2002 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa
Well deserved accolades and reverence for this powerful machine!
An excellent maintenance record with only basic and wear and tear replacements.
Best, fastest and most powerful bike I've ridden/owned (with perhaps the exception of a BUILT 2009 BMW S1000R, but that again was built with over 210 BHP). The Busa makes you appreciate all that was once "engine" from the last decade... Now bikes have ridiculous performance numbers in smaller displacements... But they still can't match the adrenaline surge and brute power the Hayabusa commands.
I tell people it's like this riding a Hayabusa: Imagine you're pinned beneath the fairing of the fastest bike you have ever been on. The bike is pulling harder and harder with each click up with your left foot. You know you're going incredibly fast, but your sole mindsight is keeping the road in focus as the asphalt blurs by. The thought of hesitating to glance at the speedo/tach even for a millisecond seems slightly insane given the prodigious amount of road the bike is eating up, but you do for that quick moment... You realize that the bike is only doing 7000 RPM and you haven't even hit top gear or redline yet! That's what my first impression of my Busa was... Very humbling to say the least.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd January, 2016