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Written on: 29/06/2015 by SeanVincent (10 reviews written)
Before I start this review it might be helpful to the reader to know that I am 50 yrs old, 6ft 1 ins tall weighing in at 100 kgs. I have been riding bikes non stop since 1982, so 33 years. I acquired my busa 1 month ago. A blue and silver K1. It was the bike I had been promising myself for well over a decade. Now I have it. I live in Germany and have a 200 mile daily commute. This was mostly done on my other bike a CBR 1000 F, but is now shared with the busa. The busa is everything I had… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/06/2013 by twinbarrel1340 (1 review written)
I rode a Honda 919, for 10 yrs. Never thought I would give that up for anything... until now. If you can afford a GSXR 1000, CBR 1000 OR R1, you can afford a Hayabusa. I got a 2012 for 11,999 Pearl White. Saucy!! Thanx all you Busa Lovers... if you're over 40 and want a race bike, get this... the bike is unbelievable, it's big, but maneuvers like an F14 Tomcat. I thought I was using C mode for two weeks, but I was on A the whole time...lol... she is very forgiving. When you're cruising… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/05/2013
I have had the pleasure of owning 3 full power Hayabusa's and can confidently say they are without equal ! I currently own a 99 fireblade, 2000 ZX9r Ninja, 1990 GSXR1100 old Skool and a 2000 model blue and silver busa, they are amazing to ride and I think beautiful to look at ! They do everything well, I have toured on mine and when on the German autobahn hit an indicated speed of 195 mph and it was still pulling ! I have had many fast bikes including the ZX12r ninja but the Hayabusa is far… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/06/2012
just bought a derestricted mothership for just over 2 grand having previously owned 4 zzr 1100s.could any production bike make a zzr 1100 feel tame and slightly limp?YEP the thing revs like a 2 stroke but at the same time has useable linear torque and power everwhere and it tips into corners and tracks true.have,nt thrashed it yet ,some things are worth the wait… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/04/2012 by lumix23 (1 review written)
Before I start, lets be clear, I have been riding bikes for thirty years and have tried most biking things, from touring,track days, enduro riding and a touch of low level racing.Like so many bikers I have had a whole range of bikes, CBRs, GSXRs, Blades...etc. Of recent years I had been riding a beautiful ZZR 1100 with to many trick bits to list but after a number rides on a Hayabusa I bit the bullet and bought my own.A very clean low miles 2005 model with race end cans and a"TRE" fitted to… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/04/2012
After 10 years ownership of a 99 Busa, still nothing out there to upgrade to. Still on it's original battery. 1 blown fuse, 1 replacement front wheel bearing, 1 set chain and sprockets, 1 LHF indicator, front piston seal kit and overhaul of brake calipers due to riding 400 mile on gritted roads. Still this bike looks like new, despite all the waffle written by journalists about build quality. You just cant help lavishing attention on it. Have never ridden anything better. As far as owning it is… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/02/2012 by fish1 (1 review written)
I have now had the Busa 10 months. Came back into it 5 years ago after the usual 20 years off, on a second hand CBR 600f. Since then, 3 Triumph Sprints (great bike) inbetween 2 GSX-R 1000's and a 2010 Fireblade just for good measure ! Now I loved the Triumphs for comfort and sound and the 1000's for looks but could have saved myself a small fortune if I had just got back into biking on the CBR and then gone straight for the Hayabusa. Basically if your ego wants you to own a sports bike but… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/04/2011 by dipyerwickin (1 review written)
Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa 2011
Having owned around 15 or so bikes in the up to 1000cc range over the years, I questioned a good friend who went out and bought a Hayabusa back in 2000. "Why do you need it?" I asked. Well now I know. You don't need it, but it is surely nice to have!
My new Gen II Busa came into my life in early March 2011. A few tweaks, a good run in and its now a fire breathing stormer in lambs clothing. Hey I like lambs, they are nice, curvy and well upholstered.
It has a… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/04/2011
Firstly a big thank you to all of the previous reviews that helped me to choose the Busa. I have to agree with pretty much all of the comments people have made.
I had never ridden one and have been riding a GSXR 750 for the last 3 years. I was a bit nervous collecting the Busa as I was expecting it to be some kind of unrideable beast but the thing that amazed me on my ride home was how smooth it is. Yes it has stacks and stacks of power, but the delivery of that power is spot on. I live near… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/09/2010
I have had a GSX600F, 2 Gixer 6's, a Ninja 9R (Top bike) and a Gixer 1000 Rizla Race rep. I now have a Busa. Simple comment - OH MY GOD!! It is space ship fast BUT unlike the duel personality of the Gixer 1000 it just has power in any gear as much or as little as you want. You don't have to rev the guts out of it or indeed wring its neck to have fun and it has NEVER shook it's head at me - and I have tried to get a reaction on acceleration. It certainly feeds-back if you are a little hot into… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/12/2009
Returned from a long spell in Oz in the summer and, facing a mid life crisis, and the Uk weather, I bought a Hayabusa completely unseen. Knew very little about the bike or model except that I thought that Id seen one once and didnt like the styling! Impetuous? Definitely. Completely barking mad? Definitely not. The bike is awesome! For me it drives beyond its reputation as a missile with a tax disc attached! And, as a middle aged bloke, this bike gives me back the oooomph I used to feel as a… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/11/2009
after owning a 02 Honda Blackbird for nearly five years, i traded it in on a 04 Hyabusa, although there was and is nothing particularly wrong with it i was never as happy with it as i was the Blackbird, by comparison the Blackbird was fast, smooth and comfy, the Busa is harsh, the Busa is better in the twisters, faster is a straight line but the balance of the bike just not as good as the Blackbird. If you just want FAST buy the Busa if you want fast and enjoyable ride buy the Blackbird it will… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/09/2009
this bike is truly a beast. Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa is so fast once you twist the throttle, you can stop you just want to keep going faster and faster.
It really does go through tires pretty fast. Its way to quiet in stock form.
good for 2 up riding all day long and at really high speeds. so much power it feel like the hand of god is pushing you down the road… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/06/2009
I owned a Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa 2004 model for 4 years, sold it and bought an ST1300 new. I regret it. Not hat the ST1300 is a bad bike, its just that there is nothing like a Hayabusa. I've owned many litre plus bikes including a fireblade and R1 and nothing compares… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/05/2009
i have a 2003 Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa with 9000 miles on it and the 5th set of tyres ,fast but after you get use to it you want more power… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/05/2009
your hubby started on a Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa??...what a guy! trouble is,when he gets used to it there will be no upgrade.ive talked about getting one for years.if only the summers here were longer id be able to displace a huge wodge of dosh in getting one.enjoy it and by the way,ya fella is right in starting off with a 600(they still do 160)im on a triumph t595,great looks,sound and handling but its getting old… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/03/2009 by Hussar (1 review written)
Had an early 99 model Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa from new. 51,000 miles so far and it's needed nothing except tyres, two sets of wheel bearings, three sets of fork seals and two chain / sprocket sets (scottoiler fitted when new!) and a couple of batteries. What can I say, 50mpg + on long rides, overtakes ANYTHING and almost comfortable. (High pegs but I've got long legs). Make sure you use a good oil twice a year, K&N oil filters cause they are the easiest to put on and take off and change the… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/01/2009 by blondedave (1 review written)
Firstly i would like to thank everyone who put review onto the site as it helped me allot when deciding what bike to go for.
So after thinking about going for a VFR800 i took one for a test ride and it was too easy a nice bike that could be taken to it's limits and do exactly what you expected i have nothing against them and think they are great bikes however for me it did not have the x factor so i pursued a dream of mine to get a busa.
I decided to go for a 99 busa not because they are… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/09/2008 by UTKARSH TYAGI (1 review written)
All over it is a good bike if not looking towards its cost and average . but people who are facinated by speed and want to feel the heat with nos , for them hayabhusa is the best bike
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