Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa Reviews from United Kingdom

2003 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired3000 miles
Most recent distance3500 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki Kawasaki ZX12R

Summary:

Fast, Fast, VERY FAST!

Faults:

Battery died at 3,100 miles.

General Comments:

A very, very quick bike!

It is my second Hayabusa and I love the size and feel of the bike.

I have owned a Fireblade, R1, GSXR 1000 and ZX12R. The Hayabusa makes the 1000 cc sportsbikes look like toys.

The seating position on the Busa is much better than the 12R in that the seat is lower and it make the bike feel more balanced. The 12R was top heavy with the high seating.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2005

2004 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance400 miles
Previous motorcycleDucati 999

Summary:

Comfy, and very very fast now

Faults:

Nothing, but the engine has been rebuilt due to the turbo conversion work.

General Comments:

As a standard bikem the Hayabusa is quick, but not untouchable. However, bolt on a Velocity turbo kit and say bye bye to even the Starship Enterprise (and your license if you're not wary!).

Once setup it will run 260 on low boost, and 320 on higher boost, or 400 on silly boost for demo runs, that's with it weighing in at around 230kg - you do the performance maths!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2005

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews