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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Hayabusa will be my first bike....I think

Well, I have wanted to ride for a long time and finally this first week of October took the "Rider's Edge" new rider course at my local Harley dealership, then went on and got my endorsement on my license. Yah for me.

So anyways, i was pretty deadset on getting a HOG, even had pciked the model i wanted. Then I started thinking, all my friends have sportbikes, and I'm young and i'll have years to get a Harley, why not have fun now? Presto, I want a Sportbike.

I pull into a local dealership, its an all-manufacturer kind, and they have dozens of different models to choose from. After telling my salesman i come with a pre-approval letter from my bank, he quickly proceeds to an 06'Gsxr1000, its mostly grey, and looks sleek as hell. I get throw a leg over the bike. Hmmm. i'm not liking this too much, the lean for me is very aggressive, i'm just uncomfortable, i'm a big guy, i'm stand an average 5'10, however i weigh 250. I'm a powerlifter, so its mostly upper body. My salesman is droning on about something, i dont blame him though, hes just doing his job. I ask if there is a bike with no so much forward lean. Hes walks me over to a bike thats mainly blue, and looks big as hell. It has some type of Jap writing on the front sides...my thoughts are damn, nice bike. He tells to hop on. I do so, and hey! it fits pretty nice, i'm still leaning, but hell i expected that, its not a crusier of course. My salesman tells me its a Suzuki Hayabusa....My eyebrow raises..that sounds familar. oh yeah, just the fastest production bike made. Gee, Jeff, this is a great starter bike. sigh.

But hell I like the bike, its big and beefy, just like me! i'm a smart cookie, not irresponsible, i'll respect the power untill I master the big bike. I'm gonna think about it some more.

I go to leave, the salesman wonders if he can get me to buy today!!! Sigh, why do they always do this? I say no, i have to look insurance costs, do some more research on it..etec.etc...i take a couple more steps toward the door, fully intent on walking out...."What about I throw in a free helmet?" a free helmet? Hmmm, the bike is $11,700 and hes talking about a free helmet....Nah I say, I figure hes finally through, and as i Reach the door, he calls out....."You buy today and i'll take TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS off the price." Hello, that gets my attention.
A brand new Hayabusa for $9700? Yeah that did it for me. About an hour and a half later, I'm the proud new owner of a red and black 2006 Suzuki 1300gsxr Hayabusa. Nice. (oh, and i got that free helmet too!)

Umm..now the ride home..well, thats a different story...
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 07:44 PM
 
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If you baby it, the Hayabusa is a very calm bike. It is also the fastest (last time I checked) mass produced street bike in the world.

But...very reasonably priced and fun!

Enjoy!
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 07:48 PM
 
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Good choice on getting a sportbike over a hog.

Have fun.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 08:26 PM
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You seem like a great guy. So I'll just say this concerning your health. Get a beater bike, ninja 250/500 for $1k-2k, ride it for at least 3 months, wherever you can, whenever you can, more the better. Then sell the bike and return to Busa. No doubt some people started on this bike, while some others have gotten seriously injured, and not just because of bad judgements. As a well-wisher, I would seriously consider going that route, no real rider will think less of you. And as you said, you're young, so certainly you have years of big power riding ahead of you.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-27-2005, 08:40 PM
 
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That sounds like the way to go... Great deal on the 'busa but would be a shame to lay it down learning to ride. Go grab a cheapy to beat up on for a few thousand miles.
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Did you make it home? If you don't reply, we will think that you more than likely died on it.
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 09:02 AM
 
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good luck in "mastering the bike".......
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-28-2005, 10:07 AM
 
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If we've said it once, we've said it a dozen times. Don't buy too powerfull a bike for your first bike. I bought a 600 for my first bike, which I admit was probably a bit too powerfull for my first bike. It's taken some getting used to but I've been able to get the hang of it after only driving it on the local twisties. Good news is that at least it was used so it won't hurt too bad when I drop it.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-03-2005, 03:50 PM
 
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now you just need a turbo kit.... lol maybe i shouldnt be giving you ideas.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-03-2005, 04:20 PM
 
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Busa for a first bike? ANd i thought i was crazy for hoppin on a 600 as my first (and i was as the scars i bear remind me). Sounds like a death wish to me. Even if you do baby it, one twist of the throttle in to low a gear and you better be holding on tight or its gonna hurt. I'm not one to be giving advice but come on, Do you think it would be smart to buy a Z06 as your first car and learn in it? I dont.
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