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Old 04-20-2009, 02:56 PM   #21
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:25 PM   #22
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:35 PM   #23
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The Busa is more Sport Touring , So is your Concours.
If you plan to keep your Concurs and plan on any track time go with the CBR , it is a good 100 pounds lighter.

I think they are both equally reliable, I would guess the week point / high wear item other than the normal stuff may be the titanium valves, but that is common to both.

What a nice decision to be making
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Old 04-20-2009, 05:39 PM   #24
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Old 04-20-2009, 07:18 PM   #25
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get a ninja 250, it'll smoke both in lanesplitting crazy Houston (hoping it's legalized soon!)

cheap and you can rev it and stay semi legal. try that on your busa commuter

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How big a boy are ya???

If your above avarage get the Busa. If your jockey size get the CBR.
What he said.
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:34 PM   #27
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Old 04-20-2009, 09:41 PM   #29
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forget the busa get a cbr 1000 its better
care to explain? other then the fact that you ride one that is older?

have you ridden a newer busa/1000rr?

I know you dont ride longer then he commutes, nor aggressive at all so how can you compare bikes to his desires?

or have anything useful to add other then another notch on your post count?
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Old 04-20-2009, 11:57 PM   #30
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If you plan on riding those kind of miles get the one that's the most comfortable. I know several BUSA's with over 100k-miles so with proper maintenance either will last. One other thing you might want to check on is insurance...

I'd say BUSA but if you have a touring bike and want to do track day's ONLY I'd think about a CBR1k. However, the BUSA is hands down the best ALL around, ALL needs bike...
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If your question is: which one will last longer - Honda engines are unbeatable - suks are good, but nothing will beat a Honda engine for longevity.
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change of direction > >

if i may suggest if you are 2 confused on what to get, other than your engine lasting specification, both the engines are very reliable with normal maintanence.

A CBR 1100 xx 'aka - blackbird', though its a older model. I think they stopped making them in 06 -07. reputation of engine reliability is top notch. A big fan following in the rest of the world. Not a big hit in the US, but however very performance oriented still relaxed for comfort.

busa ( v. powerful/relaxed ) + cbr 1k rr (agile racing machine) = blackbird.

Just my thoughts. !! gdluck with the search.
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:16 AM   #33
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08 busa will last a forever if you do the right maintenance.....its hands down the best all around streetbike you can buy....but bewarned busas eat tires, brake pads, chains and these wear items are expensive since you have to buy the biggest and the best.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:37 AM   #34
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I have the 08 CBR 1000 and love it. I ride it to work about half the time and drive the other. The commute is about 40 miles one way. No problems on the ride with comfort. My previous bike was an 05 GSXR 750. The CBR is more comfortable, lighter and more agile. Just my 2 cents worth. I have no experience with the Busa to help out there. There have been problems with some of the 08 models using oil, but very few and Honda has stepped up to the plate with repairs. I got a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty on my new for an extra $400 dollars. The warranty might be something to think about since it is unlimited mileage. Not sure if you were thinking new from the dealer or not.
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:40 AM   #35
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change of direction > >

if i may suggest if you are 2 confused on what to get, other than your engine lasting specification, both the engines are very reliable with normal maintanence.

A CBR 1100 xx 'aka - blackbird', though its a older model. I think they stopped making them in 06 -07. reputation of engine reliability is top notch. A big fan following in the rest of the world. Not a big hit in the US, but however very performance oriented still relaxed for comfort.

busa ( v. powerful/relaxed ) + cbr 1k rr (agile racing machine) = blackbird.

Just my thoughts. !! gdluck with the search.
I take it you haven't ridden one then
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[QUOTE=CaligoneTx;1922246]Add for tires and gas the busa will be a costly commuter.

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I know you have a bank of info about the busa. This is really helpfull. thanks for the tip
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Any bike will last if its properly maintained. Honda is know for dependability there engines are bullet proof, Get the cbr if you like riding the track and twisties, I can ride 250 miles on my GSX-R1000 no problem, If your a pretty big ol' boy then the busa is going to be the better choice Either way you can't go wrong.
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I have the 08 CBR 1000 and love it. I ride it to work about half the time and drive the other. The commute is about 40 miles one way. No problems on the ride with comfort. My previous bike was an 05 GSXR 750. The CBR is more comfortable, lighter and more agile. Just my 2 cents worth. I have no experience with the Busa to help out there. There have been problems with some of the 08 models using oil, but very few and Honda has stepped up to the plate with repairs. I got a 5 year unlimited mileage warranty on my new for an extra $400 dollars. The warranty might be something to think about since it is unlimited mileage. Not sure if you were thinking new from the dealer or not.
What exactly do you mean by "More agile"??
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What exactly do you mean by "More agile"??
I am not starting a suzuki/honda war. I was die hard Suzuki till I rode this bike. It feels like riding a 600. My GSXR felt like a muscle car. My 08 CBR 1000r feels like a high power sports car, in comparison. Both are powerful, both are fun.
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Old 04-21-2009, 09:21 PM   #40
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