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Old 04-02-2010, 06:26 PM   #1
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Hayabusa Gen1,2 vs 08/09

Can anyone list the advantage of getting a Gen1 or 2 vs getting an 08/09 Hayabusa.

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1. Maintenance cost
2. Reliability
3. Durability
4. Fun Factor
5. Upgradeability of performance and cost

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Old 04-02-2010, 06:31 PM   #2
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Can anyone list the advantage of getting a Gen1 or 2 vs getting an 08/09 Hayabusa.
a nice jump in power, i forget how much exactly


1. Maintenance cost-dont know but it would be same as other bikes
2. Reliability-idk
3. Durability-idk but i had/have a TL. it wont die
4. Fun Factor- worlds fastest production bike. u really have to ask? its also a comfy ride
5. Upgradeability of performance and cost. look at texas mile busa bikes or try flipin thru a spbk mag and tell me u didnt see 1 busa. cost-if u have to ask...
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:33 PM   #3
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:51 PM   #4
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08 or 09 more power/ better flowing head
gen 1 great bikes to
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:15 PM   #5
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08 or 09 more power/ better flowing head
gen 1 great bikes to
I hear the braking on the Gen 2 is better, as well. Gen 1 = 1299cc, and Gen 2 = 1340cc.
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:22 PM   #6
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not sure on the brakes but, I think both are great bikes
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:10 PM   #7
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brakes are better, cooling issues resolved with 2 fans. 1299 vs 1349 cc's, lighter wheels, and 30 hp more
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:39 PM   #8
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Gen2 is a much improved total package.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:01 PM   #9
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:04 PM   #10
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I haven't run into the cooling issues yet
Im sorry but dont you have a 08? I think hes saying that the newer ones have resolved the issues of the gen 1's
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:06 PM   #11
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I didn't read it right the first time
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:08 PM   #12
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thought that might be the issue........... btw did u run the mile? If so how fast you go?
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:10 PM   #13
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:18 PM   #14
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ive ridden the gen 1 and it was a great bike but nothing like the gen 2 great brakes runs cooler and tons of power and handling
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:40 PM   #15
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The older gen 1's only had one fan and would get hot easily. It was fixed before gen 2. I cant remember what year they fixed it. Bottom line.. There is no reason to buy a Gen 1 when Gen 2's are going for the same price in these hard times.
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:01 PM   #16
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+1 on gen2, much better bike and they are makeing new mods for them everyday .
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:17 PM   #17
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your post is misleading:
gen 1/gen2 vs. 08-09


there are only two gen's

gen 1 = 99-07
gen 2 = 08-09
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:24 PM   #18
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your post is misleading:
gen 1/gen2 vs. 08-09


there are only two gen's

gen 1 = 99-07
gen 2 = 08-09
gen 1 = 99-07
gen 2 = 08-10

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Old 04-03-2010, 11:12 PM   #19
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There is a lot written on these bikes

Try Motorcylist on line


http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/fe...usa/index.html
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gen 1 = 99-07
gen 2 = 08-10


I disagree
99-00 are their own animal. Fast but the fuel system is a .
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