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Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« on: April 02, 2011, 04:03:19 AM »
Quite a few people have criticised the idea of a Hayabusa racing around a track with smaller bikes. Some have been vocal on websites (every single one of those have never ridden a Hayabusa on a racetrack however!!!). Some have sent PM's telling me I'm stupid, which is true, but not because of my choice of bike!

I, personally, just love the bike, so I decided after a couple of years of having it on the road, to one day turn mine into a track bike...



My intention has never been to enter or win races... just to have fun... and so far I've had lots of trouble-free fun!

Let's not forget though, that back in 2000, the mighty Hayabusa made history:

In a recent interview with MCN:

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Shawn Giles says: "I had some great races with Mat in 1994 and 1995 - some real memorable ones. He was a real hard racer and a demon under brakes."

When it comes to memorable motorcycles, Giles doesn't hesitate in naming the race-kitted Suzuki Hayabusa he co-rode in the Suzuka 8-hour race in 2000, Japan's most prestigious race and a round of the World Endurance Championship.

Giles raced the Hayabusa to victory in the Formula X class with team mate Osama Deguchi.

Shawn Giles says: "That thing was a weapon - we actually had to detune it for the race so we could ride it for the whole eight hours. I could pass any of the factory Superbikes in a straight line. I remember Hitoyasu Izutsu on the factory Kawasaki Superbike having his head buried under the screen and his arse on the ducktail and I went past him on the 'Busa sitting up and looking sideways at him.

"Izutsu couldn't believe it! I remember having real bad blisters on my hands after the race from trying to hold on. Real bad..."


To the critics, I say come and get me.
To those offering advice to help out with my fun project, I say thank you. It's been over a year on the track now and I gotta say, I LOVE IT!!!

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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2011, 11:19:55 AM »
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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2011, 12:25:15 PM »
Gotta love that quote! Detuned and passing all the factory superbikes that were in full tuck, sitting up looking sideways at them  :lol:
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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2011, 12:27:49 PM »
Haters are every wear as long as you having fun it doesn't matter. :tu:

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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 09:10:33 PM »
Awesome! :tu:

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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2011, 01:21:43 PM »
nice  :tu:
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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2011, 05:51:25 PM »
I have had my 04 busa on the track at BIR. Now I have a 2000 project that I am thinking about making into track day/drag strip assult weapon. I have a question though, what kind of body work are you running?
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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2011, 06:14:47 PM »
I have had my 04 busa on the track at BIR. Now I have a 2000 project that I am thinking about making into track day/drag strip assult weapon. I have a question though, what kind of body work are you running?

Body work at the moment is stock fairings, filled an painted.







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I'm about to go to full carbon/kevlar body work though...



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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2011, 11:49:20 PM »
Whoa! Hey where did you find that bodywork? And are you done with those wheels then? I could put those to good use! I would even pay for shipping if you just watded to send them to me. lol  :hys:
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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2011, 07:09:19 AM »
cool...... :yes:
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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2011, 01:45:07 PM »
Absolutely  :bike:

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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2012, 02:09:18 PM »
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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2012, 03:36:00 PM »
Great bike  :tu:
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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2012, 08:04:44 PM »
Update... here it is with the fairings done...





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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2012, 09:09:20 PM »
That looks awesome.  Did you lay the fairings yourself?
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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2012, 06:25:59 AM »
Bought them on eBay!
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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2012, 10:27:44 PM »
Best of luck  :tu: Keep us updated  :bike:

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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2012, 09:39:21 AM »
A lot of low weight parts on your bike  :tu:

I like those carbon rims  :drool:
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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2012, 06:03:54 PM »
your n that turn

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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2012, 06:04:20 PM »
I love those carbon rims 

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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2012, 05:48:44 PM »
That thing is awsome! I'd love to ride that on a track!
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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2012, 07:23:03 AM »
That thing is awsome! I'd love to ride that on a track!

I'd love to ride your 412 rwhp on the street!  :thumb:
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Re: Hayabusa trackbike victory - Shaun Giles, 2000
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2012, 09:13:39 AM »
That thing is awsome! I'd love to ride that on a track!

I'd love to ride your 412 rwhp on the street!  :thumb:

If only we lived a little closer...  :bike:
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