I'd be willing to bet that while the 'busa will take it in a straight-line run, you can't slam it into the corners like the RC51...
You are totally correct.
The 'Busa was designed to be a cruise missile, so it prefers sweeping curves and open roads.
Don't me wrong, it's grandson was a GSXR-750, and it does handle pretty good when setup. It's not gravel truck by any comparison.
But trying to muscle a 530 Lb. bike with a 58" wheelbase around really tight corners is a bit of a workout.
You definitely have to use body-english to transition that much mass from side to side.
It has a long reach to the bars and I find it uncomfortable on long hauls. But for a 1300cc engine, it gets around 41 MPG at 80 MPH.
About 153 miles per tank at 90 MPH.
However...I prefer to ride my RC51. The seating position and bar placement coupled with the mid-range and shorter wheelbase make for far more fun.
Everybody I've let ride it, loves it.
I'm almost finished with work on the Honda and will be riding it again after several months of downtime.
Here in FL you can ride all year, and I can't wait to fire my baby up and take her for a spin.
Then the 'Busa goes back into hibernation.