Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR Review

by Deepak on March 27, 2009

Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR looks and performs like ultimate in the two-wheeled legend of motorbikes. It’s unique and different as it has a class of its own providing all its riders with unlimited excitement, wind-cheating aerodynamics, awesome acceleration and above all seamless comfort in long distance rides. It has thus rightly been termed with a new classification: Ultimate sports tourer. Therefore, Suzuki markets the Hayabusa 1300 GSXR bike as the ultimate sports machine. The name Hayabusa has been coined from Japanese Peregrine Falcon that travels with an amazing 300kmph speed. Hayabusa is also referred to Japanese very fast train. Maybe a look into this review about the bike you will know if it is rightfully named as Hayabusa.

Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR

Looks: Besides its strange name, Hayabusa appeals to people with its bulbous styling. The length of this motorcycle is 2195mm, width is 740mm and the overall height stands at 1170mm. Not a small one by any standards as the weight is gigantic 220kg. This Busa can be seen in many colors such as Solid Black/Metallic Majestic gold and Pearl Nebular Black/Metallic Phantom Gray.

With its advanced aerodynamic styling, new swing arm, vertical stacked head light, LED taillight and redesigned instrument cluster, all adds up to give a new look to the first generation Hayabusa to be relaunched in India. The look is further enhanced with detailed finishing such as passenger footpeg brackets and muffler hangers evoking Japanese form of feudal art.

Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR

Is it possible to handle a Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR under Indian conditions? The India roads are typically characterized by congestion, some narrow lanes and by lanes apart from highways. To slow down this machine in the busy traffic-congested roads, Suzuki improvised with a new feature that is the four pistons Dual Tokico calipers. This enhances capability and helps slowing down the speed of Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR, the mean machine. The steering movement has been further improved and quickened by reducing the brake disc size such that one can maneuver this iconic machine with some decent ease.

Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR

Furthermore, the ergonomics of Hayabusa 1300 have been made slimmer allowing increased free movement for the riders. The best feature for Indian condition is Suzuki drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) which allows the rider to choose from varied engine power according to riding conditions and individual preference. Top performance of Hayabusa 1300 GSXR can be enjoyed in a variety of riding conditions.

Performance: The new Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR is equipped with muscular four cylinders, liquid-cooled DOHC 1300cc engine with the latest version of engine capacity increased to 1340cc. The engine is so designed to provide with maximum acceleration with the least possible effort while controlling emission. The cylinder sealing is improved with PVD (chrome-nitride Physical Vapor Deposition) for reduced friction. The heat transfer and durability is further accentuated with SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material) cylinder coating. The titanium valves placed on the single valve springs allows accurate valve control and also helps reducing reciprocating mass.

Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR

The fuel injection system is new and improved with SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) that guarantees better mileage, reduced emission and definitely improved power delivery. One can ride Hayabusa 1300cc with slightly light clutch pull as it comes equipped with SCAS (Suzuki Clutch Assist System) that act more as a back torque, limiting the machine for smoother downshifts. The carbon-monoxide emission from this beastly machine is further reduced by Suzuki Pulsed-secondary Air Injection System (PAIR) to meet Euro-3 and TIER 2 emission regulation standards.

Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR

The instrument cluster of the new Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR comes with four analog gauges including speedometer and tachometer, odometer and a even gear position indicator. With fuel capacity of 21 litres and 6-speed constant mesh transmission Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR is certainly one of the world’s fastest bikes.

Price: The price range of this super bike Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR is Rs. 12.5 lacs certainly eliminating many bike lovers to lay their hands on the machine’s throttle.

Final Verdict: It isn’t bragging, but simple truth proved by mere tech specs and facts that the new Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR is obsessively engineered with technology and designed to appeal everyone as a masterpiece. The bike is dotted with incredible performance and great styling you will just have to see and ride once to believe it.

Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR

In the world of motorcycles, Hayabusa is a name that’s always reckoned with speed style and superiority over other bikes and the new Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 GSXR truly lives to the tagline of ultimate sports machine with sleek, long and low look.

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{ 54 comments… read them below or add one }

Car Blog March 28, 2009 at 11:59 am

The instrumentation looks mindbogglingly awesome. Hatts of to Suzuki to launch the bike here.

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Deepak March 29, 2009 at 3:34 pm

But I do not think that this bike looks as smart as the Yamaha R1. In fact, it looks ugly on the back!

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pc2 July 28, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I think it has the best looking rear any bike could have. Lends a subtle and graceful look complementing the rest of the styling perfectly.

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Pickup trucks April 6, 2009 at 11:22 am

agree with @ Car Blog, but there are not much good models in India from Suzuki… international suzuki models are really cool.

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JR April 13, 2009 at 4:37 pm

The is the ultimate bike bar none. No matter what the other manufacturers come out with they will never achieve the same prestige or following of the Busa.

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dinesh May 28, 2009 at 5:47 pm

JR: The is the ultimate bike bar none. No matter what the other manufacturers come out with they will never achieve the same prestige or following of the Busa.

very true :)

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upendra June 10, 2009 at 4:06 pm

more I like hayabusa only… all finesh is ultimate… yah wan ride life full time … Nice meance U feel ride an enjoy it…

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Raj June 27, 2009 at 7:59 am

Yeah, Way to go Suzuki…
Hayabusa – King of the Road… Period.

if only i could lay my hands on one….
till then drool drool :)

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arif July 4, 2009 at 1:10 pm

hi this arif i thing this bike is verey cool & i love it but i want the road to be good in india is a big porblams it cool

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Himanshu October 15, 2009 at 10:02 pm

My friend’s brother jst baught this beast .
dude , words are nt enough to describe this beauty , it is mindbloggingly awesome…………
its so fast tht u wl get bald aftr driving it wth full speed .

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Rakesh Malhotra November 7, 2009 at 10:52 pm

This is nothing but a god for any bike rider it fulfills all your wishes regarding bike riding. If you like it then just ride it at once and i am sure it will become a passion for you.

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Shashi Warrier December 8, 2009 at 4:54 pm

Suzuki named this machine the Hayabusa because the peregrine falcon after which the bike is named preys on other birds, including the blackbird, and Honda has a fast bike called (what else) the Blackbird!

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Rathish December 10, 2009 at 2:14 pm

Bike looks beautiful, but looks very bulky on the front

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Anondomoy Banerjee December 10, 2009 at 6:24 pm

It is going to fuel up Indian bike rider’s with enthusiasm…speed.. ….passion..

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Rahul January 15, 2010 at 12:04 pm

what is the expected mileage of this bike on Indian roads?

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ashwin March 30, 2011 at 11:46 am

Dude.. dont even bother to ask abt mileage…. this is a super sports bike… not any commuter bike.

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Hey Ram March 30, 2011 at 6:31 pm

The Mileage in Full City Riding in ‘A’ mode is 10 kmpl & 11-11.5 in ‘C’ Mode
While on long ride on the highway, with constant speeds of 120 +, the mileage is 16-17 kmpl
Suggested fuel is Octane 97 ( we call it SPEED 97 in Mumbai), but I use SPEED when i cant reach the Fuel pump which stocks Speed 97.
Feel free to ask for any more queries

Rathish January 20, 2010 at 11:35 am

Any one know of the onroad price of hayabusa ?? will there be any luxury tax besides other taxes ??

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mahavirider March 12, 2010 at 10:30 am

hey ratish this is mahavir …. hayabusa gives mileage of range from 13 to 16….

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anant pathak March 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm

the bike’s milege is ner 13-15 km/lit

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prince March 13, 2010 at 9:58 am

i love hayabusa . Any one know of the onroad price of hayabusa ?? will there be any luxury tax besides other taxes ??

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Hey Ram March 30, 2011 at 6:33 pm

On Road cost in Mumbai is 14,27,000/- with all taxes, customs etc included. No free services though… and they are damn expensive

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Rahul March 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Hi prince.
The onroad price of hayabusa is 1426000 INR.delivery in 15-20 days of full payment.

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panja_shejad March 24, 2010 at 12:25 pm

very nice good looking

suzuki hayabusa good looking

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tabaan March 24, 2010 at 12:53 pm

cool bik…..

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harry April 15, 2010 at 11:33 am

nice bike

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rajesh pate; April 20, 2010 at 5:27 am

bought busa on gudipadwa……simply cant describe it.ride once nd u will know……1st gear 130kmph…….2nd gear 180kmph……..3rd gear 235kmph……..after that i have wife and kid…..

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Shadow Biker November 4, 2010 at 10:07 am

Ha ha. You are a wise man Rajesh.

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Hey Ram March 30, 2011 at 6:37 pm

where r u located ?
DO you have the pearl white or black model ?

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jams July 12, 2010 at 7:01 pm

like the Suzuki Hayabusa
any dealers in Bhutan

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anupam September 22, 2010 at 9:50 am

the person who invented hayabusa i want to worship him

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malay pandya January 27, 2011 at 2:13 pm

godfather of bike world

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Hey Ram February 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm

This is the Ultimate Nirvana for a die hard biker
I have owned the 2010 Pearl White Busa for last 10 months
Rode it for 11,000 kms now
Sheer Bliss that gets orgasmic the moment you open the throttle
I have put Two Bros CF exhaust which brings out the beast in her
Any other busa owners on this forum ?

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Rathish February 27, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Hai, Ram, there are only a couple of owners for busa, so nothing much to know about the true experience from a real owner, sooooo looking forward to some of your experience with it on city and highway peformance. Could it ever be driven below 100 km/h in 6th year, thats my main doubt…… kindly reply

An ardent fan of HAYABUSA

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Hey Ram March 30, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Yes the BUSA can be driven below 100 in 6th gear, how ever not advisable
Are you aware you can ride it till 150 on the first gear… the engine really growls, specially if it has a After Market Exhaust…

Amit February 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm

these bikes are only made for the rich jerks and brats those have no other work but to enjoy the luxuries earned by their previous generations.These bikes are only bought in india for them and not for us to look at them and feel jealous.I have a karizma zmr and when i ride it,i feel i’m riding a superbike and it’s not an abrodier,it’s just superb. Many ppl say tht zmr is copied design of busa,to them i’ll say tht i’m to lucky to hav a bike like busa in price of zmr.. Ha ha ha ha … Desh ki dhadkan..dhak dhak go..

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Richdad March 5, 2013 at 10:11 am

ZMR does looks like sports bike. I rode it once it belonged to my friend it definetly gives you a SBK feel in terms of size of look. Though performance is no way near the SBK its still great for Indian roads.

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Amit February 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm

In india,ppl do not hav this much time to leave all their work aside and go for highway racing. People in other countries are free to do so,but we are working citizens.Itne paise mein ek bike lene ki jagah har saal bike badal-badal ke chala lo..

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snehal April 18, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Nothing 2 say…I just want this..no matter how expensive,no matter wat milege,no matter how many years I need but I promise
One day…

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Stripes April 27, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I ride the K6 model of the Busa. It used to put out 116 kW on the back wheel but after a Power Commander and Acropovic full 4 into 1 system it now puts 126 kW on the back wheel. The limiter comes in at 310 kph. Use it for daily commute and long trips (3000+ k’s). No backache or stiffness in the body and no hands going numd on the road. Fuel consumption at an average 0f 140 kph is 14 km/l at the coast and inland in improves to 20 km/l. Nice bike to ride but it is not as nimble as a 600 or 1000 in the the twisties but what you loose there is easily made up for after that. Am trying to convince the Goverment (wife) to buy the 2011 model but as I am already 61 years, it is a bit difficult to do. Still have a while to go before the 2011 model is available in South Africa.

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Rathish May 18, 2011 at 9:38 am

hai, just add some riding experience

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Harman Singh May 18, 2011 at 11:28 pm

This bike is only good for straight not very good at corners. I had a go at it last year apart from being insanely ugly its bulky too
I am very happy with my r 1 .would have got a ducati 1198. But that costs a lot of dough.
R 1 is the best superbike of all times buy r1 and you won’t be disappointed

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indo July 12, 2011 at 6:03 am

i have laid my hands on this bike and guess what the bike is a monster , but the styling of the bike needs to change, i mean who would want to ride a round bulging bike, so in terms of design the award goes to yamaha R1 or lets say ducati 1198s

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indo July 12, 2011 at 6:08 am

and guyz the ducati would be expensive because it is an italian bike, so the ducati company in india would give a huge price tagbecause they need to import it from italy, but this bike when bought italy would be half the price compared to india because there wouldnt be any shipping cost or taxes.

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niyas illyas October 23, 2011 at 9:10 am

its really nice

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Krishna October 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm

The way of Life…in an more accelerating way :)

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baljeet singh January 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

i’ll buy it in the upcoming years……………………………..

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jakir khan April 27, 2012 at 9:15 pm

good suzuki bakes

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Gaurav May 31, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I wonna buy this bike. I thought it is very costly but it is of only 12.5 lacs. Superb bike. VERY CHEAP!!!!

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milan August 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm

oooo…..looking….awesum…..very nice bike….i love you suzuki gsx………!!!!!!!

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Rauf September 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm

i love it this bike because the bikes very expenssive i will buy one day

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akash December 1, 2012 at 4:21 pm

that speed was very nice he hasen’t in 9 second are 200k/h speed & their 1300cc enjen was top speed thats look that style that all things are very nice

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akash December 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm

that speed was very nice he hasen’t in 9 second are 200k/h speed & their 1300cc enjen was top speed thats look that style that all things are very nice this is my dream bike & one day I will gift for my bro this bike

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Richdad March 5, 2013 at 10:12 am

Hey Ram, can you tell me, how much a busa cost to maintain. I have heard its 25000 INR per servicing is it true or just a rumor.

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