Do u guys think that this would be a good choice 4 my first bike. I have rode dirt bikes honda 125 . what do u guys think
I really want a cbr1000What kind of bike do you really want?
I used to ride dirt bikes in the Mojave desert, when I wanted a street bike, 30 years later, I bought a Harley Davidson Wide Glide.
You can spend a lot of money working your way up to what you want or just get it and ride it.
The key to street riding is defensive driving and keeping your eyes on the other drivers, IMHO, so get what you want, ride it safely and have fun.
Yeah, I said the same thing back in 1992...by a 1000 you will get tired of a 600 . my first bike was a 750 sold it 2 weeks later and bought a1100 and a few months later made it a1425. just because it a bigger bike dont mean you have to use it all.
Exactly.I didn't mean to 'use it' all either. Somehow it just happened.
VERY good point. I used to ride an old 500 interceptor & would almost keep up with my buddies on 600's & 750's (they would pull me in the straights), but I rode the crap out of it in the corners. not saying that they could not ride, just that they are all REAL close up to break neck speeds.Remember, a new 600 makes more power than any of the liter bikes did in 00-01.
Your a phucking moron.Then maybe you dont need a bike. Save the all the clams for the coming economy crash.
thanks for that story i think that might help me wit my decisionExactly.
A friend of mine was a saleman at a kawi dealership. About 2 years ago a guy in his mid 20s came in to buy his first bike. His wife drove him to the dealership and he was going to ride the new bike home. My buddy rides a 636 and was trying to talk the guy into one, but he was dead set on getting a new ZX-10. The guy bought the bike and started out the driveway. Since it was the first '06 ZX-10 they had sold, my buddy was watching him pull away. He leaves the stop sign at the end of the driveway, and rolls a little too hard on the throttle as he pulls into traffic. The front end came up and drifted the bike over into oncoming traffic, head on into a car. The guy laid dead on the road with his fiance and baby sitting at the stop sign behind him.
Anyone that says they got bored with a 600 is just a squid (you will soon know what that means). I know dozens of guys that ride, and only a couple can ride a 600 to its full potential. As for acceleration, 0-120 is the same on a 600 as it is a 1000. If you plan to routinetly ride faster than that, then a 1000 will definetly shine for power.
There are HUGE differences in 600s and 1000s though in terms of how they handle. My last bike was an '04 1000RR. I let a friend ride it who is a motorcycle mechanic and has been riding for years (but hadn't rode any newer liter bikes). He will be the first to tell you that cornering on my bike was totally different than a 600. If you lift at all on a liter while in a turn, the decellerating rotating mass of the bigger engine will force the bike to stand straight back up. He was riding it one day and had to lift to avoid something in a turn. The bike stood back up and he almost went off the far side of the road.
After years on a 600, I thought I needed a liter. I ride hard, and found that the liter was a lot less forgiving for my riding style. That along with the fact that it seemed every motherfucker on the road was trying to run my ass over was the reason for getting rid of it.
Remember, a new 600 makes more power than any of the liter bikes did in 00-01.