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Posted: 12/1/2002 11:37:07 AM EDT
i have been riding for several years and would like to get a sport bike. i am 6'4"-230# and have been told i want a 900cc bike. they also seem te fie better. specs are: 900-1000cc 400lbs. $9,000 based on this i am looking for something like the CBR954RR [img]http://www.hondamotorcycles.com/assets/images/model/model_hero_shot/motorcycles/2003/small/CBR954RR_ilverBlack.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 12:24:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2002 12:27:10 PM EDT by Maroonfeather]
Depends on the type of riding you want to do. The Suzuki GSXR1000 has great handling, light weight, great power, but you're leaned over pretty far. More racer oriented, not great for long trips. The Yamaha R1 also fits that description, pretty hard core. The Kawasaki ZX9R has great power, really good in a lot of ways. It has you sitting up a little bit more, less weight on the wrists, easier on the back and neck for longer distances. The Honda has changed so much over the last 5 years, I'm not sure how it's oriented nowadays. There are also the 2 cylinder 1000cc bikes out that have become pretty popular. They are narrower than the inline 4s, and more torquey, but power-wise they are a little more comparable to the 750cc bikes (which is not shabby), that's why they are in the same race classes. Check out the latest bike mags. They've got the new models in them (a lot of new 600s) so you could probably learn a few things from them. Some of the bike websites will still have reviews posted from the last year or so. Performance-wise they are all pretty close. Go visit some shops and sit on them and see what appeals to you most. Then learn to wheelie down the highway so they rest of us can have a laugh!!! (wish I could do that!) BTW, definitely check out the 1-2 year old used bikes. Take advantage of the out-the-door depreciation.
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 12:43:09 PM EDT
I decided on a Honda Trail 90... Easy on gas ... Easy to ride ... Can follow a horse trail thru the woods.... Ted...
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 3:29:11 PM EDT
this is going to be a high powered play toy. i am kind of tall so i sit upright on most crotch rockets.
Link Posted: 12/1/2002 3:56:08 PM EDT
Not as hard core on the twisties but it gets me from point a to point b. [img]http://home.swbell.net/ntrcptr/images/xx/MyXXfrontleft2.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 5:36:54 AM EDT
It sounds like you would be a good candidate for a sport-tourer bike ala CBR1100XX BlackBird like the above or a ZX-11. Both can be picked up in creme-puff condition used for less than your budget. Big beautiful bikes that haul! With minor tuning are capable of good cornering with the pocket rockets. The other bike are realtivily cramped with the noted exception of the ZX-9R. SorryOciffer
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 6:00:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2002 6:02:55 AM EDT by Energizer]
I'll sell ya mine-- its 748cc, Kawasaki ZR7S in Candy Red. Will fit taller people since the handlebars are a little higher. Edited to add-- about 3K miles, 1st major routine service has already been done... Barely ride it. Pristine condition. Never raced. My first bike-- I ride slow.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 6:11:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 9:12:21 AM EDT
F*ck the Japs! Go for a Buell, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Triumph, or BMW. OK OK I admit it, my daily ride at the moment is a Honda CBR600, but I didn't buy it new. Also got a '73 Guzzi Eldorado.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 9:16:47 AM EDT
The machines you mention SOF1 are gonna be more than his budget, except maybe the buell (which are nice, i rode one, but not very comfy for a long ride.). SorryOciffer
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 11:02:56 AM EDT
I suggest buying an older Yamaha FZR1000. I have a '92. I'm 6ft. tall, 45 years old and have arthritis but I still love it. It has a longer wheel base than the new bikes, corners like on rails and tops out at 172mph. You sit more "in" it than "on" it. Good for tall people... Dave
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 11:22:05 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 308wood: i have been riding for several years and would like to get a sport bike. i am 6'4"-230# and have been told i want a 900cc bike. they also seem te fie better. specs are: 900-1000cc 400lbs. $9,000 based on this i am looking for something like the CBR954RR [url]http://www.hondamotorcycles.com/assets/images/model/model_hero_shot/motorcycles/2003/small/CBR954RR_ilverBlack.jpg[/url]
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Tough question to answer without more info... What kind of riding do mostly do? Commuting? Half day rides? All day rides? Track days? Any long trips? How often do you carry a passenger? I am almost exactly the same size as you and have been riding for over 25 years--mostly sportbikes--so maybe I can help.
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 12:08:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2002 12:16:46 PM EDT by shooterX308]
Let me say this: bikes in this class are a whole new breed when it comes to power delivery. Can you say "over the top?" Now that I"ve said that, I'll shut up about it. I ride an RC51, but I think the CBR954 would suit you best unless you want a dedicated racer. The other bikes you see here are great alternatives, but it's hard to go to wrong. Let me recommend a visit to [url]http://www.motorush.com[/url]; troll around the various forums and get some ideas. Good luck, and keep thy speed and thy balance, lest the ground rise from above and smite thee!
Link Posted: 12/2/2002 12:17:11 PM EDT
mostly couple hour to Half day rides. before the iddiots in the minivans get out. few if any All day rides. i don't like people around me when i ride. no long trips i have never been to the track. i NEVER carry passengers! thanks.
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 9:02:05 AM EDT
308wood: did you get my email?
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 9:26:49 AM EDT
yes i got it. thanks for taking the time to send the pic. i don't think that's the bike i want. i am looking more for a full fairing race bike.
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 9:34:08 AM EDT
Yeah-- me too! [:D]
Link Posted: 12/4/2002 9:52:10 AM EDT
Go For the Suzuki Hayabusa, Comfortable, and all the power you need.
Link Posted: 12/8/2002 4:51:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/8/2002 5:55:25 PM EDT
Check out MP Agusta's...they are more expensive, but if your spending the money you might as well get the one that you like best....and italian is the way to go.
Link Posted: 12/8/2002 6:51:30 PM EDT
Im 6'4" and the XX is very comfortable. Its also got one of the finest engines ever put in a motorcycle. Very smooth and powerful. Im sure you will be happy with any bike you choose but Hondas are far and away the most reliable bikes made today.
Link Posted: 12/8/2002 7:05:10 PM EDT
Doesnt the gixxer1000 have a faster quarter mile than the busa? Its like almost by a whole second....just under 10 seconds... I never figured out why, it must be the weight difference... anyway, ive only tried the gixxer1000 once, and talk about tooo much power. Unless you plan on tracking it or doing squiddy stunts on the freeway that puts ur ass and other people's lives on the line, don't know the logistics behind getting one. Heh, although at times wheelies, stoppies, and the burn out at the stoplight can be fun... 308, no long rides or anything? But thats the fun of it, taking it through the backroad twisties and having fun weeeee I currently dont have a 1000 cc bike, so i really can't help u much sorry to say. I own a 600 cc and its more than adequate for my needs. (although im hoping one day for a daytona 955i..drool) Gluck with finding a bike. And trust me, for just over 9,000 u WILL find dealers willing to sell a brand new 900-1000 cc bike. Just taKe ur time looking around..i've seen some major price discrepancies. And dont forget the hidden cost crap.
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