Just picked up an '07 GSXR 750. I love it. Glad to be back on a bike. Still love the Lotus though.
Busas? Busas are for high speed cruising, not high speed turning, pretty much the opposite of what a Lotus driver would want (if you judge the type of bike a person would want by the type of car they drive).How come you didn't get a Hayabusa?
I had to drive a busa for a friend that was up in a cast for 6months. He wanted me to take it out at least once a week so it didn't just sit there. Those days I rode it around were just painful. Knowing my 996 was just sitting there doing nothing while I was stuck on that monster took alot of the joy of riding bikes out of me for the day.as for busas.....i like em. i like them because they are fast and are comfortable. i can also carry a pasenger comfortably. as far as handling, theyre not bad. most guys on race replicas are scared crapless anyway on those things, so really, whats the diff?
first off, i like them all.I had to drive a busa for a friend that was up in a cast for 6months. He wanted me to take it out at least once a week so it didn't just sit there. Those days I rode it around were just painful. Knowing my 996 was just sitting there doing nothing while I was stuck on that monster took alot of the joy of riding bikes out of me for the day.
Was like parking the Lotus and driving the truck into work for a day.
i rode a 996....very cool bike...yea, I'm one that can't muscle that heavy thing around at all. Was like a kid on a rollercoaster. Just there for the ride.
The longest ride I ever took on the 996 was 4 hours. Never again. Could barely walk after that. Most uncomfortable bike ever. But damn it felt good on the twisties. Would like to get another one, but I really don't see me riding a bike here in Houston. Just too dangerous with these drivers around here.
Besides, I got the Lotus now. It's almost as much fun as my old double r's and the 996. I do feel safer though.
No, actually I was just about to go for a ride which is why I was in my gear. I promised my wife I would never ride without my gear if I got a bike again. Not a hard promise to keep since I think it's stupid to ride without gear but to each their own. I since got another jacket. That one in the pic is nice but too damn hot. No ventilation at all. I was dripping sweat when I got back. It should be good for winter since it is a size too big. I can wear hoodies under it. I just picked up a Fieldsheer mesh jacket which is very nice and very cool. It has a nice winter jacket that zips in too so maybe I'll get rid of the other one.nice bike!
i notice you wore your gear and helmet just for the picture...
i wonder if it was just so you wouldnt have to answer a bunch of inquiries from our judgemental elisetalk friends....
Awe, come on . When I bought my last 916 SP I picked it up in Lake Charles, LA and rode it home to WI. It was 1,400 miles and 24 hours of riding. I actually rode long enough the second day to qualify for the Iron Butt Association's "Saddle Sore 1,000" (http://www.ironbutt.com), but I didn't have all of the documentation to send in. The weight on your wrists never bothered me, but the way that the rear end geometry transfers every bump into a jolt directly up your spine had me looking for smooth roads whenever possible. Great bike though. I had an MV after it, and while the spine jolts were gone, so was the soul of the desmo v-twin.The longest ride I ever took on the 996 was 4 hours. Never again. Could barely walk after that. Most uncomfortable bike ever.