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Old 09-03-2011, 08:30 PM
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... how big our f4i's are.

I had a bit of a break in between jobs today and decided to stop at the Tucson Ride Now, boy was that a mistake.

I was walking around the first spot I saw sportbikes at and noticed this smaller looking red/black/orange bike and assumed it was a CBR250 or something because it seemed little sitting next to the '06 F4i.
So I sat on it and instantly fell in love with the feel and size (I'm only 5'8 125lbs wet), I got up to get a better look at the bike itself and see what the price was; much to my surprise, it was an '09 CBR1000rr Repsol!!!

If anybody is looking to buy a black and yellow 2002 CBR600F4i, let me know. haha... seriously

I never looked too much at liter bikes because I figured I was too small and would barely be able to tip toe but I was very wrong.

I just thought it was interesting and wanted to share.

Oh, and just for the record, I don't want/never had wanted a liter bike (or any sportbike for that matter) so it would make me cooler by racing everybody on the street, I have never raced anybody thus far. I just felt very comfortable on it and loved the looks for ME, not just so people would look at me and get more attention.

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Old 09-03-2011, 08:57 PM
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It's not that the F4i is big, it's just that sport bikes are getting sleeker and smaller. Compare the F4i to a comparable big bike of the year, like a ZX-12 or a Honda XX and you'll see that it's not that big
 
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:11 PM
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it's true.

but i can't imagine not knowing what it was before you sat on it -- i think they're fairly distinctive (the repsol particularly so).
 
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:02 AM
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Originally Posted by regener8ed View Post
it's true.

but i can't imagine not knowing what it was before you sat on it -- i think they're fairly distinctive (the repsol particularly so).
I mean, I know what a repsol 1k is, there was just a black cbr250 right next to it so I was thinking "maybe they just make repsol graphics for the 250 as well".
There was a stretched huyabusa 2 over so they weren't all stock.

All I know is that I loved it more than the brand new 600rr's at the other end of the shop.
 
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The really crazy thing is when you compare the wet weight of the F4i vs the new 1000RR's. Were not katana bad but were at least big boned.
 
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:44 PM
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If you know well how to drive the f4i when you go with these smaller bike it become a peice of cake!! its like a little toy you have !!
 
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Old 09-04-2011, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by oxyg3ne View Post
If you know well how to drive the f4i when you go with these smaller bike it become a peice of cake!! its like a little toy you have !!

Haha
A 178hp 440lb (ish) toy.
 
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:25 PM
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exactly. the handling is incredible!!
 
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:58 PM
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I sat on a friend's 07 zx-12r (I think?) and it was a freaking boat. If I sit on a new 1k I'll be in a loootttt of trouble...I know I'll want one instantly
 
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:00 AM
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It's all personal preference. I've sat on R6 after R6, and I HATE the weight distribution. I feel like all the weight is in the tank, and if I turn I'll tip over every time. But I rode a new VFR the other day, and it's a little bigger, but feels great. So do the older RR's.
 

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