First Bike Hayabusa
May 31, 2008 at 3:43 pm #1447AngocoParticipant
Oh yes, I said it.
First time ever on two wheels motorized was on my 2006 Hayabusa. I remember learning how to get into 2nd gear my first day riding and even almost dropping the bike when I clutched in panic during a practice turn. Ate lunch, and 500 some miles later down I5 from Oregon to California I was already doing 185mph with State Troopers behind me. Fortunately, I was let go and stayed the night at a hotel while the snow cleared from Siskiyou Summit.
That was a pleasant memory.
Since then I’ve taken the MSF and yes I do have my M1. I must say, having learned from the opposite end of the spectrum I would recommend that most all new riders should start on something at or below 600cc’s and if possible I think it would be best to stay away from sport tuned bikes as a beginner.
If you must be stupid awesome like myself. Get a Hayabusa cause everyone knows they look better then a damn ZX14. Be prepared and if you don’t die in your first year you have joined the ranks of crazy awesome.
My only experience with any other bike is a ninja 250 from MSF. My instructors saw my application with first time rider, less then 3 months riding, hayabusa… and immediately offered my the only 250 they had.
The bike was so much fun. Light and nimble. They told me I was a late braker… not that it was bad… it was just my technique I guess lol. See! I’m crazy.
Well, almost two years later now and I’m looking to get a fun track bike since my Hayabusa with straight pipes won’t meet noise limits for track. I heard at MSF that some 250 riders who are skilled can beat a squid on a new 600… this is something I must achieve.
I will be purchasing a 2008 Ninja 250r and install a Yosh slipon.May 31, 2008 at 10:25 pm #6859megaspazParticipant
Welcome… and yes a hayabusa as a first bike is crazy… glad to see it didn’t get the best of you. (-:
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…June 4, 2008 at 11:19 pm #7008DarkRyderParticipant
Busa for a first bike.. yes u r crazy..lol.. glad to hear u survived.. enjoy riding that 250.. u should live longer.. : )June 13, 2008 at 6:36 am #7299uncle_bernieParticipant
I just came up with that little pun. A Hayabusa s a ballsy move for a first bike. And by ballsy I mean that your balls are likely to be left on the pavement…glad yours weren’t…
~He who laughs last didn’t get the joke…
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