Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle General Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-23-2008, 02:54 PM   #1
Administrator
Administrator

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: On My Bike
Posts: 1
Default 2008 Hyperbike Shootout: Hayabusa vs ZX-14


Original Article:
2008 Hyperbike Shootout: Hayabusa vs ZX-14

Please discuss the Motorcycle.com article 2008 Hyperbike Shootout: Hayabusa vs ZX-14 in our Motorcycle Forums below. Use the reply button to let others know your comments or feedback on the article. Constructive criticism is always appreciated, along with your thoughts and personal opinions on the bikes and products we have tested.
Administrator is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 04-23-2008, 04:19 PM   #2
12er
Founding Member
 
12er's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: SF
Posts: 2,801
Default

Nice write up, luckily these arent tempting to me in the least anymore. My k12rs is fast enough for me and offers much more versatility and comfort. That and after getting a lovely 76 in a 55 this weekend on the way up to tahoe in the cage I'll be keeping my throttle hand in check moving forward. Cant wait to see what that is going to run... $250 -$300 in CA highway tax? Plus traffic school. They better name a repaired pothole after me...
12er is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2008, 05:41 PM   #3
longride
Super Duper Mod Man

 
longride's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Anywhere they let me
Posts: 10,479
Default

Nice article boys. My licence took a severe beating from owning a Busa for 2 years. I really like the new 14 though, and would love to own one. Thankfully I still remember all the meetings with the Illinois State Troopers and narrowly escaping a free ride the the Graybar Hotel a few times. If you have a big gun, you are going to shoot it, and shooting these will get you big trouble!
__________________
I'm a knucklehead
longride is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2008, 05:19 AM   #4
newagetwotone
Registered Member
 
newagetwotone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,302
Default

Whats this Drive mode thing? kids version of the busa at the flip of a switch!
newagetwotone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2008, 05:29 AM   #5
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default

If only Kwacker would lose the stupid George Forman Grill lines. Otherwise the bike looks pretty good. Better than the bulbous Zook. Though the bulbousness probably gives better aerodynamics.

I probably wouldn't survive either bike seeing how much trouble I already cause myself on Z-Rex. If I got the bug for a new road burner the Sprint or Tiger would be my choice, but if I got a hankering for a big new I-4 these would be the definite choice over the race replicas. They also come in way under the 650lb+ obscene weight of the Japanese and German misnamed "Sport Tourers". The Kwacker's better bar position would probably seal the deal. I could always bondo the grill.
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."

Last edited by seruzawa : 04-24-2008 at 05:42 AM.
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2008, 06:13 AM   #6
acecycleins
Founding Member
 
acecycleins's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 4,129
Default

I haven't really been interested in the Superstock to Open GT class of sportbikes because I figure I can get into enough trouble with my 21 yo K100rs, but the Busa turns 10 next year. Why is this important? Because I write business with a company that rates sportbikes as performance bikes once they hit 10. Performance bikes are muuuuuch cheaper to insure. Yesterday I did a policy for a guy on a ZX11 for under $500 annual with all the bells and whistles. If I buy a 99 Busa and jump on the Custom bandwagon I could probably have a pretty decent show bike without spending much.
__________________
"Slack" - a state of being in which everything flows smoothly.....a frame of mind so at ease that the universe naturally cooperates.
acecycleins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2008, 06:41 AM   #7
Buzglyd
Founding Member
 
Buzglyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 10,904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seruzawa View Post
If only Kwacker would lose the stupid George Forman Grill lines. Otherwise the bike looks pretty good. Better than the bulbous Zook. Though the bulbousness probably gives better aerodynamics.

I probably wouldn't survive either bike seeing how much trouble I already cause myself on Z-Rex. If I got the bug for a new road burner the Sprint or Tiger would be my choice, but if I got a hankering for a big new I-4 these would be the definite choice over the race replicas. They also come in way under the 650lb+ obscene weight of the Japanese and German misnamed "Sport Tourers". The Kwacker's better bar position would probably seal the deal. I could always bondo the grill.
Or you could make burgers for your friends at rest stops, duh!
Buzglyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2008, 06:59 AM   #8
seruzawa
The Toad

 
seruzawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: 8501 ft.
Posts: 17,461
Default Stops?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buzglyd View Post
Or you could make burgers for your friends at rest stops, duh!
Heh heh. You said "stops". Heh heh. You have me confused with a Race Replica owner. I haven't been to Newcomb's ranch since 1981.

One of those wouldn't do you much good where you live either. Not a lot of fun to be had poking along behind rusty 20-year-old two-wheel drive Japanese pickups full of chickens and lawn mowers.
__________________
"Make no mistake, Communism lost a big argument - one we know today as the 20th century."
seruzawa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2008, 07:15 AM   #9
Buzglyd
Founding Member
 
Buzglyd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 10,904
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seruzawa View Post
Heh heh. You said "stops". Heh heh. You have me confused with a Race Replica owner. I haven't been to Newcomb's ranch since 1981.

One of those wouldn't do you much good where you live either. Not a lot of fun to be had poking along behind rusty 20-year-old two-wheel drive Japanese pickups full of chickens and lawn mowers.
No it's more like doddering blue-hairs cruising 20 below the speed limit on the way to the Indian Casino. We're up to about a dozen of those now.
Buzglyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2008, 08:22 AM   #10
The_AirHawk
Founding Member
 
The_AirHawk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Leanin' Tower O' P-P-P-P-POWAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Posts: 11,490
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Buzglyd View Post
No it's more like doddering blue-hairs cruising 20 below the speed limit on the way to the Indian Casino. We're up to about a dozen of those now.
The Blue-hairs? Or the Casinos?
__________________
Parfois, on fait pas semblant
Sometimes, it's not pretend
Oderint Dum Metuant
Let them hate so long as they fear
политики предпочитают безоружных крестьян
Politicians Prefer Unarmed Peasants
Nothing to see here, Citizen. Move along now...
The_AirHawk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off