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2012 Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa Comparison Photo Gallery

Suzuki’s Hayabusa goes head-to-head against the latest crop of Hypersport bikes in the 2012 Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa Comparison review.

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2012 Hypersport Shootout horsepower dyno chart.
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2012 Hypersport Shootout torque dyno chart.
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2012 Hypersport Shootout
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The Suzuki Hayabusa offers plenty of ground clearance for sport riding or racetrack maneuvers.
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The riding position of the Hayabusa is stretched out and designed for taller than average riders.
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2012 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa retails for $12,999.
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The Hayabusa proved to be more difficult to launch then the Ninja due in part to its vague clutch engagement point.
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The Suzuki Hayabusa has long been the bike to beat in the Hypersport class.
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The Hayabusa’s front end works well both on the street and racetrack. However the front brakes are vague feeling and could benefit from a more aggressive brake pad material thereby increasing feel.
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Although not as modern looking as the BMW or Kawasaki’s display the Hayabusa’s instruments are effective and easy to read.
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The Hayabusa does require more steering effort than the Ninja and BMW in the corners.
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The Suzuki Hayabusa’s engine feels like one that powers a jet aircraft with in excess of 80 lb-ft of torque available from 3000 rpm.
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While still powerful, the front brakes lack feel which make them hard to trust and use aggressively.
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Although it’s a few years old now the Suzuki Hayabusa is still one incredible motorcycle offering both speed and comfort together.
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Adjustable engine power modes make the Hayabusa more accessible to a wider range of riders.
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The suspension delivers great ride quality without compromising sporting ability in the corner.
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The Suzuki Hayabusa proved to be the quietest motorcycle in the test
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Suzuki Hayabusa