THE WORLD’S fastest production bike is almost 20 years old. Suzuki’s first gen Hayabusa is still the guv’nor when it comes to mindwarping speed.a supercar of similar capability costs six figures.a ’Busa can be yours for £3K. Or less...
If a GSX1300R’S modest price sends a shiver of pleasure down your spine, a ride on one will blow your nerve endings to atoms.the sheer oomph of a ’Busa on full gas is enough to tear the horizon from its moorings and seemingly turn the laws of physics into reverse. Philwest rediscovers why this missile of a machine has become such a cult hit and still remains the ultimate in pure, undiluted speed (page 52).
That’s not the only Suzuki laying down a performance marker in this issue.alan straps project X7 Gamma to a dyno for its shakedown test. Find out how well our two-stroke hybrid performs – or not – from page 89.
Lusting after a 200mph hyperbike or building a one-off special are both completely understandable aims, but why would anyone ever go to the trouble and expense of restoring Kawasaki’s much-maligned GPZ305?
We had to find out, so we met a man who has, Mike Smithers. He lets us into the secret just over the page.
There’s loads more besides in this issue, too, from buying a new-old-stock bike, to an amazingyzr500 replica.
Big, bad ’Busa. Still crazy after all these years Man samples rare unexploded GPZ305