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Suzuki Hayabusa 1300, 2006

Being the fastest sports bike at the time of its first production, the Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 had plenty of other advantages. It is still produced by the manufacturer, which constantly tries to improve the previous models by offering new interesting additions. There have been two generations of Suzuki Hayabusa — the first one produced from 1999-2008, and the second one that has been manufactured since 2008. The 2006 model has received high ratings, and this motorcycle is really worth your attention.

History of Suzuki Hayabusa 1300

Hayabusa means Peregrine Falcon in Japanese, the bird that is believed to be capable of developing the speed of more than 200 mph. From 1999 to 2007, this Suzuki model of a sports bike was also known as GSX1300R. Right after it was released to the public, it was named the fastest motorcycle in the world, which was capable of developing up to 194 mph. This put the Honda CBR1100XX, the previous leader, in second place. In the same year, the manufacturers of Japan and Europe had to limit the speed of their products to match the European requirements. The top speed was limited to 194 mph, which left Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 the fastest motorcycle.

The first generation of Suzuki Hayabusa came with a 1,299 cc liquid-cooled engine. When it appeared on the market, it impressed the public right away with the innovative technologies used for making it so powerful and fast bike. There were a few changes added to the bike from this generation if compared to the original Suzuki model.

The second generation started with the 2008 Hayabusa model. The Suzuki model had to be improved to be able to compete with new rivals hitting the market, such as Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R, BMW K1200S, and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14. The name of the GSX1300R was removed allowing the bikes to be simply called the Hayabusa. The capacity of the engine of this Suzuki motorcycle was increased up to 1340 cc., which allowed increasing its power up to 194 hp.

Suzuki Hayabusa 1300, 2006 Description

The rivals of this Suzuki model were Kawasaki, Ducati, and Yamaha sports bikes; however, it had the highest rating. 

The 2006 version of Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 still remained the fastest mass-produced bike in the world. The high speed was not the only advantage of the model, and it was also highly rated for handling, overall performance, comfort, level of noise, reliability, as well as fuel economy. It combined simplicity along with advanced technology. The Suzuki motorcycle came with a stylish and sleek look. 

The 2006 version came with steel frame, a standard 4-stroke, liquid-cooled engine, as well as a 6-speed MT. The dry weight of the Suzuki model was 478 pounds. The 2016 model came with a dimension of 84.3 in. x 29.1 in. x 45.5 in. and the ground clearance of 4.7 in.

The Suzuki model also had a 58.5-inch wheelbase with tubeless. Some of the features available in the model were the speedometer, a range of warning gauge, odometer, clock, and others. There were no GPS, navigation system, trip computer, and other innovative features. Generally, it was a perfect bike for those who preferred the speed, performance, and maneuverability.

Hayabusa 1300
Hayabusa 1300
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