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post #11 of 19 Old 07-28-2016, 07:18 PM
 
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I just bought a 2015 Honda CBR 500r and love it. Quite comfortable to ride, too.
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post #12 of 19 Old 07-29-2016, 01:21 AM
 
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Good choice!
I stopped riding my V Star after I got the Harley, so thought I would give sport bikes a chance while I was young enough to enjoy them. I rode a Ninja 650, but those are uncomfortable seating. The salesman suggested the Honda 500r. After taking it for a test ride, I was hooked and bought it right there off the show room floor. I love how light and nimble it is, and I don't have to wrestle a lot of weight around either. Definitely a nice bike to look at. And the seating is not hunched over, either. More of an upright riding position.

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So in the past few years Honda has entered the small sport bike market with a 250cc single, bumped it up to a 300cc twin, and now it's a 250cc twin. All I can say is "Make up your !#&ing mind!"

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What about the CBR125 Shack? The baby sportbike.

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I sold my Ducati 1098 "crotch rocket" a couple of years ago due partially to the neck straining riding position that just doesn't work for me anymore, and also because it's really a racebike most suitable for use at high speeds preferably on a track, and not at all suitable for long haul riding and city traffic which is almost all of my riding these days. It is though, like most of its brothers in the superbike category, a very pure motorcycle that offers the ultimate riding experience for those of us that grew up with the motorcycles of the 50's and '60's.



Unfortunately a lot of inexperienced kids with more adrenaline than brains are hopping on these machines and thinking that they know how to ride them . I'd much rather see them on a hot rod 250 with 35 HP than a 130 HP 600 which is an all too common first bike these days.

Somebody said its much more fun to ride a slow bike fast than to ride a fast bike slow, and the latter option is the only even partially legal way to ride a sportbike on the street.



















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What about the CBR125 Shack? The baby sportbike.
We didn't get those, the only sub-250 we got from Honda was the Grom.

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Interesting: more than double the horsepower of the Rebel with similar displacement.
Liquid cooling allows for much greater tolerances.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
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We didn't get those, the only sub-250 we got from Honda was the Grom.
Ahh, Well we have had both in our training fleet. the little CBR was a good trainer for the sportbike crowd, but not ideal to learn on because of the narrow low handlebars. I love the fuel injected engine.. Absolutely trouble free. Turn the key and punch the starter. no warming up needed.
The Grom is a dangerous trainer IMO because if braked hard, by a larger rider it will stoppie very easily and flip over forward due to its strong brakes, small wheels and high center of gravity. That plus ours will not go into neutral while the engine is running (these were new bikes right out of the box). I don't like them at all.

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Needs to hit the showroom at less than 4,300.00.
Bet we will see 4,700.00 when it does.
Would love to have the 250 twin.
So many bikes and only one lifetime.


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