2003 Suzuki Hayabusa ‘Walter Wolf’

HIGH BID: $3,150

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Description

8/4 Update: The seller will be providing free shipping from Japan to Iconic’s facility located in Santa Monica, California

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).

Manufactured in November of 2002, this example is VIN: JS1GW71A332103123. The seller acquired this example from a Japanese auction.

The odometer shows 25,612 kilometers (15,914 miles).

Maintenance:
The seller has not performed any maintenance on this example.

Modifications:
Walter Wolf livery.

Yoshimura Cyclone exhaust.

Anodized sliders.

Arata rearsets.

Aftermarket turn signals.

Carbon fiber front fender.

Progrip grips and aftermarket levers.

USB connector.

Tinted windscreen.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes two keys.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

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

8/4 Update: The seller will be providing free shipping from Japan to Iconic’s facility located in Santa Monica, California

Additional Information

Location

Obu, Aichi, Japan

Year

2003

Make

Suzuki

Model

Hayabusa

Mileage

15,914

VIN

JS1GW71A332103123

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Japan

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

VIN Report

N/A

Total Bids Placed: 21

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: n**********k

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
n**********k August 11, 2023 1:10 pm PDT $3,150
j*****b August 11, 2023 1:10 pm PDT $3,050
n**********k August 11, 2023 1:10 pm PDT $3,000 Auto
n**********k August 11, 2023 1:08 pm PDT $2,900 Auto
j*****b August 11, 2023 1:08 pm PDT $2,800
n**********k August 11, 2023 1:06 pm PDT $2,700
j*****b August 11, 2023 1:06 pm PDT $2,600
n**********k August 11, 2023 1:06 pm PDT $2,500 Auto
n**********k August 11, 2023 1:04 pm PDT $2,100 Auto
j*****b August 11, 2023 1:04 pm PDT $2,000
n**********k August 9, 2023 4:26 pm PDT $1,200
t******1 August 9, 2023 4:26 pm PDT $1,111 Auto
t******1 August 7, 2023 3:26 pm PDT $1,100
r************s August 7, 2023 3:26 pm PDT $1,000 Auto
r************s August 7, 2023 3:26 pm PDT $878 Auto
t******1 August 7, 2023 3:26 pm PDT $778
r************s August 7, 2023 3:25 pm PDT $656 Auto
t******1 August 7, 2023 3:25 pm PDT $556
r************s August 7, 2023 3:25 pm PDT $433 Auto
t******1 August 7, 2023 3:25 pm PDT $333
r************s August 7, 2023 6:28 am PDT $1
Auction started August 4, 2023 7:36 am PDT
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