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post #121 of 161 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 10:32 PM
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Apes have those same issues. Italian bikes are beautiful but, seem to have so many little issues going on. I love European bikes but, I won't touch an Italian one. I hate to say it as much as I love motorcycles.

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The running joke was Elizabeth Hurley got all the attractiveness for the whole island. I'd take a German woman over an English one. Claudia Schiffer? Heidi Klum? They have far better teeth as well.
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Thanks for the replies everyone !

I found a couple f4i cbrs on cl.

I'm gonna look more into the . See what I come up with.

I stopped at a local dealer yesterday on our way home. There was a really nice buell 1128r I think was the name. It was realllyyyyyy nice, but I'm sure it's not a new rider bike. There was a nice orange and black Harley.

I'm gonna look up bike dealers in the Houston area and see what they have.
Also, motohouston.com is a nice site for the Houston area.

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Did a little more researching, here is what I found:

Honda CBR 600 F4i Specifications:

Top speed: 156 mph

Power: 109 hp@ 12,500 rpm 90.1 hp at rear wheel
Torque: 46 lbf·ft @ 10,000 rpm, 40.2 lb·ft at rear wheel
Weight: 370 lbs

Supposed to be a more comfortable bike, comfortable for touring.


2001 Suzuki GSXR 600 Specifications:

Power: 98.00 HP @ 11800 RPM
Torque: 46.5 ft.lbs @ 9500 RPM
Top speed: 158.4 mph

Weight: 354 lbs, wet weight is 423 lbs

So after doing a little reading, it looks like the CBR F4I is a little more ergonomically friendly, and has about 8-10 less hp than the GSXR-600

Anyone have any opinions on the CBR F4I and the GSXR-600 ?

I like both bikes, but I have been talking to a guy with a ncie GSXR-600. Only 12,000 miles.

I also like the Hyosung gt650r

I'm open to any critiques !

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I just found a KTM Duke II I really like.

Any opinions on that bike as a daily?

I read it has around 55 hp and 0-60 in under 5 seconds?

So it's down to: cbr f4i, gsxr-600, or KTM Duke II
Any suggestions?

I also read something earlier today that really made me stop and think.
Just because you have a certain amount of miles ridden, doesn't mean you actually have that many miles experience. It depends on the conditions that you ride in.

I have 5,000 miles so far, but I ride in different conditions. We live out of the City, so I have a commute before getting into the city. Most of my miles are going into and out of the city. I have no idea how I rank as a rider though.

But... I do know that I love riding. It's one of my favorite things to do besides flying.

And I wanna keep increasing my miles and keep learning.

Is that pretty accurate?

Thanks.

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The running joke was Elizabeth Hurley got all the attractiveness for the whole island. I'd take a German woman over an English one. Claudia Schiffer? Heidi Klum? They have far better teeth as well.

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Ergonomics is inherently individual. The bike that fits me might not fit you. The GSXR and F4i are both supersports, meaning they're race bikes with lights, mirrors and a horn. They weren't designed for comfort, but to maximize the rider's ability to deliver inputs into the bike's controls under race conditions, including moving body weight around.

They're a few generations old and maybe not as extreme as the current models, but don't be fooled. In their day they were race winners. And their day wasn't that long ago.

You need to try before you buy, and preferably on a test ride, not just sitting on the bike.
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Yes there are some very pretty women over there. I think Germany, Sweden, Italy, and the Ukraine still surpass the UK though.


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Yes there are some very pretty women over there. I think Germany, Sweden, Italy, and the Ukraine still surpass the UK though.
Well I did say europe . And as it happens my missus is Ukranian .
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Well I did say europe . And as it happens my missus is Ukranian .
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There was a really nice buell 1128r I think was the name.
That was probably an 1125R. 146hp, 82 ft-lb torque. 127.1hp/71.1 ft-lb at the wheel according to motorcycle consumer news.
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oh, yea not a beginner bike.

I really leaning toward the KTM Duke II

This one:

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Did some more reading on the KTM Duke. I don't know if its right for me or not. a couple articles say its not good for running on the highway, which I spend quite a bit of time on the freeway and highway.

Also the articles say its not very comfortable.

So I am not sure. I may be leaning back to the GSXR-600

I'm hoping to make up my mind soon.
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I am waiting for you to hit up some local dealers and see what all you see. As much as I enjoy seeing you research into the bikes, online they all seem one way or another until you are on them.

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