So i ride 200mi a day for work and all on my 08 rr but i was curious after a discussionif making my next bike a liter CBR. Anyone have experience, how was average gas mi, comfort, ect. Thanks everyone.
From my experience, the 1000cc is much better for freeway.
1) it weighs more and therefore doesn't feel like your about to take flight as my 600rr does when winds it.
2) Way more power and lower revs and vibrations when cruising
3) Larger and more room = more comfort
Dang man! A 200mi a day commute!? I salute you bro!
Dang, that is a long ways. I've only ridden my friends R1, and it was a bit more comfortable. Can't say on the 1000rr though.
It may be because I'm new to riding, but wind doesn't bother me yet, I just subconsciously adjust when that happens.
I have a 150mi/day commute and I'm contemplating buying a Shadow this year because of that. I know that doesn't answer your question in any way, but its just a thought...
A cruiser for commute/long trips, and my 600rr for when I want to go fast!
More importantly, when a girl asks what kind of bike you have, you can say, "What kind do you like?" lol.
Its really not bad. I have only ridden a sport bike so i maybe justuse to it. There have been some windy days so i can see that. I have a Givi mounted to the back seat which is extremely helpful. Keep them coming guys.
With a 200mi commute I would be more tempted to get something like a ninja or cbr250 and put some helibars and a hard case on it, even a gs500 or something. At 1k miles a week MPGz would be a bigger concern for me.
If you want a bike for a 200 mile commute that is still powerful and fun, the 05-08 Kawasaki ZZR600's are excellent. I Had one for my first bike and it was hands down the most comfortable 600 I have ever been on.
I have not ridden many liter bikes but the ducati 1198sp that my friend has that I have ridden is not comfortable at all.
The CBR600RR is the most comfortable of the modern 600's in my opinion.
Def agree with everyone else though, Maybe a 650? They are fun, get great gas milage, and very comfortable. Or how about the Ninja 1000 or CB1000?
I would of kept my ZZR if I had a long commute like that or possibly a 650.
Not going cruiser, the cb1000r and 650 have zero wind protection and i dont wanna get blasted in the chest when going to Simi or Antelope Valley for work.
Ergos on the cbr1000 were very close to the 600rr and weight was centralized enough to make it feel like the 600rr.
a friend of mine was telling me about a electronic visor that can switch from smoked to clear.
i have seen similar idea on airplane windows, they have a lcd i think in between them.
any one know if they are for sale?
also he said he saw one that has daemon eyes on it that are leds, ever see?
I have tried to change from khp to mph the normal way ..... 'when on trip A press the reset button' - it does not work for me.
My speedo seems to be stuck on kph.
Anyone else have this problem? If so did you manage to changeto mph?
Anyone know why it would be stuck on kph?
So, below are a couple of pics from my old 1992 CBR600 (f2) - bought as the flamed pirelli, purchased some fairings from China for £350 and fitted myself - and I loved this bike.
Smashed it to bits at 4am one morning on my commute, taking a corner far too late - totally my fault.
No idea how this happened but the coolant overflow tank somehow got a hole in the top. It looks burned but it's not by the head or exhaust. No coolant was left in it. I noticed it when I was changing the oil.