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Riding a class 2 through Lornie Road traffic in the morning/evening really quite sian hahaha

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Haha no choice...If don't want to squeeze means CTE $6 already

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Afternoon guys,

 

Not sure if this is the correct thread to ask. But I'm caught in between 3 bikes as my next bike. Let me state them first.

 

1. 2014 Kawasaki Z1000sx

2. Honda CBR 1000RR

3. Suzuki Hayabusa

 

I have always been riding naked/ street bikes through out my 4 years of riding. Currently riding CB 400 revo. My next bike I'm planning to buy is brand new so I don't have to worry about quite a few factors.

 

I have rode a hayabusa and a Z1000SX before but not a CBR1000RR. If i were to buy the fireblade it'll be my first sports bike. My choice for a hayabusa is because I'm a short(165cm) and plum. The busa seemed comfortable when riding to genting. The Z1000sx was a short period of time. Only reason is that i'll get bored of yet another road bike. How much of your back is going to break if you're going to riding long distance on a fireblade? I don't mind trackdays too.

 

What do you guys think?

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Afternoon guys,

 

Not sure if this is the correct thread to ask. But I'm caught in between 3 bikes as my next bike. Let me state them first.

 

1. 2014 Kawasaki Z1000sx

2. Honda CBR 1000RR

3. Suzuki Hayabusa

 

I have always been riding naked/ street bikes through out my 4 years of riding. Currently riding CB 400 revo. My next bike I'm planning to buy is brand new so I don't have to worry about quite a few factors.

 

I have rode a hayabusa and a Z1000SX before but not a CBR1000RR. If i were to buy the fireblade it'll be my first sports bike. My choice for a hayabusa is because I'm a short(165cm) and plum. The busa seemed comfortable when riding to genting. The Z1000sx was a short period of time. Only reason is that i'll get bored of yet another road bike. How much of your back is going to break if you're going to riding long distance on a fireblade? I don't mind trackdays too.

 

What do you guys think?

 

I had a 08 Fireblade and a 09 Busa before. I did touring on both bikes, I can say fireblade is just a bit less comfortable compared to busa. In fact I still have to buy a helibar for my busa to make it more comfortable. Of course I would think Z1000SX might be the most comfortable as compared to both blade and busa.

 

My opinion will be,

 

1) If you are concern on resale value - Go for Busa

2) If you want fun factor - Go for blade

3) If you want comfort - Go for Busa and invest in a MRA vario screen and a handlebar riser.

 

Noticed I never recommend Z1000SX? Cause I don't like their resale and "local" parts availability portion. Although I am riding a Kawa now lol.

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depends on your needs. choosing by cc should not be the way. travelling on an NC700 against a GSX-R600 would be very different experience, beyond just 700cc vs 600cc. you also have to think about wat kind of touring style you will do.

 

either based on your own comfort zone, or the general level of a group that you might be travelling with, are you going to cruise at 160kmh? above 200kmh? if you have a group of friends on sportsbikes or sports tourers who will do high speed blast down NSH, you cant possibly be on something like the NC700 coz you'll just get left behind. but if your group is more casual, or you're travelling alone, this won't be an issue.

 

and then how far? if long distance, will you need comfort over performance? luggage requirements? if you plan further than KL or even to thailand, then a sportsbike of watever cc is going to be a challenge.

 

so dun make decision based on cc. once you hit class 2, there's a whole variety of bikes to suit various needs.

 

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I had a 08 Fireblade and a 09 Busa before. I did touring on both bikes, I can say fireblade is just a bit less comfortable compared to busa. In fact I still have to buy a helibar for my busa to make it more comfortable. Of course I would think Z1000SX might be the most comfortable as compared to both blade and busa.

 

My opinion will be,

 

1) If you are concern on resale value - Go for Busa

2) If you want fun factor - Go for blade

3) If you want comfort - Go for Busa and invest in a MRA vario screen and a handlebar riser.

 

Noticed I never recommend Z1000SX? Cause I don't like their resale and "local" parts availability portion. Although I am riding a Kawa now lol.

 

 

Thank you for your opinion...

I don't really care about re sale value but I know both the Honda and Suzuki would not be very far off...

 

Blade is definitely more fun and nimble... I guess busa is going to less nimble? Anyone made a sportsbike fireblade/ R1 more touring friendly?

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Thank you for your opinion...

I don't really care about re sale value but I know both the Honda and Suzuki would not be very far off...

 

Blade is definitely more fun and nimble... I guess busa is going to less nimble? Anyone made a sportsbike fireblade/ R1 more touring friendly?

 

Yes busa handle like a pig as it has a longer wheelbase and its heavy. If you want the blade to be more tour friendly, you could also get a handlebar riser. I have also seen a blade with a top rack and a small box attached.

 

But the good thing about using busa for touring is because of it bigger fuel tank. You can cover more distance per petrol top up. For example, if you are riding a blade, you may have to start looking for petrol top up at 200km. But for busa, you can do it at 250km. The figure may be off but it give you an idea.

 

I see that you really wanted to try a sport bike, if thats the case, I think you should just go get a blade. It is really fun, nimble and fast. The ergonomic is not that bad. To be honest, how often will you tour a year? Maybe around 3 times or so. I don't think it will be once a month or so. I will rather bear with the discomfort during these little trips I have and enjoy the best of what it can provide me.

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Yes busa handle like a pig as it has a longer wheelbase and its heavy. If you want the blade to be more tour friendly, you could also get a handlebar riser. I have also seen a blade with a top rack and a small box attached.

 

But the good thing about using busa for touring is because of it bigger fuel tank. You can cover more distance per petrol top up. For example, if you are riding a blade, you may have to start looking for petrol top up at 200km. But for busa, you can do it at 250km. The figure may be off but it give you an idea.

 

I see that you really wanted to try a sport bike, if thats the case, I think you should just go get a blade. It is really fun, nimble and fast. The ergonomic is not that bad. To be honest, how often will you tour a year? Maybe around 3 times or so. I don't think it will be once a month or so. I will rather bear with the discomfort during these little trips I have and enjoy the best of what it can provide me.

 

I have been to KL and areas of Malaysia before that. I just need my backpack for those trips. Learnt to pack light:lol:.

 

Riding the busa across the causeway is really fun except when the customs aren't working fast. However I really wonder how well it'll fair on Singapore roads with expressway jams.

Plus I really wanna try tack days. Hopefully I don't crash badly and have enough money in the bank.

 

Only small problem will be my reach on the blade. It has a seat height of 83CM. I've done my homework on lowering links and their cons. Might need to get used to it hopefully. Plus there are tons of mods to the blade. Esp heli bars and other stuff...

 

My busa friend has a nightmare cleaning and lubing his chain with the stock cans... :clapping:

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I have been to KL and areas of Malaysia before that. I just need my backpack for those trips. Learnt to pack light:lol:.

 

Riding the busa across the causeway is really fun except when the customs aren't working fast. However I really wonder how well it'll fair on Singapore roads with expressway jams.

Plus I really wanna try tack days. Hopefully I don't crash badly and have enough money in the bank.

 

Only small problem will be my reach on the blade. It has a seat height of 83CM. I've done my homework on lowering links and their cons. Might need to get used to it hopefully. Plus there are tons of mods to the blade. Esp heli bars and other stuff...

 

My busa friend has a nightmare cleaning and lubing his chain with the stock cans... :clapping:

 

If you have tried a blade, it will be more fun than a busa in all aspect.

 

Don't go for lowering kit, you are only affecting the geometry. Beside looking at the seat height, the seat width also does play a part as well. A smaller width seat will give you more footing on the ground. Go try sit on a blade and decide again.

 

Yes it is hard to clean and lube the chain on a busa. It is heavy and hard to even tilt it up to lube the chain. The best solution is to use a car jack. Or you can buy those portable jack to jack up the bike. I remember one guy is selling it here. I made one myself and it proved to be useful even during touring trip.

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If you have tried a blade, it will be more fun than a busa in all aspect.

 

Don't go for lowering kit, you are only affecting the geometry. Beside looking at the seat height, the seat width also does play a part as well. A smaller width seat will give you more footing on the ground. Go try sit on a blade and decide again.

 

Yes it is hard to clean and lube the chain on a busa. It is heavy and hard to even tilt it up to lube the chain. The best solution is to use a car jack. Or you can buy those portable jack to jack up the bike. I remember one guy is selling it here. I made one myself and it proof to be useful even during touring trip.

 

Hi Pro,

 

Any idea a person with height of 160cm will struggle on a blade for daily ride? eg, adjust parking position or stop go traffic?

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Hi Pro,

 

Any idea a person with height of 160cm will struggle on a blade for daily ride? eg, adjust parking position or stop go traffic?

 

Paisay, me no pro. Just giving suggestion.

 

You really need to sit on the bike to know. The minimal is to be able to tiptoe. And to adjust during parking, best way is actually to get down and push.

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Hi Pro,

 

Any idea a person with height of 160cm will struggle on a blade for daily ride? eg, adjust parking position or stop go traffic?

 

Try this website. http://cycle-ergo.com

 

Put in your measurements and see your fit. Only problem this website has is a belly indicator. How big or small yours is also affects your posture. Most important thing to take note is accurate input of your inseam. Everybody's is different. This site is just a gauge and you should try the bike on for real as well.

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