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Old 12-27-2007, 12:04 AM   #241
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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.
Yeah, that's very similar to the reasons I love my 919. It's almost a perfect street bike, made for the real every day riding we do on the streets. It's lightweight and agile, yet comfortable for around town riding and commuting, and furthermore, for the typical spirited weekend riding (on public streets) it does the job as well as any sportbike/naked bike out there. At the track, I'd be left behind, but I'm not a track rider or racer wannabe... I am a motorcyclist. I have always ridden the street, and will always love the street. The only drawback in the 919, although highly capable in both regards, is that it's still a naked with little wind protection, and not comfortable enough for 2-up 3-day trips. So if those are the characteristics of the Busa that you like, then it's definitely something to consider.

BTW, my preference in bikes, in order of manufacturer are... Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, then Kawasaki. So right off the bat, I would definitely lean Busa over ZX-14, although I have not yet tested either. Now if Honda came out with something similar, then Honda would get first dibs (for me)! I hate to admit it, but brand loyalty is something that plagues me.
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:06 AM   #242
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:09 AM   #244
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Yeah, that's very similar to the reasons I love my 919. It's almost a perfect street bike, made for the real every day riding we do on the streets. It's lightweight and agile, yet comfortable for around town riding and commuting, and furthermore, for the typical spirited weekend riding (on public streets) it does the job as well as any sportbike/naked bike out there. At the track, I'd be left behind, but I'm not a track rider or racer wannabe... I am a motorcyclist. I have always ridden the street, and will always love the street. The only drawback in the 919, although highly capable in both regards, is that it's still a naked with little wind protection, and not comfortable enough for 2-up 3-day trips. So if those are the characteristics of the Busa that you like, then it's definitely something to consider.

BTW, my preference in bikes, in order of manufacturer are... Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, then Kawasaki. So right off the bat, I would definitely lean Busa over ZX-14, although I have not yet tested either. Now if Honda came out with something similar, then Honda would get first dibs (for me)! I hate to admit it, but brand loyalty is something that plagues me.

brand loyalty plagued me too. all my bikes have been hondas. the wife has had a kawi, suzuki, and now a triumph. The busa is my first non-honda. I stayed with a sport bike because I do the occasional track day plus I like the drag strip. So I found the busa fits all my likes in one bike...street, strip and track. I wouldn't know about long term trips YET...but as soon as I do you will too,lol.
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:24 AM   #245
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busa are nice, comfortable, and fast but heavy.
SS liter bike are nice, fast, light, agile, but aggressive position.

I have experienced both and pick the ss due to all the characteristic above for my riding style.

When both bike haul , it is all the same in speed except the ss MIGHT have the lead since it is lighter and geared differently. Both riders will have to duck down to the ss body position. On the street and if you have to weave in and out of the traffic, SS will be the weapon of choice. At tight turns, at the track, SS rule. Busa and zx12/14 are good for drag strip with turbo charger or engine mods. Stunting, well I guess if you can stunt a busa, you have my respect.
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:49 AM   #246
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No bike does everything the best. It comes down to how you want to use it. The Busa is a great hwy bike. Anybody that rides street & says when they finally find a corner around here their 600 is better is full of beans.

Multiple choice
The beers & the johnson talk you into taking home a heavey?
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You want to bang at least 2 gears & still look civil?
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I had a Busa, then I bought a 929. I rode the 929 more. I wanted the best of both & the boss said I couldn't have 3. That's where I ****ed up! I should have kept Brutis.
Track queens should own one before they try & tell the rest of us what is up.
There is a reason all the bikes can make it over 140. I have a 1000 rr now & it's cool as in the city but the show is pretty much over after 140mph.
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:09 AM   #247
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The 929 hasn't seen much action lately. I need to sell it. You think your kids will be like you but that's not the way it goes. That's good I guess. They say it skips a generation. I pitty the man!
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:11 PM   #248
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:36 PM   #250
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i have nothing against them bu them but i just think that they are dangerous. they have nasty torque and power.
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I love nasty torque and power...
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:47 PM   #252
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i have nothing against them bu them but i just think that they are dangerous. they have nasty torque and power.
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Old 12-27-2007, 01:52 PM   #253
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i dont think that i want to ride a busa anytime soon. im actully kinda scared of them now.
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i dont think that i want to ride a busa anytime soon. im actully kinda scared of them now.
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i dont think that i want to ride a busa anytime soon. im actully kinda scared of them now.


Ima scared of mine everytime i throw my leg across its seat... oh yeah and the people on the street...
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Ima scared of mine everytime i throw my leg across its seat... oh yeah and the people on the street...

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oh i feel better now ... with watch cat on the job.... thanks..
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