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[[Image:GSX1300RZK5.jpg|thumb|250px|The 2005 GSX1300R Hayabusa Limited Ed.]]
 
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The '''Suzuki GSX1300R''', also known as the '''Hayabusa''', is a [[hypersport]] [[motorcycle]] made by [[Suzuki]]. It has a 1299 cc inline-4 engine typically rated between 150 and 180 bhp (110  to 132 kW), and was consistently tested as the quickest and fastest production motorcycle in the world circa 2000 (see ''Cycleworld'' June 2000, ''Performance Bikes'' June 2000, ''Sportbike Magazine'' June 2000, ''Motorcyclist Magazine'' June 2000, [http://www.bikenet-racing.com/ Bikenet Online], ''Bike Magazine - UK'', May 2000, and others around the world).
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The '''Suzuki GSX1300R''', also known as the '''Hayabusa''', is a [[motorcycle]] made by [[Suzuki]]. It has a 1299 cc inline-4 engine typically rated between 150 and 180 bhp (110  to 132 kW), and was consistently tested as the quickest and fastest production motorcycle in the world circa 2000 (see ''Cycleworld'' June 2000, ''Performance Bikes'' June 2000, ''Sportbike Magazine'' June 2000, ''Motorcyclist Magazine'' June 2000, [http://www.bikenet-racing.com/ Bikenet Online], ''Bike Magazine - UK'', May 2000, and others around the world).
  
 
A stock Hayabusa (with a professional rider) will run a 10 second quarter mile with trap speeds approaching 135 mph.  Many top speed enthusiasts modify the motorcycle with [[turbocharger]]s, and turbocharged Hayabusas hold many top speed records, including the FIM 1350cc world record of 252.832 mph (406.894 km/h). This is the fastest timed average (two way) anywhere in the world for an open wheel motorcycle, and the fastest [[AMA]] US record for an open wheel bike. During the record pass the onboard GPS recorded 261 mph (420 km/h) as a top measured speed.  
 
A stock Hayabusa (with a professional rider) will run a 10 second quarter mile with trap speeds approaching 135 mph.  Many top speed enthusiasts modify the motorcycle with [[turbocharger]]s, and turbocharged Hayabusas hold many top speed records, including the FIM 1350cc world record of 252.832 mph (406.894 km/h). This is the fastest timed average (two way) anywhere in the world for an open wheel motorcycle, and the fastest [[AMA]] US record for an open wheel bike. During the record pass the onboard GPS recorded 261 mph (420 km/h) as a top measured speed.  

Revision as of 04:19, 20 July 2006

The 2005 GSX1300R Hayabusa Limited Ed.

The Suzuki GSX1300R, also known as the Hayabusa, is a motorcycle made by Suzuki. It has a 1299 cc inline-4 engine typically rated between 150 and 180 bhp (110 to 132 kW), and was consistently tested as the quickest and fastest production motorcycle in the world circa 2000 (see Cycleworld June 2000, Performance Bikes June 2000, Sportbike Magazine June 2000, Motorcyclist Magazine June 2000, Bikenet Online, Bike Magazine - UK, May 2000, and others around the world).

A stock Hayabusa (with a professional rider) will run a 10 second quarter mile with trap speeds approaching 135 mph. Many top speed enthusiasts modify the motorcycle with turbochargers, and turbocharged Hayabusas hold many top speed records, including the FIM 1350cc world record of 252.832 mph (406.894 km/h). This is the fastest timed average (two way) anywhere in the world for an open wheel motorcycle, and the fastest AMA US record for an open wheel bike. During the record pass the onboard GPS recorded 261 mph (420 km/h) as a top measured speed.

The name Hayabusa comes from the Japanese name for the Peregrine Falcon, known for its speed. Many also consider it something of a joke at the expense of the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird, which was prior to the Hayabusa the fastest production motorcycle: the Peregrine Falcon is a predator of the common blackbird.

Subsequently, bikes were released to challenge the Hayabusa, including the BMW K1200S and the Kawasaki ZX-12R. However, due to the voluntarily imposed speed limiters, these models were unable to challenge the original 1999 Hayabusa's claim to the highest production motorcycle top speed in history.

Notoriety

When introduced for the 1999 model year, the Hayabusa was an unadulterated speed machine. This edge has been dulled only a little in subsequent model years (2001 and later) by an electronic speed limiter when the major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers realized that the power and speed wars among flagship sportbikes would not end and would eventually lead to increased government regulation, an unfavorable public image (due to more fatal accidents or higher insurance premiums), or both. The top speed of all Hayabusa motorcycles since then has been limited by the onboard computer to 300 km/h (186 mph).

Even the newer, slower bikes have landed Suzuki bad press. Ben Roethlisberger and Kellen Winslow II, two of the most promising young players in the National Football League, were both seriously injuried while driving a GSX1300R and GSX-R 750, respectively.

Performance

In a straight line race this motor cycle can out run a Lamborghini Diablo, beating it in acceleration and top speed. While the Diablo runs 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, the Hayabusa will take it on in 3.25. And beat it all the way through while the stock Lamborghini tops out at 295 km/h, the Hayabusa can top out at around 308 km/h. This can be seen most valuable at times seeing as the turbo charged Hayabusa can reach over 400 km/h while still keeping at a fraction of the price.

Performance
Max Speed191 mph (308 km/h)
0=60 mph (1-100 km/h)3.25 seconds
1/4 Mile (400m)10.32 seconds
Speed at 1/4 Mile (400m)141 mph (228.2 km/h)
Max Power175 bhp @ 9800 rpm


1999

1999 Hayabusa in light copper brown metallic/ecru silver metallic


colors light copper brown metallic/ecru silver metallic saturn black metallic/light charcoal metallic

2000

2000 Hayabusa in red/silver
2000 Hayabusa in blue/silver
2000 Hayabusa in silver


colors candy velvety red/gray metallic pearl deep blue/sonic silver metallic saturn black metallic/light charcoal metallic

2001

2001 Hayabusa in black/gray
2001 Hayabusa in blue/silver



colors candy velvety red/ galaxy silver metallic pearl deep blue/sonic silver metallic pearl novelty black/ galaxy silver metallic

2002

2002 Hayabusa in blue/black
2002 Hayabusa in silver/gray



colors candy grand blue/ galaxy silver metallic sonic silver metallic / galaxy silver metallic pearl deep blue/ sonic silver metallic

2003

2003 Hayabusa in black/gray
2003 Hayabusa in silver/gray
2003 Hayabusa limited edition in 40th aniversary orange



colors flint gray metallic / pearl novelty black sonic silver metallic / flint gray metallic burning copper metallic (limited) black (limited)

I believe the black was offered mid year.

  • HORSEPOWER: 172.5 (AS LISTED ON MSO)

2004

2004 Hayabusa in blue
2004 Hayabusa in black
2004 Hayabusa limited edition


colors suzuki deep blue no. 2 / sonic silver metallic splash white / pearl nebular black plum purple metallic / pearl nebular black pearl crystal red (limited)
  • HORSEPOWER: 172.5 (AS LISTED ON MSO)

2005

2005 Hayabusa in blue
2005 Hayabusa in black
2005 Hayabusa in red
2005 Hayabusa limited


colors suzuki deep blue no. 2 / sonic silver metallic pearl crystal red / pearl nebular black 00rt gray metallic / pearl nebular black phantom gray metallic (limited)

Notice in 2005 Suzuki began making the turn signal covers clear and using colored bulbs. It is common for people to buy these clear lenses along with the bulbs for older bikes.

  • HORSEPOWER: 172.5 (AS LISTED ON MSO)

2006

2006 Hayabusa in black/red
2006 Hayabusa in blue
2006 Hayabusa in black/gray
2006 Hayabusa limited


colors 00rt gray metallic / candy indy blue pearl nebular black / candy sonoma red pearl nebular black / phantom gray metallic pearl glass white (limited)
  • HORSEPOWER: 172.5 (AS LISTED ON MSO)

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Trivia

  • This bike was used in the Indian movie Dhoom. The negative lead in the movie was shown using it as the getaway vehicle after conducting heists. The bike & the film, both went on to acquire cult status in India.