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Video: 2013 Suzuki Hayabusa first ride

With ABS and Brembo brakes finally addressing a major issue with Suzuki's Hayabusa for 2013, MCN's Adam Child unleashed the 1300cc beast on Bruntingthorpe runway to see what it can do. brightcove.createExperiences();

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May 09

Posts: 508

speedo007 says:

The big problem with the bike isnt the brakes, it's how big and ugly it looks. Kind of like a bit pile of melted marshmellows. It can be as fast as it wants, there's no way it will make you smile when you look at it before going for a ride...

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Dec 10

Posts: 12021

preunit says:


What we have here, is a video about brakes :winkie:

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Jan 11

Posts: 107

RageRider says:


Respect your opinion speedo007 but disagree on this occasion.

I've always liked the looks of them. I can see why people wouldn't but I just like the fact it's different to anything else. I guess you could say it's different because it's hideous so why would someone want their bike to look similar but I genuinely think it looks pretty cool and is better looking for being unique.

I also don't think the design has dated compared to so many other jap bikes, especially considering it's a Suzuki as their design department hasn't turned up since the 2006 GSXR600/750 in my opinion.

Guess you pay your money and take your choice.


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Apr 13

Posts: 131

yaki says:

At last its the bike it always should have been trouble is I have now passed fifty and for me this bike gets big speed way to easy its a shame really because the white one looks ace.

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Jan 11

Posts: 124

petedj says:

ugly or what?

Gawd, if you threw up over that thing it could only make it look better

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Sep 09

Posts: 897

Rogerborg says:

You aren't going to miss it though

You can pass a dozen CBGSZXRRRRrrr bikes and not be able to identify them, but nobody's going to mistake a Hayabusa for anything else.

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Never too old!!!


Feb 08

Posts: 10


Got to disagree with the ugly comments I'm afraid. It's got character and stands out in the crowd. Blackbird and ZZR both look ordinary where the Busa is distintive! I am on my third one now and can't see myself changing to anything else.

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Apr 07

Posts: 157

AFKAN says:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

...Damn right, looks even a Mother couldn't love.  There's no denying the Busa's an exceptional bit of kit and with them finally sorting the brakes it's likely to make quite a few people sit up and take notice.  However, for me, there's just no getting away from the facts that 1) The Ugly Tree is very very high indeed and 2) That bike managed to hit every single branch on it's way down.

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Sep 09

Posts: 406


Thanks Adam for making it sound so fucking boring.

A little more comment on how the brakes performed rather than just slightly more than no comments would have been good and certainly more useful.


MCN are way off the pace considering they are already discussing the new 2015 Busa in the US.

Keep up lads!! Too slowwwww........

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Sep 07

Posts: 2856

James600zx says:


What a peculiar "test". Suzuki provide a  runway and a fleet of new Hayabusas which are unchanged except for the brakes, and the journalists just play. Curse my old careers officer if this is a job. Where's the science, the diagnostics, the demonstration of stopping distance?  In contrast, RideApart's review on real roads questions the feel of the new brakes, calling them "soft and squishy." It also echoes forum comments here about the bike being far more ubiquitous than a plain drag-strip winner.

When I first saw a Hayabusa I wondered what Suzuki were thinking but I'll admit it has a functional beauty which doesn't age.

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