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Last Updated : 02 July 2012

This page shows the comparison of key specifications between the 1999 (1st Generation) Hayabusa and the 1999 (1st Generation) Honda Blackbird otherwise known as the CBR1100XX or simply the Super Blackbird. The chart below only lists the major points of comparison.

The most important difference was that the Honda Blackbird still had carburettors, since it was release in 96/97 and the Hayabusa released in 99 had EFI. It shows that the Honda was not designed with the Hayabusa in mind just the original mega fastest motorcycle - the Kawasaki ZZR1100 or ZX-11 as it was known elsewhere around the world. 

Check out the other specification pages for mores details.
- 2nd Generation Specifications Detail

- 99-07 Hayabusa Specifications Detail
- Vs Blackbird (Gen 1)
- Vs Blackbird (Gen 2)
- Vs ZX-12R (Gen 1)

  Suzuki Hayabusa (1st Generation) 1995-1999 Honda Blackbird (1st Generation)

1999 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
63.0 mm
1299 cc
11.0 : 1
Non-woven fabric
Wet sump
Electronic Fuel Injection
2180 mm
740 mm
1155 mm
1485 mm
120 mm
805 mm
215 kg
430 kg
In-line 4 cylinder 4 stroke DOHC
79.0 mm
58.0 mm
1137 cc
11.0 : 1
Non-woven fabric
Wet sump

4 x Keihin 42mm Carbs
2160 mm
720 mm
1170 mm
1490 mm

810 mm

223 kg

Security System :

Standard Standard

Gearbox :

6 speed constant mesh
Wet multi-plate hydraulic clutch
Drive chain RK GB50GSV Z3
112 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

Suspension  (front) :

Inverted telescopic,
coil sprung, oil damped,
spring preload fully adjustable rebound damping force 14-way adjustable
compression damping force 13-way adjustable
Conventional telescopic,
43mm cartridge type,

coil sprung, oil damped,
120mm travel

Suspension  (rear) :

Link type, coil spring,
gas/oil damped,
spring preload fully adjustable force 22-way adjustable, compression damping force 22-way adjustable
Link type, coil spring,
gas/oil damped monoshock,
stepless rebound damping,
adjustable spring pre-load

Caster :
Trail :
Steering angle :

24* 12'
97 mm (3.8 in)
30* right to left

Brakes / Tyres :

320mm Disc
Tokico - Front twin 6 piston calliper
240mm Back single 4 piston calliper

Front 120/70 ZR17
Bridgestone BT56  J Spec
Rear 190/50 ZR17 Bridgestone BT56  J Spec
Cast aluminium alloy

The Hayabusa had unique tyres when first released.  There was significant shortages for the first year!

With D-CBS (2nd and 3rd Generation)
Front - Twin Nissin 3 piston callipers
Back - Single 3 piston callipers.
What is DCBS mean ? (Dual - Combine Braking System)
Means that when the only front is activated  brakes are applied 1 piston on the rear is applied,  If only rears are applied then 1 piston on the front is activated.
Since everyone knows how critical baking and weight transfer effects the bike capability this actually reduces it.  In my opinion ABS would be a better solution.

Front 120/70 ZR17
Bridgestone BT 57
Rear 180/55 ZR17
Bridgestone BT 57

Fuel tank :

'99-'01 : 22 litres
Canadian '01 onwards : 20 litres
22 litres

Fuel consumption :

City 5.6 litres (Premium) per 100kms
Highway 5.1 litres (Premium) per 100kms
Highway 5.4 litres (Premium) @ 160kph per 100kms
City 6.2 litres (Standard) per 100kms
Race - ???
Claimed 7 litres per 100kms.

Exhaust :

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

Emissions :


Colors :

See Model History  

Power :
Torque :

(Claimed) 178bhp
(Claimed) 132Kw @ 9800rpm
(Claimed) 138Nm @ 10200rpm
(Claimed) 164bhp @ 10000
(Claimed) 12.7kg-m @ 7250





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