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Old 2nd August 2021, 07:51   #106
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A thought and question for those who would like to keep both in their garage. When the generation 3 is so much better, almost in all aspects but still retains the original flavour, when it’s time to pick up the keys, would you still reach for the generation 2? And if so, how would you divide the rides?


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The short answer is, there is absolutely no reason to pick the Gen 2 now that the Gen 3 is available. The Gen 3 does everything better.

When I bought my Gen 2 a decade ago, I kept my Gen 1 thinking I would take it out once a while to reminisce old school riding. I hardly did. It just felt old. And there were not alot of changes from the Gen 1 to the Gen 2. The 3 from 2 is on a different level.

Having said that, unfortunately in India, 90% of prospective buyers of the Gen 3 will not appreciate the enhancements made over the Gen 2.

The reason is two fold.

Firstly, most of them bought the Gen 2 Hayabusa because it had the biggest bragging rights. Thanks to that crappy bolly wood movie and the fact that Suzuki had the first mover advantage back in 2008 when they officially launched the Gen2. It was the coolest bike ever for everyone. So they bought it and crashed it all over the place and then sold it. ( The only other legal superbikes at that time were the R1 and the MT 01. No one knew what a MT01 was and the R1 was priced at a premium.)

Secondly, most of them were not riders but buyers. The season went, so did the flavour. Plus newer manufacturers came in and offered updated models.

Now with the Gen 3, something new and cool has again come up. Plus, it's a Hayabusa so the bragging rights still count. Also, there is effectively no competition in the hyper category anymore unless ofcourse Kawasaki plans to come out with a 1500 cc zzr. I doubt that will ever happen but that would be awesome.

So the flash boys are happy they have a new toy and Suzuki is happy they have a hit on their hands.

In another news, the Gen 3 is making around 186 hp at the wheel with just a pipe and filter change. Once the ECU gets unlocked, we looking at a smudge under 200. What an awesome time to be a Hayabusa fan.

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Old 2nd August 2021, 13:50   #107
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Having said that, my çurrent bike is devoid of any electronic aid, not even an abs system. So a simple spray of water on the road tends to make the bike skittish. There is absolutely no safety barrier other than your right wrist and your guardian angel.
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The short answer is, there is absolutely no reason to pick the Gen 2 now that the Gen 3 is available. When I bought my Gen 2 a decade ago, I kept my Gen 1 thinking I would take it out once a while to reminisce old school riding. I hardly did. It just felt old. And there were not alot of changes from the Gen 1 to the Gen 2. The 3 from 2 is on a different level.
Thank you once again Bigron! Appreciate your thoughts and experience sharing. Love gaining an education into the Busa world.

Perhaps it’s time to move on by giving your guardian angel a rest from continuous duties. Selling the generation 2 and picking up the generation 3 in the interest of safety and practicality.

I can understand the love and the fact you have modified your generation 2 to another level but I am sure you will find a buyer who will pay top dollar for your bike with the visceral experience. Reading your thoughts/feelings on the generation 3, I feel it won’t hurt so bad in some time. History would probably repeat itself as with your generation 1 and 2 experience if both would be there in your garage and I suppose it would be the same for most other owners too.

It would be great if you could list out the modifications you have done on your generation 2 for our benefit. If you have posted it elsewhere and I have missed it, apologies for asking again. Please post it again or direct me to the earlier modification post/s.

Ride safe.

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P.S. - A plan is in motion, maybe I will get to ride the generation 3 this month. Fingers crossed

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Did something crazy but quite satisfying today

A few days ago heard someone down my lane has bought the generation 3 in the matt silver/red colour. Loved the colour in the flesh, felt it would be better than the black one. Saw the bike parked in his building compound, entered the building and rang the doorbell of a flat I assumed to be the owners. Assumption was correct, luckily owner opened the door, requested him if he could start up and show me his bike. Very nice person, he immediately agreed and came out. Crazy story leading up to the viewing over, now about the bike

I had seen the generation 2 in the flesh ages ago, so my recollection may be poor. I remember it as quite a portly, rather large looking and imposing machine. The generation 3 to my eyes seemed like a skilled surgeon has gone to work to make it look much younger. She looked svelte, compact and very very sexy. Really unbelievable to see how a 266 kilogram bike manages to look like like a toned, muscled athlete rather than a sumo wrestler.

Sounding so smooth/muted on ignition, started up around 1500/1700 rpm and settled around the 1000 rpm mark, sounding so soft, gentle even, it may be said. I requested if I could get on the saddle, he readily agreed. Sitting position, seat, reach to the bars felt so comfortable, did not feel it to be in any way aggressive. Sat on it for only 30 seconds though. The analog dials looked clean, digital dash was crisp and easy to read with a lot of data on a relatively small screen but did not feel in any way cramped or difficult to read inspite of my quick look. Even a new owner would be home with the instrumentation very fast.

The owner mentioned he is finding her to be very quiet and was going to get Akrapovic cans in sometime. I think I would be happy with things as they are sound wise, maybe if the end cans would have been a shade slimmer she would look even better to my eyes.

Cost on road Mumbai is INR 19,35,000, the first lot owners got the rear seat cowl free, second batch onwards would have to additionally shell out INR 30,000 if they want one.

That’s it folks, my observation in a very short time. Hope to ride it in the near future.

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Its Gut wrenching to see a beauty go through all this pain for no sensical reason.

The hayabusa would always remain my wet dream.
But I would treat her with respect as and when I get a chance feel her.
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Well, didn't take too long for the inevitable to happen.

2021 used Busa for sale in Delhi. The first batch was launched in April and second in July. Given the lockdowns and all, I wonder how many kms did the first owner even ride? I am really puzzled, unless the bike belonged to a vlogger or influencer who is done with all the content creation.

@Cyborg - I know you were looking for one. Seems to be clean. are you interested?

2021 Suzuki Hayabusa launched at Rs. 16.40 lakh-screenshot_20210824090413_instagram.jpg

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@Cyborg - I know you were looking for one. Seems to be clean. are you interested?
Thank you no_fear for keeping my interest in mind. I have not even had a chance to ride one yet, owning one is not on the agenda at all in the foreseeable future. I am very curious about it because of its history and the positivity surrounding it. In my 35+ years of riding, ridden or tried many bikes, just never had the chance to sample this one

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Well, didn't take too long for the inevitable to happen.
Standby for - “FIRST USED 3RD GEN BUSA DELIVERY” posts on social media.

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Standby for - “FIRST USED 3RD GEN BUSA DELIVERY” posts on social media.

It is very likely. Given the immense popularity and the demand for the bike, I won't be surprised if this headline pops up.
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