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Old 10-28-2009, 01:34 PM   #1
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Which Bike is Better for a Tall Rider, Hayabusa or Ninja ZX-14

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I am truly torn between these two bikes.

Please help me to understand the pros and cons of each bike.

I need to be able to fit reasonably well on the bike for extended rides and possible track activities.

I am 6'5" tall and 260 pounds.

Looking to pick it up March time frame.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:35 PM   #2
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The 14 is tooooo tall for me.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:37 PM   #3
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seat height does not mean lotsa legroom.

alot of busa peeps put buell pegs on to lower increase leg room, my bike has them.

my busa is to tall for me too, but it also has a 1" riser kit and heightened rear end anyways.
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The 14 is more comfortable for taller riders whereas the Busa is liked by the shorter folks.
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Blitzzz you're moving up to a Sportsbike!!!
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Absolutely

After that noob forest ride last week I realized how much of an adrenalin junky I really am.

I was dragging pegs and pushing that M109R to it limits trying to keep up with the rest of you'all.
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RL is too small to keep one up.
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After that noob forest ride last week I realized how much of an adrenalin junky I really am.

I was dragging pegs and pushing that M109R to it limits trying to keep up with the rest of you'all.
Nice, I think A busa corners better than a 14 ?


How Tall are you?
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:10 PM   #11
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Nice, I think A busa corners better than a 14 ?
I hear theres a few busa riders on here w some cornering skills.

And I have a whole list of mods for you; all inexpensive.... to get the most out of the bike
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6'6" and I really liked my busa. It was the previous generation, however.
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I,m only 5.4 140, but I love my busa, have had a couple and will prolly always have at least 1, the 14 may be better for really tall riders?
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Probably best to go sit on one. Seat height doesn't tell anything. For us tall folks it is seat/peg/bar relationship, plus fairings and odd projections hitting your knees.
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6'4" with 36" inseam.
Of the two choices I have only sat on a 'busa, but I also like the room on an SV. Personally I am leaning toward a hayabusa, but more to do with the style, name and thumbing my nose at the "can't corner" crowd than for the power (but a positive aspect) or poser points. Ninjas kick , but they were/are men. Peregrine falcons could be either gender and are just as cool; plus they prey upon blackbirds, which was Suzuki's slam on Honda.
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6'6" and I really liked my busa. It was the previous generation, however.
What's the difference?

I am looking at a used Busa 2006, is this the last generation.

Hard to find a used ZX-14.

Don't think it wise to take a new bike to the track.
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I remember you! You were behind me coming down from yankees and got stuck with the fast group. I do love your bike tho. GL finding a new one.

My suggestion is to sit on both.
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My suggestion is to sit on both.
Yep, that was me...and still had a great time.
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