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Which CBR600?

Old 06-10-2009, 08:12 AM
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Hey guys,

Been reading up on this forum for a while now and I have finally saved enough to get my own bike so decided to make an account.

I've been looking around for used cbr's and ninjas and was just looking for different opinions as to which CBR600F4i/CBR600RR you would get?

My budget is $6000 CAD, approx $5300 USD

So that pretty much rules out the models from the last few years.

I've been really considering the '03 CBR600RR

What do you guys think?

Any help is appreciated.

Old 06-10-2009, 08:49 AM
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You may be looking for advise in the wrong section...we may be a bit partial to the F4i.
Old 06-10-2009, 09:01 AM
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if its ur first bike, i was told dont go all out and get a f4... my friend who has been riding for years said that im gonna regret it when i drop a mint new bike... and guess what... i dropped it twice already and all i can think is dam... glad this bike isnt brand new...

get a f2... i got mines for $1k save ur pennies if u havent been riding for a while
Old 06-10-2009, 10:05 AM
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I don't believe anyone would be upset by simply dropping a 2003 RR/F4i after they saved $1-2k on the maximum. All I can say is just sit on each one and figure out which one is more comfortable. Try to find one that is close to stock as possible. When I was looking I found a few that were all stock and then there was the one I ended up buying which only mods were a slip-on and undertail/turn signals for a considerable amount less. Seems harmless enough right? Well when I was modding the bike out to my preferences I found out that they punched a big hole in the front fairing to install their turn signals because it would lay over the hole. Which is going to cost me a couple extra hundred to find a decent replacement and fix it up, no biggie since I still end up saving more than buying the others. I'm just using that as an example to what you might find in a heavily modded bike.
Old 06-10-2009, 11:10 AM
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again what is your riding experience?? If you have no prior riding experience, starting out on a smaller bike will allow you to learn how to become a better rider w/o worrying about babying the throttle and brakes. Starting out on a bike a newb really has no business on will take you 2x - 3x longer to hone riding skills.
Old 06-10-2009, 05:38 PM
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It also depends on your size. I rode my friends ninja 250 last year for a month or so and found it uneasy for someone of my size. I am 6' 1'' and 250+ and the 600cc just responds better to me being larger than the average ride. So if you buy a 600cc bike and keep the RPMs in a good range it can be a good bike to learn on seeing how its dry weight difference is about is 40lbs.
Old 06-10-2009, 05:42 PM
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i've been the owner of both and I must say I really miss my F4i, however, the RR is pretty freckin' sweet too.

Depends on what you want. If you want something a little more comfortable and laid back, go with the F4i. If you want something a tad more aggressive and a tad more uncomfortable for the long road trips, go with the RR.

either way, can't go wrong
Old 06-10-2009, 06:54 PM
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Thanks for all the quick responses. Really appreciate all the input!
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