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Pro's & Cons Gsxr 750 vs Busa Needed

I'm Trading Up My 02 Gsxr 750 for the 05 limited edition busa. A couple of my pals are telling me I won't be happy with the trade becouse the busa is very sloppy in handling compared to the 750. They said it's like having someone in the back with ya. I'm just tired of being beat by the Busa. I get passed by them at 160 like I'm standing still. Will I regret making the trade ? Any input will help. Thanks

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bottom line the busa is gonna feel heavy and slower in the turns than your gsxr750, hell a gsxr1100 will feel slower in the turns than the 750....

but in a straight line there a great bike and tough to beat, and a nice sport tourer type bike...so if your not going to be taking it to track days, and just ride around town etc,,,its a good bike..imo
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bottom line the busa is gonna feel heavy and slower in the turns than your gsxr750, hell a gsxr1100 will feel slower in the turns than the 750....

but in a straight line there a great bike and tough to beat, and a nice sport tourer type bike...so if your not going to be taking it to track days, and just ride around town etc,,,its a good bike..imo
I'll agree with Jack. The busa isn't a track bike, but it's really fast in a straight line.
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I'll agree with Jack. The busa isn't a track bike, but it's really fast in a straight line.
I have ridden a few Busa's
They by no means handle as well as a GSXR 750 but, don't count them out when it comes to corners.
They are very nimble for the wheel base and weight.
It will take some getting use to.
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Thanks everybody. I don't go to the track but I do open it up on the expressway's out here and go on trips with the wife. So for me this is the best choice

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busa's are bad ass
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I have ridden a few Busa's
They by no means handle as well as a GSXR 750 but, don't count them out when it comes to corners.
They are very nimble for the wheel base and weight.
It will take some getting use to.
yup i agree, ive driven 2 and even my buddies with th 5" arm isnt that bad...there a great sport tourer bike...and when the road straightens out...a 750 better be very far away...
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Most of the busa owners that I talk to bought it for the torque, and they like the handling. Not many places for very high speed around here anyway, and there can't be too many on Long Island.
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you can always just let me have the busa if u dontlike it
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a great sport tourer bike
Great way to put it! I personally can't stand them for this reason along with Busadisease. If you travel down the h/w alot and don't care about cornering then go for it!




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Well since they dont make the GSXR 1100 anymore, I would think you would want the Gsxr 1000. It has awsome handling and 1/4 mile time are faster than the busa. The busa is a pig but does handle very well in the corners not as well as GSXR of any kind but it will hold its own as Jeeps said. One of my buddies races one in the GT1 class and does pretty good. If you like big and powerful I would say get it. If you like compact and powerful try GSXR or(yuck) a R1.
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Well since they dont make the GSXR 1100 anymore, I would think you would want the Gsxr 1000. It has awsome handling and 1/4 mile time are faster than the busa. The busa is a pig but does handle very well in the corners not as well as GSXR of any kind but it will hold its own as Jeeps said. One of my buddies races one in the GT1 class and does pretty good. If you like big and powerful I would say get it. If you like compact and powerful try GSXR or(yuck) a R1.
The busa torque is awesome and if your ride fwy's most of the time they're fine, don't get me wrong they handle very well, but if you like to canyon carve, the GSXR 1000 is 100 plus lbs lighter and that's a world of difference.

I've owned my 'busa over 4 yrs and if the GSXR 1000 was out back then...I would have purchased one of those.

Really, how often are you riding over 160 mph?

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i got an idea buy a zx10r.
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The busa torque is awesome and if your ride fwy's most of the time they're fine, don't get me wrong they handle very well, but if you like to canyon carve, the GSXR 1000 is 100 plus lbs lighter and that's a world of difference.

I've owned my 'busa over 4 yrs and if the GSXR 1000 was out back then...I would have purchased one of those.

Really, how often are you riding over 160 mph?
You would be surprised. I have 16 miles of straight expressway to work & back everyday No traffic there and very light traffic on the return trip home. I would say in a average work week In the summer I get into at least 2 races that go over 150 not including the weekend

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Most of the busa owners that I talk to bought it for the torque, and they like the handling. Not many places for very high speed around here anyway, and there can't be too many on Long Island.
We have 60-80 mile of straight HWY & Expressway with no lights to and from NYC-----Riverhead with no lights except for the ones on the police cars. :nono:

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You would be surprised. I have 16 miles of straight expressway to work & back everyday No traffic there and very light traffic on the return trip home. I would say in a average work week In the summer I get into at least 2 races that go over 150 not including the weekend
That must be nice (no traffic)...rush hour is 24/7 in Cali anymore.

Don't get me wrong I love my 'busa...sometimes I just think the lighter GSXR-1000 would be nice....

There's an idea, maybe I should keep the 'busa and buy the 1000 too.... thanks

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