Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa Review from South Africa

2007 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired1 kilometres
Most recent distance1000 kilometres

Summary:

It is awesome

Faults:

So far nothing.

General Comments:

This is not for the beginner, it is very very fast.

The comfort is acceptable. My wife has complained about the sitting position on her knees, but up front have not experienced the same discomfort. I am 6 foot 3 inches, and find it a pleasure to drive.

I get 250km to a tank with reserve of approx. 4 litres to spare. Consumption is about 14km/l, and that is driving between 4000 to 6000 RPM. If you need economy, get another bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2007

24th Aug 2007, 23:28

I own a 2004 Hayabusa. It has been a pleasure to ride every one of the 26000 km I have done on it. It is very comfortable; my wife have only complained about the wind at extreme speeds (+270km/h). At speeds between 180-210 km/h I get 16.5 km/l, in other words I get way over 300km on a tank of petrol. Very economical at that speed. I have never tested the fuel consumption at slower speeds, mainly because I never ride the bike at slower speeds.

I normally get about 6200km on a rear tyre (BT 020). I have had numerous other super bikes, but the busa is the one I'd stick with, there is absolutely nothing I can complain about. It handles very good considering its weight.

3rd May 2008, 21:41

I have a 2007 Busa. They are fast. However, I would like it to be a bit faster so I'm adding a sprocket with two more teeth to the back and one down in the front. Then, when I can afford it, I'll add a good pipe, Power Commander and, I guess, racing air filters.

What I like about the bike is how solid it is. For a fairly heavy sportbike, it handles pretty well. The riding position is very comfortable, much better than the Triumph Daytona I had, and pretty close to the 2001 ZRX 1200 R traded in for the Suzuki.

About all I've done so far is to wind it out in second gear. Incredibly, the speedo showed just over 130. Can that be right?

GP.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review