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    Is this your blog? It looks clean and nice.

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    Too hard to get a proper handle on how it looks from the pics. I'm a bit of a Busa fan I suppose, and I've chuckled every time the rumour of a Gen3 has popped up. Would have to see it in the flesh.

    I was hoping the Katana revamp from a year or two ago would look better in the flesh, but nope that was rather hideous to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    Yeah I've seen that, but I'm one of them funny fellas that wants to see the real thing up close
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    Sorry was only putting that up as it appeared on my YT suggestions, but I see the timing makes it look like a response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    Sorry was only putting that up as it appeared on my YT suggestions, but I see the timing makes it look like a response.
    No need to apologise OAB, for I wasn't in the least offended
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    Hope I didn't offend you by inferring you were offended by my use of the word 'sorry', certainly meant no offense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by onearmedbandit View Post
    Hope I didn't offend you by inferring you were offended by my use of the word 'sorry', certainly meant no offense.
    My tendency to being offended is transient in the extreme

    The endless teasing about Busa Gen3 was having an eminently soporific effect on many true Busa fans.

    Now that Suzuki has announced a launch date, fair to say I'm slowly coming out of my slumber
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    I dare say I'm kinda getting a touch excited...

    I loved my Gen2 Bus - but there were certain things that all the cool kids had that it was lacking and she was getting a bit long in the tooth.

    I could be tempted...
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    I dunno, if I was in the market for a Busa again (last I owned one was nigh 20 years ago) I'd be hoping for less incremental improvements and more kicking-it-out-of-the-park design radicalism. But hey, that's academic for me these days, and I'm sure there'll be buyers. Not too thrilled with the exhaust tho'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RDJ View Post
    more kicking-it-out-of-the-park design radicalism.
    So like Flamethrowers as a standard option?
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    The Motorcyclenews video on Youtube, which I watched last night, spends some 20+ minutes going through the new bike. It's well worth a watch.

    I rather like the look of it and the fact that they've stayed true to the look and ethos (It's still long and low for example) of the previous versions. The fact that the engine is an updated version of the previous seems to be getting people's attention but personally I'm not that surprised to see this happen. It still make 185+Bhp at any rate and the additional electronics will make it as fast if not faster in real life anyway.

    It'll be interesting to see what it's priced at when we see it here in NZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Boy View Post
    The Motorcyclenews video on Youtube, which I watched last night, spends some 20+ minutes going through the new bike. It's well worth a watch.

    I rather like the look of it and the fact that they've stayed true to the look and ethos (It's still long and low for example) of the previous versions. The fact that the engine is an updated version of the previous seems to be getting people's attention but personally I'm not that surprised to see this happen. It still make 185+Bhp at any rate and the additional electronics will make it as fast if not faster in real life anyway.

    It'll be interesting to see what it's priced at when we see it here in NZ.
    I'm told it will be somewhere north of 28k but under 30k, my Suzuki shop tells me . They don't have much information either.

    Should be here in the first quarter of this year. Bit underwhelmed personally. I like the purity of the original design and expected something with more jumbo. The extra modes and less power and torque leave me cold. It's the Hayabusa in ' light alcohol ' mode. Disappointed.

    I'll hang onto my Gen 2. Still get's along Ok.

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