Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki GSX-1300R
Also called Hayabusa
Production 99-07
Class Sport Bike
Predecessor Suzuki GSX-R1100
Top Speed 194 mph
Air Filter K&N SU-1308[1]
Spark Plug NGK CR9E '99-07
Battery YUASA YTX16-BS-1 '99-07
Front Tire 120/70-17 '99-07
Rear Tire 190/50-17 '99-07
Oil Filter K&N KN-138[1]
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Related Suzuki B-King
Competition CBR1100XX, Kawasaki ZX14, Kawasaki ZX1200A
Manuals Service Manual

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 160 and 180 hp (110 to 132 kW), and was consistently tested as the quickest and fastest production motorcycle in the world circa 1999.

A stock Hayabusa (with a professional rider) will run a 10 second quarter mile with trap speeds approaching 150 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[edit | edit source]

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 injured while driving a GSX1300R and GSX-R 750, respectively.

Performance[edit | edit source]

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.

Max Speed 191 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 Power 175 bhp @ 9800 rpm

Specifications[edit | edit source]

2007 2006 2005
Engine: 1299cc, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC®
Bore Stroke: 81.0 x 63.0mm
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Fuel System: KeihinTM/Denso Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Digital/Transistorized
Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive: #530 chain
Overall Length: 2140mm (84.3 in.)
Overall Width: 740mm (29.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1155mm (45.5 in.)
Seat Height: 805mm (31.7 in.)
Ground Clearance: 120mm (4.7 in.)
Wheelbase: 1485mm (58.5 in.)
Dry Weight: 217kg (478 lbs.) 218kg (480 lbs.) CA. model
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, 14-way adjustable rebound damping and 13-way adjustable compression damping
Suspension Rear: Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, 22-way adjustable compression & rebound damping
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 120/70-ZR-17
Tires Rear: 190/50-ZR-17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 21 liter (5.5 gal.) 19.0 liter (5.0 gal.) CA. model
Color: Black, Red, Blue Black/Gray, Black/Red, Gray/Blue Blue/Silver, Red/Black, Gray/Black

1999 GSX1300RX[edit | edit source]

1999 Hayabusa in light copper brown metallic/ecru silver metallic
1999 Suzuki Hayabusa in saturn black metallic/light charcoal metallic
1999 Suzuki Hayabusa in saturn black metallic/light charcoal metallic
1999 Suzuki Hayabusa in saturn black metallic/light charcoal metallic
1999 Suzuki Hayabusa in saturn black metallic/light charcoal metallic

colors light copper brown metallic/ecru silver metallic saturn black metallic/light charcoal metallic
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GW71A X2100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1299cc, Four-stroke, 4 Cyl
  • COLOR 1: Copper/Silver - M9S
  • COLOR 2: Black/Grey - M9T
  • Twin-spar aluminum frame
  • 4 into 2 exhaust system w/aluminum mufflers
  • Check Vehicle Identification Number
  • Stacked projector beam headlamp

2000 GSX1300RY[edit | edit source]

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
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GW71A Y2100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1299cc, Four-stroke, 4 Cyl
  • COLOR 1: Blue/Silver - CN5
  • COLOR 2: Red/Grey - CN4
  • Twin-spar aluminum frame
  • 4 into 2 exhaust system w/aluminum mufflers
  • Check Vehicle Identification Number
  • Stacked projector beam headlamp

2001 GSX1300RK1[edit | edit source]

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
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GW71A 12100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1299cc, Four-stroke, 4 Cyl
  • COLOR 1: Blue/Silver - CN5
  • COLOR 2: Black/Silver - FH5
  • Twin-spar aluminum frame
  • 4 into 2 exhaust system w/aluminum mufflers
  • Check Vehicle Identification Number
  • Stacked projector beam headlamp
  • Starting in 2001 the Busa was restricted to 186 mph. But this is easily by passed.

2002[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.


2004[edit | edit source]

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)
  • In 04 Suzuki added the Pass button which flashes the hi beams.

2005[edit | edit source]

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.

  • In 05 they stopped putting Suzuki on the tank and replaced it with the Suzuki"S"

2006[edit | edit source]

2006 Hayabusa in black/red
2006 Hayabusa in blue
2006 Hayabusa in black/gray
2006 Hayabusa limited
2006 Suzuki Hayabusa Limited in White
2006 Suzuki Hayabusa Limited in White
2006 Suzuki Hayabusa Limited in White

colors 00rt gray metallic / candy indy blue pearl nebular black / candy sonoma red pearl nebular black / phantom gray metallic pearl glass white (limited)


2007[edit | edit source]

2007 GSX1300R Hayabusa in red
2007 GSX1300R Hayabusa in blue
2007 GSX1300R Hayabusa in black
2007 GSX1300R Hayabusa in red (side view)
2007 GSX1300R Hayabusa in black (side view)

For 2007 Suzuki disappointed most Hayabusa fans by not making good on the persistent speculation about a new model. Hopefully they will correct it in 2008. One thing interesting is that Suzuki changed the Hayabusa to have a more Kawasaki like paint scheme (read solid colors), while Kawasaki introduced their limited edition ZX1400, which looks more like a traditional Suzuki paint scheme.

2008 Hayabusa[edit | edit source]


All the guesswork about about the new Hayabusa will end Wed June 27 between 5:30-6:30pm at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas Nevada during the Suzuki Dealer meeting. The rest of the world will know Thursday whether it is a Hayabusa 1500 or Hayabusa 1600 or a new iteration of the 1300. This will be an ahead of schedule release, as new models are normally introduced around September. As Suzuki plans to release many new models.

  • Update: The 2008 Hayabusa will be a 1340 increasing horsepower by 12% to 195 hp. It will have more compression. Pictures to come later tonight.


  • Redesigned instrument cluster now features four analog meters for speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and water temperature with a new S-DMS mode indicator, gear position indicator and adjustable engine rpm indicator.

New Engine[edit | edit source]

  • New 1340cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves, Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers provides 11% higher performance and smoother operation
  • New Suzuki SDTV fuel injection system with dual injectors per cylinder and ram air intake with large volume airbox
  • New S-DMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) allows the rider to choose from three different engine settings depending on riding conditions or rider preferences
  • New lightweight titanium intake and exhaust valves with narrow 14 degree valve angle for high combustion chamber efficiency
  • New lightweight aluminum alloy pistons feature a revised shape and a higher compression ratio of 12.5:1 for maximum performance in all conditions.
  • SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electro-chemical Material) plated cylinders minimize cylinder size and improve heat dissipation and new hydraulic cam chain tensioner for reduced mechanical noise
  • New ventilation holes at the cylinder skirt for reduced pumping losses and increased performance
  • High efficiency curved radiator now features dual electric fans controlled by the ECM for increased cooling capacity. Oil cooler now has 10 rows cores for increased heat dissipation.
  • New large volume 4-2-1-2 exhaust system with a large capacity catalyzer, dual triangular canisters and closed loop system that meets Euro 3 and Tier 2 regulations
  • New Shot-peened chrome-moly steel connecting rods for maximum durability
  • Ion plating treatment utilizing PVD (physical vapor deposit) method is applied to piston rings providing a smoother surface treatment for increased durability, reduced friction loss and reduced oil consumption
  • Slick shifting 6 speed transmission working in conjunction with an innovative back torque limiting clutch for smooth and controlled downshifts

New Chassis[edit | edit source]

  • All new aggressive aerodynamic fairing design with low drag coefficient retains it's signature Hayabusa look and features an updated, muscular look to work with the new more powerful engine and updated chassis
  • New fully adjustable inverted front fork featuring DLC coated inner tubes for minimal friction resistance and outstanding suspension performance over a variety of riding conditions.
  • Fully adjustable rear shock absorber with a 43mm piston and 14mm rod diameter

Lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum frame minimizes weight while maintaining high torsional strength

  • New bridged aluminum alloy swingarm features a new cross-sectional shape for increased rigidity and to cope with improved rear tire grip and increased engine output
  • New radial-mount front brake calipers for maximum braking performance and allows for smaller 310mm front brake rotors resulting in reduced unsprung weight and improved handling
  • Lightweight single piston rear brake caliper working in conjunction with a new larger 260mm rear brake disc
  • Newly designed wheels mounted with high performance Bridgestone BT-015 tires for unmatched handling and control

Passenger seat and rear subframe are lowered for improved passenger comfort

  • Fuel tank height is lowered to allow riders helmet to tuck in and windscreen height is increased for improved wind protection and optimum aerodynamic efficiency with the rider in place.
  • Newly designed vertically stacked twin headlights provide increased light intensity, improved light distribution and match the elegant flow of the new Hayabusa styling.
  • LED taillight utilizes a double lens structure with a clear inner lens and a red outer lens for maximum visibility and a high quality finish
  • Web Invitation to 2008 Suzuki Dealer meeting (Dealers only)

2009[edit | edit source]

2009 Suzuki GSX1300RK9 in White
2009 Suzuki GSX1300RK9 in Silver
2009 Suzuki GSX1300RK9 in Black/Gray

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

FAQ[edit | edit source]

What is the Choke Lever for?

Since the hayabusa is fuel injected, the choke acts as a fast idle.

Why does my display say F1? It is actually saying FI indicating that there is possibly a problem with the fuel injection system or maybe just the computer itself. However, the most common reason for a hayabusa to display this is simply when you use the on/off run switch next to the throttle to kill it.

External links[edit | edit source]

1999 GSX1300R slv-bronz 450.jpg
Suzuki Hayabusa
Also called GSX-R 1300 Hayabusa, Hayabusa 1300 Limited, Hayabusa 1300, Hayabusa GSX-R 1300, Hayabusa GSX1300R, Hayabusa Limited Edition, Hayabusa GSX1300R ABS, Hayabusa 50 Anniversary, Hayabusa ABS Z, Hayabusa Z
Production 2000 - 2019
Class Sport Bike
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 81.0mm x 65.0mm
Top Speed 186 mph (300 km/h)
Horsepower 192.84 HP (143.8 KW) @ 9500RPM
Torque 114.33 ft/lbs (155.0 Nm) @ 7200RPM
Fuel System injection. injection with sdtv
Air Filter K&N SU-1308[1]
Ignition electronic ignition (transistorized)
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: slipper clutch
Suspension Front: inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: double disc. abs. brembo 4-piston.
Rear: single disc. abs. nissin 1-piston.
Front Tire 120/70-zr17
Rear Tire 190/50-zr17
Wheelbase 58.27 inches (1480 mm)
Length 86.22 inches (2190 mm)
Width 28.94 inches (735 mm)
Height 45.87 inches (1165 mm)
Seat Height 31.69 inches (805 mm)
Weight 586.43 pounds (266.0 Kg) (dry), 266.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-138[1]
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 5.5 Gallon (20.82 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki Hayabusa was a in-line four, four-stroke standard produced by Suzuki between 2000 and 2019. It could reach a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). Max torque was 114.33 ft/lbs (155.0 Nm) @ 7200 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 192.84 HP (143.8 KW) @ 9500 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a liquid cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 81.0mm bore x 65.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1340.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the slipper clutch.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 120/70-zr17 front tire and a 190/50-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. abs. brembo 4-piston. in the front and a single disc. abs. nissin 1-piston. in the rear. The front suspension was a inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped while the rear was equipped with a link type, coil spring, oil damped. The Hayabusa was fitted with a 5.5 Gallon (20.82 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 586.43 pounds (266.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 58.27 inches (1480 mm) long.

Videos[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.