[ Hayabusas are great in a straight line, but they suck in the twisties. My '98 ZX-11 at up a Hayabusa on the track. As did a VFR. And both bikes were "supposed" to be much slower. Not that day.
That Hayabusa was a pig in the turns. I'll run any Hayabusa with my new GT, as long as there are curves involved.
Joe you passed a Busa once and that makes it a pig? I would bet it was a differance in riders. Busa rider may have just bought the bike and was learning how to ride it.
NEWS FLASH R1200GS is worlds best handling motorcycle. I have been going to Deals Gap for years and have passed GSXR's, R1's, ZX10's,etc, many times so that must mean that the GS is superior, huh.
Several magazines compared K1200s, (not the GT) to the Busa and the Busa still was picked ahead of K1200s in handling. Oh wait I remember reading in the FJR vs GT thread that the motorcycle rags are a bunch of idiots because they didn't like, or pick the right bike as a winner. Everybody knows that a bunch of people on a BMW forum that have probably never even rode a FJR or Busa will give you straight answer as to which bike is the best.
I owned a K1200s for awhile and the GS works better in the tight stuff(deals gap stuff) but the Ks works better in the sweepers and more open stuff. The GS works great in the sweepers but will lose ground on the straightaways. All that means is you bought a bike with more horsepower. A good rider will still outrun a rider of lesser skill who has more horsepower, unless the road has a lot of long straightaways.
Joe I go on record and say that a well ridden Busa on the Skyway(your favorite road) will suck the headlights out of your GT. Remember the Busa weighs less and has 30 MORE horsepower than your GT. Hope the guys on the Busa site don't get wind of this or CCR might be overrun with Suzuki's
looking for some butt to kick.