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  • biker0099
    started a topic on the lookout for a new bike

    on the lookout for a new bike

    I have owned a 96 katana 750 for a few years now, love the bike. it's been great for commuting etc. But I find myself wanting something that is more nimble and has more ballz, I went to the local dealership and looked a HONDA CBR600RR and the 900RR. does anyone have an opinion on those two?. since I'm coming from a 750, I'm worried that I'll be downgraded on the power. and the bike is 8 thou, so its not like i can just return it. and they also wont let you test ride. which i think is BS. so i have to rely on opinion. think the 600rr would be enough, or should i go for the 900RR for the simple fact that its a 900cc bike.

  • ThAzKat
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    the best thing to do is go to a rally or like honda hoot so you can test ride the demo's they have

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  • biker0099
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    haha this is true. decisions decisions. i wish they did a 24 hour borrow program like GM. so i can see what i like best.

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  • ThAzKat
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    In the perfect world you would have to have atleast 3 bikes for different types of riding. Or 365 different bikes for a year LOL

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  • stevnmd
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    Unless you are going to be railing the twisties and rarely riding the highways, why would you want a supersport? The R1s are uncomfortable. The Gixxers are uncomfortable. The RRs are uncomfortable. ANY bike with low clip-ons and aggressive ergos will be uncomfortable...

    If you slab it most of the time, I don't know why you'd even consider them...

    Look at sport tourers... They are still PLENTY capable in the twisties (hense why they're SPORT tourers) and have oomph. Some (most) even have hard bag options so you can lug a lot of stuff around with you...

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  • WildKat
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    If its got RR in the name, its not the most comfortable bike in the world..the performance is second to none, but they arent built w/ comfort as a top priority.

    All the bikes Steve mentioned would be excellent choices indeed.

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  • biker0099
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    everybody and their brother has a GSXR round these parts. the typical red/blue/white color scheme.

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  • rotary13b
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    My cuz has a 900 RR .I love that bike and find it comfy enough. However for my self the ultimate would be GSX-R 750, enough power and great handling. Blow the 600 away and keep up with 1000, + the ergos are comfy.

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  • biker0099
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    hulkified. sounds cool.. anyone have an opinion on the yamaha R1?

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  • 2K5GSX600F
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    I don't know about any of those for long distance comfort but oompf is a WHOLE nother story.

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  • 2K5GSX600F
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    I don't know about any of those for long distance comfort but oompf is a WHOLE nother story.

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  • irenekat
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    ^yes, but they handle great in the right hands. they are just hulkified katana's after all hehe

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  • biker0099
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    hayabusa huh.. aint that a huge bike?

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  • stevnmd
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    Better comfort? Stay away from the RR then!!

    You need to look at Triumph Sprint STs, Duc ST 2, 3, or 4s, VFRs, Hayabusas, FJRs, Blackbirds, or the likes... All are better handling than a Kat, comfortable (at least fairly), and have more oomph.

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  • irenekat
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    get the 600rr..if the sole reason of getting the 900 because its a 900 is just plain...smart.

    btw, its opposite day

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