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Old 02-23-2009, 08:48 PM   #81
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Both are very unattractive to me. I like the look of the 675 Daytona though.



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.
triumph tiger....not daytona. you will hate the daytona as a commuter. VERY tiny bike.
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:52 PM   #82
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Kawasaki ZZR12; better as a touring bike.

As for the Kawi/Suzi debate... search the other threads.

I apologize for not reading the thread after your original post, but this isn't a winning battle whether amongst the zx/busa owners of the people complaining about the bikes that hadn't even ridden one.

GL w your choice. If you do more riding w a passenger, consider a more sport-touring bike. The zx/busa rear sets for the passenger will make their ride rough if you are over 6 foot. And not comfortable if your over 5.
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Last note... for daily riding...

Its gonna cost more w a bigger bike. Be ready to lose more out of the rear pocket there for parts/maintenance/etc. High mileage will kill resale too. And trust me, there are plenty of others out there with sub 5k mls on them. Mine was an 02 w 3kmls when I purchased it in 07.
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triumph tiger....not daytona. you will hate the daytona as a commuter. VERY tiny bike.
I had just read that it was taller. I figured it may be better. I have not seen one in person though.
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I had just read that it was taller. I figured it may be better. I have not seen one in person though.
I am 6' 210lbs. while I have enough leg room, the bike is compact. I feel like a circus bear on it. great track machine, poor commuter and passengers are prolly a no-no.
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I really liked my Busa as a daily rider. With Helibars it was very very comfortable. Mileage with everything stock was stellar, like 45 MPG at 60 MPH, as indicated on the digital display. It was geared so high stock, but had more than enough power to lug through any situation.

Wind protection was good. Even in light rain I kept my feet dry. A double bubble screen helps a lot.

I had no problems with my bike, and only one warranty repair. I really enjoyed it and would buy another in a heartbeat.

And forget what anyone on the board says, a Busa can turn and stop, if you set up the suspension on the tight side. You can drag knee all day.

I know nothing about zx14's, but they seem to have a good reputation.
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A BUSA doesn't handle like at all. It does what it was designed to do. It's not a track bike like a 1k or 600 so why people compare it to one beats me. It's technically a "hyper bike a.k.a...fast sport touring" bike. It's not made to be a nimble little bike for track days. It does ALL things well and that's what it was designed for...

If he's riding it daily, he's going to LOVE a BUSA or 14 much more than any 1k or 600. Then again why wouldn't you get a more upright bike for a daily commuter VFR, FZ1, FJR, etc..would be a much better choice.
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Why would I want a touring bike for daily riding? Oh wait, I don't.
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Welll, Im 6 foot 3 245 and I have no problem daily riding my 07 750.


I call bullshit in saying your to big for a 600 or literbike.


But, If you just have to get a really really big bike, that will handle like , then get the Busa. Ive heard some bad stuff about the zx14 engine cases and crank shaft.


If you want the busa to handle half decently, Replace all the fairings with fiberglass ones. Replace the exaust with a single muffler system, and take the bike to have the suspension set up right. You will really spend alot of money on suspension to get it to handle decent.




The best thing to do is lighten the bike up. If you Want a physically bigger bike and still have it handle good, Look at the 01 to 03 Gsxr1000, or 750. They are thicker, and are more comfortable than the new ones. BUt they are to comfortable for me, and I got into alot of trouble.
I have been told multiple times that I look way to big for the bike, even without me asking them how I look.
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My buddy and I traded bikes for the day. He has an 08 GSXR 750, and I HATED it. Maybe I'm just used to bigger bikes. He's trading that one for a busa when he gets back from Iraq.

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