Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Santa Cruz, Ca. 95062
In the UK I owned two Honda CBR1000's. Both were really reliable. When I came over to the USA and finally decided to buy a bike I looked at the bird, and then at the busa. I based my decision on the UK publication Bike. They compared the bird and busa and the busa won, but only just. the busa gets let down on the finish, and the bird on the handling (front is soft and you can't adjust, and the rear is only adjustable for rebound).
In the fast Bikes Mach2 video, out of the R1, ZZR1100, Bird and Busa, only the bird and busa finish under their own power...
It's really down to how you ride and what you want.
I prefered the looks of the busa and wanted the ability to play with the suspension, so I got the busa.
Good luck in whatever you choose. Personally I don't think you can go wrong either way.
I want to die peacefully in my sleep like my grandfather. Not screaming in terror like his passengers.
Last edited by Tenchi; 03-25-2001 at 12:59 PM.