Thursday, February 12, 2009



Hayabusa Headquarters
The Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R has set the new standard for high performance, even in stock trim.

As such, it has also become the bike to modify. POWERHOUSE has made the Hayabusa one of its specialties, and continues to build them in a variety of configurations.

Whether its a pipe and Powercommander, or a big block and cams, we can build it, dyno-tune it, and help you get the most out of your investment.

Hayabusa headquarters


Turbo Hayabusa 1

Turbo Hayabusa 2

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MC Express Turbo Hayabusa at 20 pounds boost
MC Express Turbo Hayabusa at 20 pounds boost

Of the many modifications we have made, TURBOCHARGING the Hayabusa continues to be a customer favorite. Entry-level street kits, or assault-weapons for the quarter mile - its your choice. We have built and tuned Mr. Turbo, Hahn Racecraft, MC Express, RCC Turbos and Velocity Racing turbo kits. The HAHN RACECRAFT STAGE ONE turbo 'busa continues to be the best value as an entry-level turbo kit. This kit can be installed on a completely stock motor, and is quite capable of producing 240 rear wheel horsepower ON PUMP GAS! Completely reliable and driveable - a bike you will be able to drive every day, everywhere. With the addition of a boost controller and some good fuel, the very same setup will produce 300 rear wheel horse. And we can do this for less money than it would cost to build that big gas motor you were thinking about, which would also make less horsepower.

Dyno Chart

Turbo Hayabusa - Stage One Hahn Racecraft with Boost Controller

Turbo Hayabusa 3
Turbo Hayabusa 4

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This next bike makes over 300 rear wheel horsepower (RWHP) and is as quiet as a stock 'Busa . . . it uses a Hahn Racecraft Stage One Turbo kit.

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Results: Max power = 580.23 - Max Torque = 300.17

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Suzuki Hayabusa Performance Statistics

Fuel consumption :
City 5.6 litres (Premium) per 100kmsHighway 5.1 litres (Premium) per 100kmsHighway 5.4 litres (Premium) @ 160kph per 100kmsCity 6.2 litres (Standard) per 100kmsRace - ??? These readings where taken from the onboard fuel computer.Best ever record to date is 5.0 lts per 100k's on 19/6/2000Variable speed @ variable throttle but never full throttleat stead 160kph using premium Unleaded 94+Standard unleaded petrolNo Choke starts - this is the tropics !Light throttle.Fresh fuel.Recently serviced.Figures recorded by myself in 2000 dry 27-32 degrees centigrade - but humid conditions.Normal cruising range about 350km-400km per tank, using top gear as much as possible.* All measurements are litres consumed per 100kms.
1st Gear : 2nd Gear : 3rd Gear : 4th Gear : 5th Gear : 6th Gear :
135 Kph185 Kph230 Kph275 Kph305 Kph??? Kph
Performance :

These figures are as tested by various publications over the years.Of course everyone knows the Suzuki claims 300kph plus or 200mph.400m takes 10ish seconds (All tests I've read are between 9.4 and 10.4 seconds)Speed at 400m 235kph (All test I've read are between 232 and 238km)0-100 takes 3 seconds (All tests I've read hover between 3 and 3.5 seconds)Top speed : at least 300kph (All test I've read hover between 291 and 317kph in varying conditions)60 - 120km Hayabusa 4.9 secs 60 - 120km Blackbird 6.1 secs 60 - 120km GSX-R 6.8 secs 60 - 120km ZZ-R1100 7.2 secs (Australian Performance Streetbike magazine)(Buy the mag and read the article, its one of the better ones.)0-200kph takes about 7.6 secs
Claimed power :175bhp at 9800 rpm at the crank - 1999 stock version no mods.Tests average :157bhp at back wheel - 1999 stock version no mods.There are now heaps of performance enhancements which show that with appropriate mods 200 reliable bhp is although expensive relatively easy to achieve.
Top Speed : Claimed top speed is at least 200 MPH or about 321KPH for 1999 models.Top speed is at least 189 MPH for late 2000 and 2001 models onwards.Top Speed as measured by the Guinness Book of Records 2000 & 2004 edition is 317KPH
The Hayabusa has double the BHP and torque compared to the CBR600. The CBR600 needs to rev to 10,000 rpm to generate the same power as the Hayabusa at 5,500 RPMThe Hayabusa produces 20-25bhp more than the R1 at any given speed.Information based on a large number or articles written here and overseas.And Yes I'll be dyno testing my own bike within the year.Due to the unavailability of a Dyno Machine where I live I am unable to dyno my own machine.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009




The name Hayabusa translates directly from the Japanese as Peregrine Falcon, the bird said to be capable of speeds of over 200 mph (322 km/h) — and predator of (perhaps not coincidently) the common blackbird. The name is a subtle reference to Honda's competing Hawk models. When introduced in 1999, it overtook the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird as the fastest production motorcycle. The first generation of the Hayabusa was called the GSX1300R and was powered by a 1299 cc (79.2 cu in) inline-4 liquid-cooled engine. It remained substantially unchanged up through the 2007 model year.

The motorcycle in stock form was capable of the following performance:

  • 1/4 mile (402 m): 10.02 seconds @ 143.7 mph (231 km/h)[2]
  • 60–80 mph: 3.13 seconds[2]
  • 80–100 mph: 3.31 seconds[2]
  • Top speed: 189.6 mph (305 km/h)[2]
  • Power: 156.1 hp (116.4 kW) @ 9,500 rpm (rear wheel)[2]


2008 Hayabusa

Competition in the hyper sport bike segment increased with the release of motorcycles like the BMW K1200S, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R, and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14. This increased competition led to Suzuki heavily revising the GSX1300R for the 2008 model year.[3] Suzuki has dropped the GSX1300R designation in some countries and simply called the motorcycle the Hayabusa. The engine size was increased to 1340 cc (81.7 cu in) with the compression ratio increasing to 12.5:1. The revised engine has a claimed 12% increase in power to 194 hp (145 kW).[4][5]

Fuel is now fed through a pair of new 44 mm (1.7 in) Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) throttle bodies. The Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS), a technology introduced on the GSX-R line of motorcycles, provides three options of power delivery for a range of touring to wide open high performance. Some of the more notable features include a new 4-2-1-2 exhaust system meets Euro 3 and EPA Tier 2 emission regulations, a slipper clutch, and redesigned bodywork..

The motorcycle in stock form is capable of the following performance:


2000 GSX1300R "Hayabusa"

After its introduction, the major Japanese motorcycle manufacturers realized that the power and speed wars among flagship sport bikes would not end and would eventually lead to increased government regulation. For the model years 2001 to 2008, a timing retard was added in 6th gear, as well as an earlier rev limiter (10200 RPM V.S. 11000 RPM). This limited the top speed from the 1999/2000 model's 198 mph (319 km/h) to a new maximum of 186 mph (299 km/h).


From its debut in 1999 to June 2007 over 100,000 Hayabusas were sold worldwide[6]. In the United States during the year 2005 over 10,000 units were sold.[7] For 2006 in the US sales of the Hayabusa were twice that of the Kawasaki ZX-14, which was being released that year. [8] And again for the year over 10,000 units were sold in the US.[9]

Overall, sales in the US have increased year after year since its release in 1999 until 2006 and went from just a few thousand units in 1999 to over 10,000 in 2006.[10][9] Worldwide yearly sales statistics are not known.

Other uses

The high-powered lightweight engine in the Hayabusa lends itself to non-motorcycle applications. The Westfield Megabusa is an English sports car, based on the Lotus Seven, which uses the Hayabusa engine.[11] The engine has also been used in Smart two-seater city cars (Smart Diablo), although these have only been experimental conversions, not production models.