wtb motercycle

Discussion in 'The Bucket' started by loneracer05, Jun 6, 2010.

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  1. Big Al's Online

    Big Al's Online 3reef Sponsor

    Feb 23, 2010
    Buell Lighting is a great bike - especially for Street Fighter enthusiasts.

    Thankfully Triumph is still going strong - Their Street Triple and Speed Triple are good substitutes if you are looking for something brand new and can't get a Buell.
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  3. loneracer05

    loneracer05 Clown Trigger

    Jun 2, 2009
    long island ny
    welll i am not irresponcible with my toys. i had my lancer evolution at 750hp on the street and you would never know it was that much of a beast the way i drove. im looking for a bike i can take on the drag strip and ride it home. and also ride it to work. im looking to buy a fast bike i origanally had this in the wtb section but i got moved lol
  4. horkn

    horkn Giant Squid

    Apr 4, 2009
    Cedarburg, Wi
    My old roomie had an 02 busa we built up. It was a great bike, even in twisties, but riding a hard day in tight roads would take a lot more effort than the r6 or the TLS.

    If you are a big guy like me, it wasn't that bad, but for a smaller 150 lb rider I could see how riding a busa in twsity stuff would present a challenge.

    FWIW, the zx14 is a better straight line bike than the busa. That said, doing all this on public roads in America is not very wise. At bare minimum you will eventually lose your license, and at worst lose your life. Cars have no clue how to deal with a vehicle moving 3-4 times faster than they are going.

    Even on the Autobahn or similar limit free roads, the flow of traffic is doing a lot less speed than what a fast bike or car can do.

    When I was an exchange student to Germany, my ride to the airport was an M5 BMW. Hauling at speeds well in excess of 150 mph had us flying by most folks, and we had a few close-ish calls.

    I did get to the airport on time and it was fun though. :)
  5. =Jwin=

    =Jwin= Tassled File Fish

    Nov 26, 2008
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Anything above a liter bike (over 1000 cc's) will get you hauling butt. It's all about preference. But if you just want pure speed, a busa is where you want to go. Although the kawasaki would be a better all around ride IMO, and it can get close to the busa in speed. It's just a better bike for daily riding and non-straight roads as well.

    Those would be my two options to choose from as far as speed and horsepower are concerned.
  6. lopedogg

    lopedogg Plankton

    May 7, 2010
    06' Ducati 999. $10,500 ;D
  7. NinjaBum

    NinjaBum Spaghetti Worm

    Feb 23, 2010
    Sorry, but a fast bike is nothing like a fast car on the street. If this will be your first bike in the sense that its the first one you own and ride around on a regular basis I would not suggest getting a stock hayabusa, much less an 8 second one. You need to understand that your skill driving cars has no impact on your potential motorcycle riding skill. You need to take more time actually riding a bike on the street to develop muscle memory and reflexes to avoid things like potholes and ignorant car drivers who cut you off or run you off the road on purpose. Even on a litre bike if you hit a pothole and accidentally slip on the throttle, your bike is potentially shooting out from underneath you and flying into someones car. Riding your friends bike even a bunch of times doesnt prepare you for it. This isn't a sportbike forum so that's why you arent getting completely flamed right now. Please understand I'm not trying to be a jerk. I'm not trying to tell you you arent good enough to ride one of those crazy fast bikes. I'm just suggesting you take some time to ride a more forgiving bike so riding comes second nature to you before you jump right on the back of something like that sub 8 second busa. You dont want to buy one of those and destroy it shortly after you get it, or worse injure yourself, believe me.

    Whenever you do get a drag bike, I'm not sure that you'll find anything in the high six, low seven second range that will be bearable enough to drive to work. At that point they are pretty dedicated track bikes with crazy long swingarms and inches off the ground, if not using those wheely bars to keep the front end down.

    Please consider your options and be safe out there.
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  9. vtecintegra

    vtecintegra Fire Worm

    Mar 20, 2010
    Well put. I've got an 08 ZX-10R and a 633 rwhp Supra. I've had a bike less than a year. Riding the bike is nothing like driving a car. The bike is capable of 10 flat @ 150 mph, almost 20 mph higher trap over the Supra. I'm no where near able get the most out of the bike, where the car is fairly easy if the 60 ft is good.

    To go 8s on a bike would require a turbo I think, or nitrous. Don't know where it came from, but here is a cool chart I found on the internet. The 0-180 mph times are interesting.

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