Unfriendly sportbike riders...Do you guys experience them?





#1
I was coming home tonight on my '99 Copper and pulled up behind two guys on literbikes close enough that they knew I was there, at the traffic light. These guys completely ignored me and would not even acknowledge my presence... They were riding literbikes too. I usually am friendly to all bikers, regardless of bike type (even Harleys). The other day, a guy on a Ducati monster glanced at me at an intersection and completely gave the cold shoulder. I expect this stuff from Harley guys and mopeds, not the sportbike genre! I don't want to think this way, and it seems silly to me, but are many non-Busa riders intimidated by the presence of the Busa?
 

Bosshound

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They are Intimidated by your BUSA. It happens to me ALL THE TIME !!! I just Ride by them and Smirk as I Look in My Mirrors :thumbsup:
 
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I do get a response some times, but many people blow me off. I feel stupid waving at them only to have them ignore me. The people in this area (MD/DC/VA) seem to be kinda snobby or tough acting. I could be wrong, but it I distinctly get that feeling.
 
#9
Did you wave and acknowlege the Ducati rider first? Or did you think he gave you the cold shoulder becasue he did not wave to you FIRST?

If I am at an intersection I am not going to turn around to wave to some stranger that is behind me. Maybe if your next to me but behind me, most likely not.


I rarely wave first to anyone but I always wave back, give the head nod, acknowlege another, etc to any person (cruiser, sportie, even cagers) that says hi to me first. Its not an antisocial behavior, I just tend to enjoy my ride without really caring if the guy on a gixxer four lanes away traveling in the opposite direction waves to me.
 

djsin

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I never hae that problem either, i will pull right up next to not behind them.....I will make sure they wave or smile or nod....if not i do a nice burnout in front of them so they can eat my rubber:laugh:
 

Jaysus

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Well a lot of riders are under the impression that busa riders think we’re better than them an don’t care for a lot of us. I guess they think we’re all posers.
 
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Did you wave and acknowlege the Ducati rider first? Or did you think he gave you the cold shoulder becasue he did not wave to you FIRST?

If I am at an intersection I am not going to turn around to wave to some stranger that is behind me. Maybe if your next to me but behind me, most likely not.


I rarely wave first to anyone but I always wave back, give the head nod, acknowlege another, etc to any person (cruiser, sportie, even cagers) that says hi to me first. Its not an antisocial behavior, I just tend to enjoy my ride without really caring if the guy on a gixxer four lanes away traveling in the opposite direction waves to me.
I kept looking at the Ducati guy and intended to wave as he got closer. I usually am the first to acknowledge people. Another thing with the literbike guys, I was right NEXT to them at the following light! Complete and blatant blow off. I was thinking, wtf? I'm not a squid or a kid either.
 
#13
Well a lot of riders are under the impression that busa riders think we’re better than them an don’t care for a lot of us. I guess they think we’re all posers.
Wow, I didn't realize that. I certainly don't give them any reason to feel that way. Maybe the mighty copper is just too much for them :whistle:
 

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Usually never a problem except maybe with ape hangers and skull caps, I even wave at scooters and always chat at the lites with other bike riders if they are next to me.
 

GMbusa

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I'm a nice guy but don't always greet other riders. If I don't feel like being all cheerful I won't.
 

UncleSteve

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Don't take it personal, different breed riding these days. Also in heavy traffic waving is optional. Never had anyone on an open road not wave.
 

Pardini

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I'm tired of "The Wave". Some days I feel like the Homecoming Queen in the parade, waving my azz off. I think it's causing permanent damage to elbow and wrist. Now I've got to worry about hurting a rider's feelings if I don't acknowledge them with a wiggle of the hand? :rofl: It's become a burden I can't bear it any longer, some one may burn his tire to the cords due to my thoughtless snubbing.

Why can't we all just Ride? :banghead: We need to stop this insanity before it destroys the sport. Stop The Wave..................Stop The Wave!!!
 

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