Apologies, if this has been asked before but was curious as to how many of us "older" riders also own a Hayabusa. I still love riding the big girl but after time on the GSX-S1000, its become a secondary bike.
I had a Hayabusa when they first came out. I didn't like it. It was great for long straight shots on the highway but boring to ride in every other situation. It's a gigantic overweight useless pig of a sportbike, and I couldn't even call it a tourer because it had low clip-ons. It was more boring than a Harley to ride because at least I can sit at a light and sound bad ass on a Harley and smoke a cigar and listen to tunes. I think the Busa is a bike with no purpose. I kept it only for about 6 months and traded it in.
That's just my opinion though, a lot of guys love them.
I'm only 24 and still have one,used to own a 2012 limited edition before it got written off[Not our fault]. This motorcycle will never leave my stable regardless if it becomes rarely used,perfect all round bike which i can't fault. I done 53,000km's in 22 months from touring all over the place,unfortunately i can't see that being feasible on this machine as its a naked and the distance in tank range difference is outstanding.
I personally believe both of these motorcycles own their respective categories.
My wife wanted me to buy one instead of the GSXS cause it looked tougher and more comfortable for her to pillion, I said no not for the 5% of riding she does with me, now with the new bike she does about 2% , mission accomplished
I bought a new 2008 Gen2 in Feb 2009 and it now has 41,000Kms on the odo. Previous bike was a Speed Triple which I loved, but the group I rode with rode in all weathers and at speeds which were uncomfortable on a naked. The Hayabusa is a very competent bike but I miss the fun factor of the Speed Triple.
I came off a 12 zx14r with lots of mods. It was super fast and smooth but overall pretty boring comparatively. I love communting on the gsx much better. If i want to go touring, ill buy a harley or something.
I own 2 04 busa's and mutt land speed bike that im building, I also owned a 2013 that was stolen last Oct. I replaced the 13 with a Kawisaki Concours.
Now today we sold the woman's, Yamaha FZ6r ,and pulled the plug on a GSX-S1000F ABS.
Quite a jump, but she is ready for it!
Should have the bike by Wednesday, and ill post pics then.
Let the mods begin,, only because ,, STOCK SUCKS!! Amway's room for improvement!
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