Agh, let's hope that Honda get this right? The Fireblade has become a much less desirable sports motorcycle with the onslaught of heavy, high-tech competition and now falls far behind, if not at the bottom (well, the Suzki GSX-R might be even less desirable at present) of the list of dream superbikes. Should Honda retain its raw, back to basics approach for the Honda CBR1000RR or shove as much technology on it as possible? If they leave it with just ABS then they run the risk of losing even more sales, even though it is still very price competitive. After all, the hgh-tech competition is mostly 2 or 3K more expensive. If they add on a load of electrickery then can we expect the price to subsequently match the likes of the Yamaha R1 and BMW S1000R? To my mind, they need to come out with a bike which not only...
OK, so I grew out of the Honda PCX in a fortnight and the Honda CBR600F, although brilliant, is starting to lose its thrill so I have now made up my mind that my next bike needs to come soon, real soon.
At this point I don't know whether I will keep these two and add the third, or trade in the CBR for a better, more focused sports bike, or keep the PCX and get two new bikes, a sports bike and a tourer, or perhaps one bike that does both. Arghhh, it is so confusing! :)
Putting my thoughs on a tourer aside as my main interest is a fast sportsbike I have narrowed the search down to the following bikes, giving reasons why I chose them and my concerns.
In no particular order:
Triumph Daytona 675
Reasonable power, more than CBR600F
So, why did I choose the Honda CBR600F for my first 'real' If you have been following my blog and video submissions for WhichBike.com on YouTube then you will know that I started off with a new 2014 Honda PCK which I rapidly grew out of, from a performance perspective.. As I was a frequent visitor at Honda in Fanrham I guess I was more seduced by that marque than any other really. Still, I could have got any other bike I wanted.
As it happens, my first thoughts were actually on getting a Yamaha R3. Alas, this is not out until April 2015 and there was no way ui was going to wait 5 months or so. The R3 looks amazing but knowing what I know now, that the bike would never have had enough power to satiate me, I am glad I dod not wait.
I had obviously gained...
Hi all, my name is Ade and I am a very keen motorcyclist indeed. I always liked motorbikes and my first memory is of Evil Knievel and thinking how damn sexy the MV Agusta of the day looked.
However, in my teens, twenties and thirties I was seduced by the dark side and fell in love with sports cars, of which I had all sorts. I started a family and motorbikes were just considered too dangerous to contemplate. This was not just my wife putting her foot down, honest :), but I also understood that given my fondness of speed, particularly acceleration, and danger I was just the wrong sort of person to ride a powerful bike. Now i am a lot older, and having got a lot of road cycle miles behind me, I finally felt the confidence and maturity to cope with the demands of riding a motorcycle.