1999 Suzuki Hayabusa

SOLD FOR: $14,980

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on October 11, 2022

Winner: ChefMarc

Winning Bid: $14,000
Buyer Fee: $980
Total: $14,980

Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1999 Suzuki Hayabusa. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

In the 1990s, motorcycle manufacturers competed in a technological arms race, with each brand vying for a leg up in what became known as the “speed wars”. This prompted a slew of new models with ever-increasing top speeds in a bid to earn the title of world’s fastest production motorcycle. Kawasaki’s ZX-11 reigned supreme for a period, until Honda stepped in with its CBR1100XX, aka Blackbird. Looking to dethrone the CBR, Suzuki began developing a new big-bore multi-cylinder model. Just before the turn of the millennium, Suzuki released the GSX-1300R, or Hayabusa (隼).

Taking aim squarely at Honda, Suzuki gave the new model its name — which is Japanese for peregrine falcon – for two reasons; one, because the peregrine falcon is the fastest bird on the planet; and two, because it happens to feed on blackbirds. True to its name, the Hayabusa ate Honda for breakfast, not only becoming the world’s fastest production motorcycle upon its release but doing so by a margin of a 10 mph. The massive inline-four put down 175 hp and more than 100 ft-lbs of torque. With a dry weight of around 480 lbs, that translated to 10.3-second standing quarter-mile runs, a 0-60 mph time of just under three seconds, and a top speed of up to 194 mph right out of the box.

After the Hayabusa’s release, there were talks of Europe banning the increasingly out-of-control-fast machines coming from the East. Things had reached a boiling point, and the Hayabusa was what turned up the dial on the proverbial stove. Not wanting to lose a key market, a “gentlemen’s agreement” was reached between manufacturers, capping top speeds (or at least speedo-readings) to 300km/h (or 186.4mph). That’s one of the reasons why the first year (1999) bikes are so special – they’re only year that weren’t speed restricted.

In addition, the “Light Copper Brown” has a special place in collector’s hearts – it was only available in 1999 and its reminiscent of the natural color of a peregrine falcon.

This example is VIN: JS1GW71A8X2103561. The seller acquired it from a Suzuki collector in 2018, sold it to a friend in 2020, and acquired it back from his friend two months ago.

During his ownership, the seller has covered 100 miles. The odometer shows 6,564 miles.

The emissions sticker notes compliance with US EPA regulations. There is no mention of California.

Maintenance:
The seller notes “fluid changes, no documentation as they were self-performed.” He adds that the bike “runs and drivers perfect. No leaks, shifts perfect. Ready to ride.”

Modifications:
Aftermarket tall clear windscreen. The sale includes the stock windscreen.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The copper part of the gas tank was repainted due to belt/zipper scratches. The rest of the bodywork is OEM and in perfect condition.”

The seller notes a “couple chips on the black exhaust pipe and a little corrosion on the swingarm.”



Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax BT016 tires with date codes of 2909 and 1210.

The sale includes the stock windscreen, passenger seat cowl, passenger seat, owner’s manual, owner’s manual bag, riding tips manual, and two keys.

Currently located in Macomb Township, Michigan, this Suzuki is offered on a clean Michigan title. Have any Hayabusa stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Macomb Township, Michigan

Year

1999

Make

Suzuki

Model

Hayabusa

Mileage

6,564

VIN

JS1GW71A8X2103561

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Michigan

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JS1GW71A8X2103561.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 36

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: ChefMarc

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
ChefMarc October 11, 2022 11:56 am $14,000 Reserve
AC October 11, 2022 11:56 am $13,000 Auto
AC October 11, 2022 11:40 am $12,400 Auto
pumps4all October 11, 2022 11:40 am $12,300
AC October 11, 2022 11:34 am $12,200
Deme76 October 11, 2022 11:33 am $12,100
citadel October 11, 2022 11:33 am $12,000 Auto
citadel October 11, 2022 11:32 am $11,600
Deme76 October 11, 2022 11:32 am $11,500 Auto
Deme76 October 11, 2022 11:31 am $11,100
citadel October 11, 2022 11:31 am $11,000 Auto
citadel October 11, 2022 11:28 am $10,100
Deme76 October 11, 2022 11:28 am $10,000 Auto
Deme76 October 11, 2022 11:24 am $9,446
DLevitt October 11, 2022 11:24 am $9,346 Auto
DLevitt October 11, 2022 11:20 am $9,100 Auto
Deme76 October 11, 2022 11:20 am $9,000
DLevitt October 11, 2022 11:04 am $8,100
BUYBID22 October 11, 2022 11:04 am $8,000 Auto
BUYBID22 October 11, 2022 1:43 am $6,801 Auto
mahamithra October 11, 2022 1:43 am $6,701
BUYBID22 October 10, 2022 12:31 pm $6,600 Auto
mahamithra October 10, 2022 12:31 pm $6,500
BUYBID22 October 10, 2022 12:31 pm $6,400 Auto
mahamithra October 10, 2022 12:31 pm $6,300
BUYBID22 October 5, 2022 12:57 pm $6,100 Auto
dennismoto October 5, 2022 12:57 pm $6,000
BUYBID22 October 5, 2022 2:40 am $5,655
RC51aficionado October 5, 2022 2:40 am $5,555 Auto
RC51aficionado October 4, 2022 8:00 pm $5,100
Rsc October 4, 2022 8:00 pm $5,000 Auto
Rsc October 4, 2022 8:00 pm $4,544 Auto
RC51aficionado October 4, 2022 8:00 pm $4,444
Rsc October 4, 2022 5:24 pm $1,100
ChefMarc October 4, 2022 5:24 pm $1,000 Auto
ChefMarc October 4, 2022 12:53 pm $1
Auction started October 4, 2022 8:52 am
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