AMA Supersport Racer
Join Date: Nov 2011
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Looks definitely played a part. It was also the first 600 I ever test road, which may have also had a big influence on my final decision.
I ended up testing most of the big name 6 supers, but there was something about the CBR that stayed with me.
The closest contender would have been the GSXR. I know lots of people give it hate, but for those who have actually ridden one, you can't deny that it's a beast (can be said for all 600's but whateves).
In the end though, the CBR won my heart and the epic saving journey I undertook in order to afford it only helped to cement my decision.
I also developed a rather unhealthy obsession (lust) for the CBR before I had even bought one. I had countless web links to mods and the like, pictures everywhere, my desktop wallpaper - once the beautiful face of my gf - replaced with a CBR (still is a CBR... only now it’s mine).
But yeah, to answer your question, I'd be lying if I said the undertail was not a large part of why I got the CBR, but it defiantly wasn't THE reason.
THE reason would be simply the way my face lit up with joy/excitement/horror the first time I rode one, something that another 600 may have tried to do, but has never really matched.