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Old 10-05-2007, 08:10 AM   #1
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:13 AM   #2
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Looks damned nice. Looks like I'm about ready to lose my license! I can tell you from experience that these bikes just beg to be ridden hard and fast. I have a few love notes from the law from my Busa. Love the new one though. It's calling my name.
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Old 10-05-2007, 08:32 AM   #3
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My need for size, power and speed has been met by my Blackbird. This makes me immune to the 'Busa's charms But that 2008 Gixxer 750 is sure trying to worm its way into my garage. If only I could afford it right now. No worries, I'm happy with what I've got. And I have something to look forward to later.

And the Blackbird is such a fine bike that no bike will replace it; there'll have to be additional room in the garage for any other bikes that I'll own. I guess at some point I'll have to get a bigger garage ...

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Old 10-05-2007, 09:41 AM   #4
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It's really a fine motorcycle, but is there a point of overkill with the GT sportbike horsepower war? If I'm right the 186mph gentleman's agreement is still in effect- so why build it to go faster (up to a point)? Rather buy the new 848 for $11,500.
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:53 AM   #5
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It's really a fine motorcycle, but is there a point of overkill with the GT sportbike horsepower war? If I'm right the 186mph gentleman's agreement is still in effect- so why build it to go faster (up to a point)? Rather buy the new 848 for $11,500.
The reason they build it (and gear it) to go faster than 186 is that the electronic limiter used to limit the bike to 186 is so easily defeated that its existance is a practical joke. Not that anyone needs to go faster than that on public roads, but lots of guys do Maxton and Bonneville with these things and would like to see what it will do without the limiter. I don't think there will be an end to the horsepower wars without significant legislation. Power is like money; too much is not enough.
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Old 10-05-2007, 11:53 AM   #6
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"Close to the speed of sound"... Exaggeration for effect, its only mach .22 or so...
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:02 PM   #7
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Wound a little tight today?
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Old 10-05-2007, 12:35 PM   #8
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I have always liked the Hayabusa styling and this one looks sweet. Better than their other 2008 GSXR sportbikes. Little too much power for me now..After I own a 750 and latter a 1000 for awhile I might try it.. Nice article Kevin.
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Old 10-05-2007, 01:19 PM   #9
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Had a 'Busa and a ZX14. Niether one weighs "close to 500 pounds, full of gas." I wish, though...Looking forward to the new duel.
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Had a 'Busa and a ZX14. Niether one weighs "close to 500 pounds, full of gas." I wish, though...Looking forward to the new duel.
Wait, the ZX14 has only been out for a year or so. What happened?
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