Originally posted by gsx-in the city
I previously owned a hayabusa. I want somthing with comparible power but hard luggage and better 2 up comfort. Something that does 0-60 in under 3.5. Any suggestions??
I'd seriously look at either a ZZR1200 or a CBR1100xx (
Although the ZZR has "factory bags" available, they are in fact Givi bags (basically re-badged E360 series). I've put my own Givi bags on my XX and ..... they cost me less that the Kawi version.
The ZZR has a larger faring, but looks kinda weird. The XX is still a classic/plain design ...... we like to call it the "stealth" look.
Both Bikes do 0-60 in 3 seconds. Both top out at around 170 mph.
The ZZR uses carbs. the XX is fuel injected.
Both have comfortable saddles, but for 2-up and serious distances, get a Corbin. ( my wife and I have done 600 plus mile days on both stock and Corbin ).
The ZZR bars sit a little higher, but the XX is more sporty, but can be changed if you desire.
Both bikes are rated more comfortable than a 'Busa.
I don't know about the Kawi, but the CBR1100XX has got a fantastic reputation for reliability, many have over 100,000 miles on them.
Basically, get the one that "turns your crank".
(btw, touring with wife/friend, two up, can be alot of fun we did 3700 km in 8 days (2250) and no fights. Whenever they want to argue, speed up.