Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa Review from Australia

2001 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.1 / 10
Distance when acquired2000 kilometres
Most recent distance50000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki ZZR11

Summary:

A sensational all time living classic. Number one

Faults:

Low headlight bulb blew at 47000klms.

Replaced battery every 3 years.

Oil cooler blocks up with small rocks when ridden on unsealed roads.

General Comments:

A great fast highway bike. Very strong and easy to live with. Does anything and everything asked of it.

I have owned many big bore motorcycles, and this has been the best so far in my 47 years of regular road and dirt riding.

Great bike for riding with a passenger.

A bike for reasonably experienced riders who have owned a number of slower bikes, and worked their way up to a machine that has this level of performance. A truly enjoyable motorcycle.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2013

Average review marks: 9.1 / 10, based on 1 review