Kikie705 5

Kikie705

Add to my Circle of Trust

Subscribe to reviews

About me:

Member since:05.06.2005

Reviews:12

Members who trust:3

Quote-start

My baby 'busa!

Quote-end
21.06.2005

Advantages:
Speed, looks (yes I know ! ), handling .  .  .

Disadvantages:
Not a long ride bike !

Recommendable Yes:

Detailed rating:

Performance

Reliability

Comfort

Handling

Fuel consumption

Purchase Price£6000

Customer serviceGood

LooksExcellent

FeaturesExcellent

2 Ciao members have rated this review on average: helpful See ratings
very helpful by (22%):
  1. Micster
  2. Phoenix705
helpful by (78%):
  1. bistro
  2. nickyct
  3. essential1
and 4 other members

View all ratings

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.

Share this review on Google+

Now the first thing I have to admit is that I don't actually own a Hayabusa - at aged 20 I have a feeling the insurance people would laugh in my face. But I have ridden one - it is in fact my Uncle's, who currently can't ride (broken leg).

I thought, considering the Hayabusa is my idol, I really should write about it. If you have read some of my previous reviews, you would have read that I have admitted to having a tattoo... now I admit that it is actually of the hayabusa logo (obsessed or what?!?)

When i first heard (at aged 13) that the Hayabusa was the fastest production bike in the world, I make it my mission to own one one day. Since then I've been working towards that goal. Now to me, the Hayabusa looks gorgeous, yes it is bigger, yes the fairing is full of holes, but there are reasons for both of those. But I admit that most bikers cannot stand the look of it - but just wait till they get on it!

I'm female, and I'm also not very tall. This means that ideally, the Hayabusa is totally the wrong bike for me. Watching my Uncle's face as I struggled to get the thing off its stand was something that said it all - what was gonna happen if I had to stop at lights etc?! My feet were just touching the ground, and before I had started it up I can tell you I didn't exactly feel confident!

But once its on the road (making the gorgeous roaring sound it does), the weight is just gone, its like riding my old 400 again. Well not quite, I was definitely not sticking to the British speed limits! The speed is amazing, I felt I could (but didn't) take on the world. This could have been me just being over confident, but the bike just gives you a quiet sense of smugness - you know your faster than anything your likely to meet!

The average price for a second hand 'busa is around £6000, but for an extra 2 and a half thousand, you can get a new one. Considering many other big bikes like Honda or Kawazaki usually charge in the region of £30000 for a new bike, this is amazing. But that's just the way Suzuki is.

There are several downsides to the 'busa however. The fuel just disappears after a day's riding and after too long you can feel yourself becoming incredibly uncomfortable. The length of the bike means a titch like me has to stretch to reach everything, and it can get very painful on the back and arms.

If your female or short, beware when it comes to the Hayabusa. If you want a Duke or something else thats prettier than it handles don't even bother. Basically, buy this bike if your a nut, if not, make sure you ride one at least once in your lifetime!
  Write your own review

Share this review on Google+

« Previous review   Next review »

Rate this review »

How helpful would this review be to a person making a buying decision? Rating guidelines

Rate as exceptional

Rate as somewhat helpful

Rate as very helpful

Rate as not helpful

Rate as helpful

Rate as off topic

Write your own review Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful. Write a review and you will earn 0.5p per rating if other members rate your review at least helpful.   Report a problem with this review’s content

Comments about this review »

essential1 23.06.2005 17:58

There is afilm of one on the internet doing 250mph on the open road although the speedo only goes up to 220mph so the film is called 220mph but the rev counter keeps moving. I am considering buying a bike like this after wasting money on a car.

sharktrager2000 22.06.2005 15:00

Thanks for the interesting review. I am considering buying a new car and motorbikes are not really my thing, but I enjoyed the review nonetheless. Thanks again.

Ian592000 21.06.2005 21:09

good review.

Add your comment

max. 2000 characters

  Post comment

Similar offers for Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R »

1 to 3 out of 77 similar offers for Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R Show all similar offers
The Hobby Company Limited Suzuki Hayabusa GSX 1300R

The Hobby Company Limited Suzuki Hayabusa GSX 1300R

Manufacturer: The Hobby Company Limited

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace toys
Postage & Packaging:  Free!
Availability:  Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days...

Suzuki Gsx1300r Hayabusa 1300 1:12 (tamiya 14090) 84977250168

Suzuki Gsx1300r Hayabusa 1300 1:12 (tamiya 14090) 84977250168

hi there many thanks for checking out my listing i have made a few notes below to help you ... more

with your purchase choice kits the item you are
viewing is a plastic model kit requiring assembly
with glue and then painting most kits don t
include paints or glue but i will say if they do
availability if we list an item then it means that
we actually have it in stock here on the shelf we
don t take orders for stuff we don t actually have
unlike some other sellers brand new all our kits
are brand new and

 Visit Shop  >
ebay
Postage & Packaging:  £0.00
Availability:  available

AOSHIMA SUZUKI GSX1300R [Hayabusa] (Red)

AOSHIMA SUZUKI GSX1300R [Hayabusa] (Red)

1/12 scale

 Visit Shop  >
amazon marketplace toys
Postage & Packaging:  Free!
Availability:  Usually dispatched within 1-2 business days...

Product Information »

Product details

Long Name Hayabusa GSX1300R
Bike Type Sport; Street
Type Motorbike
Manufacturer Suzuki
Stroke 4

Show all Product Information

More reviews »

Review Ratings »

This review of Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R has been rated:

"very helpful" by (22%):

  1. Micster
  2. Phoenix705

"helpful" by (78%):

  1. bistro
  2. nickyct
  3. essential1

and 4 other members

The overall rating of a review is different from a simple average of all individual ratings.



Are you the manufacturer / provider of Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R? Click here