Dude, I like your other bikes, and try not to take any offense to this cause I am nobody, but that busa you posted might possibly be the most unattractive bike I have seen on this forum. There is no amount of power (50% of which is virtually unuseable anyway) that would ever make me get on that thing. Just my opinon, but that thing has zero cache. Judging by your good taste in other bikes I am shocked you would even own one of those. But if you love it, good for you.
No argument from me about the appearance. My SS is infinitely more elegant, but I did not buy the busa for its looks. Although I have to say the muscular lump of a bike is growing on me.
Where I disagree totally is the power being unusable (although I would have agreed with you before I'd ridden one). I will never take this thing to the limit unless I get into drag racing (and you'd be surprised how many busa owners do drag them), but all that power still makes it a blast to ride, and the difference is glaringly apparent if I ride the busa then jump on the SS.
I know it sounds counterintuitive, but having all that power and torque on tap makes the busa SO much more forgiving and easy to ride. I can cruise around town at 2000rpm in top (around 45mph), pull on to the freeway and accelerate to 70 in no time flat without dropping a single cog.
If I still lived in England or Maine or Vermont I doubt I'd want any other bike than the SS, but I don't. There are very few roads in north Texas where I can use all that handling because the road surfaces here are crap, particularly in the bends. Again, it may seem odd, but the busa handles better on these roads because the MUCH lower height and extra weight makes it feel more solid on uneven pavement. For the same reasons it is far less affected by the strong Texas cross winds (the SS feels like a kite sometimes).
No way I'da bought a busa if I hadn't been talked into test riding one by the dealer. Certainly its looks weren't the deciding factor. But its smooth, apparently infinite power combined with its comfortable riding position, light clutch, smooth gearbox, and quiet, growling exhaust note make it a pure joy to ride.
In short, we will have to just disagree. Bikes are like religion...no amount of persuasion will be affective in convincing a true believer he is wrong.