After modifying and riding the hell out of my 919 for last 3 years, I finally got myself a brand new 2012 CB1000R
Let me tell you, no matter what anybody says here, CB1000R is a totally different animal compared to 919. Don't get me wrong, 919 is a very good bike, but CB1000R is a better bike
The biggest difference is the response. Throttle, brake and handling are much more responsive and direct.
On my 919, I have a full Leo Vince exhaust system with custom Power commander fuel map, Penske 8983 rear shock with front fork work, and front brake upgrade and I thought my 919 rode like a dream...
But I was so shocked when I rode CB1000R back home from the dealership... All the hard earned money and riding time I put in my 919 was no where close to the performance of the 1000R...
Pvster, soon as I get a hold of the caliper, I will major it for you. But by eye-balling it, CB1000R USD forks looks much wider...
I'm guessing he means if the legs are long enough for a front end swap? If it follows other cb steering stem sizing from Honda a front end swap with the cb1kr would be a nice upgrade to the aging (and harder to find nowadays) rc51.
This is, however, just my guess :-)
I may not have a lot to say but it doesn't mean I don't listen.
Hagibong, congratulations... Beautiful bike.
I just order the 2011 CB1000R handle bar for my 919... Could you confirm if it is a 28mm tapper bar? I haven't ordered the adapter for it. And also is the bar significantly lower than the stock 919 bar? Thinking of a riser as well.
I was looking at one of these recently and almost pulled the trigger. I didn't want to drain the account, so I went with a 919. Is there a noticeable torque gain throughout the gears? I assume there is, but how much?