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View Poll Results: 2003 Busa w/10,500 miles or 2006 R1 w/20,000 miles?
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:51 PM   #1
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2003 Busa w/10,500 miles or 2006 R1 w/20,000 miles?

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2003 Busa w/10,500 miles or 2006 R1 w/20,000 miles?

The cost difference is $1000 for the R1


Per my research the Busa seems to be a better bike for commuting. I like that both are bikes with a huge following and the aftermarket is big.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:54 PM   #2
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Different bikes with different goals...

Commuting? Busa would be much more comfy.

R1 is a more hard edged sport bike. More aggressive seating position.
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:55 PM   #3
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busa for commuting, definately.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:51 PM   #5
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How much are they asking for the BUSA? $5k or less?
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:55 PM   #6
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R1. Who wants a heavy load of ? Can't even do a decent track day with it.


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i've done a track day on a busa.... not sure what D is talking about. did I have to work for it? you bet. but it is totally possible.
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Busa. You may have to use a little muscle to get it to lay over in a corner, but you don't have to wind it up to 9k to get power. Ask anyone who has spent time on both and you're gonna find the Busa wins.
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Busa if you are in your 40's or older, R1 if you are 30's or younger.
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you don't wanna get stuck in heavy traffic on a litrebike.
otoh on a 100lb less bike it's easier to get off the freeway and zigzag through a parking lot to get to point b. had 3 busa's and now the 10, i know
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If your keeping the Speed triple get the Busa, if your selling get the R1
Morvegil: Please, can you elaborate more?

I feel uneasy with that high mileage on the R1. How reliable they are?


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If you're commuting definitely go with the Busa. The 3rd gen R1 is nice enough but it's not comfortable for everyday use. I rode an '05 from Wyoming to Seattle and back with a Corbin seat and risers and it still wasn't fun. Plus the umderseat exhaust is hot in the summer.
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Morvegil: Please, can you elaborate more?

I feel uneasy with that high mileage on the R1. How reliable they are?


i know they're expensive as to rebuild. on metric cycles site they talked about an r1 motor that took 60 fkn hours to assemble
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i know they're expensive as to rebuild. on metric cycles site they talked about an r1 motor that took 60 fkn hours to assemble
How does it take 60 hours to assemble an engine?
I built a 700 hp 427 engine in less than two days and that included dyno time getting the carb dialed in.
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You posted that your primary use would be commuting. For that use I'd go with the Busa hands down. Add to that the additional 10k miles that the R1 has on it and it's closer to the end of it's life span without heavy maintenance than the Busa.
While the R1 may be a lighter bike it's not a comfortable seat for extended use and as another poster pointed out the underseat exhaust gets warm in the summer.
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