Written on: 30/07/2007 by seoulbud (1 review written)
Engine, performance, and overall appearance.
I live, work, and ride in South Korea. I owned a 1999 Hayabusa for five years, in Korea. It was a full powered bike with Yosh 4-2-1 carbon exhaust system. Not really sure why I sold it, but a friend called me every day asking to purchase it and I gave in.
I know the 2008 Hayabusa is on the way, but I wanted one of the baseline bikes so I purchased a new 2007 from the Suzuki dealer in Seoul. He discounted the bike a little which I appreciated. I added slip-on Titanium Akropovic mufflers. Of course being a new bike I am in the break in period, under 5500 rpm first 800 kms, under 8000 rpm, next 800 kms; so I cannot really pull it hard right now. But, my memories of my last Hayabusa are still very clear and even at 5500 rpm it is still good.
I'm sure the 2008 will be an excellent bike, but I just wanted one more of the legends. It is black and and it gets attention everywhere I go.
I have been riding a long time and will be 65 next month.
Enjoy your bikes and please be safe.