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Old 7th May 2012, 11:16   #61
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I am moving on to the Suzuki Hayabusa in 2012 Black livery. Something different from my usual attraction to practical motorcycles like the MT-01 and the Ninja 650R.

Another Hayabusa on the Indian roads! Would be great to get your personal comparison between the MT-01 and Busa. Did you consider the Intruder, I mean have you ever considered power cruisers? Keep us posted bro!
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Hello Bash! I have owned a Busa before when I was in the US and although I have not ridden the new generation busa for more than a handful of Km, I know what the bike is capable of and I cannot wait to get those miles ticking away.

I was never a big fan of the intruder...more show than go and not a huge lot of fun in tight corners. The MT sounded better and cornered better and IMO looked so far out there in terms of design that it was worth hanging on to. Nobody will ever make a bike like the MT01 again which makes me sad. I personally don't care too much for the Busa...for me it is a tool.

The MT01 was a big lump of artwork that anyone could ride...the fit, finish and materials used in the MT have to be seen to be believed!
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Have you ridden the Suzuki B-King. If yes, how would you compare the MT-01 with it? I owned a B-king in New Zealand and just loved that machine. Did 30000 kms on it. Makes me wonder why its production stopped.
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Have been following your exploits here and on the other bhp forum and have to say they are nothing short of amazing. Your unique ownership experience with the bikes you own is quite a contrast to a lot of us including me. Its sad to see Thor go. I thought this one would be for the keeps since they don't make like them anymore.

Anyway, hope we get to see a similar yet different experience with Busa. All the best with the new innings. Ride safe!
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Just for clarity, the Big MT will run on regular motor spirit available in India (88 RON) and does not require 91.
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Hey man, i think i have spotted you may times in chennai. i guess you used to ride in vepery area ?
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Yes the MT will run on any clean gasoline you can find.

No I dont ride in Chennai too often but there are a few MTs over there...
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I am moving on to the Suzuki Hayabusa in 2012 Black livery.
As you are in the search for a nice exhaust system for your new busa, do take a look at this. Sounds way better than the usual Akra's, Yoshi's and TwoBro's. If you can listen to it in person, then i'm sure you'll be sold for it
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Adi - I saw the M4s and I love the look of the retro ones. Any idea where these can be hand in India? Ideally I'd like to hear them before I buy them...
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Adi - I saw the M4s and I love the look of the retro ones. Any idea where these can be hand in India? Ideally I'd like to hear them before I buy them...
Guru, AFAIK, the M4 is not available in India. Sachin Rao, the guy who has it on his 250R sourced it from the USA. I don't know anyone else who has it on an inline four though.
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Just curious..

I was going through the Yamaha India site and noticed that the MT01 was missing from the lineup. Have they discontinued it?
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Yes that is right, Yamaha has stopped the sale of MT-01 which I confirmed yesterday from the dealer in Delhi.
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Yes the MT-01 has been discontinued worldwide. Some dealers may still have stock of bikes but I believe these are all rumors unless they are importing excess stock from other country quotas.

Very rare, unique and niche bike which was always mistaken to be the replacement for the first generation V-Max...which it simply was not. I am glad I got to experience the MT over all these Km and I doubt I would have done this kind of mileage on any other bike in India.

Almost seemed to be "Built For India" with the quality of the parts, fit, finish and attention to detail. I don't think there will be anything quite like it ever again...
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