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2012 Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa Comparison Photo Gallery
Even without traction control the Suzuki Hayabusa’s smooth powerband makes it easy to control on and off the track.
Suzuki’s Hayabusa goes head-to-head against the latest crop of Hypersport bikes in the
2012 Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa Comparison
2012 Hypersport Shootout horsepower dyno chart.
2012 Hypersport Shootout torque dyno chart.
2012 Hypersport Shootout
The Suzuki Hayabusa offers plenty of ground clearance for sport riding or racetrack maneuvers.
The riding position of the Hayabusa is stretched out and designed for taller than average riders.
2012 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa retails for $12,999.
The Hayabusa proved to be more difficult to launch then the Ninja due in part to its vague clutch engagement point.
The Suzuki Hayabusa has long been the bike to beat in the Hypersport class.
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.
Although not as modern looking as the BMW or Kawasaki’s display the Hayabusa’s instruments are effective and easy to read.
The Hayabusa does require more steering effort than the Ninja and BMW in the corners.
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.
While still powerful, the front brakes lack feel which make them hard to trust and use aggressively.
Although it’s a few years old now the Suzuki Hayabusa is still one incredible motorcycle offering both speed and comfort together.
Adjustable engine power modes make the Hayabusa more accessible to a wider range of riders.
The suspension delivers great ride quality without compromising sporting ability in the corner.
The Suzuki Hayabusa proved to be the quietest motorcycle in the test
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