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RideApart Review: 2013 Hayabusa

The 2013 Suzuki has been updated with new Monobloc radial brake and Anti-Lock Brakes. Can such a change keep it relevant in

A day of riding the 2013 Suzuki on a well-planned route around Mountain? Sign me up. The Hayabusa is a interesting motorcycle, unlike anything else on the market with the changes made for the bike, it promised to be an awesome

We got to ride brief stints on the long open stretches of beautiful fast sweepers, and mountain roades and all with one ingredient: a police escort to off sections of road for us so we could set up photo opportunities. A good day

What’s New

We were surprised we went to the presentation for the “all-new or so the invitation email called it, to find out that the only made were to the brakes.

The brakes have been to radial mount Brembo brake calipers, which more feedback while lighter and more rigid their more conventional The piston’s were also on the 2013, going from to 32-32mm, which also both grip and feeling.

In to the new front brakes, the 2013 also now comes with

That’s it. Same 1340cc, 180 100lb-ft engine. Same bulbous body style. said the ABS added a pound or so we’ll call it the same 575

The route for the day was a 200 mile loop our hotel in El Cajon out to Palomar and back. The PR team from did a brilliant job planning the route and try and get more information about it so you can it yourself (which I highly I’ve ridden the 78 out to Julian for pie a few but am not very familiar with the and didn’t really know we were for most of the route, I was fine with as I was completely to just take in the beautiful and scenery and enjoy the bike.

The route began through a few towns as we made our way out to the nicer of road. Press launch come in all shapes and sizes and I sure if this was going to be one of rides where we get to ride the as we would normally or if we would be in some slow group no one would admit they ride at speeds slightly the legal limit. We made a onto some highway and the was clear instantly as the group used all 1,340cc’s to accelerate to a I was more than content

The first section of the route was of fast, smooth sweepers and open straights on two lane The Hayabusa is at home at these unlike any bike I’ve We rode about 40 miles the first photo stop when we pulled over, you hear the same conversation echoed amongst each of riders.

Each of us shared the experience of riding at a swift, yet comfortable pace only to down and see that we were anywhere from 20-40 mph than we thought. While bikes feel safe and at high speeds, none as unaffected or planted as the Hayabusa. It feels like you are just not very fast.

The suspension absolutely consumes imperfections, the large windscreen the air perfectly, and the power is endless feeling frantic.

At one point, I around a bend to a straightaway looked endless and without a street or driveway in sight and I had fallen fairly far behind. I got on the gas I saw that I was finally making the group when I looked and saw that I was traveling FAR faster I expected. It was completely undramatic, the real adrenaline coming knowing the fact that I had traveling that fast, not the experience of doing so. When I up to the group at the end, it was immediately I had fallen so far behind because had taken the opportunity to push the upper limits on that of road when the first was “So what’d ya hit?”

As we rode into the mountains, the turns got and the straightaways less frequent. The turned into pines as we until we hit a lookout where a escort was waiting. One on a motorcycle and the in a police cruiser, Suzuki had join us so we could take on some of the twisty mountain without fear of oncoming

They set up their boundaries on sides of the sections we wanted, groups of cars pass runs.

With our photo done, it was finally lunch and we continued up the mountain to Mother’s at the Palomar Summit. Most of the left before the escort, I was too taking photos and putting all my back on (black leather was a bad and ended up sandwiched between the bike and police cruiser for the few miles to lunch. I wish I have taken photos of reaction as the three of us passed.

After a quick lunch, we set up for our photo spot on the south of Palomar Mounatin. This was far tighter and required far slower and far heavier breaking than any of the sections. The police set up their and we were off for a few passes to finally put new brakes to the test. Unfortunately….they quite stack up as hoped.

the new Monobloc Brembo’s do add some power, the master cylinder is unchanged and, when with the budget rubber lines, lead to some soft and squishy braking. problem is shared with the Suzuki GSX-R1000 .

I noticed it when coming to a quick after one of the earlier photo to make the place we were to turn around, but didn’t as much of it until trying to this very large, powerful motorcycle around very tight turns. We our photos and headed down the

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“Sorry if I was holding you guys up if I crash this thing, going to make me ride a the bike cop said when we got to the From my angle, the guy was hustling good and we appreciated he was letting have a little fun with it. We at the bottom so the police could a photo with all the bikes and headed back to the hotel.

We had been lucky to have zero traffic in the morning, but the route was both more and at a busier time of day and we hit a good of traffic. The Hayabusa is not a small and does take some attention when lane The squishy brakes were evident as it seemed the drivers as ready to get off the road as we were, of whom got a little aggressive presented with our group.

One guy was cut off by a suburban and he did the ABS test none of us to, nice to know that well at least.

Back at the it was surprising how similar all of our experiences We had each hit a bump in the road we see until it was too late, expecting it to our butts or our backs, only to be when we felt barely at all. We had each had a moment the final leg where we were how comfortable the riding position was and how fatigue was felt after the better part of 7 hours on the

Many of the dudes grabbed bags and jumped back on the to ride them home night, the rest of us would to pick up our loaners later in the

I now understand why people use Hayabusas as a touring bike. We have had in the past, but I hadn’t had an opportunity to do the like we did this trip, and absolutely fantastic for it (assuming you a decent way to strap your down). So often, when we of Hayabusas, we think of drag or extended swingarms or that of over-the-top customizations and, the bike definitely has a home in communities, it’s also for long trips or long rides like the one we did.

The is absolutely fantastic. It is both and calm at the same time, not like 600cc or 1000cc sports. The fueling is spot on, the flawless, and the clutch effortless to

The seating position manages to be sporty and comfortable, a fact I’m realizing now thinking about how wasn’t a single time the day I thought “I wish the seat was _____” like I do on pretty every other bike. I wished it were sportier riding fast or more and comfortable after stints town. The seat iself is plush, yet still manages to be enough to firm enough to support.

The cockpit doesn’t you in, leaving you plenty of room to your riding position or or around. The reach to the bars is far that you can get fully tucked but doesn’t leave you so stretched out your weight is shifted your wrists.

The first, answer is in the looks department. I a friend who likes big, sportbikes but who isn’t trying to be the king of The Snake or Angeles and this bike would be he’d never go for it. It just evolved as everything else gotten sharper and and more I mean, that … .

I thought it was just me expecting too having just taken the RSV4 Factory up to Wes, I first started to feel with the brakes; it being the change to the “all-new” Hayabusa. But as the got increasingly tight, I continued to with them and by the end of the day, had significant confidence in them. really needs to improve the cylinder and include steel brake lines with a of this size, weight, and

Finally, the display is more of a car along the lines of the Goldwing, you should include on any motorcycle can reach those speeds quickly. The center digital shows your gear and readout and the analog tachometer its job well, but the analog speedometer was to read, especially when to glance down to see what you had hit. As with most big bikes, the speed should be center, and large.

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