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Old 11-10-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
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ATTN: Busa, ZX14, etc buyers...

Quick question for you. Why'd you go with 1300+ ccs? What is the major allure over a liter bike? Are you a torque junky? Is it a "biggest, fastest stocker toy" syndrome? Are they more comfy?

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Old 11-10-2008, 11:07 AM   #2
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My assumption would be poser points for a good 90%.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:07 AM   #3
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:13 AM   #4
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So it's all about "no replacement for displacement"? I want to ride one and see what all the yahoo is about. My bike has only been gone a week, and I'm seriously jonesing for another... but want to make a more informed purchase this time.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:14 AM   #5
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what type of riding to you do the most?
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:15 AM   #6
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:17 AM   #7
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I want one for the size and comfort. You can ride for a long time without your arms killin you.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:18 AM   #8
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comfort, power, and i almost always ride 2 up.
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if you have ever ridden the busa it is comfortable and you don't even need to know when to shift. I have not been on a zx14.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:24 AM   #10
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:29 AM   #11
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Just buy an 09 busa(silver/grey preferbly) and be done with it.

Go put a Brock pipe on it, PCIII, tune it and have 180+rwhp. You can drag race it, top end it, wheelie it, take trips on it, ride nice twisties on it, ride 2 up comfortably. They make great low end tq, you will NEVER have to down shift it on the highway, even 2 up. Best off, they still get 30+mpgs. They are a great all around bike. The ONLY thing it wouldn't do well is a track day at a tight track....I would guess it would still hold its own though on a more open, less complex track but I wouldn't take a chance on wadding a premium piece of iron like this.....get a track for crashing on.
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Much better for longer distance rides.Resell is generally better.
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Old 11-10-2008, 11:30 AM   #13
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Comfortable and the power I can do longer rides with no back pain, my old bike was a ZX10 and after an hour or two riding my back was in pain.
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All the above.

Plus w the added weight offers stability as well. You need to get lower in corners that others on lighter bikes dont need to so its an enjoyable ride as slower speeds as well.

Upgrades or trim pieces are endless.

If you wanna ride one, Im up in the Woodlands. Mines an 02; purchased in 07 and put about 22k miles on it the first year I had it. Mine is crouched and set up for cornering; so you'll have more weight on your hands at slower speeds until you start cornering. But you'll get the idea...
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Quick question for you. Why'd you go with 1300+ ccs? What is the major allure over a liter bike? Are you a torque junky? Is it a "biggest, fastest stocker toy" syndrome? Are they more comfy?

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Old 11-10-2008, 01:30 PM   #17
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What Alan said.

Commuting is just awesome. The 1000s feel way too small (to me) just sitting on them.

I ride the Mile as well. After dumping a bunch of cash in my ZX-12 and seeing the results a boosted busa had, I sold my 12. 184 in the mile wasn't cutting it. Hoping to dive into turbo sometime next year...just don't want to take a chance of blowing it up too soon. Turbo'ing a 14 costs more from what I've read.

What I find funny is the amount of bitterness and hate the Kawi guys have for the busa on other forums. It's nice not to see much of it here.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:35 PM   #18
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first of all let me start by saying my busa is for sale.

I bought my busa for sheer comfort. I doesn't overheat sitting in traffic, it has great wind protection, it gets great fuel mileage, I can go 2 up and be very comfortable(passenger and myself), it can move at the speed of light with just a flick of the wrist vs. having to downshift 2 or 3 gears. also I like having the feel of riding a motorcycle vs. the feeling of riding a motorized bicycle(yes that was a shot at how tiny these new bikes are getting)
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they are comfy too, but are very heavy turning in a neighborhood or even just slow turns around town can be annoying to say the least since the bikes are so heavy they scream at you "let me go in a straight line!"

but yeah everything else these guys have said is correct.
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they are comfy too, but are very heavy turning in a neighborhood or even just slow turns around town can be annoying to say the least since the bikes are so heavy they scream at you "let me go in a straight line!"

but yeah everything else these guys have said is correct.
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