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Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Berkshire, UK
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Hi - Returning rider considering CBR600RR
I'm a UK guy looking to return to riding after a 9 year break and I'm planning to start back on a 600. In my previous stint I rode a NS125R, VFR400, GSXR600, finishing up on a '99 YZF-R1.
When looking for my first bike back, my wishlist (that lead to me considering a CBR600RR) is as follows:
- 600 SuperSports
- Very exciting (it's for sunny weekends only)
- Some sort of classic status (rather than the latest and greatest)
- Good value and reliable, but easy to work on
I remember being blown away at the launch of the '03 CBR600RR. I loved the red, black, silver combination, under-seat exhaust and the fact it looked exactly like Rossi's summer testing RCV211V.
So I'm on the hunt for a mint condition, unmodified, red, black & silver 03-06 CBR600RR with very low mileage that I can ride and pamper. It seems that the Red & Black was only available in the UK on 03-04 models (with 05-06 introducing red/purple which I don't like) so I'm probably going to have to forego the USD forks and radial brakes. Anyone an expert on the UK model years/colours who can confirm?
Lastly - thoughts? opinions? Good choice or should I be looking at a different model year?
Thanks in advance!
Last edited by MDifficult; 09-09-2019 at 07:09 AM.