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Old 10-25-2012, 08:41 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Oh the R1 was a joy to ride,
There's just no comparison between cars and bikes, and I almost feel like my senses have been tainted. I bought a 300 RWHP MR2 Turbo after I sold my bike, and the thing was bloody fast, but it felt slow. A 2600 pound car with 300 RWHP is not slow!
Kind of like when you are spinning up the rear coming out of corners? It is a better feeling than any drug! Unless of course your tires are cold or over inflated
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:34 AM   #22 (permalink)
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It sure is nice though being able to use the power from 2000-10000. On a liter bike you would never have to change gears. On a 600 your feet would either fall asleep from the constant buzz/vibes or from shifting. Just get a new BMW superbike. You know you want it! It is true you would never use more than 110 of the horses though. Maybe 140 if you were on the track.

Kind of like when you are spinning up the rear coming out of corners? It is a better feeling than any drug! Unless of course your tires are cold or over inflated
Yeah the R1 had a very linear power band, it was actually pretty easy to loft the front end on the track, and I wouldn't consider myself a good rider.

I'm a Yamaha guy through and through, only non-Yammi's I'd consider would be a Honda RC51 for the cool factor, or a KTM RC8.

I think the Yamaha FZ8 or FZ1 would be a fantastic touring/sport bike.

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Old 10-27-2012, 09:29 PM   #23 (permalink)
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1993 VFR400RR (NC30)

Similar to what you were looking to get back in the game with poutanen??

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1993 VFR400RR (NC30)

Similar to what you were looking to get back in the game with poutanen??
Yeah that's pretty cool! I'm more of a Yamaha guy though so if I got an old school bike it'd have to be an FZR400! OR the RZ350, they're pretty cool but not so sure about owning a 20 year old two stroke bike...
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Rare Find! Yamaha FZR 400
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Damn that's clean looking! Love how they say it's perfect for women... lol I've met plenty of women that ride R6s, FZ6s, CBR600RRs, etc. etc. etc.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:58 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Usually the fastest way to get a woman to avoid something is to say it is perfect for them. I've never seen a woman riding a "small" bike.

By the way. Honda has a new 500cc fuel injected bike that comes in 3 styles coming in 2013. Perfect beginner bike or commuter that won't get boring anytime soon. I'm pretty much set on an sv650 but I might go for the Honda 500 if I like the reviews.
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:11 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Just thought I would follow up on what happened with my bike purchase.

I got an SV 650 in the end. 2005 with low kms. It went right into storage as it is very much deep winter here. Cant wait till April to get her out on the road!
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:20 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Hi guys,

Looking at picking up a new used bike. Very late in the season but there a few deals around. I was looking at an 07 SV 650 but have found a 09 Ninja 650 that I like. Any thoughts on which one is better? I am new to riding and will be doing more highway riding than anything else.
I know its a little late to reply, but if i were you I would hold on to your money, unless you're dead set on either of those models. 3 years ago I almost bought a Repsol edition Honda CBR in October for 6k, I think it was actually like 5800 dollars, with 1200 miles on it. You might check out the Suzuki GSXR 750, Yamaha R6, Or a HONDA CBR. The only reason i suggest these is because you that almost seems to be the style you're going for. Don't listen to what people say about not buying a sport bike as your first bike, they are cheap, they go fast, etc. I have known several people who have owned 600cc sport bikes as their first bike, and none of them got into accidents. Of course there are the stories about the people around my area who have died because they hit a median at 100 miles in hour, and cracked their noggins, but doing stupid shit like that, without knowing what you are doing makes terrible things happen.

I have never owned a crotch rocket, mainly because I know people drive like assholes. I have almost been side swiped so many times, driving a f350 crew cab truck, by women on their phones " usually always women ". I would hate to have that shit happen on a bike.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:32 PM   #30 (permalink)
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dont have any info on the two bikes you listed, since ive never ridden either but

anyway, im a pic whore and found a place to post pics of my bitches...

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