One of the Few, the proud -
When we first moved to Arizona a couple of years ago I was out on the Busa, just crusing and I got stopped by a local Sheriff on one of the back roads. Like I said, I was just crusing he stopped me for doing 95 in a 45 and some how, I talked my way out of that ticket. I thought a lot about getting a ticket at that speed, (I have a commercial drivers license) and I convinced myself that I needed to sell the Busa and buy a Harley. One Harley wasen't enough, so I bought another. I currently have an electra glide and a dyna. Both are very nice bikes in their own right. I have enjoyed the Harleys but.... I am truely old school when it comes to riding and motorcycles. This is not a brag but I have been riding motorcycles for over 40 years, and it doesn't seem like so many years ago that it really didn't matter what kind of bike one rode. It was just the idea of being out there, being in the wind and enjoying the freedom. I still feel that way, but what I have found with Harley is that they are tryiing to sell a lifestyle, an image if you will. I guess I'm just not interested in their image. I rode Harley's when they were junk and didn't cost a fortune and you had to fix them yourself or you didn't ride. I still do all the work on my bikes but for many, they don't even know how to turn a wrench. Any how, I don't need the harley image. I am who I am. So, for now, one of Harleys is getting sold as soon as I can sell it so I can get another Busa. There is just something about a Busa. On the one hand it can be as smooth as silk and on the other, it can be an absolute beast. I was at Laguna Seca a couple of years ago and was fortunate to meet several Busa riders on the board. These are guys who truely love there Busas and love to ride them hard. I had an absolute blast that week we spent riding around the Monterey area... More fun than I have ever had on the Harley. Not long ago, I test road a V Rod. The guys at Harley were telling me how fast it was and how great it handled. I can tell you first had, it isn't even fast and it handles like really bad. It scared me going into corners. Totallly abstract steering. I guess thats when I realized that I should have never sold my Busa and thats when I got the bug again. I'm here to tell you there is nothing like a Busa. I'm really looking forward to being part of the Busa community again, and getting to ride with you all again. Sorry this is so long, but I guess I just needed to get this off my chest.