Originally Posted by OssiferMartin
Okay guys I know you get this a lot but I have a quick scenario for you. I got my first bike last year which was a GS500F and I am selling it soon to upgrade next spring. I was planning on getting either a GSXR 600 or R6. Well I've found a great deal on a '08 CBR1000. I know it's a huge leap in performance but I can tell you(and if you read my name) I'm not out to do wheelies on the highway or go 190 into the City. My concern is... even with a level head will this 1k get me killed? Is the throttle so touchy that I will loose the rear wheel even when I'm not pushing the bike? Any insight will help. Thanks guys. Oh by the way the bike will mainly be used for commuting and some weekend fun.
the longer i've owned sport bikes, the more i wonder why the hell anyone would get one of these things for only street riding and commuting.
if you plan on doing some track days or club racing or some other sort of closed course riding, a cbr1000rr is a great bike. so are the r6 and gsx600r.
if you're going back and forth from work with the occasional "spirited" (read: illegal, because no spirited ride ever involves going the speed limit) ride, keep your current bike or something like it. a sport bike is not something to "graduate" to, it's more like something to ride when you're planning on breaking every motoring law ever written. the street is just not a good place to do that...