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The tester for Ride, killed the bike, basically said it was good for nothing but speed and that it cannot match the power of the Busa... You guys should read this article.

Now Cycle Canada said although the speed is close to the Busa, it does lack a bit down low. They said if you wanted a machine that is fast and handles, buy the 12 and if you want something for pure power and speed, buy the Busa.

I wonder if the power down low on the Busa makes a rider feel that it is more powerful and faster?

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I'd rather have my power in the upper RPM. Whose ever heard of Ride magazine? I haven't. Is it a Canadian publication? Every test I've read has praised the latest version of our favorite bike.

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I used to get Ride magazine every month but after reading that article I might reconcider. The dough head sais he liked the VFR better and felt he could get somewhere faster on that bike.
YAH...OK ROOKIE!! Learn how to ride a bike first, then do your little comparison, and for god sake....don't write and more articles...leave it to the proffesional journalists etc..

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I've often wondered since putting a 190 on rear what the U,S rag's would have said about the mighty 12 with a 190 on it.

Why don't Kawi put 190 on from factory? I just don't understand.

If Jessie Jame's had a ZX12R I'd ride with him.

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Bonk those mags rags. They are all the same, Gun Mags, Tool Mags, Car Mags... bunch of idiots trying to act like movie critics (which I think is the most bogus (sorry Dave) job on the planet)

We all know what the 12 is and don't need any patting on the back by some worthless bias rag writer. Fact is... I like them bad mouthing the 12.... that will give the 'busa boys a little problem to figure out .... WHY they just got their ass handed to them! <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol"> By no less an inferior bike (dream on).... drivin' by one of us.

Besides, I like ridin' an Ninja, it has a history behind it.



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mono12r - This is the first time I have ever read anything like it in Ride. I usually like the magazine but now it has just pissed me off. I won't buy their rag again! How unprofessional can you get?

RIDE is a UK magazine, usually very good....

If anyone here has read a Cycle Canada mag, you can be sure that it is a well written magazine, much better than cycle world and the others like it.

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FUCK thos bunch o assholz!!!!!

i ride my 12 and kik Busa ass all day long and a frikin rag want to dispute reality!!!!

PHUKEM!!!

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BAM!

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I HATE SUZUKIS!!!

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AARRRGGGHHH. The 12 can't match the power of the Busa huh???

Have those Ride mag idiots submit any test where a stock 02 Busa beat a stock 02 ZX12. It ain't happening.

Now do they still want to talk about power?

Ricky Gadson put a stock 12 through the lights at 9.55.

Can any Busa claim that. Hell no!

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Like I said several times before, I only get the mags so I can see what new bikes and after market parts are coming out and prices. Plus, they make great shit kits while traveling.

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Too bad they don't have email. As far out of it as they are, they probably haven't heard of the internet yet.

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The internet is "TOO FAST" for them. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin"> <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/roll.gif ALT=":rollin">

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I want Gadson's job...I ran a 9.27 on my stock bike...
well, almost stock....ok, so not quite stock..hehehe,
but no motor work.

I hate busas, and my full time job is to whip their
ass....

Hey JadeGreen...you out there??? Let's go kick some
busas...!!!


Hey Tony...we'll forgive once...lol

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Guys,

I have the article by Ride.

There were two testers...the one who wrote the article questioned the relevance of the bike. He was a middle aged man who though the vfr was better and could not understand the point of having such a missile!

The second tester literally took the piss out of the author calling him an old fuddy dudduy. He loved it and said so, totally disagreeing with the author.... so don't take this to heart as he does have a point...is a 12 really necessary?

To a middle aged fart....no. To someone with blood flowing through their veins...oh yes!

Bike magazine just did a 5 way test ...zx12, busa, xx, zzr12 and fjr1300. 5 testers - 4 went for 12R and one for xx (!). The 12 won....for all out speed, acceleration and handling. They said the busa "badly needed an update" and it came last in at least one riders eyes!

FK

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Good one Namechanger!!! <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/laugh.gif ALT=":lol">

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Good summary fearsome.....

IF YOUR NOT A BAM.........
THEN WHAT ELSE IS THERE????????</p>
 
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BIKE MAGAZINE - 5 WAY TEST - 12 v XX v Busa v ZZR12 v FJR13

This about sums up what "Bike " had to say about the 12.

"In all my years with Bike, testing virtually every bike launched on the 2.5 mile runway at Bruntingthorpe's proving grounds, never have I been so utterly overwhelmed with the power of a bike as i was when testing the ZX12R. The hayabusa is capable at the top end and the Gixxer 1000 is no slouch in the acceleration department but with the ZX12R you have it all."

Nuff said really.

It won the test needless to say for power, good looks, handling and ability.

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Thats good to hear, even though we all know it.

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THEN WHAT ELSE IS THERE????????</p>
 
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