Well, I’m 6 feet tall, and I find the Hayabusa very comfortable. The only thing for me is the short windscreen, but I’ll be putting a Zero Gravity touring screen on it soon. Even so, I don’t mind crouching over the tank at speed – I find it comfortable. Sitting more upright, the wind is straight on my helmet and chest, but as long as I keep the speed reasonable, the wind is smooth.
@Madjak – yeah, it’s quite a jump from the Hurricane to the Hayabusa. 85hp vs 197 hp! What I was looking for was the highway smoothness, however, and it’s all of that. If I could afford it, I would have bought a used Kawasaki Concours 14, but they are double the price, and harder to find. I’m enjoying my purchase immensely already. I’ve almost put on 1000km in less than 3 weeks.
I find the Hayabusa a very natural fit for me. It’s not such a beast, but a very smooth, nimble bike for its size. It has been a very easy transition. Of course, if you really let it go, it will bite, hard.
Does wifey find it comfortable as well? Or do you not ride two up? I’m looking to change bikes to accomodate my daughter, since she can’t ride her own yet…and I’ve always liked the ‘Busa
My wife does find the ‘Busa comfortable. It still has stock seats, and they’re pretty good. The only thing is that she has a bad hip (car accident last year; 2 surgeries….) and she needs to be helped off the bike after her hip stiffens from riding. She prefers riding her own bike!