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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-25-2008, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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VTR1000 SuperHawk?

I read these bikes are ungodly crappy, from cooling, to fuel effeciency I also read they won't even hit 35mpg, also the handling I read is laughable. I also read the float bowls are so huge that during a quick stop the bike almost cuts out.

I'm not talking crap, just wondering if any of this true? I like the looks of them.

My dads old SuperHawk 305 was the bomb on the other hand, according to him

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Love mine. None of that is true in my experience. I get about 40 mpg and I've never been unable to keep up. In fact, I'd say its one of the most under-rated sportbikes of all time.
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I read these bikes are ungodly crappy, from cooling, to fuel effeciency I also read they won't even hit 35mpg, also the handling I read is laughable. I also read the float bowls are so huge that during a quick stop the bike almost cuts out.

I'm not talking crap, just wondering if any of this true? I like the looks of them.

My dads old SuperHawk 305 was the bomb on the other hand, according to him
A lot of talk from someone who has never ridden one. I've logged on over 20k on my SuperChicken. Where the hell have you heard this? I bet you the same people told you their 600's put out 140HP, too. They are possibly the most under rated sportbike of all time. 1/4 mile time within a second of most any other sportbike, cheap to buy, and dead nuts reliable. I haven't done anything to mine other than general maintence.

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Agree with Jim. I loved my superhawk.

Gas mileage was bad when hauling (low fuel light at 79 miles was the worst and 130 miles to the light was the best IIRC). However, around town it was just fine.

Suspension is a solid mediocre but nothing a little work and some tuning won't fix. Runs a little hot in Phoenix, but not even close to being as bad as my RC regarding cooling. It never overheated on me, even in stop and go traffic at 110 deg.

I'd walk off and leave my friends on their R6 & F4i's, etc. It was pretty bad ass.

I only sold it because I took a shot of RC51 and became addicted.

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being able to ride my brotherinlaws Superhawk makes me wanna switch from an I4 to Vtwin.

its so smooth and powerful, and i love the shortened fairings. whats not to like about it!?

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Very underrated. I was very pleased when I had mine. They are cheap to buy, easy to maintain, and sound kickass with some pipes on it. The limited range because of the smaller tank is really no issue. I usually needed to stretch out between fill-ups anyway. The bike is narrow also, so if your state allows lane-splitting, this bike is well constructed for it.

Powerband? Everywhere and gobs of it. With a jet kit, SS brake lines, pipes, and a little bit of suspension work, you've got a stonkin' ride.

Wipe away that nonsense in your brain that someone has implanted into it. The Superhawk is a great bike. I just like my RC51 better. The Superhawk is not inseam friendly if you're hittin' the twenties.

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being able to ride my brotherinlaws Superhawk makes me wanna switch from an I4 to Vtwin.

its so smooth and powerful, and i love the shortened fairings. whats not to like about it!?

My first bike was my SuperHawk, and I'm switched over to a ZX-10 to get that sewing machine sound. It's a great ride, I really seeing myself buying one with slight rash damage and making a helluva street fighter out of it (-1, +6 gearing anyone? )

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A great bike. Read a comment from a legendary Honda race/road tester. The Superhawk was his favorite Honda backroads bike of all time.
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Somebody had made a thread on ex-500.com about "the worst bike you've ever owned" and some guy came in there and had all those things to say about the VTR1000.

That's why I had to hear more on the matter I was just like "wtf? it couldn't be that bad?!"

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Yeah...it's not that bad at all. He obviously didn't appreciate what he had.

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If you get the preload right for your weight and put a 5mm spacer under the rear shock, it transforms the bike.
My friend had one over here in Australia, it's called a Firestorm over here.
I hated it stock as it was hard to turn and the handling was nothing special. Once my friend up-rated the front and rear springs and put the 5mm spacer under the rear shock, the bike was heaps better to ride. It turned in much easier and was generally a much better bike to ride.

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its the greatest underrated motorcycle of all time, i get about 40 mpg, it has never run any hotter than anything else i've ridden, and i've never heard of it cutting out from a quick stop

its a great GREAT bike
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Like I said I dig the bikes, I'd really like to ride one, a few people in town have them (including some hot ass broad)

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I know a guy who's dad had a shop and always gave him that bike instead of a CBR because it wouldn't bust big Mono's in second. It was still fast though. If you know how to ride you will spank the average joe on a brand new 600. Bad ass bike. I never rode it because he had it before I rode.

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my uncle had a 98, it was a sick bike, pretty damn fast, really fun to ride, physically I remember it being a pretty big bike if I remember correctly, but it got crashed because someone couldnt keep their eyes off a couple girls at a carwash.....

oh yea and he had to change the jetting once in a while but it was still sweet
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