Thinking about getting back on a busa... its been 6 years




#1
Greetings all. I haven't been around since I destroyed my bike and myself back on 5/5/07. ~6 years later after riding my trusty 01 zx6r and healing up for the most part, i had a realization last week that it's time for a big boy bike again (i'm 6'2" 300 lbs).

Debating gen 1 vs gen 2 busa. I briefly looked at the zx14 but not into the looks, at all. Also debating a liter bike (gsxr 1000 or cbr1000). Literbikes are on the back burner, they are smaller than my zx6r... but still in the running.

My previous bike was an 05 hayabusa. I wrecked it in a corner. Any comparison on dragging hard parts and twisty riding between the gen 1 and gen 2? Is the ride position on either one more sporty than the other? I'm going to get out and try and ride the gen 2 since I havent touched one of those yet... my 05 had raising links in the rear and hmf high mounts. had stock rearsets and handlebars... which i wouldn't plan to change.

Looking for some feedback on the cornering abilities here. Thanks!

-Rob
 
#4
The gen 2 has better brakes and suspension, more power and looks could go either way depending on your preferences. Riding position seems identical to me.
 

twotonevert

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I have owned both an 05 and now an 09. The Gen II does have more power and is smoother, but I dont notice a difference in corning ability, the 05 was just as nimble as my 09 in my opinion.
 
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I have owned both an 05 and now an 09. The Gen II does have more power and is smoother, but I dont notice a difference in corning ability, the 05 was just as nimble as my 09 in my opinion.
It could just be that I have the suspension on my gen 2 set up better but I respectfully disagree sir (although my gen1 was no slouch in the corners either)...
 

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I thought the Gen1 has a shorter wheelbase and is lighter than a Gen2? Wouldn't that play a factor in handling and turning capabilities? As far as scraping hard parts goes a pair of aftermarket rear sets might help :beerchug:
 

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Maybe 5 pounds and I dropped 37 pounds adding a 4 into 1. Those exhaust cans and cats are heavy. The suspension was changed, the front end is much healthier.
 

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