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Old 06-02-2009, 03:01 PM
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My old lady came and asked me a question about my bike last night, and I wasn't sure on the answer. Are these bikes classified as sportbikes or sport touring? Looking around at different touring bikes I figured we couldn't be ranked with them.. but we are no RR either.
 
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I'd say definitely as sportbikes. These things were race bikes until the RR came out (03?), and it was only a baby step quicker. Just because they aren't the king-kong race bike today, doesn't make them any slower then they were when they were top of the heap. Just like people incorrectly try and say the ZZR600 is a sport-touring bike when it's just a previous generation ZX6R that was a race winning bike in the early 00's ...

A VFR, Bandit, Katana and MAYBE the FZ6 are sport-touring bikes.

The F4i does make a better sport-tourer than a RR though given it's relative comfort.

Just my $0.02.
 
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:12 PM
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Supersport, I believe.

The 1000cc+ bikes are considered Superbikes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sportbike
 
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Old 06-02-2009, 03:17 PM
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Originally Posted by dave ls1 View Post
Supersport, I believe.

The 1000cc+ bikes are considered Superbikes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sportbike
So that would explain the term super touring bike. Wow learning so much. And I guess I was wrong about a busa.. they are not even touring bikes?
 

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Old 06-02-2009, 03:35 PM
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So that would explain the term super touring bike. Wow learning so much. And I guess I was wrong about a busa.. they are not even touring bikes?
buses, erm I mean busa's and zx1400's are hyper sportbikes.
 
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My insurance considers them supersport, and because of that they make me pay out the a$! for coverage.
 
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Old 06-02-2009, 05:27 PM
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600's are Super Sports if they have the classic styling ect. R6 F4i 600RR zx-6R are all Super Sport motorcycles.

A busa is sport touring and a pregnant whale
 
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Originally Posted by rojerlockless View Post
a busa is sport touring and a pregnant whale
ha ha ha!!
 
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_CBR600F4i


Super sport. But like the R6s honda just kept selling it after the RR came out.
 
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F*cked on insurance. at least that's how I look at it.
 

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