AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Thinking of Supersizing...
...my 600RR to a 1000RR. Thoughts?
I have had my '07 600RR for a little over 3 years now and I absolutely love it. But, ever since the '08 1000RR came out, I have wanted to get one and I know I cannot have both. So, I am seriously considering trading my 600RR in but was wanting to see what you guys with more experience have to say on the goods/bads of this decision.
First, there is no 'need' for the 1000RR; I don't feel like I am compensating for my freakishly small penis. I just love the look of them and I am a bit of a HP junkie so they appeal to me. I fully understand that this is a pure want.
Second, I know I haven't found the limit of the 600RR, but I am very comfortable with it and understand what I can do with it. There is still a lot of learning I can do on the 600RR so my desire to move to a 1000RR is not motivated by a feeling of superiority over my bike.
Third, the insurance change will suck if I go to a 1000RR with the same coverage I currently have on my 600RR; about $50/mo more. So, there would be no cost benefit of going to a 1kRR (not that I'm surprised, but I'm really trying to weigh the odds of what I want against what I should do).
Fourth, I don't really track my bike; I bought it mostly for commuting and having some fun with which is what I do now with the 600 and would probably continue to do so with a 1000RR if I make the switch (I wouldn't mind hitting the track here and there, just haven't had much opportunity to do so). I currently have a little over 13k miles on my '07 as I ride almost everyday and don't plan on changing that even with a bigger/different bike. I know there is no true benefit to having a liter bike on the street other than compensating for something, the 600 is plenty fast and powerful. So, I'm not trying to go faster to the grave, just really interested in the 1000RR even though I don't need that much power.
Other discussion questions:
-The local Honda dealer has 2 '09 1000RR's in stock; one is a Repsol replica trim, the other is a red with ABS. I love the look of the Repsol but it really sticks out and I like the idea of ABS on a bike so I'm leaning towards the red w/ABS. Anyone have anything good/bad to say about Honda's C-ABS?
-Is there any difference between the '08, '09, '10, or '11 1000RRs other than cosmetics (any minor mechanical/electrical changes that make a huge difference quality)?
-Are there any big changes coming from Honda in the way of a new version 600RR or 1000RR that I should hold out for?
My First Bike: Black 2007 CBR600RR - Traded In
My Second Bike: Red 2009 CBR1000RR ABS
- Honda Racing Rear Seat Cowl - Woodcraft Frame Sliders - Stompgrip Traction Pads - Shogun Bar End Sliders - Shogun Swingarm Spools/Sliders - Rizoma Front & Rear Axle Sliders - Rizoma Locking Oil Cap - Rizoma Crankcase Slider - Tripage Throttle Lock - PAIR & Flapper Removal - 2010 Undertail -
- Keeping it stock with a little style - I already have too many projects -