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-press release-


October 27, 2007
Maxton, NC-October 21, 2007–The 2008 Suzuki ripped across the one mile concrete runway at an incredible 202.57591mph becoming the first and only official Generation-II Hayabusa to venture into 200mph territory. On Sunday, October 21st, at the final day of the final ECTA land speed meet of the 2007 season, the Brock Davidson prepared Dragbike.com project Hayabusa was cleared for competition as rider, Lee Shierts, left the starting line on the course known as the "Monster Mile". Seconds later the bike was screaming down the runway on its way to making history. Then ECTA president, Joe Timney, who personally oversaw the computerized timing of the run, came across the radio to announce the happening. Brock also took his turn as rider and got in on the action with a solid back-up pass of 201.31526mph, showing that Lee's 202mph run was not a stroke of luck. Brock later commented that, "No matter what anyone tells you, 200mph is damn fast on a motorcycle!"

"Of course, we are very pleased to be the first 08 Busa to go over 200mph, but to be honest the bike has a lot more left in it. With more time and tuning, I feel like it will go even faster" said owner and tuner, Brock Davidson. "We only had a few days to prepare the bike, and its performance is proof that the new Hayabusa is an incredible motorcycle right out of the crate."

In order to prepare the bike for the ECTA sanctioned event, Brock completed minor modifications to comply with the ECTA safety requirements such as an Ohlins steering damper and a Tiger Racing metal chain guard. Then he also added his own Brock's Performance Alien Head exhaust system for maximum power. The bike was also set-up with a Dynojet Power Commander III USB with his "Maxton Mapping" to handle the fueling. Dave Owen also installed an Innovate LM-1 basic and a LMA-3 data acquisition system to aid with track-side tuning.

Then Brock fitted the bike with his own "Ultra clutch" modification kit and a front and rear suspension lowering package. World Wide Bearings provided ceramic bearings and Richie's Tires was the supplier for the high-speed rated Michelin Pilot Power Race tires. The bike was also outfitted with Vortex aluminum sprockets (stock gearing) as well as Spiegler brake lines. The team also used Chicken Hawk tire warmers and a special "Brock modified" Regina 530 chain. The engine was lubricated with Alisyn engine oil and VP-MR9 fuel was used through out the event. Internally the engine was 100% stock and everything used on the bike is available right off the BrocksPerformance.com website which makes 200mph a reality for anyone with enough guts and talent to ride it.
 

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And there is still all the Hayabusa haters out there. This bike is the real deal. Too bad all the ballers choose it as the "bling bike" of choice.
I take pride in the fact that I have not put any show or chrome parts on my busa at all. Every upgrade is to make it faster and then slower. The bike may not be the best looking bike, but it is 100% performance first.
 

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I plan on purchasing a busa in the near future, and I have no plans for an extended swing arm or anything chrome. I'm ripping all the japanese writing off it and riding the Sh!t out of it.
 

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And there is still all the Hayabusa haters out there. This bike is the real deal.
I don't really see the point of the Hayabusa. It might have an insane top speed and a ridiculous amount of power, but whats the point if it can't handle well? Motorcycle are about maneuvering and agility. Straight lines are boring. I don't really hate on the Hayabusa, I just down see the point of riding/owning one.
 

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I don't really see the point of the Hayabusa. It might have an insane top speed and a ridiculous amount of power, but whats the point if it can't handle well? Motorcycle are about maneuvering and agility. Straight lines are boring.
Some people would say that there's no point in owning a Ninja 250 either because they'll classify it as a beginners bike. Any educated rider knows that most riders can't even bring a 250 to it's potential and that it is a great all around bike.
I think the busa is a great bike for seasoned riders who want something between a corner carver and a sport touring, but don't want something that looks like a Honda Interceptor.
 

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Nothing like going straight and braking. :rolleyes
 

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I don't really see the point of the Hayabusa. It might have an insane top speed and a ridiculous amount of power, but whats the point if it can't handle well? Motorcycle are about maneuvering and agility. Straight lines are boring. I don't really hate on the Hayabusa, I just down see the point of riding/owning one.
Have you tried riding a busa? I don't own one and I never have, I used to be a big busa skeptic. But I tried riding my friends busa and I understood why it is so popular. Not only it's very powerful, it handles well, comfortable and, shall we say, rider friendly. It is really a great bike with a bad rep.
 

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I don't really see the point of the Hayabusa. It might have an insane top speed and a ridiculous amount of power, but whats the point if it can't handle well? Motorcycle are about maneuvering and agility. Straight lines are boring. I don't really hate on the Hayabusa, I just down see the point of riding/owning one.
You obviously have never seen an experienced rider on one. :laughing

That bike can be a tame pussy cat or a monster beast, it all depends on your right hand. The bike does everything well... You may not be able to flip it back and forth like a liter bike, but you can ride the thing all day through the twisties and come back for more. Love it or hate it, the bike is truely a wonder of engineering. :thumbsup
 

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I don't really see the point of the Hayabusa. It might have an insane top speed and a ridiculous amount of power, but whats the point if it can't handle well? Motorcycle are about maneuvering and agility. Straight lines are boring. I don't really hate on the Hayabusa, I just down see the point of riding/owning one.
and other people may say they dont see what fun turning is...they need to feel that power rush. i personally like to explore every aspect of my bike...so i do enjoy turning just as much as straight lining. but i just dont see what isnt fun about blasting a bike from 0 to 140+ in 9 seconds. the busa is one of the most popular bikes out there...i dont think its popular because it sucks.

to each his own and i wish more people would respect that. ive been into the whole turning thing with cars. it does NOTHING for me. i need to feel power. thats just how "i" am...but id be the LAST person to bash road racing cars.
 

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I don't really see the point of the Hayabusa. It might have an insane top speed and a ridiculous amount of power, but whats the point if it can't handle well? Motorcycle are about maneuvering and agility. Straight lines are boring. I don't really hate on the Hayabusa, I just down see the point of riding/owning one.
Yep they cant handle well.:lmao: Ya better tell Rad Graves that. He raced them in the old AMA FX.:jester
 

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The reason why the Busa has a bad rep, isn't because of the ballers, isn't because it's fast, isn't because of handling, isn't because of comfort....the reason for the bad rep....it's plain old fashion UGLY! "She fell out of the Ugly Tree and hit every branch on the way down!" Christsakes have you seen the all white one?? Freaking why not call it the Moby Dick:jester



PS Bonus points for anyone who can name the movie the line in quotes came from.
 

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I've come to appreciate the 'Busa for what it is, rather than judging it as a pure sportbike a la the R1, Giggy thou, etc. It's cool in the same way an old school muscle car is cool. Muscle cars by definition aren't the best handlers, if they were they would be a sportscar. Thats why you can't really judge a Camaro or GTO by the same standard as a Cayman or M3.

Not all motorcycles are about sporbike-esque "maneuvering and agility." Sport-tourers, touring bikes and cruisers are cool in their own right even if they aren't as agile as a 600/1000 sportbike.

As a muscle bike, its pretty cool, especially when outfitted in the insanely excessive way that black954's is, with turbo and other go-stupid-fast goodies.

the 'Busa is still pretty ugly though. :D

one further thought: If handling, maneuverability and agility are the standard for motorcycles and top speed is irrelevant/boring, then Supermotos are the bike you should have. WAY more maneuverable and agile than any sportbike.
 

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Not my cup 'o tea, just wanted to flame on the straight liners :biggrin:
 

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Busa! :rockin
 

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Freaking why not call it the Moby Dick:jester
thats what i call the newest ZX bikes.

but i agree...ive never thought the busa was attravctive but when done right i like it. my friend has probably one of the nicest busa's ive ever seen. very simple but CLEANly done. 360hp to the wheel doesnt hurt its looks either :1pimp
 

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"She fell out of the Ugly Tree and hit every branch on the way down!"


PS Bonus points for anyone who can name the movie the line in quotes came from.

Saving Private Ryan
 

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I've come to appreciate the 'Busa for what it is, rather than judging it as a pure sportbike a la the R1, Giggy thou, etc. It's cool in the same way an old school muscle car is cool. Muscle cars by definition aren't the best handlers, if they were they would be a sportscar. Thats why you can't really judge a Camaro or GTO by the same standard as a Cayman or M3.
perfect example. i fully agree.




Stoplight Warriors Unite!

Not my cup 'o tea, just wanted to flame on the straight liners :biggrin:
dont hate because your bike is no fun in a straight line. i used to love pickin off 600's in my 99ss ;)
 

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I compare the Busa to an ugly fat chick that can suck a mean dick. No thanks. I'll take a hot chick that will scrape my cock with her teeth any day. R1 FTW!

BTW, WTF does FTW mean???????
 

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My next bike will be a Busa or a Ducati. True story.
 
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