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Old 02-22-2009, 11:28 PM   #61
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but don't your busa run 15 second 1/8 miles




theres not a busa owner on this site thats logged 1200miles in 1 day on their busa .. i have on a zx14 at 45 years of age
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:39 AM   #62
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They are both great bikes for what you want to do with it. They are both confortable. The ZX14 probably has better wind protection if you stick with the stock windscreens. I also think the ZX14 is probably a little smoother on the freeway(vibration wise). Assuming you are talking about the gen 2 busa(08s up) I believe the busa is easier to work on and has a more evolved fuel injection system. Another thing you should think about is torque, for hauling 370lbs of riders around, you are gonna want some serious low to midrange torque for around town and freeway riding/trips etc....the Gen 2 busas destroy the Zx14 below 6k rpms in low end power, you will appreciate that when accelerating around town or dodging cars on the freeway.

You really can't go wrong with either one, they are both great handling bikes, both smooth and comfortable and both are fast, it really comes down to your taste in appearance and ability of doing the maintenance yourself.

All that being said, I would go with the gen 2 busa, leave it stock, slap a double bubble windscreen on it and hit the highways....
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theres not a busa owner on this site thats logged 1200miles in 1 day on their busa .. i have on a zx14 at 45 years of age
where did you go and how fast were you going? I've done about 5 - 600 in a day with no problems. I've had no reason to need to do 1200 in a day
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I've owned both. Currently own an 07 zx-14. Hands down the zx-14 wins for comfort. It's just a tad more upright than the busa so it feels more comfortable.

Both handle like a dream and while both are obviously large they feel much smaller in traffic than they actually are.

Personally I like the styling of the zx-14 better as well, a nice set of carbon fiber slip ons and replace the fins with a body color replacement and you're set.

Never had a rider on the 14 so I can comment. Riders on the busa was never a problem.

Don't mind the frame recall issue. It was a welding inspeciton issue. If you buy used, shoot over to a dealer to have the frame inspected and it's over. Maybe make it a condition of sale.
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They are both great bikes for what you want to do with it. They are both confortable. The ZX14 probably has better wind protection if you stick with the stock windscreens. I also think the ZX14 is probably a little smoother on the freeway(vibration wise). Assuming you are talking about the gen 2 busa(08s up) I believe the busa is easier to work on and has a more evolved fuel injection system. Another thing you should think about is torque, for hauling 370lbs of riders around, you are gonna want some serious low to midrange torque for around town and freeway riding/trips etc....the Gen 2 busas destroy the Zx14 below 6k rpms in low end power, you will appreciate that when accelerating around town or dodging cars on the freeway.

You really can't go wrong with either one, they are both great handling bikes, both smooth and comfortable and both are fast, it really comes down to your taste in appearance and ability of doing the maintenance yourself.

All that being said, I would go with the gen 2 busa, leave it stock, slap a double bubble windscreen on it and hit the highways....
You have a valid point about low end torque of the 06-07 zx14 with the secondary flies still in, it is weak compared to the gen2 Busa below 6g rpm. Pull the flies and it is a different ballgame. The 08-09 14 opens the flies way earlier to match the Busa. They are dead even in performance, power wise. I race them all weekly. Havent ridden the 08 Busa to tell you how they handle but guys that have ridden both say the Busa feels more race oriented and not as comfortable with weaker brakes. Sitting on the 08 Busa I can feel the longer and lower reach to the bars and the lower seat height. The body work of the gen2 Busa is a pita to fool with, been there done that. The only thing easier to work on with the Busa is the teardown of the engine if you wanted to upgrade the bore size. The 14 has to have the engine out and completely disassembled for that and that really sucks. They are both very good bikes and like them both but I have no regrets with the 14.
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You have a valid point about low end torque of the 06-07 zx14 with the secondary flies still in, it is weak compared to the gen2 Busa below 6g rpm. Pull the flies and it is a different ballgame. The 08-09 14 opens the flies way earlier to match the Busa. They are dead even in performance, power wise. I race them all weekly. Havent ridden the 08 Busa to tell you how they handle but guys that have ridden both say the Busa feels more race oriented and not as comfortable with weaker brakes. Sitting on the 08 Busa I can feel the longer and lower reach to the bars and the lower seat height. The body work of the gen2 Busa is a pita to fool with, been there done that. The only thing easier to work on with the Busa is the teardown of the engine if you wanted to upgrade the bore size. The 14 has to have the engine out and completely disassembled for that and that really sucks. They are both very good bikes and like them both but I have no regrets with the 14.
Boy Ur right about the 08 busa bodywork, done 4 crash jobs on them allready, not too bad once U realize they are like Matel toys, snap togather with all the hidden stuff
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KNOWING people and HAVING and DONE is 3 differant words ... So you just keep on counting instead of doing ...
Very observant there.

You've put one on your own personal busa? Regardless, I don't think he's planning on going that route. I don't quite understand the last part of your comment, and not sure why it would matter to you. It will get done.

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Stick with the original CBR1100XX. Reliable as a hammer, comfortable for two up, not as common as the -14s and Busa's. Of course you wouldn't be buying one off the showroom floor and that may matter to you.

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Have you consider other choices? I find it odd to have a Busa or a ZX14 as a daily commuter. If you are tall why don't you look at some other bikes like the triumph tiger or a BMW?
Those might be better choices as daily commuters...anyway just my .02
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Just get a Harley



That is all
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Have you consider other choices? I find it odd to have a Busa or a ZX14 as a daily commuter. If you are tall why don't you look at some other bikes like the triumph tiger or a BMW?
Those might be better choices as daily commuters...anyway just my .02
Both are very unattractive to me. I like the look of the 675 Daytona though.

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Ugh.

Just to be clear, I have all but ruled out anything else, including liter bikes. I THINK they may be too small, but I haven't tested any of them out either, just sat on them in the showroom.
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