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Old 12-26-2007, 05:50 PM   #221
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:51 PM   #222
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:54 PM   #223
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Can i barrow a busa to just sit on so i to can be cool ? ( i did almost buy one )
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:17 PM   #224
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I once read that busa riders pulled more tang than regular riders...is that true? lol. gixxer geezer warned me I would be discriminated upon.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:28 PM   #225
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:42 PM   #226
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I remember when I first started looking at bikes. I was determined to get that as my first sportsbike. Then I educated myself. I really wanted to be like all the other nga's riding stretched droppped chrome. lol... what was I thinking?
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this is my seventh bike...not counting the 3 that my wife has had... I cannot imagine a noob owning this machine.
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Old 12-26-2007, 06:57 PM   #229
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I remember when I first started looking at bikes. I was determined to get that as my first sportsbike. Then I educated myself. I really wanted to be like all the other nga's riding stretched droppped chrome. lol... what was I thinking?


Because they look pimp as lowered, stretched and chromed. I want one baaad. . . or a ZX-14. Refuse to get rid of my 636 to get one though, so I'll just have to wait until I can afford both.
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I didn't say it wasn't bad... just not as my first bike. I would still get one to this day with a Gsxr 1000 tail... The busa tail is straight ugly!
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I didn't say it wasn't bad... just not as my first bike. I would still get one to this day with a Gsxr 1000 tail... The busa tail is straight ugly!
well the 08 tail can be used as a darth vader mask for holloween !!!
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:52 PM   #232
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When I was riding a salvage 00 that I put back together during 02-03, I was told in no uncertain terms to "get the off da Black man's ride" several times in fact. I hated the stereotype image of the bike, namely the negative attention it attracted. and sold it to a friend. Besides, Suzuki's parts are 3x on average more expensive than other manufactures, and I've never been a fan of Suzuki products or quality.

Rant over, the bike has a negative stigma brought upon it by the hordes of ethnically confused white kids and other idiots that think a 1/4 mile long solid chrome swingarm is the way to go. The ZX-14 crowd, thank , doesn't seem to attract the dregs. No offense to the 'Busa owners here, just adding to the topic.

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When I was riding a salvage 00 that I put back together during 02-03, I was told in no uncertain terms to "get the off da Black man's ride" several times in fact. I hated the stereotype image of the bike, namely the negative attention it attracted. and sold it to a friend. Besides, Suzuki's parts are 3x on average more expensive than other manufactures, and I've never been a fan of Suzuki products or quality.

Rant over, the bike has a negative stigma brought upon it by the hordes of ethnically confused white kids and other idiots that think a 1/4 mile long solid chrome swingarm is the way to go. The ZX-14 crowd, thank , doesn't seem to attract the dregs. No offense to the 'Busa owners here, just adding to the topic.

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Is there any truth to this stereotype?
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All I have to say to that, as a fellow motorcyclist, is to let us know your riding impressions of the bike, as well as a comparo to your previous bike. Do you experience any "withdrawals" symptoms from going from an agile pure sport bike to a less agile, but built for pure speed muscle bike? Kinda like going from an Integra R (or RSX) to a Hemi Charger? This question goes to all you Busa owners who bought it, not because it's a Busa, but because as a motorcyclist, you were upgrading or looking for a larger bike for any specific purpose. I'm looking into a sport-tourer type bike, but it does not neccessarily need to be an actual sport-tourer. Just a bike that can take on those duties, but still have a sporting character. I've been thinking about a Busa in that regard, but have been reluctant due to the stereotype or being associated with posiers (which really shouldn't matter to me, anyway). Kinds like the way some long time bikers like HDs, but don't want to buy one, only to be associated with the Yuppie/Doctors/Prof. crowd of newbie HD bikers.

Another Q: Did you compare the Busa to the ZX-14 (or other similar type bikes) before deciding on the Busa? If so, why did you ultimately decide on the Busa?
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All I have to say to that, as a fellow motorcyclist, is to let us know your riding impressions of the bike, as well as a comparo to your previous bike. Do you experience any "withdrawals" symptoms from going from an agile pure sport bike to a less agile, but built for pure speed muscle bike? Kinda like going from an Integra R (or RSX) to a Hemi Charger? This question goes to all you Busa owners who bought it, not because it's a Busa, but because as a motorcyclist, you were upgrading or looking for a larger bike for any specific purpose. I'm looking into a sport-tourer type bike, but it does not neccessarily need to be an actual sport-tourer. Just a bike that can take on those duties, but still have a sporting character. I've been thinking about a Busa in that regard, but have been reluctant due to the stereotype or being associated with posiers (which really shouldn't matter to me, anyway). Kinds like the way some long time bikers like HDs, but don't want to buy one, only to be associated with the Yuppie/Doctors/Prof. crowd of newbie HD bikers.

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i went from a old school ninja 600 to the busa. my thrill on the bike is the pure acceleration and i wanted a bike that could handle 2 up easily. i did ride a ZX14 before i got my busa and the busa just semmed to fit me better. my girlfriend also said the busa seat is more comfortable to pose on. i don't really care what people think of me since i have a busa, i got it for me to enjoy, if they want to associate me as a certain type of rider based on what i ride, then they are probably too immature for me to enjoy riding with.
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Just realized this thread is 12 pages long! I assume some of my Qs are answered within?
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i went from a old school ninja 600 to the busa. my thrill on the bike is the pure acceleration and i wanted a bike that could handle 2 up easily. i did ride a ZX14 before i got my busa and the busa just semmed to fit me better. my girlfriend also said the busa seat is more comfortable to pose on. i don't really care what people think of me since i have a busa, i got it for me to enjoy, if they want to associate me as a certain type of rider based on what i ride, then they are probably too immature for me to enjoy riding with.
Cool. That's the kind of answer I was looking for. Anyone else?

What was it about the ZX-14, specifically, that you didn't like?
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All I have to say to that, as a fellow motorcyclist, is to let us know your riding impressions of the bike, as well as a comparo to your previous bike. Do you experience any "withdrawals" symptoms from going from an agile pure sport bike to a less agile, but built for pure speed muscle bike? Kinda like going from an Integra R (or RSX) to a Hemi Charger? This question goes to all you Busa owners who bought it, not because it's a Busa, but because as a motorcyclist, you were upgrading or looking for a larger bike for any specific purpose. I'm looking into a sport-tourer type bike, but it does not neccessarily need to be an actual sport-tourer. Just a bike that can take on those duties, but still have a sporting character. I've been thinking about a Busa in that regard, but have been reluctant due to the stereotype or being associated with posiers (which really shouldn't matter to me, anyway). Kinds like the way some long time bikers like HDs, but don't want to buy one, only to be associated with the Yuppie/Doctors/Prof. crowd of newbie HD bikers.

Another Q: Did you compare the Busa to the ZX-14 (or other similar type bikes) before deciding on the Busa? If so, why did you ultimately decide on the Busa?
this might be a touch long winded... This is my first I-4 motorcycle. I feel like I am starting all over again. All my previous bikes have been v-twins sans my 2 v-fours. The busa is VERY well mannered on the street. I am able to launch at a ridicously low rpm effortlessly and be butter smooth. Despite its large bulk it really has crisp handling. No it isn't like my wife's 675 but for a STREET bike it functions very well. I didn't even consider the zx14 because the styling just did not appeal to me. I am all about reliability and the 1st gen busa is about as bullet proof as it can get at this point. Now as far as going from the rc51 to the busa... Most people do not realize that the busa only weighs 50lbs. more that the 51. With some aftermarket exhaust and wheels that gap can be cut way down. The rc was an absolute torture rack...it was a ss bike...meaning it was truley meant for the track. It DID NOT like to go slow. In the summer it got stupid hot...I mean I hit 250 a couple of times. Once on 290 traffic and once cruising the seawall in galveston. It also did not "feel" right unless you were going out. After all that is what it was meant for. Not a street bike but a race bike in disguise, like many of todays ss bikes. The busa on the other hand seems just as happy put-putting as it does going all out. It just goes all out much, much faster. My arms and have never been happier...not even on the cruisers I used to own. I got stuck in baybrook mall traffic the other day and I thought to my self...If I were on the rc right now I would be cooking. It never got past the normal mark. It gets good fuel mileage too...the rc got 25-30 mpg....I have only put 100 miles on the busa but i already have it at 41 mpg. I am very happy with the busa so far. I can customize it to no end and the limit to hp is my wallet. I do not regret buying the busa nor do I miss the agility partly because the busa is agile...maybe not as much as a the race inspired bikes but more than enough for spirited rides and darn sure enough for street riding...which is what most of us all do. Plus it help that the wife has a 675 parked right next to the busa,lol.
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