2010 Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

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The amazingly powerful and long haul comfortable Suzuki Hayabusa is now presented as a 2010 model and gets stylish new color schemes to mark the pass. The black one with orange graphics is the most easily distinguishable, but riders end up in the Hayabusa’s seat because of the whole other bunch of advantages that come with a bike closely priced to the GSX-R 1000. Now addressing to those who can’t decide between the Gixxer and the Hayabusa-derived B-King, the future Hayabusa rider is just an easy target.

 

Introduction

A machine like this simply needs no presentation as the name says it all. It was the fastest production bike ever made before Kawasaki gave an answer to it in the form of the ZX-12R back in 2000 and it would still be that today if it wasn’t for the 186mph limitation that followed. Also, this is probably the most highly worked on and modified motorcycle ever as all the outrageous modification that passed through tuners minds would have first found their place on the Busa and then on smaller bikes.

In 2010, the Suzuki Hayabusa features the best power-to-weight ratio and presents itself as one of the sharpest looking motorcycles ever made after the 2008 redesign. Powered by the smooth-accelerating and fuel-injected 1,340cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine that started a revolution in its earliest form, it would seem that the drag track is the only place to exploit it, but the thing actually goes on legal roads and that’s where part of the fun actually begins. In order for that to happen smoothly, this model features the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector, which is the adequate solution for different riding styles or conditions. Mated to a smooth six-speed transmission, that overwhelmingly powerful engine gets down to business in the GSX-R style.

Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

The frame, swingarm and rear shock are all made of aluminum alloy for proper weight reduction while the inverted front forks are compression, rebound damping and spring preload adjustable in order to give the bike a versatile side too. On top of that, the standard steering damper is a must on the Hayabusa, but that can also be said about the radial mount front brake calipers and the 260mm rear disc. ABS is also available for extra safety.

History

Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

Suzuki first introduced the Hayabusa or the GSX1300R, as it was initially called, in 1999 as a hyper sport motorcycle that dethroned the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird from the “fastest production motorcycle” position. It reached a top speed of 189.6mph and the secret behind it was a liquid-cooled 1,299cc inline-four engine that developed 156hp at 9,500rpm.

But Suzuki pretty much rested on its laurels later on and enjoyed the model’s success without significantly refining it. After 2000, the top speed was electronically limited to 186mph, but that didn’t stop the Japanese maker to heavily upgrade this highly successful model in 2007. This is when the public was first introduced to the mighty 1,340cc, four-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16 valve engine that now developed 194hp. The compression ratio was increased from 11.0:1 to 12.5:1 and the 44mm Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) throttle bodies were added. Also, the GSX-R series “donated” the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS).

Although Suzuki’s hyper sport motorcycle was redesigned in 2007, the latest and biggest design upgrade came on the 2008 model year. Aerodynamics improved and the bike looks sleeker. This model carried on to 2009 with the stylish Black/Gray, Gray/Silver and White Silver color combinations.

Competition

Back in the days when it was first introduced, the Suzuki Hayabusa would have competed with the previously mentioned Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird and later on with the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R.

Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

Now, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R is Hayabusa’s fierce competitor. This bike is the result of some serious development in Kawasaki’s technological department and it is actually considered the fastest production bike at this moment. No wonder, after all, it does rely on 203 hp at 9,500 rpm. Similar to the Busa, the Ninja is powered by a 1,352cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve per cylinder, inline-four engine that is as well fed through a fuel injection system with 44mm throttle bodies. Even though Kawasaki did its homework with this model, the bike seems to get uglier and uglier with each year that passes, making the Hayabusa stand for refinement and good taste. The biggest Ninja has a 2010 MSRP of $13,999.

On another hand, the BMW K 1300 S is one of the latest introductions of the German maker and, definitely, one greater opponent than the K 1200 S from which the bike is derived. In fact, by producing 173 hp and 103 ft-lb at 8,250rpm, the S model from the entirely new K series is the fastest production Beemer ever made. This one is backed up by a 1,293 cc water-cooled, four-stroke, straight-four power unit with two camshafts and four valves per cylinder. The MSRP starts at $15,550, making this bike quite the alternative for the Suzi and Kawi as it meets European style with performance that would make any Japanese hyper sport proud.

Exterior

Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

From the very beginning, the Suzuki Hayabusa was designed as a speed machine and that’s also the way it is presented today, only that a little more refined. Almost a brand of its own, the bike retains the centrally positioned headlight and signal lights that are close to the air intakes as well as its characteristic extremely low mounted screen. Suzuki designers had to position the gas tank well into the frame in order for the rider to have room to tuck into the fairing, but that was an issue solved from 1999 as the Hayabusa models are very similar in design.

Heavily tested in the wind tunnel, it actually gives the idea of being molded by the wind as it hurled down the freeway. The last big redesign of the fairing was in 2008 and that is when it became more aerodynamic and stylish, but, still, it retains the design lines of that first ever model. The four-into-two-into-one exhaust system definitely makes a difference, but, yet again, the matte black colored silencer comes from the present model year.

New for 2010 are the color schemes: Black with Orange graphics, Metallic Blue or Pearl White.


Press Reviews

"If you’ve noticed a trend so far, it’s that the Hayabusa’s shining feature, its reason for being, is the 1,340cc inline-4 powerplant hidden under the curvy bodywork. Not that it doesn’t excel in other areas—it does, as a matter of fact, stop well, maintain a reasonable amount of grip and stability in turns, and offer lots of flexibility for a variety of riding scenarios." – motorcycles.about

“Accelerating off the corners with a quiet whoosh from the twin pipes like it had been shot out of a Howitzer, it feels like some sort of macabre video game flicking through some of Road America’s tighter sections. It starts making lots of power early, and by the time the needle is past five grand all hell is letting loose. It pulls without a break until the rev limiter kicks in with a bang somewhere around 11 grand.” – motorcycle

"Rocketing down Road America’s long front straight the Hayabusa buries the speedometer needle beyond its indicated 185 mph nomenclature at redline in fifth gear. From the secure confines of the cockpit, the concrete walls, fences, trees and brake-markers get really blurry about the time to get on the brakes for Turn 1" – motorcycle-usa

"The ’Busa isn’t designed for roadracing, but Road America was the perfect venue to allow exploration of the upper gears and their blinding acceleration. Equally important was the discovery that the new front end works much better than the earlier model." – superstreetbike

"As before, the ’Busa’s ergos are roomy and accommodating for the 6-foot-plus crowd. Engine vibration is subdued below 4500 rpm, but it seeps through the bars, tank and pegs once you exceed an indicated 85 mph in sixth gear. Wind protection has been improved with an 18mm-taller windscreen that results in a remarkably low amount of turbulence." – cycleworld

"Suzuki have played around with the GSX1300R Hayabusa’s styling without losing the original’s looks and character, as a result the new Suzuki Hayabusa looks really sleek. Engine capacity had increased and so has power and torque. Handling hasn’t been significantly improved, more a gentle step forward however the brakes are a miles better, and about time." – MCN

Price

The MSRP for the 2010 Hayabusa is yet to be announced, but considering last year’s $13,199 in USA and the current $16,299 starting price for a 2010 model in Canada, it should yet again stand out as the ZX-14’s biggest nightmare in matter of bang for the buck.

Conclusion

As you could notice by reading this article, Suzuki doesn’t momentarily need to upgrade their greatest ever motorcycle and obtain maximum benefits from it by only offering different paintjobs in order to set the different model years apart from one another. Yet, the Suzuki Suzuki Hayabusa remains a sports bike with plenty to prove and an amazing platform for tuners to test their ideas on. Congratulations Suzuki for this motorcycle! 


SPECIFICATIONS

Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

 

Engine and Transmission

 

  • Displacement: 1340 cc (81.8 cu.in)
  • Type: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC
  • Bore Stroke: 81.0 mm (3.189 in) x 65.0 mm (2.559 in)
  • Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
  • Fuel System: Fuel injection
  • Lubrication: Wet Sump
  • Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
  • Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
  • Final Drive: RK GB50GSV Z4, 114 links

 

Chassis and Dimensions

 

  • Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
  • Suspension Rear: Linky type, coil spring, oil damped
  • Brakes Front: Disc brake, twin
  • Brakes Rear: Disc brake
  • Tires Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
  • Tires Rear: 190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
  • Overall Length: 2190 mm (86.2 in)
  • Overall Width: 735 mm (28.9 in)
  • Overall Height: 1165 mm (45.9 in)
  • Seat Height: 805 mm (31.7 in)
  • Ground Clearance: 120 mm (4.7 in)
  • Wheelbase: 1480 mm (58.3 in)
  • Curb Weight: 260 kg (573 lbs)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 21.0 L (5.5/4.6 US/Imp gal)

 

Features & Benefits

 

Key Features

Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

 

  • 1340cc - 1340cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves, Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers provides 11% higher performance and smoother operation
  • Front ForksFront Forks - Fully adjustable inverted front fork featuring DLC coated inner tubes for minimal friction resistance and outstanding suspension performance over a variety of riding conditions
  • Instrument cluster features four analog meters for speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and water temperature with a S-DMS mode indicator, gear position indicator and adjustable engine rpm indicator
  • 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
  • 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
  • S-DMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) allows the rider to choose from three different engine settings depending on riding conditions or rider preferences
  • Suzuki SDTV fuel injection system with dual injectors per cylinder and ram air intake with large volume airbox
  • Vertically stacked twin headlights provide increased light intensity, improved light distribution and match the elegant flow of the new Hayabusa styling

 

Engine Features

 

  • 1340cc, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves, Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers provides 11% higher performance and smoother operation
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Lightweight aluminum alloy pistons feature a revised shape and a higher compression ratio of 12.5:1 for maximum performance in all conditions
  • Lightweight titanium intake and exhaust valves with narrow 14 degree valve angle for high combustion chamber efficiency
  • 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
  • S-DMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) allows the rider to choose from three different engine settings depending on riding conditions or rider preferences
  • Shot-peened chrome-moly steel connecting rods for maximum durability
  • Slick shifting 6 speed transmission working in conjunction with an innovative back torque limiting clutch for smooth and controlled downshifts
  • Suzuki SDTV fuel injection system with dual injectors per cylinder and ram air intake with large volume airbox
  • Ventilation holes at the cylinder skirt for reduced pumping losses and increased performance

 

Chassis Features

Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R

 

  • Aggressive aerodynamic fairing design with low drag coefficient retains it’s signature Hayabusa look and features a muscular look to work with the amazingly powerful engine and cutting edge chassis
  • Bridged aluminum alloy swingarm features a cross-sectional shape for increased rigidity and to cope with improved rear tire grip and increased engine output
  • 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
  • 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
  • Instrument cluster features four analog meters for speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and water temperature with a S-DMS mode indicator, gear position indicator and adjustable engine rpm indicator
  • 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
  • Lightweight single piston rear brake caliper working in conjunction with a new larger 260mm rear brake disc
  • Passenger seat and rear subframe are lowered for improved passenger comfort
  • 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
  • Vertically stacked twin headlights provide increased light intensity, improved light distribution and match the elegant flow of the new Hayabusa styling
  • Wheels mounted with high performance Bridgestone BT-015 tires for unmatched handling and control

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6 comments:

This bike’s really insane, aside from having record speed the design’s aerodynamic too.

IS A NICE BIKE, WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ONE AS AN ALTERNATE BIKE, MY ZX14 IS MY PRIMARY OF COURSE.

This bike is awesome and only 13,199 cheap compared to an MV agusta

This is definitely be my next bike shortly...

zx-14 does not stand a chance

The Hayabusa is one crazy motobike I would buy one in future you gotta have a Busa is just one of those dream Motobikes.smiley

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