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Decisions decisions... 2011 CBR1000RR vs 2012 CBR1000RR

Decisions decisions... 2011 CBR1000RR vs 2012 CBR1000RR

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:00 PM
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Default Decisions decisions... 2011 CBR1000RR vs 2012 CBR1000RR

So I'm working a couple dealers, one is trying to sell me a 2011 CBR1000RR in red for 11k out the door, while the other is offering a 2012 CBR1000RR in black for 12.5 out the door.

What are your opinions on which one I should get? How radical of a change is the 2012 vs the 2011?
 
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:26 PM
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The '12 is nice and if you're financing, you're literally talking about a few extra dollars a month if the total price difference is 1.5k. It's not a radical change, but there's enough little things that anyone would appreciate. The suspension is updated, the wheels are frickin sweet and the gauge cluster is completely digital (plus or a minus depending on what your thoughts are on a digital tach). There are other changes like the body work has better aero and cooling, they tinkered with the fuel map and other such things. Someone recently traded in their '08 to get a '12 and said he immediately noticed a difference in a good way.
 
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:36 PM
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The 12 has some improvements. But for me it's the looks path at would seal it..black is sweet.. White is better lol.. Never been a fan of blue..
 
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:45 PM
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Well I got the 2012!

... But I wrecked it...

https://copy.com/bOTdr3mzv8fjDFMn


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Damn, that was quick. Some more details on the accident and condition of you and the bike? Just cosmetic or what?
 
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:21 PM
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Some guy cut someone off in front of me, who then proceeded to slam on his breaks, durin ga fairly low speed turn (around 40). I twitched and grabbed some front brake, front wheel locked up on me, and I low sided.

I really never expected this. New bike, new feeling, very high end braks.. Guess I need to practice my emergency stopping procedure or something.
 
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:28 PM
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I really never expected this. New bike, new feeling, very high end braks.. Guess I need to practice my emergency stopping procedure or something.
Sorry to hear that. Apparently you are OK though.

If you haven't taken a MSF course you might see if there's one near you. They teach some of the skills on quick maneuvering, panic stops and other things and you'll be riding another bike so if you drop that one it won't be yours that gets messed up.
 
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:12 PM
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Sorry to hear that. Apparently you are OK though.

If you haven't taken a MSF course you might see if there's one near you. They teach some of the skills on quick maneuvering, panic stops and other things and you'll be riding another bike so if you drop that one it won't be yours that gets messed up.
I've taken the MSF course, and thought it taught me a lot.
 
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How much riding experience do you have? You may just have picked the wrong type of bike lol.
 
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:13 AM
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I've owned a few bikes, rode them a ton back when I lived in Cali next to the foothills of the sierra Nevada's, stunning roads up there... There were roads just 5 minutes from my house that were like Isle of Man.

Bikes I have known and loved (in order of possession):
1986 Kawasaki ZZR600
1996 Suzuki-750 (first real sport bike)
2001 Kawasaki z1000 (made me realize I did not like standards)
1993 Suzuki-750 (project bike)
2001 GSXR-1000 (fast.)
2009 ZX-6R (First brand new bike!)
2001 Honda VFR-1000 (made me realize I didn't really like v-twins)

... then I got married...
 
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