getting a CBR1000RR

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  1. abraves

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    I am thinking about getting a CBR1000RR. It is not my first bike. I grew up riding dirt bikes and sport bikes. It has been a few years since I have messed with them though. What does any one think about the CBR1000. Let me know.

    Where can I get the specs on this bike as in horsepower, top speed, etc. I can only find the technical specs that don't have that.

    Thanks,
    Dan
     
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    For some reasons the Japanese don't want to post power/torque specs. As far as top speed goes, it should be in excess of 170-MPH.

    The CBR1000 (at least the new one) has a built-in electronically controlled steering damper. Pretty wild, huh?
     

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    Dude, the Repsol paint scheme is the HOTTEST bike on the market, bar none. Better looking than any Ducati!
     
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    Just don't let the Honda dealership con you into thinking that the Repsol paint scheme is worth the additional $2000 or more that they'd tack onto the MSRP. The only difference between the Repsol and the regular CBR is the paint scheme. Nothing else.
     
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    I rode one. The seat is hard as a rock and the untertail exhaust heats your *** up. Nice in the winter, painfull in the summer.

    The bike handled really well, but it didn't have the grunt the other liter bikes have. It just felt too tame for a literbike.

    The ZX10R, on the other hand, WOW! It's a friggin blast to ride.
     
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    I didnt think about the exhaust under the seat making it hot. Has anyone else experienced this? Maybe I will look into a ZX12.

    Dan
     
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    ZX12 is a pig. If you like twisty roads, get the ZX10. The only advantage to the 12 is some extra torque which gives you slightly better 1/4 mile times. Other than that, the 10 is a better rounded bike.
     
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    BLASPHEMY!
     
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    CBR1000RR specs from Sportrider.com

    HP=149.1 @ 11,500

    Torque=75.9 @ 8500

    Wet weight= 466

    1/4 mile = 10.31 @ 134.50

    http://sportrider.com/bikes/146_perf_nums/#honda

    It's actually a test of the '04, but Honda hasn't changed anything for the '05 IIRC.

    Motorcycle-usa did a liter-bike shootout here
    Great resource with video clips and rear wheel dyno numbers.
     
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    negative!!!There is nothing more beautiful than a blood red Ducati!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Yeah, the upcharge for the Repsol paint scheme is reminiscent of the "Champion" Edition R1 which was just a paint job and cost a grand. F that.

    Awesome paint job, hot as hell, not worth more than $100 over retail though.
     
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    There is one thing more beautiful than a blood red Ducati. A fluorescent red Aprilia!!!;n
     
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    And no exhaust hotter than the 4 into 4 undertail. Like four little F14 afterburners. HOT CITY!
     
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    I think you may be thinking of the Agusta F4
    [​IMG]

    The Aprilias are twins.
     
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    Yeah, what he said. The Aprilia is a proper Italian bike with a V-twin engine.

    PS And like all proper Italian bikes, it's spending more time in the shop than me riding it.:soap:
     
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    the Tuono is already giving you problems?
     
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    Already? Hell, the darn thing didn't even run right from the get-go. I rode it for three days and took it back to the shop. That was three weeks ago. One of the wheel bearings at the rear wheel is bad and the shop is waiting for replacement part to come in. Then they'll have to measure the bearing hole to make sure that it isn't out of dimension and cause the bearing to go bad. One of the Aprilia owners told me that he suffered the same problem with his bike - ill dimensioned bearing hole, that is.
     
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    I tried to post my embarrasment earlier with no luck, some sort of glitch. But you are right, it's an MV I was thinking of. Silly me!
     
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    Dang, sorry to hear that. In the Brit car world, they call this sort of thing "character. " I hope everything gets resolved satisfactorily. The fact that another owner has had a similar problem has dampened my enthusiasm for the Mille R Factory. I guess I'll stick to my Ducatis.

    Keep the rubber side down!