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Old 11-15-2005, 10:50 AM   #1
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Is the Hayabusa really too much power for a bike

I see ALOT of thread where people seem scared of the Busa.
It's always a joke to thorow at noobs looking for a good "starter bike" but how DEADLY is the Busa really.
I've read many publications that say that this bike is a monster if not treated with respect but, If you respect the bike the Hayabusa can be a real pussycat. The Busa has the mildist manners and is bearable for the ride to work with low seat height (a full inch lower than the ZX12R & BMWK1200S) a light clutch and tranny, and seamless bottom-end power. The only complaint was the front break, which is practically useless when cold and requires a hefty pull for even moderate power.

So my question to you all is "Can this blood thirsty Tiger really be a pussycat if respected as such"?

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Old 11-15-2005, 10:53 AM   #2
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it's easier to ride then say a GSXR1000..........
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Old 11-15-2005, 10:57 AM   #3
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it's easier to ride then say a GSXR1000..........
I noticed that the Busa is listed under the (Sport-Street) Bikes
And the GSXR1000 is listed as (SUPERSPORT)

I had the same assumption that the Busa would be more user friendly :dontknow:
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powerful or not i wouldnt rock it cuz i think its fugly
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i've never gotten ride one so my opinion means squat..but...

sure, the busa may be a kitten if you treat it the right way. you can take it easy on any bike though. also, if some noob who has never ridden or taken the MSF, and doesnt care about the right gear, etc, goes off and gets a busa for their 1st bike, what makes you think they are going to treat it the right way? when i see someone get a ninja 250 for their first bike, and take the msf, and get good gear, i see responsability, those are the kind of people i would put in the seat of the busa. not the ones trying to justify why its ok.

they dont have enough experience to know the difference between the right and wrong way. anybody comes to me with little or no experiance and says they want a busa, i will say "dont we all?" and if they are serious i would ask them to show some mastery over their current bike. and just cause you can easily u-turn your 600 doesnt mean your ready for the busa.

sure, anyone with a little know how can ride a busa to work and back, without too much trouble, i think the major concern is when people get into "spirited" riding on the highways and twisties...i keep hearing the busa can easily do 220+, is that power something you want in the hands of a noob?
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Old 11-15-2005, 11:42 AM   #6
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I don't know about putting that power into the hands of a noob but, what about experianced riders? That's still a powerhorse regardless how much time or experiance you've had.

I think they are AWESOME bikes!
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Keyword here.... RESPECT! That should hold true for ANY application
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powerful or not i wouldnt rock it cuz i think its fugly
for real. not knocking those who own them, but they ugly to me, look like a whale. :eh:
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Keyword here.... RESPECT! That should hold true for ANY application
I agree 100%
I've seen someone dump a Boulevard s40 before and you know that had to be embarassing.
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personally i thought the busa is a pig... but ima ... and i like that... i would get one if i could afford it... i hear alotta ppl. talk about them... but i guess it depends on personal riding opinion... im fat... i want a big bike with alot of tourque... if i were skinny i would prolly like a smaller more nimble bike.
i would never refer to this beast as a "kitten" i dont give a who's driving...
"it looks like a whale" lol... i look like a fukn whale... maybe dis bike is perfect!
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its ugly massive and useless.... some 2005 suzuki 1000 was pulling better times then the busa on a 1/8 of a mile...
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" To each his own "

I think it has more power than a rider even needs on the street.
And I don't think it makes for a good track bike, so if you like drag racing
then this is the bike for you...maybe!
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Old 11-15-2005, 01:34 PM   #13
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Having ridden both, I can offer an objective opinion here. The Busa, like any other liter class bike, requires an extremely high amount of concentration and purposeful execution.
You plan way ahead of any motions made. They do not suffer fools!!! In other words, yes, they can ba a cat. You guys all know that I have a K5 1000. Every time I ride it, I'm purely astonished by the amount of power it has. It takes years of experience to be able not to just turn the throttle, but to know just how much to turn it. Execution is the KEY! If you give it to much too soon, you just ended up on your . Big displacement bikes must be ridden with finess. You can not just whack the throttle open on these things unless your sure you know where you're going.
Anyone can get on a bike and go. It takes ton's of experience to be able to actually ride the bike and not have the bike ride you.
If you twist the go stick on a 600 or 750, not a whole happens suddenly. You do that on a liter bike, be prepared!!
So to answer your question, NO. That bike is not for the new, novice or intermediate rider. When you have mastered a 600, which most of us will never do, you are ready to move up.

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Old 11-15-2005, 02:17 PM   #15
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When I sat on one they seem to be a lot lower than SS bikes. I wouldn't mind having one to cruise the freeways with but for weekend twisties I would rather ride a ninja 250.
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respect any bike, shoo i been highsided off my pocket bike cause of draggin peg and hitting a crack in the parkinglot
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My second hardest crash was a highside when a motard ran over the front tire of the NSR in a corner out at Katy during a TMGP endurance race. I guess what I am trying to say is it all hurts... what is behind the throttle just determines how quick you get there. :confused1
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i rode a few. too damm heavy.

i saw this one guy do a stand up wheelie on the freeway. It looked prety badd .
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