2012 Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa Comparison — Motorcycle USA

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Suzuki GSX 1300 RZ

2012 Suzuki GSX-1300R Comparison

Suzuki’s Hayabusa has been the bike to beat in the class. Watch the 2012 Hayabusa Comparison Video and see how it up this year.

Even it’s been four since its last overhaul, the Suzuki Hayabusa ($12,999) garners instant street at bike nights worldwide. its impressive acceleration numbers, handling, not to mention the plentitude of and aftermarket hop-up parts you simply can’t go wrong the ‘Busa.

Slide into the cozy saddle and it’s how large of a motorcycle it is. From the of the instrument display to the bubbly of the fuel tank and tail all of its proportions are more oversized other sportbikes (with of the Ninja ZX-14R). This it’s a more comfortable for taller riders, especially who stand over six-feet.

The are more spread out, and the brake and clutch levers designed for persons who dribble in the NBA. Although the seat is 0.2 inches higher than the (31.7 in.) it’s 0.5 inches shorter than the BMW makes this 573 pound easy to balance at a standstill (11 lighter than the ZX but a whopping 122 heavier than the BMW).

Thumb the starter button and the 1340cc engine stirs to immediately and, like all fuel-injected street bikes, can be away immediately without the of the engine stalling or hesitating when cold. It’s to note that more needs to be exercised initially, as the tires are especially slippery some heat is generated them. Otherwise they a propensity to spin or slide even modest throttle

( Top ) Even without traction the Suzuki Hayabusa’s smooth makes it easy to control on and off the ( Center ) The riding position of the is stretched out and designed for taller average riders. ( Bottom ) The Hayabusa offers plenty of clearance for sport riding or maneuvers.

It’s hard not to be with how much immediate thrust the Hayabusa’s engine While it doesn’t make the melodic mechanized clamor as the BMW it in fact deliver superior in the lower rpm with upwards of 80 of torque available from over 3000 rpm. about seven lb-ft torque than the BMW’s is even capable of making.) builds smooth, like a jet as the tachometer needle climbs with a 107.97 lb-ft torque figure arriving at revs.

Another 3700 rpm is left it to churn out nearly 179 horsepower at rpm (four more than the considerably lower RPM) the rev limiter shuts things 1200 rpm later. And if the powerband is too for you the Suzook offers two other modes which reduce and make it easier to control on road conditions or rider

In spite of all that muscle, at the the Suzuki accelerated off the line to 60 mph in seconds and continued through the in a time of 10.35 seconds at mph. These stats are to scoff at but they were by both the BMW and Kawasakialbeit by the slimmest

The Suzuki comes off the line and both its clutch and six-speed can handle a lot of abuse. Problem is the clutch lacks a degree of which makes it difficult to when exactly to feed it out a launch. It’s definitely of that perfect launch, just going to take a few to get it right.

And during an impromptu street you rarely get more than one

Where the drivetrain cost it a bit at the on the street it’s hard to fault with the Suzuki’s The engine is both smooth and and delivers minimal vibration and on the highway. The shift lever just the right amount of and feels very ‘solid’. One gripe however is that the is so sterile sounding. We wish it had character and roar during like the BMW.

In the stationary test the Hayabusa was indeed the with its exhaust note registering 73 dB at idle and 91 dB at 5300 rpm of maximum rated engine allowing for maximum points in category.

On rough roads the suspension does a much job of soaking up bumps as compared to the But it doesn’t deliver quite as a ride as the big Ninja. Wind is excellent and it’s a solid for riders that aren’t of tackling regular long-distance trips. (Make sure to the 2009 Suzuki Hayabusa VFR where we logged over miles over just a days).

Suzuki GSX 1300 RZ

Fuel mileage is also decent considering the size of the netting a 34.8 mile per average. This equates to a of 191.4 miles (highest in based on the 5.5 gallon capacity smaller than the Ninja, but a gallon more than the of the fuel tank. The analog display is easy to read but the appears to be wildly over

It feels like a video as the needle sweeps to the right a turbo boost gauge as you Not a big deal but it would be nice if it had accuracy. After all you need all the you can get when you’re at the controls of a on two wheels.

( Top ) Although it’s a few old now the Suzuki Hayabusa is still one motorcycle offering both and comfort. ( Center ) Although not as looking as the BMW or Kawasaki’s display the instruments are effective and easy to ( Bottom ) The Suzuki Hayabusa has define the Hypersport class.

spirited cornering maneuvers at the the Suzuki is actually extremely for a bike with a nearly foot wheelbase (58.3 in. to be and identical to the Kawi). It steers more effort than the Ninja and BMW. Another is when you’re really after it the rear end has a tendency to as you enter the corner.

Fortunately the suspension offers and by adding some preload to the and slowing down the compression and circuits the problem can be fixed to an Ground clearance is acceptable too and surprising how much lean can be even on the stock rubber.

it’s so long, it drives off incredibly well even traction control. For sure the suspension and tire is overwhelmed at but as long as you have the bike in the right direction it feels you can do no wrong at the controls. Plus a total blast to feel the squirm for traction as you feed in the

In terms of braking the Suzuki’s is plenty powerful but lacks the lever feel of the BMW and Kawasaki. On the the binders feel vague and quite a bit of heat to get the desired of feedback. When they do get hot are consistent and resistance to fade is a big plus when you’re in laps at the track. In the braking the Suzuki took the longest to stop from 60 mph: feet.

A greater result could be had but it was to ascertain the point of lock-up. A to a more aggressive brake pad probably be the fix.

Riding the makes you feel like a bad-…; While it’s no the latest and greatest Hyperbike on the Suzuki’s Hayabusa has something the other bikeseven the Ninja have: legacy. And that intangible just plain the bike more fun to ride. almost sounds silly: But if could extract a wee bit more in any one category they could again have a champion.

Suzuki GSX 1300 RZ
Suzuki GSX 1300 RZ
Suzuki GSX 1300 RZ
Suzuki GSX 1300 RZ
Suzuki GSX 1300 RZ
Suzuki GSX 1300 RZ
Suzuki GSX 1300 RZ


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