Congratulations! I think the Hayabusa will fit your demands, in the later post, very well.
Originally Posted by gsferrari
I am VERY aware of the safety concerns. Enrolled for a 2 week long riding program which deals with everything that there is to learn about normal road riding (first week) and advanced performance riding (second week). I start on Monday and they supply the bikes (Honda Goldwings for the first week and GSX-750s for the second week) so no problem scratching them up.
Very good thing to do. That cannot be stressed enough. In many European countries a botorbike drivers licence is compulsory. Usually, you also need a special one for bikes above 125 or 400cc. Both licences entails a lot of training, guided practising and theory. I am almost getting cold when I think of that it is possible for an individual just to use a (any) motorbike without proper prior training on piublic roads.[/QUOTE]
|My experience with bikes is severely limited to classicand vintage sports bikes. I have a Royal Enfield Bullet (400 cc single cylinder "Thumper" from 1960) and a Matchless (again 1958 350cc thumper). The performance bridge from those bikes to the Hayabusa is HUGE...incomparable! I was breathless just doing 80 on the freeway...the sense of space, power, speed is UNREAL!
Yeah those mashines are really nice, to look at...
But as to safety, they are light years from modern bikes. I would even say that a late 1980s bike is also very far away from the safety level of the last 10 years sports bikes. The technology has just come so much farther in frame rigidity, suspension, brakes, tyres and compound quality.
Fear is your guardian angel! Motor bikers without any, won’t last long. It’s simple as that.
And mate, stay away from the cars! Always keep the distances. Never
count on that you have priority at cross-roads; always check the mirrors; and always leave situations of intimidation (somebody wants to race you, tries to squeeze you out or using rude gestures).
|Anyone else nearly take a sh*t when you suddenly have to come to a halt from 80mph on a heavy fast bike? Yeah...it is fun but a good lesson in keeping distance t the vehile in front Hairy stuff!!
Yeah! Those Hayabusa brakes are made for a 180mph full braking without any serious fading. That says a lot about their potential and stopping power at normal speeds
I once rode full throttle in Germany, something I will never do again BTW
Useless, extremely fatiguing and dangerous. But in the end of the long straight, that corner approached very
quickly. I have the bad habit of only braking with two fingers and I though OMG this won’t be enough. Grabbing the leaver will all fingers, however, taught me what tremendous modern sports brakes are in comparison to, say 15 years ago. Really a confidence inspiring feeling: The hotter the brakes got the better bite. No trace of fading: Awesome...
Take care.My old horse
(not mine but same model, year and colours)