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post #1 of 27 Old 05-04-2006, 1:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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If I traded my blade .. opinions please

I have a 99' 900rr with 15k mi. The bike is in excellent condition
All original bodywork, new tires, chain and sprockets.
I love my bike very much and I ride it allmost everyday with really nothing to complain about, it has plenty of power and is fairly comfortable.

but recently I have had a chance to ride some of the newer breed of motorcycles, 05 zx-10, 06 R-1, 06 636, 06 zzr. And I was really amazed at how well they all ride/drive, Like I said I dont have any complaints about my bike, but all of the newer ones felt like they had alot smoother of a ride, I dont know if its because they arent so bulky feeling sitting on them, or if its the fuel injection etc, but its really made me consider trading up for a newer bike.

I know that I wouldnt be happy stepping down to a 600cc bike, allthough they ride well the 9' still has too much torque for them to handle.

Ive been told that a new gsxr 750 would overpower the bike that I have now, as well as the other honda 9xxrr bikes, is this true?

the zx-10 was alot of fun to ride, i really didnt think it was that powerful until i snapped the throttle open a little, there is a very noticable difference in it and the 900rr I have.

the r-1 sped away and curved like a cadillac, but it didnt "seem" to have the low end grunt that my bike has, maybe its cause im not used to it I dunno, but I snapped the throttle open a few times, with no surprises at all?

Maybe the answer all along is just a new honda 1k ?
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Re: If I traded my blade .. opinions please

The Gixxer 750 will have more HP, but it probably won't have the low RPM grunt of that 900.

The new stuff is now like 3 generations ahead of that 900RR, it's all going to feel awesome in comparison.



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What are you looking for in a motorcycle? I would say definitely stick with a litre... it's hard to go back. What type of riding do you do? How much do you want to spend? I'll bet a 954 would make you pretty happy... there are a couple guys on this site selling theirs. Can't go wrong with a new 1000RR either.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: If I traded my blade .. opinions please

It needs to be a good all around bike, I use my RR for drag racing, and curve cutting. And the occasional wheelie down the road to pass all my other friends on bikes, hey im not safe on this thing at all!
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the r-1 sped away and curved like a cadillac....

Curved like a Cadillac??
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What are you looking for in a motorcycle? I would say definitely stick with a litre... it's hard to go back. What type of riding do you do? How much do you want to spend? I'll bet a 954 would make you pretty happy... there are a couple guys on this site selling theirs. Can't go wrong with a new 1000RR either.

Regarding the GSXR-750, a buddy of mine just picked his up a few weeks ago, so I too am anxious to see how it compares to my 900. It'll have more HP, but probably just a little bit less torque--and it probably makes it at higher rpms too. It will be a lot lighter though. It is getting good reviews: http://www.motorcycledaily.com/21april06_gsxr750.htm
It seems like a good comprimise if you are considering stepping down to a 600...
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I think a 954 would be a great choice. It's a generation old but the pinnacle of the "pivotless" 'Blades.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: If I traded my blade .. opinions please

phobia how well do you rate your 04 1000? what would you say about it compared to other bikes you have owned/ridden or ride beside with your friends?
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I love the 1000 but for the type of riding I do I'd be just as happy on a 954.

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: If I traded my blade .. opinions please

I went from a 1998 GSX-R750 to a 2003 CBR954RR and the power, etc. are night and day. But the newer bikes are a different story.
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Go with an open class bike. ZX-14 or Busa. You will thank yourself.
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It needs to be a good all around bike, I use my RR for drag racing, and curve cutting. And the occasional wheelie down the road to pass all my other friends on bikes, hey im not safe on this thing at all!
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Curved like a Cadillac??
haven't driven the new XLR or CTS have you???
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Re: If I traded my blade .. opinions please

No but I also haven't used "curved" as a verb lately....

And then there's this asshole...
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Re: If I traded my blade .. opinions please

I agree with you phobe, they do curve well these days, cbrvfr was the one laughing....

jump into a 1980something deville and it's a whole different ball game however.
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