Devil’s Made ‘Busa: Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa

Suzuki Hayabusa Endurance Racer

Introduced in 1999, the 174-hp Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa took the title as the fastest production motorcycle of the 20th century, hitting up to 194 mph in unrestricted form. Hayabusa is Japanese for peregrine falcon — the world’s fastest bird, capable of hitting 200+ mph in a hunting dive — a name aimed directly at the Honda CBR1100XX Blackbird, which the ‘Busa unseated as the speed king of the two-wheeled world.

Suzuki Hayabusa Endurance Racer

The unrestricted ’99 model year machines have a special caché as the fastest factory machines of the century. A year later, a a so-called gentlemen’s agreement between the Japanese and European manufacturers limited the top speed of their motorcycles to 186 mph.

Suzuki Hayabusa Endurance Racer

What’s more, the original Hayabusa wasn’t just a straight-line missile.  Reviewers reported that the bike handled quite well in the twisties despite its bulk, and many riders have found the bike a surprisingly comfortable on the super slab:

“It remains a supremely comfortably long range missile, that always delivers a shot of raw adrenaline.” —MCN

Suzuki Hayabusa Endurance Racer

Recently, we came across the modified ‘Busa of Japanese tattooist Horiryo (@wildfrog_1300r) of Wild Frog Tattoo, who obtained an original ’99 Suzuki GSX1300R but didn’t want it to look like a Hayabusa any longer. Fortunately, his brother runs the Japanese custom shop Dyna Auto Industries, where he could transform the entire character of the bike. His vision was clear:

“80’s endurance racer in street style.”

Suzuki Hayabusa Endurance Racer

Horiryo says he wanted to “break” the original look and feel of the factory Hayabusa. At his brother’s shop, they cut and modified the rear subframe and painted the entire chassis black. They shortened the silencer of the Devil Racing exhaust and cut and painted the original fenders.

Suzuki Hayabusa Endurance Racer

The fairings have to be the most striking aspect of the build — fiberglass units that had to be modified to fit the Hayabusa. They transformed the quite chubby shape of the original machine into something hard, angular, and nostalgic, reminiscent of the  Suzuki GS1000 superbikes that raced and won the Suzuka 8 Hours in the 1980s, sporting their asymmetric headlight setups.

Suzuki Hayabusa Endurance Racer

Horiryo calls the completed bike the “Devil’s Made Hayabusa.” Below, we talk to him for a bit more information on the build.

Hayabusa Endurance Racer: Builder Interview

Suzuki Hayabusa Endurance Racer

• Please tell us a bit about yourself, your history with motorcycles, and your workshop.

I’m a Japanese tattooist — you can see my work here: @wild_frog_japan. The workshop is a Japanese custom shop run by my brother: Dyna Auto Industries.

Suzuki Hayabusa Endurance Racer

• What’s the make, model, and year of the bike?

1999 Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa.

Suzuki Hayabusa Endurance Racer

• Why was this bike built?

Simply to shape the motorcycle I want to ride.

Suzuki Hayabusa Endurance Racer

• What was the design concept and what influenced the build?

1980’s endurance racer in street style.

Suzuki Hayabusa Endurance Racer

• What custom work was done to the bike?

Broke the original feeling of the bike.
Changed all fairings.
Cut and painted the fenders.
Devil Racing full exhaust, shortened.
Cut the rear subframe and blacked out the entire main frame.
Replaced the rearsets, new brake and clutch levers, and many more small changes.

• Does the bike have a nickname?

“Devil’s Made Hayabusa.”

• Can you tell us what it’s like to ride this bike?

Explosive acceleration on demand, plus the high speed cruising.

Suzuki Hayabusa Endurance Racer

• Was there anything done during this build that you are particularly proud of?

It’s been redone in a style that looks nothing like an original Hayabusa.

Follow the Builder

Work account: @wild_frog_japan
Moto account: @wildfrog_1300r

 

2 Comments

  1. Wheelz270

    Sorry, but those pics are lousy. Angular shots are neat, but not when straight-on side/front/back shots aren’t included (and please include BOTH sides). Without the straight-on shots it’s difficult to tell what one is actually looking at.

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