Just picked it up ! :)


Well I just drove her back from the dealer for the first time. All I can say is wow.

I keep singing that Tom Petty song, except it's "The break-in is the hardest part"

I think I've heard/read a hundred times about thinkin' you're going 50 and you're really going 80 and now I know that's true. I was taking it really easy, new bike and all, and I look down and I'm going 80. Incredible machine.

Well, its off to scrub up the new tires!


Dis in my way!
Staff member
I guess that it could be a group hallucination, maybe we really are going 30 miles an hour slower than the speedo says..






Can't understand why people soup these up. I have 500 miles on my machine now and frankly can't get near to cracking the gas pedal (chicken poop). In the 70's had a car that would do burn outs for a block and would beat a Z-1. I would floor it all the time. Only a Pantara was faster on the road (way faster). Built 429 with 3.01 gears. Corvettes were slow. Times have changed. The Busa is unreal to me. I've been beat up so many times in the past, so for me it's just a very cool very fast touring bike. It will probably be a slow one cause I keep the R's down - 150hp is still OK by me!


I think I'm in your category, hank, but I'm hoping a few(many) trackdays/instruction will build confidence - I hope...


The Watcher
hank / Kemyl,
Nothing wrong with keeping it down,150hp is plenty, but watch out once you hit 160hp and 185mph in a 9/10's you want more, and more and more .....


terrahawk - yeah, I was talkin' about the new busa. had just gotten her at that point.

I used to think my vette was fast. hah!


Donating Member
I get to pick up my ssilver 02 on Sat.

I'm so stoked. The hardest part is getting it
home . 15 minutes at a time from seattle . I
want to break it in right so it'll take awhile to
get here . Any other tips on break-in would be
great . I'll be following the book other than oil chages
which I do every 1500-2000 miles . Keep the rubber side
down , and God Bless .
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
J Got my wheels powdercoated, and my paint picked out. Gen II Busa Information 24
K New just picked up a k8 New Owners Forum 12
B I picked up my bike. IM IN LOVE!!! General Bike Related Topics 29
c10 Picked up Ohlins forks ;) Off Topic 9
Super Phil Just Picked Up A 2014 Hayabusa New Owners Forum 14
8 Picked Up A Bike To Finally Keep Swb! 1/4 Mile 24
Whiskeyer Just Picked Up My Dream Bike New Owners Forum 11
P Picked Up BUSA Saturday New Owners Forum 16
jellyrug MV Augusta picked up by Mercedes AMG General Bike Related Topics 1
ScottyE Just picked her up Saturday New Owners Forum 20
M Just picked up my 2013 ABS:) Gen II Busa Information 36
Lubejobs42 Picked up another Busa for my collection! General Bike Related Topics 14
Eddie Picked up a new summer time daily driver today! General Bike Related Topics 37
captain Picked up a new small safe today. Random Thoughts 2
T Second time at the track on the Turbo Busa I just picked up... Videos 9
Loomis Picked up a new 2013 (**new colors**) General Bike Related Topics 45
gsxr996 Picked up another toy for the garage General Bike Related Topics 10
1 Finally picked up 2012 Limed Edition last Thursday New Owners Forum 12
war69 Picked up a new toy. Random Thoughts 10
Robusa Finally picked it up Friday. New Owners Forum 30
sanket_420 Picked up a 2011 Busa New Owners Forum 40
Leichardti Just picked up 03 Busa, lovin it. General Bike Related Topics 22
K Picked out my paint today General Bike Related Topics 13
kitchener rider picked up a new toy last night Random Thoughts 22
captain Picked up a Green laser at the gun show, anyone else have one? Random Thoughts 21
Dozerdriver Sold the wifes Busa but picked up a nice gsxr 600.... General Bike Related Topics 21
S Picked Up an Alienhead General Bike Related Topics 6
gsxr996 Just picked up my 01 General Bike Related Topics 7
busabeast put a dog down, picked up two... Random Thoughts 12
S Just Picked Up My First Busa!!! And a few questions! Gen II Busa Information 41
H picked up some new gloves today, i love alpinestar Gen II Busa Information 10
SHADiGUY1 New toy i picked up over the weekend. Random Thoughts 25
Rothman Finally picked up some leathers Riding Gear 11
redkat05 Picked up a new "toy!" Yugo AK underfolder Random Thoughts 18
Twobrothersbusa Picked up the new ride.... Random Thoughts 34
BlueHaya Picked up a new toy The Playground 7
I Picked up my first sponsor General Bike Related Topics 9
Peregrine Falcon89 Picked up a NAIL!!!! gah! :( General Bike Related Topics 2
gsx1300rr Just picked up my Gen II today!! General Bike Related Topics 37
Slowboy look what I picked up today!! General Bike Related Topics 16
ogre picked up a new lid today!!! Riding Gear 9
G just picked up cool hayabusa tshirt Random Thoughts 22
G Picked up a couple of new toys today Random Thoughts 27
NIGHTFLIGHT You been picked play on gods team Random Thoughts 1
kaybusa Picked up another Busa this weekend! New Owners Forum 26
tex_garza New icon i just picked up Riding Gear 23
goodluck picked up a new toy Random Thoughts 33
Munchie Picked up fallen cruiser rider enroute to the Dragon Bash - Pics Included 2009 Fall Busa Bash 21
Busa_Nick Picked up a Motocross Bike General Bike Related Topics 22
Snakers Just picked up my 01 busa - Toledo, OH New Owners Forum 10
Similar threads

Latest Bikes

  • A blue bike
    2017 blue & black
    • Hayabusa Wannabe
    • Updated:
  • 2011 busa
    2011 limited edition candy sonoma red busa
    • Hetheus
    • Updated:
  • New guy here
    Hey what’s up everybody! My names Matt from Southern California. I just...
    • Los.great.beard
    • Updated:
  • My 2014 Hayabusa
    2014 Hayabusa 50th Anniversary
    • Dljat2
    • Updated:
  • Hi Everyone
    • BirolBora
    • Updated:

Forum statistics

Latest member