Hayabusa Motorcycle For Sale
The Suzuki Hayabusa is one of the most iconic motorcycles on the planet. Technically called the GSX1300R, it is famous for being the fastest production motorcycle on the planet, with a maximum top speed between 188 and 194 MPH. However, there is a little bit more to the story than meets the eye. For starters, this record only technically applies to the original 1999 model. Subsequent Hayabusas have been limited to top speeds of 186 MPH. So why would Suzuki take the unusual step of manufacturing the fastest motorcycle of all time to top out at a slower speed?
The reason is that motorcycles have been getting faster for decades. By the late 1990s, competition between European and Japanese manufacturers had pushed speeds to absurd levels. Let us be honest; even 186 MPH is insanely fast. Nobody has any business driving that fast unless they are a professional rider on a closed track.
European regulators threatened to impose a mandatory maximum speed with the rate of accidents rising and speeds getting out of control. Rather than allow this to happen, motorcycle manufacturers worldwide reached a famous “gentleman’s agreement.” Starting with the 2000 model year, no one would sell motorcycles that could go faster than 186 MPH. The last “exempted” motorcycle was the 2000 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-12R, which reached a top speed between 185.4 and 193.24 MPH.
As a result, the 1999 Suzuki Hayabusa remains the fastest production motorcycle ever made.
Even so, the Hayabusa is known for more than just its speed. It is also famous for comfort, reliability, and for running smoothly and safely at high speeds. Suzuki also didn’t compromise on the price, as the Hayabusa price tag resembles many other sportbikes.