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First model Hayabusa market watch

(October 2020)
by Guy ‘Guido’ Allen

First-year Hayabusa values have been on the march, though everyone wants the bronze version. What about the other colours? We have found two for sale, and have added a comprehensive buyer guide plus a contemporary road test.

hayabusa brochure

First-model Hayabusas are very much on the collector radar these days, if they're the very first 1999 models, preferably with the 'bronze' colour scheme (top) that dominated the original brochures and posters. So what's one worth at the moment? We've seen original bronze versions swapping hands for Au$15-18,000 (US$11-13,000, GB£8-10,000), if in prime condition, but the market for black/grey or red/black versions is less certain.


The owner of the example above with 24,000km on the odo is asking Au$9250 via Gumtree, (US$6600, GB£5100) saying some of the fairing panels are aftermarket, as are the Yoshimura mufflers. At that price, you'd seriously consider replacing the panels with originals – if they're available.


Another more original example with 14,000km on the odo (above) is on Bikesales for Au$12,000 (US$8600, GB£6600). It's incorrectly listed as having ABS, which this model didn't have.



See our comprehensive buyer guide here, with a run-down on our own modified 220-horse example.


See the original 1999 road test from Classic Two Wheels.

See the SuzukiCycles.org listing for this model


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