2006 Suzuki Hayabusa from Australia
The epitome of bike and rider synergy
I'm now 58 years old.
Since obtaining a licence in NZ at the tender age of 16, there have been a lot of underpowered and flawed motorcycles on the journey to experiencing a truly awesome vehicle.
I had a 2004 'Busa' before getting a 'nudge' from another road user.
The 2006 model, whilst still Gen' 1, delivers the power and handling that has endeared it to those of us who are brave or foolish enough to red line it until you run out of nerve or usable road. Whatever comes first.
True, its specs are mediocre compared to the rocket ships that are now rolling off the show room floors, but for those of us who can remember the old lumps of the 70s-90s, it is an intoxicating ride aboard this truly iconic machine, that makes you shout out inside your helmet... just for the hell of it... Buuuuusssssaaa.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th October, 2019