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Posted: 12/31/2005 11:38:17 AM EDT
I want to buy a new sportbike, I've been craving a new one, I've had a ninja 250 for about a year, awesome little bike, and fast as hell for what it is.

I'm looking to get a CBR1000RR, but I want to hear opinions from anyone here who has a 1000cc sportbike, pros and cons.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 11:53:25 AM EDT
The CBR 1000RR is the way to go. I plan on getting that exact bike before summer this year.

I based my choice off of its handleing charachteristics, power, Honda's reputation for durability, reliability, etc. Of all the liter bikes, the Honda, while not the fastest, or the most nimble, has always been described as "the gentleman of the group" when being tested against other bikes. This is the same praise that the CBR 600RR gets as well.

The truth is that Honda makes very forgiving, yet powerful bikes that are easy on the rider, yet maintain the styling, power, and controlability of most of the other bikes in their class. They may not always be at the top, but they are never at the bottom.

Thats my take on it.

Chris
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 11:57:00 AM EDT
Compared to the GSXR1000, the R1 and the ZX10 the CBR1000RR is a sport touring bike.
A fast sport touring bike to be sure.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:07:44 PM EDT
I think if I was in the market for a "superbike" I'd maybe take a look at the GSXR750. Very light, plenty fast, and basically a 600 with more power...

From what I've heard the Honda is the most civilized of the 1000s...Too bad Honda can't seem to get it going in AMA Superbike...
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:08:58 PM EDT
If I was in the market for an easy way to kill myself, a YZF-R1 would be at the top of my list.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:20:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zakk_Wylde_470:
If I was in the market for an easy way to kill myself, a YZF-R1 would be at the top of my list.



The bike wouldn't kill you, your lack of skill and/or control would kill you...
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:21:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By squeezecockerp7m8:

Originally Posted By Zakk_Wylde_470:
If I was in the market for an easy way to kill myself, a YZF-R1 would be at the top of my list.



The bike wouldn't kill you, your lack of skill and/or control would kill you...



That's why I don't own a motorcycle
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:23:33 PM EDT
I plan to weld wings on my Hayabusa so I can fly home.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:25:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 12:26:35 PM EDT by shootemup]
GSXR1000

It's no fluke it has won the AMA superbike championship, what, 5 or 6 times with Mladin. Also won last years World Superbike Championship with Corser on board.

This is coming from a devoted Honda owner

All these new 1000's are within 10lbs of any 600 with probably 60bhp more
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:28:39 PM EDT
Have you seen the new R6? 17,500 red line, 140 crank hp. Wow.
I'm a big Yamaha fan, but really, they are so far beyond what you will ever use on the street, what diff. does it make?
Just get the one you like and be happy.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:32:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Zakk_Wylde_470:

Originally Posted By squeezecockerp7m8:

Originally Posted By Zakk_Wylde_470:
If I was in the market for an easy way to kill myself, a YZF-R1 would be at the top of my list.



The bike wouldn't kill you, your lack of skill and/or control would kill you...



That's why I don't own a motorcycle



IMHO, sometimes I think hp can help, as well as hurt. In some situations, extra power can get away from silly cagers, where a slower bike wouldn't give you that option. I personally like a bike with great top gear acceleration, in case somebody fucks with me on the freeway...
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:34:17 PM EDT
You're going to go from a Ninja 250 to a CBR1000RR?

Send me your personal information so I can take out a life insurance policy on you.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:35:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By postpostban:
Have you seen the new R6? 17,500 red line, 140 crank hp. Wow.
I'm a big Yamaha fan, but really, they are so far beyond what you will ever use on the street, what diff. does it make?
Just get the one you like and be happy.



That new R6 seems awesome. The only contention I might have with your opinion is even though all sportbikes are fast beyond what can be used on the street, not all of them have great streetability, ie torque for the city and real world. It takes massive revs on a 600 to get to the good stuff...
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:37:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:38:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2005 12:38:52 PM EDT by KA3B]

Originally Posted By squeezecockerp7m8:
That new R6 seems awesome. The only contention I might have with your opinion is even though all sportbikes are fast beyond what can be used on the street, not all of them have great streetability, ie torque for the city and real world. It takes massive revs on a 600 to get to the good stuff...




He's been riding a 250 Ninja for a year, I think he knows all about having to wind up an engine to get to the powerband!!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:40:19 PM EDT
little bit at a time
try a 600 class sportbike,not one of the new hyper models either
yzf600r,sv650,fz6,your going from 25hp to about 150hp bike jump and mistakes will kill you
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:41:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KA3B:

Originally Posted By squeezecockerp7m8:
That new R6 seems awesome. The only contention I might have with your opinion is even though all sportbikes are fast beyond what can be used on the street, not all of them have great streetability, ie torque for the city and real world. It takes massive revs on a 600 to get to the good stuff...




He's been riding a 250 Ninja for a year, I think he knows all about having to wind up an engine to get to the powerband!!



I'm a 50cc fan, so go figure about me lol...
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 12:42:02 PM EDT
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