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Post  Cameron on Wed 10 May 2017, 2:45 pm

So after a year on a Honda i have just put a deposit down on this bad boy. Pick it up Saturday....



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Post  Chook on Wed 10 May 2017, 3:35 pm

Nice, welcome back from the dark side, not so sure that will fix your CTP issue though Wink
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Post  Cameron on Wed 10 May 2017, 4:06 pm

Half the price of the Honda. Because the Busa is a 1340cc, it falls into the cheaper category by 15cc.....Makes so much sense.

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Post  Ewok1958 on Wed 10 May 2017, 6:55 pm

I like the look of it Cam. I sold the 2008 Fireblade because it was going to extinguish my licence - are you more self disciplined?  bom
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Post  reddog on Wed 10 May 2017, 7:45 pm

That is the best colour on a Busa by far. This rego thing is a joke! Enjoy the new steed @Cameron
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Post  Chook on Wed 10 May 2017, 7:50 pm

@Cameron wrote:Half the price of the Honda. Because the Busa is a 1340cc, it falls into the cheaper category by 15cc.....Makes so much sense.


I guess it did to someone

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Post  madmax on Wed 10 May 2017, 8:01 pm

Nice Cam, just take it easy on your new beast please

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Post  paul on Wed 10 May 2017, 8:43 pm

cheers very nice Cam .

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Hey! a 'Busa.

Post  Re-Cycled on Wed 10 May 2017, 9:43 pm

Congratulations.


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Post  barry_mcki on Thu 11 May 2017, 1:21 am

Couple of small mods and you'll be set, btw this one's turbo'd:


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Post  Cameron on Thu 11 May 2017, 8:24 am

I dont think ill need to turbo mine. 
I have much more discipline than i used to so hopefully ill keep the licence intact. 
It was the colour i was after from the start. Not many around for sale. Nearly purchased a black and red one, then the above came up so i jumped on it. One owner, 23,000km. not a scratch on it.

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Post  jstava on Thu 11 May 2017, 8:26 pm

Congratulations on a scoring a great ride.  If you can hack the seating/reach geometry, you should love it.  

That's a lot of bike for the money.  Similar to secondhand Bandits in that regard.  

Tempting, really.  Just for a little while.

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Post  V17R on Fri 12 May 2017, 7:59 pm

looks great, can you give us your pro's and con's compared to the Bandit
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Post  jstava on Fri 12 May 2017, 11:13 pm

I must say that one of the most fun I've had on my Bandit was in the company of a friend on his Busa.  We were both loaded for a weekend away, so we were a little more bulky and less "flickable", but the traffic was heavy and slow, and we were making great time.  Too good really.  After one 40 k stretch, we did have to stop and wait for the others, who just couldn't overtake anything.  Coming back, we took an alternate route.  Both of us rode our own rides and only caught the occasional visual.  Would re-establish contact only through noticing the other refuelling somewhere.  The others? Well they went their own way.  Never saw them again - different route, different destination.   

I am seriously tempted at times to own one "just for a while".  Where the scrutiny is off, I can see they would be a LOT of fun, most other times would be a waste.  In that regard, I think the Bandit is a much more practical ride.  The Busa is a VERY quick bike that just begs to be ridden fast.  My friend claims it has no vices but plays hard with his body. - the riding position is a problem for him. He is quite tall.

I took forward to hearing of your first hand comparisons Cameron.

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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Sat 13 May 2017, 11:18 am

Bloody Beautiful Cam! Nice work. I like the way she's showing off in front of a couple of Harleys in the 2nd photo too Very Happy.
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Post  Chook on Sat 13 May 2017, 11:58 am

@Jimmy the Boy wrote:Bloody Beautiful Cam! Nice work. I like the way she's showing off in front of a couple of Harleys in the 2nd photo too Very Happy.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Sat 13 May 2017, 7:44 pm

Agreed, it`s a good looking bit of kit.

I`ve only ridden one Busa, a Gen1 6yrs ago. For life, right now for me, is totally out of the question...my body can`t cope with the position for a long distance ride. 200km blat would be alright,  but from Gladstone to Phillip Is and back, via the pick of roads in Aus, maybe up to 10 000km`s return trip....no way.
But your young(you lucky thing you), you shouldn`t have too many ailments, I`d do be doing the same thing.

I`d like to take the Gen2 Busa 1340cc for a romp. I`ve taken a B-King for a cane, and from all readings, has more low down torque than the Busa.  I got to say, I wasn`t really prepared for the torque of the B-King, it`s got "shit" loads of it..very addictive. I wasn`t too impressed with the top end power, but it`s meant as a torque, and I like it for that. it`s an ugly sucker though,with a small fuel tank, so I could never own one of those.

Happy riding mate!!!
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Post  Cameron on Mon 15 May 2017, 1:26 pm

This is a whole new level of motorcycle i have never owned before. 
The power is sensational. The suspension glides over bumps. Not as stiff as i was expecting. I find it pretty comfortable. Good seat. Riding position is ok for me. I took it for a ride yesterday and zero pain. Only thing i need is a double bubble screen. The factory screen covers the gauges so i cant see the speedo. 
Through the twisties it feels so much lighter than it actually is. Its heavier than the CB1300 i just sold, but feels half the weight. 

I have riden a Bking and i loved it. I find the busa more comfortable though. It hard to compare to the bandit. The Busa is better in everyway, though new they are nearly $10,000 more. 

I cant see myself on anything else ever again. Except a Gen 3 when they come out. 
I have a 4 day ride in August so ill give another report after a long weekend in the saddle and 2500km.

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Post  mtbeerwah on Mon 15 May 2017, 8:36 pm

Shocked Shocked Shocked ..now you've really got me confused..ha ha.
It's more comfortable than the b-king????
Alright, time i took one for another ride!!!!!

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Post  Cameron on Tue 16 May 2017, 8:47 am

As much as i love the BKing, the bars make me feel a little cramped. The busa is perfect for me. 
Though i still plan to own a bking one day. 
Ride one, but make sure its through the twisties. Its a whole different bike.

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