2006 Suzuki GSXR Hayabusa

by Hillary
(Santa Cruz, CA)

2006 Suzuki GSXR Hayabusa

2006 Suzuki GSXR Hayabusa

About 2 years ago I graduated up to a Hayabusa when my friend crashed my Honda. I love my bike...but as some of you may know the bike is huge. I am 5'2" and 120lbs. I can hold the bike up fine because it is low to the ground. I am able to put both feet on the pavement, but sometimes I wonder if I am over my head. My baby is extremely fast, powerful and sometimes a little overwhelming. My fiances friends will not even get on the bike. Now that I ride something really powerful and...lets face it beautiful, I am not sure what bike to go to next. I want a street bike for sure, but something that still gets all the stares and that I could actually touch the ground. Any suggestions ladies?

The picture is not of mine. I will take a photo of mine and post it...

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Apr 21, 2011
Powerful Baby for Such a Little Woman
by: Anonymous

Wow! I am so surprised. I have seen women on the beast, but they have always been larger women that had the weight to throw it around. I am a small woman too and ride a 750 which a lot of people thought would be too much for me.

Fortunately, it isn't and I feel very comfortable and at home on it. I've been riding my own bike for several years and a passenger my whole life. I agree with one of the other posts, if after 2 years you are still thinking you may be in over your head, you most certainly are. It shouldn't take an experienced rider 2 years to get comfortable and confident on a bike of any kind. You may want to rethink that, sell the busa and get a 750 or 1000. What were you riding before you too the plunge to the busa?

Jul 17, 2010
Might Be Other Options
by: Hannah

Hello Hillary

The Hayabusa's definitely a beast! Do you definitely want to buy a new bike?

I reckon after two years if you're still feeling a bit in over your head then maybe it is time to downsize. On the other hand, if you're not dead set on having a new bike, it might be worth maybe investing in a few hours extra rider training with your bike to give you a bit of a confidence boost?

I can't imagine what it must be like to ride something so powerful, but you can always ride a powerful bike slow--after all, it's about how you ride, not what. I notice you call the bike 'my baby'--maybe you're not ready to let it go yet? ;)

The most important thing is to feel safe and confident whatever you're riding. Good luck! Be safe out there.

Jul 16, 2010
Feelings of Over Your Head
by: Anonymous

If YOU feel your over your head ...then you are over your head.

Your friends are right this is a really big and powerful bike, most guys would be over their head on this bike. So go with your gut feeling and down size just a little.

You might try a Yamaha 600, Honda CBR600 or the Ninja 500. Maybe even try some of the 1000cc bikes.

No one needs a 200mph bike, you can't do twisties at 200+ mph, 60-90 mph on straight aways is plenty fast. If you riding something just cause it looks cool maybe you need to rethink some things. Nothing wrong with wanting to ride something cool, but nothing is more cool than your confidence on a bike you feel comfortable on.

Good luck and be safe.

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