
The Suzuki Hayabusa has an electric starter system which is modern and makes it convenient for the rider to quickly start the bike when in a hurry. The instrument panel has bigger, bolder numbering with backlit raised scale markings around the periphery on the analog tachometer and speedometer for better readability. The new Hayabusa comes with the new TFT LCD panel mounted in the center which features Active data display which includes real-time display of the lean angle (with peak-hold function), front and rear brake pressure, rate of acceleration, and throttle position.
The 6-speed constant mesh transmission system is a distinguishing feature of the Hayabusa. The inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped front suspension is paired with the link type, coil spring, oil damped rear suspension. The bike also comes with Brembo Stylema®, 4-piston, twin disc, ABS-equipped front brake and a nissin, 1-piston, single disc, ABS-equipped rear brake.
The Suzuki Hayabusa has a sleek, aerodynamic silhouette with a luxurious styling. Its design is emboldened by an upswept tail and mufflers lending to the aggressive stance of its mass-forward image.
The Hayabusa comes with vertically stacked low beam and projector-type high beam LED headlights. In the rear, a bold new LED taillight and rear turn signal design creates a single wide, sharp accent running horizontally across the bottom of the tail section.
Its exterior has splashes of color and chrome accents which contrast the blacked-out panel sections to give it more depth and make it appealing to the eye.
Suzuki Hayabusa Mileage
The Suzuki Hayabusa has an average fuel consumption of 11.0 km/l.
Hayabusa Ride & Handling
The Suzuki Hayabusa is praised for its all round performance which does not only focus on speed but also on stability and performance. The bike can go up to 312 km/h which is a very high value for a bike. Its 6-speed transmission allows smooth shifting between gears even at high speeds. Its weight provides stability to the rider and keeps the bike planted on the road. The bike has great cornering ability and its design and seats are comfortable for long rides.
The Hayabusa has a moderate resale value as it is a pricey sports bike and is only in demand by the speed-loving bike enthusiasts.
The Suzuki Hayabusa competes with the Ducati Panigale V2, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R, and Kawasaki Ninja H2R.
The Ducati Panigale V2 comes with dual channel ABS and three riding modes: sports, street, race. It also has other modern features like traction control, bluetooth connectivity, navigation and different power modes. All such features are absent in the Suzuki Hayabusa.
With double disc brakes and dual channel ABS. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R has an edge on the Suzuki Hayabusa. It also has different power modes and riding modes. Modern features of traction control, digital odometer, digital tripmeter, and a pass switch also give it an edge over the Hayabusa.