Westfield Megabusa Build Diary

18 Oct 2007
Ordering The Kit...

After the visit to the factory, it was time to crunch the numbers to see whether or not the 'busa was realistic instead of the 'blade. Obviously either would be great, but if the higher spec could be afforded then we would obviously be going for that...its how the car world works lol. In order to keep costs down we have decided to source our own engine, gearbox, wheels and tyres. All of these can obviously be supplied by Westfield, but they charge in the region of £7,000 for a 'busa engine and gearbox alone, as they buy a new Suzuki Hayabusa and then break the bike. Doing our research we have recently found companies that can offer virtually new Hayabusa engines for in the region of around half that. With this in mind, the 'busa kit was looking like more and more of a reality.

Insurance....

Being 25, Laurence would find a nice cheap quote, however, at 20 it was more difficult and I could not be added as a named driver. The only way I could get insured comprehensively would be to have the policy in my name, and add Laurence as a named driver on my policy. This put it up a fair bit, but its the only way, and lets be honest, its well worth it. Oh and believe me, its a lot lot lot less than what my insurance was on the Clio Trophy at 19, so I am only too happy to pay it.

Garage.........check, Insurance........check, Funds...........check

"Hello? Westfield? 1 Megabusa Please!!!"

We decided what options to go for and then called westfield to order the kit on the 18/10/07.

We decided to go for: Westfield Megabusa, Lime Green paint, AP Racing 4-pot front brakes, Quaiffe Limited-slip Differencial, wider front track, long range fuel tank, black front cycle wings, detachable rear arches, and a set of chassis stands...very necessary for the build. Deposit taken, and a collection date given of 5th-7th December 2007. The wait begins...

Matt


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