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Last Updated : 02 July 2012

This page is a comparison between the latest 2010 BMW K1300 S 2nd generation Suzuki Hayabusa. As it was in 1999 the big bore sports style competitors have been updated to compete for your cash. There are now less choices in this class since Honda does not make a sports style high capacity motorcycle anymore (aka Blackbird). So in reality we only have the choice of the Kawasaki ZX1400, BMW K1300S and the Hayabusa.

The BMW K1300 series currently consists of three models. The K1300R is a naked version, the 1300GT is the touring focused model. The K1300S discussed here is the more sporty version. The latest versions come with lots of electronics to presumably help you ride better. In terms of sports riding, in reality neither the K1300S or Hayabusa can truly compete with the newest 1000cc super sports motorcycles on the track.

The Hayabusa and the K1300 are niche models, essentially for riders who want great handling, some comfort, with some excitement on the track, straight line speed and ultimate road performance. In essence the old 'universal motorcycle' made by  Japanese manufacturers and now German.

The BMW K1300S is a nice motorcycle, looks good albeit conservative in design and hence targeted at those types of riders, lots of power and comfort. It's relative high price means it is not very popular. Lots of opinions on which motorcycle is better so it is really up to you.

  2nd Generation Hayabusa BMW K1300S

2008 Suzuki Hayabusa Image

Engine :
Bore :
Stroke :
Displacement :
Compression ratio :
Air Cleaner :
Starter :
Lubrication :
Fuelling :
Overall length :
Overall Width :
Overall Height :
Wheel base :
Ground clearance :
Seat height :
Kerb 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
260 kg
449 kg
In-line 4 cylinder DOHC
80 mm
64.3 mm
1293 cc
13.1 : 1
Non-woven fabric
Wet sump

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
2182 mm
1585 mm
790-820 mm

Security System :

Standard Standard

Gearbox :

6 speed constant mesh
Wet multi-plate hydraulic clutch
Chain Drive
6 speed constant mesh
Wet multi-plate hydraulic clutch
Shaft Drive

Suspension  (front) :

Inverted telescopic,
coil sprung, oil damped,
spring preload fully adjustable rebound damping force 10-way adjustable
compression damping force 10-way adjustable
BMW Duolever central single spring

Suspension  (rear) :

Link type, coil spring,
gas/oil damped,
spring preload fully adjustable force 22-way adjustable?, compression damping force 22-way adjustable
BMW Paralever single sided swing arm with single shock, fully adjustable spring load and rebound.

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

320mm Disc Front twin 6 piston
265mm Back single 4 piston calliper
Optional ABS

Front 120/70 ZR17 
Bridgestone BT-015
Rear 190/55 ZR17
Cast aluminium alloy

Fuel tank :

2008 : 21 litres
Canadian : 20 litres
95-98 Octane (RON) unleaded
19 litres

95-98 Octane (RON) unleaded

Fuel consumption :

Real World
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.
@90km/h 4.7ltrs per 100km
@120km/h 5.3ltrs per 100km

Exhaust :

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

Frame :


Colors :

See Model History  

Power :
Torque :

(Claimed) 197hp
(Claimed) 146Kw @ 9800rpm
(Claimed) 154Nm @ 10200rpm
(Claimed) 175hp
(Claimed) 129Kw @ 9250rpm
(Claimed) 140Nm @ 8250rpm

Approx Pricing (AUD) :

2010 - $18,990
2009 - $18,990
2008 - $18,790
2010 - $22,990




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