Since Volfy is a local here, I'll offer a test ride on my GSXR1000. It will create new problems.I wouldn't get a Busa just because of the people that ride them. In Florida it's usually Hispanics that ride them, and they put a giant swingarm and chrome on it. Some of them look like they're in gangs. Most of the ZX14R guys seem pretty normal, just rich older guys. Imo Volfy reading your posts you should get a superbike. Dont waste your time with a Gixxus if you have the N1K.
LOL... that's all I need. More incentive to spend money swapping yet another bike. You're not helping there, bud.Since Volfy is a local here, I'll offer a test ride on my GSXR1000. It will create new problems.
Get the Tuono. 2017 looks the best.The price jump is substantial for sure, but not at all unreasonable compared to the H2 series. The H2 SX base model (now discontinued) MSRP'ed for about that much, IIRC. The up-spec'ed SE $22k+. Even the de-contented Z H2 is no less expensive. I think it's more a testament to how much of a screaming bargain the ZX14R currently is. I've seen them advertised for less than $13k brand new. The R&D cost for the last Busa has been amortized over 15yrs now... 22 if you count the 1st gen. Not surprising they can both sell these old dogs for cheap.
Updates like what the Busa got are very substantial. I don't doubt Suzi will sell a boat load of them to fans that have been screaming for an update for eons. Not for me though. All I would use it for is as a sport tourer. No doubt it'll do a fine job at that, but that's like showing up at a 300yd PRS match with a .408 CheyTac.
GSX-S1000F is much more my speed. I would expect the line to get similar treatment - IMU, TBW, CC, electronic suite (forgot what Suzi calls it), TFT dash, lighting and a major restyle. The looks and the suspension are two biggest complaints I read about. I actually don't mind the styling on the F, but I do hope they address the suspension. That to me is the most important bit. My guess is Suzi will hold the line on pricing. Ninja 1000SX only went up $200. This is a lot more competitive segment than halo bikes like the Busa. I might end up scooping up an old one on clearance, same as how I bought the '18 N1k for cheap after 2020 came out.
LOL... that's all I need. More incentive to spend money swapping yet another bike. You're not helping there, bud.
Kidding aside, I would love to see it in person, though. That is some cool mod work you've done.
If ape would revise a Futura with that glorious narrow angle V4, I'd jump on that in a New York minute. As is though, neither Tuono or RSV4 is practical enough to be an everyday bike for me. I gave up on a beautiful RSV1000R Factory Red Lion because it just wan't a bike I could ride day in day out. Not any more anyway.Get the Tuono. 2017 looks the best.
One thing I've noticed, is out of all the squid videos I've seen, probably at least half of them are either in Texas or Florida. Join us, Volfy...get a liter bike or a Busa/ZX14R.