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Old 04-21-2009, 09:37 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Coast Rider View Post
I know you have a bank of info about the busa. This is really helpfull. thanks for the tip
ZXALAN has me beat for sure on that...

Good info from Zimmer on the warranty option for the 1000rr.

How does insurance compare between the two? Is the busa still considered a sport touring bike for insurance purposes?
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Old 04-21-2009, 10:23 PM   #43
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If after all this input if you are still un-decided and plan to finance the bike.
Sharpen your pencil going over the loan information.
Honda seems to have very good rates through Honda Financial - While Suzuki not as good through HSBC.

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Old 04-22-2009, 02:42 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by navigator View Post
I haven't been on a Busa but I owned a ZX-14 for 20K miles. I prefer my CBR to the bigger, heavier cruise missle.

Having said that, if I were going to commute 100 miles per day I would get something less expensive to put all those miles on and keep my sportbike for the weekends. A Bandit 1250 would probably be my first option with some type of luggage or bags to haul rain gear, lunch, cigs, tire repair kit, etc.
thats a really good bike! used to ride a 1200s. 50 more cc and fuel injection makes it even better im sure.

it will not dissapoint and would be way better than either of the two you listed for commuting. you could totally do track days on the bandit as well.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:19 AM   #45
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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 04-23-2009, 12:02 PM   #46
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:19 PM   #47
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get the busa

i'm on my 3rd busa since 01
the 1st had 38k- stolen
2nd had 44k- wrecked
my 07, i got a year ago, new, has over 17k
busa's the bike for me

it does long rides, drag racing, And the occaiosanal wheelie
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