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VTR1000, Fireblade, Nighthawk thoughts?

Im considering a change to what is called a VTR1000 here, I think you guys call them Nighthawks. 1000cc Vtwin Honda. The one Im looking at has Ohlins rear, racetech front and Jardine high pipes.

Any have one or ridden one? How do they compare to the 919?

Got part of the title wrong. Not Fireblade, they are called firestorms.

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They are called super hawks here nighthawk is a 750. I had on for a short time. I would not own it as my only bike because mine got horrible gas mileage but fun as hell.

It's fun as u can loft the front off idle in first and 2nd gear.


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I had one. Funnest bike I ever owned. Lots of v-twin character. +1 on the mileage being bad.

Side note: cam chain tensioners are weak, but there is a work around.

I said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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I had one. Funnest bike I ever owned. Lots of v-twin character. +1 on the mileage being bad.

Side note: cam chain tensioners are weak, but there is a work around.
Ive read up on the tensioners, one im looking at is low milage but would fit APE ones.

Im finding the 919 a little boring at times....

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if i could have more than 1 bike at a time the vtr1000 could be 1 of them though the rc51 would be that much better as it would not be a all day rider regardless superhawk or rc51.


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if i could have more than 1 bike at a time the vtr1000 could be 1 of them though the rc51 would be that much better as it would not be a all day rider regardless superhawk or rc51.
May I ask why not everyday?

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no no it would be fine for small everyday rides.... for me work is 20 miles away and on a twisty road perfect for the superhawk as its only 20 miles hard to run outa gas in just 20 miles (though i did once when i first bought it at just shy of 95 miles on that tank) i just didnt like it for going on nice long rides to much stopping for gas..... there is a nice stretch of road up here (kangamangus highway for the locals) that is 60 miles from my house. once i get to town just before the highway i need to stop for gas because its like 40 miles to the next gas station.... not a place i want to run outa gas. then i get to the other side i need to get gas again because i cant make it back again.. real pain...

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no no it would be fine for small everyday rides.... for me work is 20 miles away and on a twisty road perfect for the superhawk as its only 20 miles hard to run outa gas in just 20 miles (though i did once when i first bought it at just shy of 95 miles on that tank) i just didnt like it for going on nice long rides to much stopping for gas..... there is a nice stretch of road up here (kangamangus highway for the locals) that is 60 miles from my house. once i get to town just before the highway i need to stop for gas because its like 40 miles to the next gas station.... not a place i want to run outa gas. then i get to the other side i need to get gas again because i cant make it back again.. real pain...
What year was yours? Guys here seem to get the same out of a tank as I do on the 919.

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it was a 2000 with micron pipes and a dynojet kit (done b4 i got the bike) and was jetted up alot the jets looked like a garden hose ( very big hole) if i kept it was looking into a hrc kit for it i was told by my honda service rep that it leaned them down a little back in the day made them sweet. but could never find one (hrc kit that is) as they were rare in the day.


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it was a 2000 with micron pipes and a dynojet kit (done b4 i got the bike) and was jetted up alot the jets looked like a garden hose ( very big hole) if i kept it was looking into a hrc kit for it i was told by my honda service rep that it leaned them down a little back in the day made them sweet. but could never find one (hrc kit that is) as they were rare in the day.
I rode it just before and it felt fluffy up top. Its also got a dynojet stage 1 kit. One im looking at is a 07 so the bigger tank.

Great bike though....

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Gunna test ride a 07 GSXR750 tomorrow.

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