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Old 06-04-2018, 05:58 PM   #1  
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Superhawk or CBR 1000 RR

If I had to choose between owning/riding 2002 Superhawk 29k miles ($3200 before ttl) or 2010 CBR 1000 RR 22k miles ($7500 before ttl) which has its perks most?

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Without a doubt I'd pick one of the two! The CBR is faster stops and goes a bit better/quicker, newer tech., Etc. But the Superhawk has more Soul. I'm 64 and I've owned dozens of bike over the years. From a new 1965 Suzuki 80 to my current favorite, a 1998 VTR1000F. I've had a CBR1000 and it was nice but ,I've only had a few unforgettable favorites; 1981 Yamaha SR500, a Honda NT650GT, and my all time favorite, My Superhawk.Like all of my bikes, none stayed stock. It's just one guys opinion. It doesn't matter what you ride, as long as you ride>
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Old 06-04-2018, 06:27 PM   #3  
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Ya, i hear errr read that. I still have the SH and love it til this day, but some dipshit pulled out in front of me for a collision and fucked up the bike a bit. So now I face repairing it after not riding it for 5 years, or get the CBR without waiting and which I've eyeballed for a long long time now.
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I feel the same as CarryDG.....I'm not as senior as he is...But I have had a few bikes myself..GSXR 1100 and currently own a 2011 Triumph Speed Triple, which I like, but just does not have the character of the VTR 1000. I purchased the Superhawk for the track, because I did not want to drop the Triumph, and end up paying over $2000 to fix it...so I got a 2004 VTR 1000 for cheap money (about $2100) and was going to use this for Track Days. I loved the bike so much, I am selling the Speed Triple, and purchased a dropped 2001 VTR for $800 for the Track which I stripped down, and have been rebuilding it. You can see my progress under Modifications and Performance.
I have just recently had a track day at Palmer and my Black Hawk was excellent. Basically stock but with a K&N filter that came with the bike. I hope you get what you feel is right...and a different bike is always more exciting....do you want to buy a Speed Triple?
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The cbr is much too leaned over for me. If you haven't ridden a bike with those ergo's, try it before you buy. If it doesn't bother you, have a go. I4's just don't do it for me either. And do careful research. Certain year CBR1k's are known as oil burners. We've had issues with a few of 'em at the shop. I think 09ish.
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Superhawk. Why'd ya even ask? LOL.

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I just learned my insurance company told me some bullshit information which totally messes things up with my SH in mind grrrr. story of my life getting bad information to make bad decisions with ugh... was going to have the bird bike AND a HD cruiser, but the the cruiser now for a while it seems.
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Old 08-23-2018, 09:10 AM   #8  
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Well I still havent found my SH, but I've just come across a 2003 RC51 with 23k miles. Any suggestions on that as my replacement??

or actually now I've just found a 3 year younger 2006 Yamaha YZF R1 with actually less miles at 20k

Sure the miles differentiate by how they were ridden, but still gives some idea

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Both torture racks.
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To wrap it all up, I looked a few months and found a solid 2007 cBR1000FT immaculate condition. Looks pristine. I feel like I bought a brand new bike at fraction of cost. This ***** is a screaming rocket. $5400

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Nice job! What a beautiful bike. Yeah I don't think you can get a much nicer bike for that much.
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Old 09-18-2018, 08:34 AM   #12  
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Thx. But wow good Lord this thing is FAST. So much power. Even in 6th gear with a turn off the wrist it'll pick up speed so fast. I saw the numbers in comparison, but the feel of the torque compared to the bird is much more noticable, which I didn't think would be compared to the v twin. Def more than a step up. Worth the money...
But honestly, much more power than needed. The bird aka Superhawk seems to have just the right amount for enjoyable rides. Even with a passenger. I'm 6' 195

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You must have had a red Superhawk.

Nice CBR.
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To wrap it all up, I looked a few months and found a solid 2007 cBR1000FT immaculate condition. Looks pristine. I feel like I bought a brand new bike at fraction of cost. This ***** is a screaming rocket. $5400
Hopefully it doesn't guzzle motor oil like a bunch of them do.
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Hey whatthefnck, you hit the report post button instead of quoting a reply. Was that on purpose or mistake? I don't see the post as offensive.
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lol I'm sorry bud, Wolverine, that was a total accident. so what happened exactly? did it penalize or lock you up somehow? how did you get notified it was "reported"? haha sorry it took so long for me to get to this. I wonder how that happened, I'm trying to retrace my steps. Regardless, you've been nothing but helpful, and anything else that someone may have taken offense to is typically just shrugged off or laughed off by myself. i have thick skin, hence, nothing to report. what I see is that I "liked" something you commented.
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It was the red superhawk comment. All good, we just get notified that someone reported a post so we can investigate. No harm no foul.
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Hopefully it doesn't guzzle motor oil like a bunch of them do.
I believe the oil burners are the 08+ engines (and this mostly the very fist ones); I can't recall any negative comments about the first Gen CBR engines
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yes this 07 was the last solid year with the kinks worked out. if I didnt know any better, I'd think I knew what I was doing. but I just got lucky. so I have extra stuff SuperHawk related. .. .. .. the front and side fairings, the aftermarket lower fairing, as i pictures, some kind of power commander, few other things.

*** Although note to add, according to wikipedia the 06-07's are the worst about fuel consumption being quite thirsty with about 30 mpg whilst the other years break 40
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so I have extra stuff SuperHawk related. .. .. .. the front and side fairings, the aftermarket lower fairing, as i pictures, some kind of power commander, few other things.
I'm in need of a left fairing panel... guess I'll head over to classifieds and see whatcha listed.
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