Well I'm now 18,700 miles under my belt on my Busa.... I recall 4 years ago being told right here on this forum I'd kill myself, tear off chains and sprockets, shred tyres... and of course the old chestnut - Busas don't handle - said by many riders who basically never had the bottle or acquired skill to actually tame a hyper sports bike.
Hyper bikes don't handle? Here's a ZZR 1400 turning on a pin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EchPDfdUmGs&feature=related
Well. The original factory chain and sprockets were replaced at 18,500 miles - not because they were worn out - but to fit longer renthal gearing to push the 200 mph and just to be sure with the chain. Isn't it amazing what chain drive lube can do.
4 sets of tyres if we include those it left the factory with (would have only been 3 sets had it not been for the punctures)
WOT throttle to redline in every gear many many times with the limiter removed in all gears. Never flipped up. Amazing what leaning forward and controlling the bike achieves. Been off the clocks on runways through 180mph+ timing traps, autobahns and of course never in the UK on public roads The highlight was riding from the Alps to the sea and all down the Italian/French/Spanish Riviera. The 1200 mile in 24hrs dash back to UK soil was staggering too.
I'm really glad I bought this bike.
To anyone considering buying a hyper bike - remember - don't listen to the girls who try and tell you why not to be brave whilst their period seeps into their knickers... just go and fucking do it.