Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R Crotch
Rocket - Sport Bike - Motorcycle - Review
The Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R motorcycle is
a top-of-the-line crotch rocket. As one of the most popular
crotch rockets or sport bikes in the motorcycle category it
is probably most well known for its
It came into this world in
1999 and with ongoing testing it was the fastest
production motorcycle in the world.
It enjoyed an excellent reputation among
sport bikes however in 2000 the Japanese motorcycle
manufacturers decided that they would have to change some of
They were worried about the
regulation that was bound to happen among various
governments and they didn't want to have any
So in 2001 and the following years through
2008, they added what is called a timing retard to the fifth
gear and a rev limiter.
This changed the maximum speed
to 186 mph from the 198mph that was enjoyed on the earlier
It has six gears however most will keep it
in third pretty much for tooling around town and up to 60
mph on the local tracks.
The Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R has a cool
3-way switch on the right handle bar. Choices are - one for
full power and response and the other two switches reduce
action and output.
And of course - it's a crotch rocket so
you're going to be sitting close to the
It sits a little lower than
some other models and the bars are not as narrow. But most
crotch rocket lovers like this.
The translation of Hayabusa from the
Japanese language is peregrine falcon.
Thee peregrine falcon can
travel faster than 200 mph. This Suzuki motorcycle certainly
meets that definition.
In 2008 the crotch rockets or sport bike
competition soared when the BMW K120S and the Kawasaki Ninja
ZX-12R were brought to the marketplace.
Suzuki is no longer called the GSX1300R in
some countries because Suzuki dropped it and they call it
simply the Hayabusa.
The Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R can go a
quarter mile in 9.62 seconds at 149
It can go from 0-60 mph in
6 seconds and from 0-180 in 15.9
The 2009 models come in white and silver,
black and gray, black and gold and silver and
In 2008 the Hayabusa sold for
$12,000 or so. Although now, individual deals can be made
with local dealers. And if you're lucky enough to find a
used Hayabusa that's not all beat up, that's good too and
can save you a lot of money.
So if you're thinking about buying a
Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R sportbike you'll get a high
performance motercycle - sport bike or crotch rocket that
you'll be proud to own, do endless motorcycle stunts and
wheelies and love to ride! But don't buy this crotch rocket
- motorcycle as your first bike. Repairs can be expensive and one spill can
end up causing a lot of damage. Get a used older bike and practice on that
unless you're an experienced rider now.
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