Old CBR - do up, or bite bullet and pay for newer version?
Financial Realities kicking in.
I have a 1996 CBR600F3, and a 1992 CBR400RRN.
The girlfriend is going to have the CBR400 (Horay, the only way I can get her to ride!) I now need to get myself sorted out.
What do I do? Do up the CBR6, or bite the bullet and pay for a newer version?
(I bought the CBR400 as a "fair weather rider" replacement for the CBR600. But now, I'll be riding a bit more, and need to work out what I should do.)
I never spec'ed up the CBR6, apart from Braided hoses, and lowering the seat padding. The CBR4 is a real pocket rocket..... I'm not sure I can just go back to a "comfy armchair" stock CBR600f3.
What do I do?
I figure, there are 2 options:
1) Buy 2nd hand 2007 CBR600: Cost £5,500 + £(Increased insurance)
2) Keep old Bike: Cost £650+
1) £ 50 K&N Filter
2) £250 K&N Carb Kit & Set up
3) £150 Aftermarket Can
4) £200 New Chain and Sprockets (She needs them now!)
5) n/a Scottoiler
A big saving If I keep the old cbr600! But would the above upgrades improve the 1996 CBR6 materially? Or am I really looking at a newer CBR6 - to compete with the buzz of a CBR400?!?!?! THe 2007 Model is, what, 15Kg lighter, and outputs more BHP and Torque etc!
Hope you can advise