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Tweefo (June 02, 2012, 12:47:43 PM):
What is a 'busa? I do not like bikes but I suppose they make economic sense.
Mefiante (June 02, 2012, 13:00:08 PM):
Click on Rigil Kent’s “falcon” link to find out.

Faerie (June 04, 2012, 08:01:16 AM):
I ride (or rather used to) a Zook GSR600, lowered to accommodate my short stature. Neither the S/O nor I ride anymore, we freak each other out with worry when we do, so we basically parked the bikes.

We're thinking of selling the bike though, if anyone's interested, drop me a pm.
Rigil Kent (June 04, 2012, 09:18:07 AM):
I do not like bikes but I suppose they make economic sense.

Not to mention some dubious advantages when you're running late. :o

BoogieMonster (June 04, 2012, 14:23:20 PM):
What is a 'busa?

As the link and video shows, it's what you drive when you think standard-issue widow makers are getting a tad boring. However I just like it because my frame sits much more comfortably in it than most other bikes.

I do not like bikes but I suppose they make economic sense.

Don't let people tell you lies. Small bikes like 125's and 250 scooters are frugal, but sport bikes can be thirsty. For instance the Suzuki Hayabusa I mentioned has a 'wikipedia' usage of:

32 mpg-US (7.4 L/100 km)

Doesn't say city or highway, but it doesn't matter... Since that is about 1400cc, lets compare to a car: Suzuki swift 1.4:

Fuel per 100km - average 5.5 Litres
Fuel per 100km - extra-urban 4.7 Litres
Fuel per 100km - urban 7.0 Litres

I think some bikers may have it in their heads they're biking to "save money". I suspect most do it because it's fun, and that's fine by me. However facts are facts, the average sports bike might consume less than a light car, but not by as much as people go bragging about. (It is a crapload faster though)


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