I found this forum while looking for aftermarket mirrors for my CB900F. It is my first bike, bought last September. I've had my motorcycle license for 11 years, but I was only driving my dad's bikes 2-3 times a year.
When I moved back from the city to my rural hometown last year, I decided that I wanted a bike to ride with my dad. I wanted something nimble and easy to maneuver, because I never felt 100% comfortable (mostly at slow speed) with my dad's heavy bikes. Over those 11 years, he owned a Yamaha Virago, Yamaha V-Star 1100, Harley Davidson Road King, Yamaha Royal Star and finally another Harley Davidson Road King. Basically, I constantly had to get used to a new bike.
I was looking for a used, smaller, naked bike like the Suzuki SV650 / Honda 599 / Yamaha FZ6. But living in a small rural area, I couldn't find any of those. Then I saw this 2002 CB900F that was in top shape with only 19 000KM and the price was within my budget.
I read countless reviews and convinced myself that it was too much of a bike (for a semi-beginner like me). I also thought a lot about two young people I knew who got killed on their motorcycles in the last few years (21 year old NHL hockey player Luc Bourdon
and a 23 years old girl I knew). Both were riding safely when they had their accident. But I test-drove the CB900F twice and it just felt so good, so I finally bought it.
I was able to put 800KM in September-October before it became too cold to ride. Can't wait for the warmer weather to arrive here!!!