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post #1 of 151 (permalink) Old 11-12-2007, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Seem a lot "S" owners dont like the Busa's

What gives? I flipped thru a few pages pertaining to Busa's and struck me odd that in the Suzuki forum there would be so much negativity about them.. calling them ugly etc. Unless the replies came from non'S' owners?
Yes I ride a Busa and my company caters to them more than any other MC, but I can appreciate almost any ride without the need to knock them. Just curious cuz its this kind of conflict that ends up being linked to on other boards, like ZX14.net etc..

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its because the busa is the most popular bike to be stretched, lowered, chromed to hell, and ridden by a squid.

Personally, after my GS500, I will never own a zuki again.
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I love Busa's!!! Ooh yea, that's right....I own one!
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They are ugly and people make em uglier with all that non-sense they do to em. But to each their own. I dont like the looks of the busa esp that hideous tail. But I respect it performance wise and their riders that can handle one. Another 1% of their owners

Our life styles have alot of 1% references yanno lol
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I think that's it... just a lot of people that are die hard whatever they ride.

I think it would make a great sport tour bike, and a great straight line bike.

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I think that's it... just a lot of people that are die hard whatever they ride.

I think it would make a great sport tour bike, and a great straight line bike.
If I did alot of hwy, cross country type riding and just hit the mountains once in awhile, yea I would consider one.
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Those that knock the 'Busa have: never ridden one, and/or never ridden the competition. They are smooth as silk, reliable as a stone axe, comfortable, roomy, long legged, and all around great bikes, never mind the fact that one twist of the wrist and they'll flatten your eyeballs like no other bike. Oh, and did I mention that they handle and stop pretty good. Beauty is as beauty does.

That's not to say it handles like it's 380lb, 600cc bretheren; no way baby. But it does what it is supposed to, and I've seen some experienced riders hustle them around Summit at some amazing speeds.

As for styling; well, like I said, beauty is as beauty does. I for one care to leave the post-modern-folded-origami-praying mantis school of motorcycle "design" way alone; I like the 'Busa's swoopy gentle curves

I'm a guy who grew up huslting heavy steel-framed sport tourers through the bends...the "Busa is comparatively svelte.
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Yeah, they just fall for the stereotypes. Busa's handle as well as my Superhawk does, and I can embarass MANY peeps on SS 600's or Liter bikes through the twisties on that.

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the 1st gen looked better far as looks go.
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I don't have anything against busa's... I just think they're ugly. Obviously they're excellent bikes or they wouldn't have sold as well as they have or have the cult following they do.

I don't care for the custom (slammed, stretched, form over function) look... but that's me. Busa's seem to be 75+% of the custom crowd.

They also seem along with R1's, and their little bro's the GSXR1000's to be the bike choice of Posers. (not that ALL riders of those bikes are... just seems like that's their bikes of choice)

Personally... I'd own a busa if I thought I needed and could handle the power, and if I was doing more long highway runs than back road jaunts...

but they're ugly... then again... I don't really like the look of most new bikes...
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Those that knock the 'Busa have: never ridden one, and/or never ridden the competition. They are smooth as silk, reliable as a stone axe, comfortable, roomy, long legged, and all around great bikes, never mind the fact that one twist of the wrist and they'll flatten your eyeballs like no other bike. Oh, and did I mention that they handle and stop pretty good. Beauty is as beauty does.

That's not to say it handles like it's 380lb, 600cc bretheren; no way baby. But it does what it is supposed to, and I've seen some experienced riders hustle them around Summit at some amazing speeds.

As for styling; well, like I said, beauty is as beauty does. I for one care to leave the post-modern-folded-origami-praying mantis school of motorcycle "design" way alone; I like the 'Busa's swoopy gentle curves

I'm a guy who grew up huslting heavy steel-framed sport tourers through the bends...the "Busa is comparatively svelte.



after riding one all of last weekend, I must say, I was very impressed with the handling and the manueverability of the Busa. Taking it thru the twisties I normally hit on my GSXR600, I was thoroughly amazed at how it just naturally fell into a smooth lean and the throttle was incredible. Yes, it felt a lil like riding a couch, but I wont complain about that either, it was too comfy! The only thing I didnt care for was the difference in braking response as compared to my much lighter bike, but by the end of the weekend I was throwing it around almost as well as my own bike and loving it!!
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I've heard "ugly" comments about alot of new bikes (and other machines as well). The ZX14, new Honda CBR1000, Hayabusa, alot of different nakeds, KTM's, ect.

The list goes on and on. Every new pickup truck goes into the market the same way. New Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota is "ugly" but as always they sell and in droves...Don't take it too personally.

My ZX6R debuted to sounds of "fat behind", "Bulbous", "Ugly". Who knows? People may just not like buying a bike and then having a new improved and updated model coming out just two years later. Those it makes appreciate their bikes less just because it isn't the latest gadget are just posers in disguise.

I am with O.T.B. You can't really see them to judge them when your sitting on the seat...
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I don't have anything against a Busa. I think the are are kind of ugly, but they do serve a very practical purpose..... Sport touring. They are extremely comfortable to sit on.

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I'll probably own a busa or a 14 someday. I don't think my g/f will ever get her own bike, and we ride 2-up a lot.
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As for styling; well, like I said, beauty is as beauty does. I for one care to leave the post-modern-folded-origami-praying mantis school of motorcycle "design" way alone; I like the 'Busa's swoopy gentle curves
sort of... I don't care for the heavy, squashed look, and I don't like the flying razor blade look either. The ZX6R, and the Ninja650R have smooth, curved lines without the busa bulk. The ZX14R on the other hand, comes off as [email protected]$$ed, and looks even heavier than the busa.

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I don't have anything against a Busa. I think the are are kind of ugly, but they do serve a very practice purpose..... Sport touring. They are extremely comfortable to sit on.
Maybe, but I don't think I'd want one for that either. Same reason I don't want a Goldwing or Concourse 14. They're BIG and heavy, and I will never do long distance rides 2-up.

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The main reason people chit on busas here is because 99% of the people who buy them are complete doucheturds. On top of that, they then go and make them into some 'custom' bike that looks like one humongous pile of steaming elephant poo.

That being said, the busa is a great sport tourer and is comfortable for long rides.

Still, I personally think it's ugly anyways, and would buy a lot of other bikes for sport touring before I'd buy that.
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I love 'em. But I'm also a gaming and manga geek and I think they're the closest thing to a Cloud Strife "Advent Children" or "Akira" bike that's street legal. Way cool.
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Motorcyclist just did a comparo of the new vs old Busa... new one walked all over it... amazing what 8 years of new technology can do!

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The main reason people chit on busas here is because 99% of the people who buy them are complete doucheturds. On top of that, they then go and make them into some 'custom' bike that looks like one humongous pile of steaming elephant poo.
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Thats also true about GSXR 1000's and R1's though, seems like 8 out of 10 of those I see have been chromed out and the frame polished and are ridden by squids who just want you to look at them.

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