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Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 1 (1999-2007) Maintenance Schedule and Service Intervals

1999 Cooper (or Brown) + Silver Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

This is the maintenance schedule and associated service intervals for the 1999-2007 Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 1, officially known as the “Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa”, and unofficially just as the ‘Busa.

The Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa is a sport bike, hyperbike, or even sports tourer (because it’s comfortable) motorcycle made by Suzuki since 1999. It immediately won acclaim as the world’s fastest production motorcycle, with a top speed of 303 to 312 km/h (188 to 194 mph).

In 1999, fears of a European regulatory backlash or import ban led to an informal agreement between the Japanese and European manufacturers to limit the top speed of motorcycles to 300 km/h or 186 mph. So from 2000 onward, the Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 1was limited in top speed — but only on paper. They still got up to 300 km/h just as fast, and people were quick to install de-restrictors.

Besides its speed, the Hayabusa is well loved for its all-round performance. It has a very loyal community of followers who love it for its handling, comfort, style, reliability, and all-round prowess.

Jay Koblenz of Motorcycle Consumer News commented, “If you think the ability of a motorcycle to approach 190 mph or reach the quarter-mile in under 10 seconds is at best frivolous and at worst offensive, this still remains a motorcycle worthy of just consideration. The Hayabusa is Speed in all its glory. But Speed is not all the Hayabusa is.”

From 2008, the Suzuki Hayabusa was replaced by the Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 2, with a small bump in displacement and increase in power (and later, ABS).

The looks of the Hayabusa are apparently controversial (don’t ask a Kawasaki ZX-14R owner what they think… I mean unless you’re trolling), but I personally love them (but to be honest, I love basically all bikes, so that’s kind of meaningless).

Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 1 Maintenance Schedule

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 1.

NOTE: I= Inspect and clean, adjust, replace or lubricate as necessary. R= Replace T= Tighten

km10006,00012,00018,00024,000
miles6004,0007,50011,00014,500
Itemmonths212243648
Air cleaner elementIIRI
Exhaust pipe bolts and muffler boltsTTT
Valve clearanceI
Spark plugsIRIR
Fuel lineIIII
Engine oilRRRRR
Engine oil filterRR
Throttle cable playIIIII
Throttle valve synchronizationI
(E-33 only)
II
Evaporative emission control system (E-33 only)II
PAIR (air supply) systemII
Engine coolantReplace every 2 years.
Radiator hosesIIII
Clutch fluidReplace every 2 years.IIII
Clutch hoseReplace every 4 years.IIII
Drive ChainIIIII
Clean and lubricate every 1,000 km (600 miles).
BrakesIIIII
Brake fluidIIII
Replace every 2 years.
Brake hosesIIII
Replace every 4 years.
TiresIIII
SteeringIII
Front forksII
Rear suspensionII
Chassis bolts and nutsTTTTT
Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1300R fist gen maintenance schedule

Tyre size and tyre pressure for the 1999-2007 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa Gen 1

TyreSizeBrand(s)Tyre pressure
Front120/70 ZR17M/C (58W)BRIDGESTONE BT015F RADIAL M290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm2, 42 psi)
Rear190/50 ZR17M/C (73W)BRIDGESTONE BT015R RADIAL M290 kPa (2.90 kgf/cm2, 42 psi)
Tyres and tyre pressures for Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 1

About the 1999-2007 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

The first generation Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 1 had a 1,299 cc liquid-cooled, inline-4 engine with sixteen valves driven by double-overhead cams.

This configuration, technologically unremarkable for that time, delivered a record-setting claimed 129 kW (173 bhp) at the crankshaft by virtue of the largest displacement ever in a sport bike, and a ram air system that forced cool, pressurized air into the cylinders at speed

Combined with sophisticated aerodynamics, this engine pushed the Hayabusa’s top speed above the Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird by a significant leap, contrasting with the incremental gains that preceded the Suzuki hyper sport entry. The 1997 carbureted Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird had previously only inched past the previous top speed record holder, the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11 of 1990.

The Hayabusa’s abundance of torque at any engine speed makes the Hayabusa easier to ride by giving the rider a greater choice of gear selection. You can potter around in third or fourth gear at city speeds, or let the same gears take you to well into illegal territory.

The ram air ducts at the front of the drooping, rounded nose squeezed the frontal area away from the headlight, and this, along with the need for a narrow frontal area, necessitated a stacked headlight and high beam behind a single lens. Moreover, the need to reduce the extreme drag encountered at high speeds determined the Hayabusa’s entire bulbous, and much-criticized, bodywork design. Koblenz remarked, “non-traditional styling generates the main controversy of the Hayabusa.”

When viewed through the eyes of those who judged its beauty on the basis of its functionality, or given a little time to get used to it, the bike’s looks did find admirers. The striking two-tone brown/silver (“copper” paint scheme was similarly loved by some and hated by others but was successful if the intent of an all-new, flagship product is to make a bold statement.

So while it was called ugly by some in the press, this aerodynamic shape was key to the Hayabusa’s ability to reach record-setting speeds.

Manual for the 1999-2007 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 1 Maintenance Schedule Screenshot
Screenshot of the 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa Gen 1 Maintenance Schedule

The above maintenance schedule comes directly from the user’s manual for the 1999-2007 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa.

You can download it from here.

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