Immediately need one on full licence
I bought the 2008 version the day I got my full licence. Been reading so much hype about it and let me tell you it definitely lives up to it. So far it is the best bike I've owned in my favourite colour black/red and I don't plan to ever sell it!
Very solid bike, resale low!
For a start I liked this bike not loved but liked, it was fast it was smooth & I even had the bright look at me shiny red that when you are riding it you swear gives you a couple of extra inches you know where.
Things I loved.
•It was quick real quick for a 600
•Duel fuel injection really made it bite back down low especially
•you can throw this bike into a hairpin corner at 120kph & it won't even blink & neither will you through fear but this bike will stick.
•For a sports bike it's reasonably comfy if your used to bikes, I could ride it...
Best street going sports bike
After 3 years, all seasons, 61 K on street and few track days I can say this is fantastic bike. Got plenty of mid range for spirited street riding compared to other 600 super-sports. I got the ABS for safety on street and with the combined braking feature I can stop as quick as a racer on a similar non ABS bike. No mechanical problems so far on the bike, just the regular services by myself.
The HESD has saved me once when I was overtaking two 1000cc bikes and the front started wobbling and it was back to centre position before my brain regi...stered the fear. eCABS has worked for me many times. One thing with all the CBRs are they have neutral characteristics which is very hard to achieve for production bike but Honda did it. Depending on the rider it can be a beast or bear. You can rev it all the way to 16K and keep it there or cruise at 5.5K on freeway. The things I don't like is I have to remove the fairing to change oil and coolant. Can't check coolant level as well with the fairing on. This is only applicable to ABS bike with full fairings. No gear indicator. Aftermarket can be fitted.
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