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Last Updated : 02 July 2012

This page compares the 2nd generation Suzuki Hayabusa with the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 K9 specifications and performance!  The Suzuki GSX-R1000 is the latest (at the time of writing) model in the top spec sports motorcycle class available today.  It's predecessors have been the given bike of the year in numerous countries and other top accolades and the model has been a best seller and indeed everything else you can imagine over the years.

The 'K9' version has just been released worldwide and thus thought it's about time I put up a specification comparison.  I don't think the two are comparable since one is made to go fast round a track and other to go fast on the road.  However they are both road bikes hence can be compared on that basis! .

I have ridden numerous GSX-Rs over the years but not this version yet and I know that this class of motorcycle is not really for me but it may be a perfect match for you!  The only issue I have with ALL the models in 1000cc class is that they are physically small so that if you are physically moderate to large girth it can be uncomfortable to ride and you degrade the bike into an aerodynamic and aesthetic mess. 

Personal opinion aside the GSX-R1000 is a brilliant sports motorcycle, it's fast, handles, looks, sounds and has technical features that are class leading.  For example ECM controlled steering damper, selectable engine maps, adjustable foot pegs you will be impressed.  I also love the retro/custom exhausts - it works brilliantly in terms of style - wish the Hayabusa had them!

The 1000cc sports bike class is ultra competitive and all manufacturers have models which could be considered just as good.  All the manufacturers have developed their bikes independently yet arrived at equally competitive models. All have reliability, handling and performance capability beyond the average rider and to decide between them you have to use subjective criteria.  Subjective meaning, design, street cred, sound, feel, equipment levels and looks.  With that in mind if I wanted to get the ultimate sports motorcycle, this would be the one I would get - for 2009.

  2009 2009

2008 Suzuki Hayabusa Image

Engine :
Bore :
Stroke :
Displacement :
Compression ratio :
Air Cleaner :
Starter :
Lubrication :
Fuelling :
Overall length :
Overall Width :
Height :
Wheel base :
Ground clearance :
Seat height :
Dry weight :

In-line 4 DOHC TSCC
81.0 mm
65.0 mm
1340 cc
12.5 : 1
Non-woven fabric
Wet sump
Electronic Fuel Injection
2190 mm
735 mm
1165 mm
1480 mm
120 mm
805 mm
220 kg
449 kg
In-line 4 cylinder DOHC 16-Valve
74.5 mm
57.3 mm
999 cc
12.8 : 1

Wet sump

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
2045 mm
720 mm
1130 mm
1405 mm
810 mm
205 kg

Security System :

Standard Standard

Gearbox :

6 speed constant mesh
Wet multi-plate hydraulic clutch
Drive chain RK GB50GSV Z4
114 Links
Gear ratios :
          1 - 2.615
          2 - 1.937
          3 - 1.526
          4 - 1.285
          5 - 1.136
          6 - 1.043
6 speed constant mesh
Wet multi-plate hydraulic clutch
Final reduction ratio 2.470

Gear ratios :
          1 - 2.562
          2 - 2.052
          3 - 1.714
          4 - 1.500
          5 - 1.360
          6 - 1.269

Suspension  (front) :

Inverted telescopic,
coil sprung, oil damped,
spring preload fully adjustable rebound damping force 10-way adjustable
compression damping force 10-way adjustable
SHOWA - Inverted telescopic, coil spring, spring preload fully adjustable, rebound and compression damping force fully adjustable.


Suspension  (rear) :

Link type, coil spring,
gas/oil damped,
spring preload fully adjustable force 22-way adjustable?, compression damping force 22-way adjustable
SHOWA - Link type, oil damped, coil spring, spring preload fully adjustable, rebound and compression damping force fully adjustable.

Caster :
Trail :
Steering angle :

23* 25'
93 mm (3.8 in)
30* right to left
23* 50'
98 mm
27* right to left

Brakes / Tyres :

320mm Disc
Tokico - Front twin 6 piston calliper
260mm Back single 4 piston calliper

Front 120/70 ZR17 
Bridgestone BT-015
Rear 190/50 ZR17 Bridgestone BT-015
Cast aluminium alloy

FRONT: Tokico 310mm Dual floating discs with four-piston callipers
REAR: 250mm Single
 4 piston calliper

FRONT : 120/70ZR17M/C (58W)
REAR : 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)


Fuel tank :

2008 : 21 litres
Canadian : 20 litres
17.5 litres

Fuel consumption :

Highway 5.4 litres (Premium) @ 100kph average per 100kms
City 7.8 litres (Premium) per 100kms average
Various corners minimal hills and mid 25 Celsius.
A-Mode only.

Exhaust :

4 into 2 - 1 - 2  (standard) 4 into 2 - 1 - 2 (standard)

Frame :


Colors :

See Model History  

Ignition type :
Spark plug :
Battery :
Generator :
Headlight :
Headlight :
Turn signal :
Brake light tail light :
License plate light :
Dash lights all :

Battery Type :

Electronic ignition (transistorized)
3 Phase
12V 65w High
12V 55w Low
12V 21W
12V 5W
Electronic ignition (transistorized)
3 Phase
12V 65w High
12V 55w Low
12V 21W
12V 5W

Power :
Torque :

(Claimed) 197hp
(Claimed) 146Kw @ 9800rpm
(Claimed) 154Nm @ 10200rpm

B Mode: 130Kw and 127Nm
C Mode: 100Kw and 105Nm
(S-DMS: Suzuki Drive Mode Selector)

(Claimed) 181hp
(Claimed) 135.1Kw @ 9500rpm



Pricing RRP (AUD) :

2010 - $18,990
2009 - $18,990
2008 - $18,790
2010 - $18,990
2009 - $18,990
2008 - $18,490



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