When the Suzuki Hayabusa, or GSX1300R, was launched in 1998, it became the fastest production bike in the world during a Top Trumps arms race between the Japanese manufacturers.
The Kawasaki ZZR1100 had ruled the roost for the best part of a decade before the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird knocked it from the top spot.
The Hayabusa not only produced 11bhp more than the Honda, it also managed to be 8kg lighter and still feels fast even by today’s standards.
The gentleman’s agreement to limit top speed to 186mph made the outright top speed of a production bike a somewhat redundant stat, and if you want to go truly fast on two wheels there are countless sportsbikes that will outperform a Hayabusa in real world conditions but it still makes an excellent touring bike.
What the seller says
"This 2006 Suzuki GSXR1300R Hayabusa looks great in grey and blue. It is an excellent condition, low mileage bike with Micron cans, bar risers and adjustable foot pegs fitted.
"A Datatool System 3 alarm/immobiliser has also been fitted complete with an installation certificate. The bike is supplied with two keys plus two key fobs and the original books."