or can they?
mate got one ,scared the shit out himself every time he went out.
now its been in his shed for 1and a half yrs.
that is some great footage, just shows what a decent rider can do, and am glad you're enjoying the 'Busa.
My mate got one, mainly as he's 6'6" and 18 stone and it was the thing that fit him best, he handles it well though. Not as good as the dude in that clip, like, but he rides it well. I had a go and enjoyed it, not as flickable as my Tuono but it went where I wanted. And the accelaraton . . . . . . . . my god the acceleration
Ridden my mates Bussa and liked it, only the cramped leg position was a downer.
Personally think its pig ugly but that just me.
However, 18k on 3 sets of tyres.....sorry that just dont go with how you say you ride it...
Never had more than 3k from a rear on numerous bikes and tyre combinations, Blade, GSXR, 955i or TL (that bugger used to rip the rear to bits)
Agree with your assertion not to listen to bullshit form others though....
Does that mean you think large Harleys handle well too?
And I have to agree, to wear out only 3 sets of tires in 18.5k you must ride like a fanny .
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6k miles out of a rear??????????? on a Busa?????????????????????????
Cant understand why you would listen to a forum before choosing your bike. Personally, I cant see what the fuss is about.
Its not really about the bike is it?
9/10 I kick butt on my TL1000S, but I dont think anyone here is going to say its the best bike in the world...except me at any rate.
My K1200GT does that type of tyre mileage and I do most of it two up pottering about with the wife on the back.
Sorry but I simply do not believe that you are riding it in the way you suggest.
To get that sort of mileage out of a chain and sprocket set and tyre's you must be riding it like an old Granny.
I think the one spouting the bravado and bull shit is you.
I had a Busa when they first came out, and had to sell it because I was wearing through rear tyres every 2,500 miles and fronts soon after.
You're full of crap I'm afraid.
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If you can get 3k out of a busa then your still taking your time .. ripped mine to bits in just less than 2k .... nie on the same on a gsxr1000 street ....My busa was a street style and steered well...I never had a problem keeping up with other bikes and I have had more scares on my fazer 1000 than the busa handling wise
seriously thinking of going down the supermoto route as a cost saver .... might save my licence too ... or even a lowly cb500 they seem to tool on in the twisties and given the right gear change can be a fun bike
I can't see a problem with the claims.
They reckoned on 10,000 miles from a rear Pirelli Angel ST - proven in their endurance testing thingy and now stamped into the side of every tyre.
So real-world hooning it should easily give half that.
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I got me a ZZR1100-c a couple of months ago, after passing my test last october. Its an awesome bike, lovely and kitten like round town and enough acceleration to make my ring quiver like a nerd accountant in a bald bastards jail cell on weekends.
No bike is a killer or licence loser if you ride it appropriately.
I've just done 3000 miles thru the states on an R1, didn't touch a freeway for than 100 miles. I was giving it large mittfulls at times. Pilot power Roads. There's still a good 1000 mile left on, maybe more. . . . so I refute my earlier post
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