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post #2 of 18 Old 08-18-2011, 08:39 AM
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Sweet, they're even making improvements on the stock muffler


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Sweet, they're even making improvements on the stock muffler
+1 It actually looks pretty dang good but still aftermarket is usually an excellent improvement but we can at least be thankful we don't have to look at ugly funky kawi exhausts

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not a bad lookin bike!!!

to bad ur hunched over like no other and its probably really high strung power... no low end.

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Booo... I'm not a fan. now it just looks more like 06-07 1000RR.



I don't really like how all the newer bikes are excessively angular and insect-looking. What set the 08 1000RR apart was that it had a more sophisticated and purposeful look to it, as opposed to the loud, flashy aesthetics of most other sportbikes. I think the current CBR1K is the best looking sportbike out there (along with the 848/1198).

This looks WAY better. but hey, that's just my preference...






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not a bad lookin bike!!!

to bad ur hunched over like no other and its probably really high strung power... no low end.
The 07 I had a chance to ride 2 years prior to owning the 919 seemed to have power everywhere. It seemed to be like a 919 in that it kinda dogged at real low RPM until 3-4K, but then it seemed to gain power almost exponentially. I wish I could get the chance to ride one now

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The 07 I had a chance to ride 2 years prior to owning the 919 seemed to have power everywhere. It seemed to be like a 919 in that it kinda dogged at real low RPM until 3-4K, but then it seemed to gain power almost exponentially. I wish I could get the chance to ride one now
maybe i am just biased.... only real sport bike i got to ride was an 07 cbr600rr and that thing had NOTHING untill 10k then it took off like a rocket.

i dont consider a bike to have low end unless you can power wheelie first @ like 15mph.

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maybe i am just biased.... only real sport bike i got to ride was an 07 cbr600rr and that thing had NOTHING untill 10k then it took off like a rocket.

i dont consider a bike to have low end unless you can power wheelie first @ like 15mph.
yeah I have rode a few 600rr's and they are exactly as described. Now as for doing a wheelie at 15mph I'm sure they may have the power but the majority of their weight is centered towards the front wheel to keep it down, handling, aerodynamics etc. Plus in another aspect you need to look at how they are geared from the factory Go to Gearing Commander: Motorcycle Speed, RPM, Chain & Sprockets Calculator and plug in the information and look at how tall the gearing on this bike is using the full RPM range on a cbr1000rr brings you in at roughly 85 MPH in first gear compared to a 919s 60MPH. Our 919's have more low end grunt by design, but a 1000rr is a bike that in my mind would keep up no problem.

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I have a friend who has commented that the biggest difference between the 600's and the 1000's is that the 1000's have more torque and are easier to ride. So I dont think you can necessarily translate experience on a 600 over to what a 1000 is like. He has an older 600 (F3) and I've ridden it and like it alot. While it lacks power down low, it's still driveable. In town I keep the rpm's low and out on the twisties I drive it differently. However I still prefer the 919 for everything except backroad twisties (his 600 wins there for sure) He's offered to trade several times...

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yeah I have rode a few 600rr's and they are exactly as described. Now as for doing a wheelie at 15mph I'm sure they may have the power but the majority of their weight is centered towards the front wheel to keep it down, handling, aerodynamics etc. Plus in another aspect you need to look at how they are geared from the factory Go to Gearing Commander: Motorcycle Speed, RPM, Chain & Sprockets Calculator and plug in the information and look at how tall the gearing on this bike is using the full RPM range on a cbr1000rr brings you in at roughly 85 MPH in first gear compared to a 919s 60MPH. Our 919's have more low end grunt by design, but a 1000rr is a bike that in my mind would keep up no problem.
ya i know the gearing etc is all different for sure.

these super sports are ment for the track and geared as such, unfortunatly. Maybe my inner dreams of a CBR1000RR powered naked from honda just came out of my mind.... with proper street gearing haha.

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I like the look.
Sortof a blend between the current model and the previous generation (2007). I guess they must have received a complaint or two that the current CBR looks like a wasp that flew into the back of a bus.

They speculate that the motor seems like its more of the same old, same old. No interesting V4 like some may have hoped for.

As for the 600 vs 1000 "debate", I can't see myself ever buying a 600 for the street. I like the torque and power that the 1000 delivers and how it delivers it.

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I like the look.
Sortof a blend between the current model and the previous generation (2007). I guess they must have received a complaint or two that the current CBR looks like a wasp that flew into the back of a bus.

They speculate that the motor seems like its more of the same old, same old. No interesting V4 like some may have hoped for.

As for the 600 vs 1000 "debate", I can't see myself ever buying a 600 for the street. I like the torque and power that the 1000 delivers and how it delivers it.
I agree with every statement except i love the 07 current and newest model! And the whole reason I bought a 9er vs a 600 (besides that its unique, cheap to purchase and has cheap insurance) is that it has "streetable" power that I can use in an instant and not have to wind it out. My other option was a 1000rr and the purchase price along with insurance is way to rich for my blood.

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maybe i am just biased.... only real sport bike i got to ride was an 07 cbr600rr and that thing had NOTHING untill 10k then it took off like a rocket.

i dont consider a bike to have low end unless you can power wheelie first @ like 15mph.
Try a Super Duke or a Speed Triple then.

I like the looks of the new CBR1000RR, also like the current and previous models. Just can't handle the less than inviting ergonomics at my age and condition.

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Try a Super Duke or a Speed Triple then.

I like the looks of the new CBR1000RR, also like the current and previous models. Just can't handle the less than inviting ergonomics at my age and condition.
lol im 22 and cant handel the "less than inviting ergos"

the duke and s3 are on my list o dream bikes thats fo damn sure!

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What a crap report - they have no idea what has been done to the engine based on a spy photo - darn thing could be pumping out 222 hp.

I'm liking the look - not sure of that paint but the wheels rock!

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I like it. The currentt one is pretty. But a 1000c rocket should not be pretty. It should look mean. Or at least agressive. Which this one does.

222hp would be nice. Prettty unlikely though. Will have to wait until honda releases info about whats inside the engine. Hopefully it has more power. For sure the current one has torque to spare. What I mean is it could trade some mid range for more top end and no one on a race track would complain.

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