: What's it like to ride a busa?
03-25-2002, 06:56 PM
I don't know if you can really compare the 2.The 750 is like 100lbs. lighter and handles the tight twisties like a light agile bike should.My favorite roads for my 'Bus are ones with long sweepers and some short straights throw in.I'm used to riding heavier bikes and have no problem throwing them around.They're 2 different bikes.As far as power compared to your 750,well you would have to ride one to understand that.After riding on the street for more then 16yrs.this is the ONLY bike that makes me giggle EVERYTIME I crank 'er wide open.Since I got the 'Bus,all the other bikes in my garage have had a vacation!
03-25-2002, 11:11 PM
When you own the Gix anything you live to drag a knee. Whn you own a Busa you live for the long unpatroled highway where you can twist the throttle and scream WEEEEEEEEE! in your helmet.
03-26-2002, 02:15 AM
I've owned a 99 Honda F4 and a 98 GSXR 750. I had the Honda for 3 years when I bought the 750. I loved the F4 but like the handling and feel of the 750 much better. The 750 feels like a bigger, bulkier bike which I like better. I felt like I was sitting on a dirt bike on my F4 after having the 750. So I guess my question is: How would a busa compare to the 750 as far as power and handling? I've always liked them a lot, never rode one, just sat on one. It didn't feel as big as it looks. I was just trying to get some input. I was thinking about buying a busa in the future. Thanks for the help!
03-26-2002, 02:31 AM
big, heavy, 190+ mph stock, pain in the ass to hold the sweet spot on a wheelie. I don't think they corner to bad for road usage but I don't like using it for track days. I have the wife's 1000 for that.
03-27-2002, 07:56 AM
I'll basically second what Oldgixx says. I have been on the street since taking delivery of my shiny new 1984 Interceptor 700. I have owned and rode lots of different bikes over the years. It's a different feel from the smaller bikes I have owned. If you ride 2 up at all, I think that it's a big improvement.
The reason I posted was your reference to the difference between the 600 and the 750. I can relate to this. I went from an 86 Ninja 600 to an 88 FZ750. It felt like much more solid, stable and powerful. Even though most of the 80's are still a haze....I still remember the difference.
I felt the same difference again going from a 1999 CBR900RR to the Busa. More bike. Much more stable on the highway. It took a little getting used to the weight and handling in the corners.....
If your idea of going out riding with the boyz is going to a hang in a parking lot and doing donuts, stoppies etc... the Busa may not be the bike for you.
If your idea of going riding is finding some deserted back roads and putting a big smile on your face....then I'd think about the Busa.
I'm not knocking doing wheelies and tricks at all. The front wheel of my Busa has less mileage than my rear...... I'm just saying the 750 is much better suited for it....
[ 03-27-2002, 05:59 AM: Message edited by: ProDriver ]
03-27-2002, 07:04 PM
ProDriver,my 1st streetbike was an Interceptor also.Only I had the 500.The douchebag salesmen talked my moms out of letting me get the 750.Says it would be "too much for me" What a Dickhead!!
03-27-2002, 08:39 PM
My favorite thing has got to be rolling on the throttle real easy then letting off the throttle real easy to slow back down to the speed limit while in 5th gear.
It's addictive to hear the rev up and rev down rubble of the engine and exhaust as you do this.
The best part is you can go fast, very fast without the annoying high reving sound a smaller bike makes.
When Suzuki makes a 2 liter 600 pound super street bike, I'm all over it as long as it's pushing 250+ hp... images/icons/shocked.gif images/icons/shocked.gif graemlins/thumbup.gif
03-28-2002, 08:07 AM
Thanks for all the replys! Keep em coming.
03-30-2002, 01:55 AM
I used to ride one of my best friend's Busa befor he sold it, I loved that bike it was a blast. It didn't do it for as much (close) as the 1K he bought after the Busa, that is why I got a 1K, it just did it for me like nothing ever has. Now I want a Busa (real bad) to put next to my 1K, the Busa would be my real long trip bike, it would be real nice to have all that comfort on a long trip and not feel like I left my fast bike at home if some dipshit squids show up.
[ 03-30-2002, 12:50 AM: Message edited by: Gixerman1000 ]
03-31-2002, 07:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><table border="0" width="90%" bgcolor="#6A7FB8" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#2f2f4f">Originally posted by T Bass:
the annoying high reving sound a smaller bike makes.
</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>your kidding right.........
when i was in the garrage with my bike on the dyno wide open. the sound was incredible,deep and loud.i assume there was some echoing going on but it was awsome. very far from annoying.
04-04-2002, 04:38 PM
Suzuki4life, I would like to say DITTO to every word you said!!!! I couldn't have said it better myself!!! Although I can drag knee on my Busa, it's easier on a 1k.
A Busa is also a much more comfortable bike to ride than other sport bikes. There is a really nice riding position and you don't get as much wind fatigue due to the fact you are not getting coming up from the front wheel area.
It also feels more stable at 190 mph than a 1k feels at 155 mph. That should give you an idea of how smooth and stable a Busa is.
But it is a bitch to hold that sweet spot in a wheeie. And when you get that big girl in the air you know about it. So if you like wheelies, stoppies and crazy twisties then I would go w/ a 1k. I'm getting one as my secondary bike just for those reasons.
Now if you want to pull away from your friends at 150 mph, like you have 2 more gears they don't have. Or if you like to see what 190 mph REALLY feels like, the BUSA is your bike.
Neither bike is for the faint of heart!!!!
04-04-2002, 06:19 PM
04-06-2002, 04:49 PM
Wheelie...the sweet stop is tough I'll agree. But getting it in the air is just a matter of twisting the grip. Stoppies on a busa, I've seen it done...but it wasn't me. lol. The track? Your better off with a 1k. It corners really well mind you, but compared to a 1k it won't corner as hard as easilly. Just like everyone else said.
That being said, for the rest of the 99% of the time on the street...there is no better bike. images/icons/grin.gif
Just make sure your friends don't mind looking at your tail section.
04-07-2002, 10:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><table border="0" width="90%" bgcolor="#6A7FB8" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0"><tr><td width="100%"><table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2"><tr><td width="100%" bgcolor="#2f2f4f">Originally posted by BlutoSigPi:
Stoppies on a busa, I've seen it done...but it wasn't me. lol. </td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>I've done a couple of slow stoppies. Pretty much all muscle by pulling the rear into the air with my legs. Don't think I'll try any stoppies at speed but I'm willing to try them on your Busa images/icons/grin.gif
gsx in the city
05-04-2002, 07:17 PM
The 2 best things about a Busa?? Arm stretching acceleration, and comfort. I've taken the 1300 mile trips up north over 3 days and had no problems. Not to mention that the bike is bullet proof. I had 16,000 miles on mine before trading in for my 600 (yeah I know!, HP withdrawal!!! images/icons/rolleyes.gif )
It was also my 1st sportbike!!! graemlins/icon_wtf.gif
Everybody ride safe images/icons/smile.gif
[ 05-04-2002, 05:18 PM: Message edited by: gsx in the city ]
05-24-2002, 12:41 AM
went from a 97' 600 to my 01'busa. i will never own anything but a busa now. confort. 190mph+. can turn if you have balls. and the look is like nothing else. the busa is the king of all bikes.
05-26-2002, 07:43 PM
I had a 97 Gixxer 750. I was so big on it (6'6" 260lbs), every time I went around a corner. It felt like I was on a 10 speed bicycle. The Busa feels normal for me. It feels great to be on a bike, that doesn't look like you gave birth to it. I Love the Busa! (the big fellas superbike). images/icons/cool.gif
06-07-2002, 11:29 PM
What's it like to ride a busa? Tonight I passed a Harley and gave him the disappearing act. Then I didn't want to let the throttle back down. Everything got blurry and I was too busy to look at the speedometer. Then I heard an odd sound. Like "AWWWWW". It was me screaming with my mouth wide open. That brought me back and I slowed down for the corner without even touching the brake.
That's the third time that's happened to me. I have had the busa for two years now. It could be a dangerous motorcycle for an inexperienced rider graemlins/laugh.gif
06-08-2002, 12:45 AM
Busas are awesome, I have a friend that works at a bike dealership(my best friend images/icons/wink.gif ) and he let me test drve a busa, that thing is crazy fast a far cry from my 600, very cool bike If i wernt 5'10" i would think about getting one some day.
Riding a busa is like riding a zx12 with less power and more weights on wheels images/icons/grin.gif images/icons/grin.gif
07-01-2002, 08:10 PM
There not much fun if you have to ride around with slower riders, I find alot of the slower riders are on the ZX12. Not sure why, maybe a poser thing? images/icons/grin.gif
The Hayabusa is a great bike for an all day ride because you don't have to wring it out to go fast, 99ft. lbs. of tourqe @ 7500, stock.
Breaks aren't bad either. graemlins/thumbup.gif
[ 07-01-2002, 06:11 PM: Message edited by: Lota Fun ]
Lota Fun hehehe was 'up images/icons/grin.gif ? Nice to see you here
07-03-2002, 12:45 PM
Kick ass with 165wrhp 102 ftlbs tq.....dang I mis my 00 images/icons/frown.gif
07-04-2002, 01:11 AM
Had a very light weight '99 c/f busa that really was fun to ride. Great torque and very quick acceleration. I got rid of it for a gsxr1000, which is also quick but really makes you feel like the bike is having a hard time doing the same speed as the Busa.
Different bikes, but both are quite fun.
07-04-2002, 08:21 AM
I am also looking to purchase a busa in the near future, but someone also mentioned the zx12. How do you guys feel about that. Im looking for something nice that the lady could go for a ride on, and she wont complain too much......
06-23-2008, 01:22 AM
wow you just woke up a 6 year old thread!. thats impressive!
06-26-2008, 02:28 PM
there has to be a name given to dead threads. any ideas :dunno
07-06-2008, 09:14 AM
I solved the problem busa log trips gixxer750 in town and track. hayabusa1974 and suzuki4life said it perfect.
hey Old G looks like your sig is missing...