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Any one going to the Melbourne Motorcycle Expo this weekend?

Post  madmax on Sat 24 Nov 2012, 7:26 am

I'll be there this morning

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Post  sb1250 on Sun 25 Nov 2012, 5:12 pm

Yeah, I ended up there early Sat morning with one of my young blokes. All done by 11.00am Shocked Glad there was free parking out the front. I threw a leg over the new Busa......pretty disappointed with the seating position. Lots of weight on the wrists, but I spose If you plan on touring at 180km/hr+ it's not an issue Rolling Eyes I really liked the Z800 and Z1000' , Brutale and the Tuono were pretty nice also. Young bloke ended up with posters and a few show bags full o shyt that I had to shove into a back pack.
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Post  Ewok1958 on Sun 25 Nov 2012, 8:14 pm

Your experience with the Busa is interesting sb - some recent magazine reports have opined that the Busa could be used as a tourer. I haven't ever sat on one but if I won lotto I'd think about testing one. A completely 'heart' decision rather than a 'head' one as the ZX-14 is obviously a better muscle sportstourer. But you only live once!
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Post  SuzySuzuki on Sun 25 Nov 2012, 8:27 pm

Devastated i missed it this year, ive been in bed all weekend after my knee arthroscope ... grrr

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Post  madmax on Mon 26 Nov 2012, 7:00 am

@SuzySuzuki wrote:Devastated i missed it this year, ive been in bed all weekend after my knee arthroscope ... grrr

I wouldn't be devastated too much. If you were looking for a new bike then you might have got something out of the show. I was looking for accessories and clothing, unfortunately not a lot there.

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Post  madmax on Mon 26 Nov 2012, 7:03 am

@sb1250 wrote:Yeah, I ended up there early Sat morning with one of my young blokes. All done by 11.00am Shocked Glad there was free parking out the front. I threw a leg over the new Busa......pretty disappointed with the seating position. Lots of weight on the wrists, but I spose If you plan on touring at 180km/hr+ it's not an issue Rolling Eyes I really liked the Z800 and Z1000' , Brutale and the Tuono were pretty nice also. Young bloke ended up with posters and a few show bags full o shyt that I had to shove into a back pack.
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I sat on the Busa as well, same thoughts, also cramped leg position and I'm not tall. I couldn't ride all day on that.

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Post  sb1250 on Mon 26 Nov 2012, 7:10 am

Ewok, winning the lotto you say!! Well, I wouldnt go for the Busa then - I'd be looking at the BMW K1300, and a Brutale, and an old Norton Atlas, and a.......Laughing

I threw a leg over the new GSXR1000 just after the Busa.........not much difference. It felt like the same upper body reach. The young bloke wanted to take home one of the KTM dirt bikes.

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