I'll still be getting the R1, I just got tired of waiting. It didn't help that my car broke down as well and may be weeks before I get that running again. And yeah, the front is a bit chubby. That's why she's aptly named The Blue Cow. She sounds AWESOME by the way. Deep throttle. She's pretty damn quick too. She just might be quick enough to hold steady with an '03/'04 1000. We'll find out soon enough.
Maybe now if I happen to run across the guy that's been running from us that looked like my bike, he doesn't have a prayer in the world about getting away from me now.
I'm enjoying it so far. I've put 200 miles on her in the first few hours of riding. The only complaint I have is the seat is pretty hard compared to the Gix 1000 and Honda F2. Gonna have to do something about that. Rides two-up as well as the 1000. As for riding as well as the 1000. It's about 20lbs heavier and I can easily tell, but I'm slowly adapting. I'll probably head up the local twisties sometime this week to get a feel for her in the turns.
Straight-line, she's just about on par with my friend's '03 Gix 1000 with a D&D Exhaust and K&N Intake. But we only did 6th gear roll-ons. And with the new gearing, it's not really for top-end pull. I still have yet to go WOT down low yet. We'll see how that goes in the coming days. But I don't see myself doing anything stupid on this one, as I think I could actually make a profit on this one if I keep her nice and clean. Like I said, you know us negros and chrome. Bling, bling, maing! :twofinger