Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Motorcycle: 1999 Hayabusa, 2001 GSXR1000, 1981 RD350LC, 1989 Kawasaki KR1, 1990 TZR250
Re: Hayabusa Vs 1000
I have a (Gen 1 ) Busa, previously had a K71000 prior to that until 2011 and also have a 1999 GSXR750 alongside the Busa.
The Busa is no doubt more comfy for a passenger but solo, my K71000 was more comfy, the bars are more upright, there is more legroom and its not so much of a stretch over the tank.
Strange but true.
The 1000 may make similar power to my old busa but you'd have to ride one back to back to feel the difference in torque, i thought my K7 was stock in "C" mode when I picked it up after handing my Busa over, 100ft lb of torque at 7,000RPM Vs 78ft lb at 10,000RPM makes the Busa motor what it is.
The new Gen 2 has a stonking motor and will wipe the floor with the GSXR1000 when the dials show some real big numbers.,,,and Yes, ive ridden the 2012 GSXR1000.
When i binned the GSXR, I wasnt moved enough by it to buy another, which is why I bought another Busa..but I did miss the sharper handling of the 1000, hence the 750 I also own, on fast A roads/sweepers, Busa's handle well enough to stay with anything, the tight nadgery stuff is harder no doubt thou.
TBH I dont think you'd be disappointed with ether.