Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Suzuki GSX 1300R Hayabusa - New Busa vs. Old - Big Bird Smackdown

2007 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa Dragstrip
2007 2008 Suzuki Hayabusa Dragstrip

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

*Update it is missing the fuel computer! I really like that feature on the original.

Here's a close up of the power mode switch. Not much to look at but its effect is noticeable. 3 different power modes which makes the Hayabusa suitable for even the less experienced? According to the manual the power modes make significant differences - BUT I have only used the A mode so far.

Quality of the plastics is the similar to the original but the garnish panels on the side
of the dash appear less sturdy? Back to the dash plastics, the new Hayabusa has a 4 piece dashboard surround whereas the original had only 2. I prefer the original Hayabusa - only because it looks better.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

2009 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa - Higher 'Busa

Suzuki's Big-Dog GSX1300R Hayabusa Finally Gets An Update. Bigger, Faster, And Stronger, The Old Dog has Some New Tricks.

Nine years. That's an eternity in sportbike development cycles, but nine years is how long the Hayabusa has remained essentially unchanged since its shocking release in 1999. Back then, carburetors were still in fashion. Honda's 178.5-mph Blackbird was the fastest bike around. And the GSX-R1000 and ZX-14 were no more than doodles on cocktail napkins.