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Old 05-10-2003, 07:19 AM   #31
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They can re-test the twin spark R1150R that I'm going to buy in a week or two. That way I can validate my purchase by quoting M.O.
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Old 05-10-2003, 07:25 AM   #32
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I just noticed the "up-chuck a thought" tagline, the possibilities are endless; puke some prose, hurl a hypothisis, barf a blurb, spew a scenario, vomit a vexation,,, ugh,, ,,
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Old 05-10-2003, 07:27 AM   #33
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Like you I started out on a stepthrough Honda. Mine was a 55cc trail model with the under the seat fuel tank. My memory is a little hazy about the exact milage figure, but as I recall a quarters worth of gas would last all week! VWW
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Old 05-10-2003, 08:29 AM   #34
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I can't wait for the new dual-sport comparo including the VFR, SV650 and CBR600RR!



But what about the Concours??!!!
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Old 05-10-2003, 08:30 AM   #35
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Default Yeah, those 600cc bikes are LETHAL

It's actually a problem that there is a lack of good 250-500cc beginner bikes in the US.



Those 600 supersports are LETHAL. They may not spit you on the ass if you crack the throttle in first, but with so much handling and so much peak power, those things are nasty.



I wouldn't mind having one, however.

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Old 05-10-2003, 08:36 AM   #36
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NR750... very pricey.
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Old 05-10-2003, 09:02 AM   #37
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Default Re: 2003 CBR600RR vs R6 impression

ZX6R best bike on the planet...Girls.....
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Old 05-10-2003, 10:14 AM   #38
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Maybe kids now have more self control than I did at that age





No, they don't. Not a bit. Insurance rates for a 17 year old on a 600 sportbike runs something like $5000 per year. The rates aren't that high because these kids are exercising restraint!



This dearth of entry level bikes is a real problem. A friend of mine simply can't find a bike to buy for his 16 year old son. There aren't any beginner friendly 300 to 400 cc bikes any more. And the dual sports are too tall for the 5'6" kid. Even the GS500 is a bit powerful for a beginner and even they've been dropped by Suzuki in the US.



He's been reduced to trying to find an old 80's 450 nighthawk or something similar.

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Old 05-10-2003, 10:29 AM   #39
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Hmmmm, kids these days having more self control? I remember the crazy things I did on my RD350 and kids buying R1's, 954's, etc.-rev limiters are a good idea.

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Old 05-10-2003, 11:08 AM   #40
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That V4 in the picture has got to be the latest VFR800 surely. Why, because it has chain driven cams with the chain right hand side mounted. All earlier VFRs, RC45s and RC30s were gear driven cams likewise the RC51 (which we all know is a twin). You have to go way back to the early VF750 motor of about '83 to '85 (and was it in the Magnas too?) to find a chain drive and then they had centrally mounted chains if I remember right. I love my gear drive cams that make the bike sound like a sewing machine and I think it was a backward step for Honda to fit the chains to the latest VFR. Oh well just as well mine is so good I don't need to trade it huh! As for the CBR600RR I am sure it is a great bike, but bars mounted under the triple clamps isn't the sort of ride I would want - but each too his own.

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