Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sacramento, CA USA 96814
A GS500 certainly doesn't have the power of a Hayabusa, but it doesn't have the weight either. A GS500 is easier to handle, and it is more maneuverable and better handling at low speeds.
A Hayabusa is an easy bike to ride in a straight line (fast or slow), but it doesn't handle well at low speeds, and it's difficult to ride it well during high speed cornering even though it is actually a fairly capable bike, ridden correctly - more so than a GS500. Would I consider a Hayabusa a better handling bike? No, because it is more difficult to maneuver in all riding regimes except maybe a straight line.
Last edited by Mister Tee; 10-03-2007 at 12:39 PM.