JohnC

Honda CBR1000RR

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If they don't pull any tricks, I'll be picking up a new Honda CBR1000RR today.

Got it on the cheap. Leftover bike new in crate and MSRP for nearly $17k but I got it for $11,999.00 so with TN tax title and license, it was $13,006.93 OTD.

It looks like this one...

2019 HONDA CBR1000RR

I hate the economy has sucked, but I've found some awesome deals lately. $16k off the F150, $5k off this bike....

Now is the time to buy if you can! :yes: 
 

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For a man who uses logic and has a family, tell me how you came to the conclusion to get that bike?   :) 

Edited by Ashley P

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6 minutes ago, Ashley P said:

For a man who uses logic and has a family, tell me how you came to the conclusion to get that bike?   :) 

Because it's a thrill like no other. And safe enough if you use good judgement.

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On 10/8/2020 at 10:21 AM, mstrpth said:

Because it's a thrill like no other. And safe enough if you use good judgement.

You've heard him talk about how his daily drives to work go, right? I don't think good judgment is on his agenda.

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2 hours ago, Disney said:

You've heard him talk about how his daily drives to work go, right? I don't think good judgment is on his agenda.

I was either thinking about that ^ or...how's he gonna carry that 50 on it??

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From 0 to 180 mile ride report.

Positives:

I feels super light and nimble.

Handles great and rides smooth.

Fast as hell from mid to upper rpm's.

Stops great.

It's actually quiet (I have old neighbors that complain about my Camaro)  so its a plus where I live.

The TFT display screen is bright, in color and gives clear readings

Looks sick in flat black!

Wheelie control works. It pulled the front up on a WOT shift and sat it back down smoothly.

Averaged 34 mpg's during first 180 miles.

 

Negatives:

Grip the throttle too tight and you get so much vibration at interstate speeds (5k rpms at 70mph), your whole hand, fingers included, go numb (I probably have carpel tunnel). 

Mirrors are useless. You can see **** because your arms block the view. You can't even tuck them in and scoot over and get a decent view. I have to remove a hand from the grip and pull my arm across the top of the gas tank effectively riding with one hand to see anything out of the mirror. They're purely there just to pass DOT standards I assume.

Seat starts to hurt the butt past 50 miles of riding. Yes, I'm getting old.

It definitely needs the throttle tune. Honda did some whack stuff with the DBW killing power. A dyno I seen, in certain rpm ranges when you have the throttle wide open, it isn't much past 70% in reality. Crazy!

 

That's it for now.

I'd like to get it to the dragstrip soon to see what it'll run with my 220lb butt piloting.

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Weather was NICE yesterday when I went to work.

But when I left work... OMG.... Thick fog everywhere and so much moisture in the air it was hard to see through the visor.

Scary on a black bike to be riding in fog in the dark at 5am.

Pucker factor eleventy billion! :fear: 

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On 10/12/2020 at 6:53 AM, mstrpth said:

so much for that break-in period...

It think I got it broke in on the trip home from Chattanooga to Old Hickory to Nashville and then back to Old Hickory all in one day.

It was just over 200 miles total.

Most of it was cruising at 70 mph which is 5,000rpm's on that bike. :yes: 

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