Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa


Make Model

Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa




Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder


1340 cc / 81.8 cu-in

Bore x Stroke

81 x 65 mm

Compression Ratio


Cooling System Liquid cooled
Lubrication Wet sump


Suzuki Fuel Injection fuel injection



Starting Electric

Max Power

146 kW / 195.7 hp @ 9800 rpm

Max Torque

154 Nm / 15.81 kg-m / 113.6 lb-ft @ 7200 rpm

Clutch Clutch Type: Wet multi-plate, manual
Clutch Actuation System: Hydraulic
Clutch Spring Type: Coil
Number of Clutch Springs: 6
Number of Clutch Plates: 10 Drive; 9 Driven


6 Speed 

Final Drive Chain

Gear Ratio

1st 1.596 / 2nd 2.615 / 3rd 1.937 / 4th 1.526 / 5th 1.136 / 5th 1.136

Primary Drive Ratio 1.596 (83/52)
Final Drive Ratio 2.388 (43/18)
Frame Design (Material): Twin-spar (aluminum alloy)

Front Suspension

Inverted telescopic coil springs, spring preload, rebound and compression damping fully adjustable.

Rear Suspension

Link type, oil damped,  coil springs, spring preload, rebound and compression damping fully adjustable.

Front Brakes

2 x 310 mm Discs, 4 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 260 mm disc, 1 piston caliper

Wheels Front 17 M/C x MT3.50, cast aluminum alloy
Wheels Rear 17 M/C x MT6.00, cast aluminum alloy

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

190/50 ZR17

Rake 24.2°
Trail 98 mm / 3.8 in


Length 2190 mm / 86.2 in 

Width     735 mm / 28.9 in

Height  1165 mm / 45.9 in

Wheelbase 1480 mm / 58.3in

Seat Height

805 mm / 31.7 in

Ground Clearance 120 mm / 4.7 in
Dry Weight 220 kg / 485 lbs

Wet Weight

266 kg / 586 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

21 Litres / 5.5 US gal / 4.6 Imp gal

Consumption Average 6.1 L/100 km / 16.3 km/l / 38.3 US mpg / 46.0 Imp mpg
Standing 0 - 100km 3.0 sec
Standing 0 - 140km 4.4 sec
Standing 0 - 200km 7.3 sec
Acceleration  60-140 km/h 3.9 sec
Acceleration  60-140 km/h 7.1 sec
Acceleration  100 - 140 km/h 3.2 sec
Acceleration  140 - 180 km/h 3.4 sec

Standing ¼ Mile  

10.2 sec

Top Speed

296.9 km/h / 184.49 mph

“With performance credentials that have established it as the hottest sportbike on the planet, the Suzuki Hayabusa is designed for the serious sport rider who will settle for nothing less than the best. Its combination of unsurpassed power, crisp handling and superb aerodynamics creates the ultimate sportbike. You could say that the 2011 Hayabusa is so intense, that it’s in a class of its own,” the company states.

2011 Hayabusa in Pearl Mirage White
With a curb weight of 260 kg (573 lbs), the new Busa is powered by the same 4-stroke, Liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, 1340 cc / 81.7 cu-incc engine coupled with an optimized 6-speed transmission.

Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) serves as back-torque-limiting system for smooth downshifts and also contributes to a light clutch pull.

Moreover, the S-DMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) allows the rider to choose from three different engine settings depending on riding conditions or rider preference, while the Suzuki Pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system ignites unburned hydrocarbons and reduces carbon monoxide emissions.

Highlights include 3-spoke cast-aluminum-alloy wheels are shod with 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) front and 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) rear radial tires.

Hyper-sport motorcycles continue to gain popularity within the sport riding world, and the name that always lead the bunch was the Suzuki Hayabusa.

The 2011 Suzuki Hayabusa (GSX-R 1300) will continue this legacy. The sportbike that is arguably in a class of its own offers supreme power, sleek aerodynamics and smooth handling.

For 2011, the Hayabusa is available in new colors and graphics (Pearl Mirage White with gold trim and Pearl Nebular Black with red trim).

Chassis Features:

A lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum frame minimizes weight while maintaining high torsional strength.

The Hayabusa has been outfitted with a fully adjustable inverted front fork featuring DLC (Diamond-Like Coating) coated inner tubes. The front suspension offers minimal friction resistance and provides outstanding suspension performance over a variety of riding conditions.

A bridged aluminum alloy swingarm features a cross-sectional shape for increased rigidity, which also helps cope with improved rear tire grip and increased engine output. The Hayabusa's fully adjustable rear shock absorber has a 43mm piston and 14mm rod diameter.

Radial-mount front brake calipers offer maximum braking performance and allows for smaller 310mm front brake rotors resulting in reduced unsprung weight and improved handling. A lightweight single piston rear brake caliper works in conjunction with a 260mm rear brake disc.

3-spoke cast-aluminum-alloy wheels are shod with 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) front and 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) rear radial tires.

Vertically stacked twin headlights provide increased light intensity, improved light distribution and match the elegant flow of the Hayabusa styling.

The Hayabusa's instrument cluster features four analog meters for speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and water temperature with a S-DMS mode indicator, gear position indicator and adjustable engine-rpm indicator.

Advanced aerodynamics offering superb wind protection both for normal and completely tucked-in seating positions.

The Hayabusa comes with a bright, durable LED taillight, with clear inner lens and red outer lens.

Engine Features:
The Hayabusa is equipped with a 1340 cc / 81.7 cu-incc, in-line, DOHC liquid-cooled engine with 16-valves, and Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCC).

Lightweight aluminum alloy pistons with a compression ratio of 12.5:1 are used for maximum performance in all conditions. Hard, smooth chrome-nitride Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating on the upper compression and oil control rings on each piston reduces friction while improving cylinder sealing.

Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) cylinder plating improves heat transfer, durability and ring seal.

Lightweight titanium valves allow the use of light valve springs and high lift while maintaining accurate valve control. Iridium spark plugs are used for high combustion efficiency.

The Hayabusa's engine is fed via Suzuki's SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) fuel injection system with dual 12-hole, fine-spray injectors per cylinder and ram air intake with large volume airbox.

Suzuki Pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system ignites unburned hydrocarbons and reduces carbon monoxide emissions.

S-DMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) allows the rider to choose from three different engine settings depending on riding conditions or rider preferences.

The Hayabusa comes with a large volume 4-2-1-2 exhaust system with a large capacity catalyzer, dual triangular canisters and closed loop system.

A high efficiency curved radiator features dual electric fans controlled by the ECM for increased cooling capacity. The oil cooler has 10 rows cores for increased heat dissipation.

Transmission Features:
The Hayabusa comes with an optimized 6-speed transmission. Oil spray to the 4th, 5th and 6th gears reduce wear and mechanical noise during highway cruising. Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) serves as back-torque-limiting system for smooth downshifts and also contributes to a light clutch pull.


When Suzuki’s Hayabusa debuted in 1999, it inspired controversy for two aspects that would go on to become iconic: its controversial aerodynamic styling and its ability to open a giant can of whup-ass on anything else on the showroom floor.

After word got out about its 9-second abilities down the quarter-mile and its 190-plus-mph top speed, its “Eye-Abuse-Er” nickname became less prevalent. Soon the Busa was seen by some groups as the hottest thing on the street, and the mighty falcon became one of the primary canvases on which to polish frames and bolt on big-tire kits to up the bike’s badass-ness.

Now nine years on (and with a manufacturers’ agreement to limit top speeds to a laughably sedate 186 mph), the Busa was hit on the chin in 2006 by the Kawasaki ZX-14. The Kawi proved to be quicker and more powerful but also smoother and more comfortable. Regardless, the Busa remained as popular as ever and was unmatched for its street cred. Fearing a “New Coke”-type backlash, Suzuki engineers didn’t want to stray too far from the original Busa concept in this new redesign you see here. It’s still unmistakably a Hayabusa even if every fairing panel has been remolded. And it’s not much different underneath, either.

While it’s the new skin that first grabs your attention, it’s the unholy monster motor underneath that has earned the Hayabusa its veneration. Potent and durable, it has been the inspiration for a closer relationship with god among those who have twisted its throttle to the stop. For ’08, this legendary lump has received a 2mm longer stroke to yield 1340 cc / 81.7 cu-incc instead of the old bike’s 1299cc. New forged pistons are lighter and stronger and produce a 1.5-point increase in compression ratio to 12.5:1. Also forged is the crank, as it attaches to new chro-moly rods that are now shot-peened for added strength. Cam chain adjustment is now accomplished hydraulically, which also helps reduce mechanical noise.

Up top are 16 new titanium valves that save 14.1 grams on each intake and 11.7 grams on each exhaust for a significant weight loss in this critical area, allowing the replacement of double valve springs with lighter single springs. Valve sizes remain the same, but a new camshaft now forces greater lift on both the intake and exhaust poppets and has revised timing. It’s all fed by a pair of double-barreled 44mm throttle bodies. They use a version of Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve system that has a secondary throttle valve mounted above the primary that’s controlled by the bike’s electronic brain to maintain the ideal velocity of the intake charge based on rpm, throttle opening and gear position.

Controlled by a new high-powered Engine Control Unit, Suzuki says that the Busa has the company’s “most powerful, most advanced digital fuel-injection and engine management system.” Another important task of the ECU is controlling the different parameters of Suzuki’s Drive Mode System. Like the GSX-R1000 and ’08 Gixxer 600/750, the Busa has a handlebar-mounted switch to set the power mode into three available positions. It produces full power in mode A, the default setting, while mode B has a bit of the power edge clipped off. Mode C might be an asset in the rain, but it neuters all the excitement out of the muscular motor.

'Suzuki claims the new bike cranks out 194 horsepower at the crankshaft'

How muscular, you might ask? Suzuki claims the new bike cranks out 194 horsepower at the crankshaft, a 21-horse (12.1%) improvement. Torque is boosted 8.5% to 114 ft-lbs. The old 1299cc engine produced about 160 ponies at the rear wheel, so we expect this new one to spit out around 175 horsepower on a rear-wheel dyno.

“The new 2008 Haybusa is just so freakin’ fast it is unreal,” relates Neale Bayly from his experience at the press launch. “Accelerating off the corners with a quiet whoosh from the twin pipes like it had been shot out of a Howitzer, it feels like some sort of macabre video game flicking through some of Road America’s tighter sections. It starts making lots of power early, and by the time the needle is past five grand all hell is letting loose. It pulls without a break until the rev limiter kicks in with a bang somewhere around 11 grand.”

Bayly also told us that the response from the high-tech fuel-injection system is flawless, aided by injectors with fine-atomizing 12-hole squirters instead of the previous four. “Giving superb throttle response from very low in the rev range all the way till the rev limiter kicked in, the system was faultless. One area that can cause problems with fuel-injection systems is at lower rpm on small throttle openings, but this was not the case with the big Suzuki.”

At the dragstrip, journalists struggled to break the 10-second barrier, but Jordan Motorsports Racer Aaron Yates was able to just nip into the 9-second bracket. We expect an epic duel between this uprated Busa and the more powerful 2008 ZX-14 for the honor of quarter-mile champ. Out on Road America, the new Busa handles a lot like the old Busa with extra power. This shouldn’t be much of a surprise considering that the bike’s twin-spar aluminum frame is nearly identical to previous, so we’ve got the same 23.4-degree rake and short 3.7 inches (93mm) of trail. A revised swingarm shortens the wheelbase a scant 5mm to 58.3 inches and features an additional strengthening rib for less flex.

“Don’t expect to go diving up the inside of any supersport bikes at a track day,” says Bayly, “but do perfect your passing wave as you cream them coming off the turns. Not that any of this should be surprising when you consider the bike weighs in around 500 pounds full of fuel, it is just a good idea to remind yourself of these facts before all that horsepower lets you get carried away.”

The old Busa’s most glaring shortcoming was the performance from its old-tech six-piston front brakes that were barely up to the task of slowing this earth-bound missile. We’re happy to report that Suzuki has now fitted up-to-date radial-mounted four-piston calipers to the magic Bus. They bite on 10mm-smaller 310mm discs that have a half-mil extra thickness (5.5mm) to handle the heat. Bayly tells us they are a major improvement.

Also aiding heavy braking is the new slipper clutch that Bayly says it quite effective. The clutch also has the Suzuki Clutch Assist System that increases the amount of force on the clutch plates without using stiffer clutch springs. The clutch also features a new friction material for better feedback at the engagement point. In addition, the width of a few transmission gearsets were revised and the upper three gears are sprayed with oil for reduced wear and quieter operation.

As for the Hayabusa’s new clothes, we’ll leave the aesthetic judgments to you. Aerodynamic efficiency, something the old Busa had over the more powerful ZX-14, is optimized with a wider fairing and a 15mm-taller windscreen to better shelter its rider. The body panel joints are now smoother and have no exposed fasteners, and the top of the fuel tank is lower to allow a tighter full tuck. The tailsection has an enlarged speed hump that will stir some commotion on the message boards, and it also sports integrated turnsignals that are said to “evoke a jet engine motif.” Front turn indicators are nestled into the edges of the air intakes in the nose.

'The clutch also has the Suzuki Clutch Assist System that increases the amount of force on the clutch plates without using stiffer clutch springs.'

Also sure to be controversial is the Busa’s new exhaust system. The triangular muffler canisters on the 4-into 2-into-1-into-2 arrangement look ungainly but are a product of more stringent emissions standards. A catalytic converter is placed where the four head pipes meet under the engine.

“Listening to the sound of Aaron Yates and the new Suzuki Hayabusa going past a few feet from pit wall at close to 190 mph, I just couldn’t believe how quiet the bike was,” Bayly relates. “Almost knocking me off the wall, the sound of the windblast was actually louder than the exhaust.”

In the unrestricted environment of a racetrack, the burlier Busa doesn’t fail to thrill, allowing full use of its mega power. “With walls and fences everywhere, and the big fairing allowing me to get right under the airflow, the view across the clocks was surreal,” says Bayly. “The closeness of the walls greatly exaggerated the already intense speed, and every time you crank the throttle the track just seems to come at you in fast forward. The power is seamless and oh so abundant.”

So, depending on how you think about streetbikes, perhaps Suzuki’s claim of the new Hayabusa as “the ultimate sportbike for the road” has some merit. For some, it’s just too heavy and too powerful, but for others, this invigorated Busa is exactly what they’re looking for. We’ll give Bayly the last word.

“As the first significant overhaul to the all-conquering Japanese bird since 1999, the new 2008 Haybusa is everything the old one was and more. Faster, better handling, and with stronger brakes, the performance element is not going to disappoint. Looking sharper and more modern, without losing its distinct appearance, Busa lovers are not going to be unhappy either.

“And for the rebel without a clue, who thinks their V-Twin’s 67 horsepower and a set of loud pipes makes them a Bad Ass, well they are still going to hate the big, ugly lump of plastic as it goes by them at close to the speed of sound.”

Source Motorcycle.com