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Last Updated : 02 July 2012

This page compares the 1st generation Suzuki Hayabusa with the 1st Generation Kawasaki ZX-14 (ZZR 1400) specifications and performance!  The ZX-14 or ZZR 1400 was released in 2006 after the demise of the ZX-12R. 

This was probably the model that Kawasaki should have released back in 2000 unfortunately they didn't get it right until 6 years later.  Furthermore why Kawasaki calls it two different names is a marketing issue to possibly rekindle prior owners of ZZR1100 memories. However dropping the 'R' seems sensible.  So what ever you want to call the Kawasaki it is a seriously nice bike - I've even tried and almost bought one.

However there is one big issue - in my opinion - the ZX-14 is not better than the Hayabusa - different yes - but not ultimately different enough - and that's why I didn't buy one.

The fact that the original Hayabusa remained essentially unchanged since 1999 and a further two years after the release of the ZX-14 should tell you that Suzuki did the good job.

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)

  1999 2006
 

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 :
GMV :

In-line 4 DOHC TSCC
81.0 mm
63.0 mm
1299 cc
11.0 : 1
Non-woven fabric
Electric
Wet sump
Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
2180 mm
740 mm
1155 mm
1485 mm
120 mm
805 mm
215 kg
430 kg
In-line 4 cylinder DOHC
81.0 mm
61.0 mm
1352 cc
12.0 : 1

Electric
Wet sump

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
2160 mm
720 mm
1170 mm
1490 mm
 
800 mm
215 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
Final reduction ratio 2.412 (41/17)

Gear ratios :
          1 - 2.625 (42/16)
          2 - 1.947 (37/19)
          3 - 1.545 (34/22)
          4 - 1.333 (32/24)
          5 - 1.154 (30/26)
          6 - 1.036 (29/28)
 

Suspension  (front) :

Inverted telescopic,
coil sprung, oil damped,
spring preload fully adjustable rebound damping force 14-way adjustable
compression damping force 13-way adjustable
43mm inverted hydraulic telescopic fork with 13-way adjustable compression and 11-way rebound damping, adjustable spring preload.
 

Suspension  (rear) :

Link type, coil spring,
gas/oil damped,
spring preload fully adjustable force 22-way adjustable, compression damping force 22-way adjustable
UNI-TRAK® system with single shock, Bottom-Link Uni-Trak with gas-charged shock and top-out spring, Stepless Compression and Rebound, Fully adjustable pre-load.

Caster :
Trail :
Steering angle :

24* 12'
97 mm (3.8 in)
30* right to left
23'
94mm

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!

FRONT: 310mm Dual floating petal discs with four-piston callipers
REAR: 250mm Single Petal Disc

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

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 - ???
 

Exhaust :

4 into 2 into 2 (standard) 4 into 2 into 2 (standard)

Frame :

  .Monocoque aluminium

Colors :

See Model History  

Power :
Torque :

(Claimed) 178bhp
(Claimed) 132Kw @ 9800rpm
(Claimed) 138Nm @ 10200rpm

Based on Manual.

(Claimed) 190PS
(Claimed) 140Kw @ 9500rpm
(Claimed) 134Nm @ 10200rpm
(Claimed) 154 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
(Claimed) 15.7 Kg @ 7,500 rpm

At speed with RAM-AIR
(Claimed) 190PS
(Claimed) 147.1 kW @ 9,500rpm

Based on Manual.

Pricing (AUD) :

1999 - $17,490
2008 - $18,490
2006 - $19,090
2009 - $19,990

 

 




 




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