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Re: Honda CBR 1000RR Vs BMW S 1000 RR Vs Yamaha YZF R1
Reply #10 on: July 30, 2020, 01:12:56 PM
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-It depends where you live in the US and also a bit on your age, physical shape/condition. I spend my time between South America on a S1000R and the US on sports bikes, i opted for a naked bike because i wanted the wind to remind me that i was going too fast but i really enjoy the bike. In Miami ive had a few bikes the Honda and Yamaha are at the bottom of my list for comfort and other reasons like power delivery and not riding what everyone else has. The Suzuki in my opinion is by far one of the most comfortable sports bikes, i owned a 750GSXR and a 1000GSXR in which i made really long trips in 2011 ish i had a 750 in which i rode thru various countries in south america (that should tell you how comfortable i find the bike).
Back to the subject in the US you have big open Highways where in many areas depending where you live the cops dont F*** with you for speeding (Miami) and having a naked bike is a nightmare because of the wind, i have friends with Z1000 and they eventually changed to sports bikes except one that Physically is not capable of riding a sports bike (Army Vet with injuries) so there are many things to keep in mind.

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Re: Honda CBR 1000RR Vs BMW S 1000 RR Vs Yamaha YZF R1
Reply #11 on: July 30, 2020, 02:36:32 PM
New option to consider! kawasaki zx1400!

An acquaintance that owns one swears by it in terms of comfort, speed, versatility, and for him handling (he said once you get used to its bulk it will hold a line well).


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Re: Honda CBR 1000RR Vs BMW S 1000 RR Vs Yamaha YZF R1
Reply #12 on: July 30, 2020, 03:18:30 PM
I was looking at a ZX14 (ZZR1400 as we know it) at a bike meet last night. Would love to have a go on one for the warp factor experience. Would not trust myself to own one for exactly the same reason  :008:

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Re: Honda CBR 1000RR Vs BMW S 1000 RR Vs Yamaha YZF R1
Reply #13 on: July 30, 2020, 08:02:43 PM
*Originally Posted by windyrun [+]
New option to consider! kawasaki zx1400!

An acquaintance that owns one swears by it in terms of comfort, speed, versatility, and for him handling (he said once you get used to its bulk it will hold a line well).

Dont be convinced by the hype or an owners comment...Been there and done the "hyperbike " thing.

They do have a great top end suitable , which you can exploit over a litre bike on a runway or a quiet autoroute (done both), the torque initially feels fab but the reality is extra weight , gearing and wheelbase(vs a litre bike) means they are not as exciting as the lighter bike and as evidenced by my friends 1400 and my previous Hayabusas, no quicker on the road in a straightline .

You can muscle them about (I used to both take my hayabusa to straightline events and trackdays) and make them turn but they do understeer and wallow when pushed, brakes are weaker and can overheat .

I compare my Busa to a BMW M5 Vs a Lotus Elise...The M5 was capable and had a higher top speed but the Lotus would always be quicker point to point.

Comfort is another moot point, for a pillion maybe but like the Busa, there is a long stretch to the bars , the bars are low and the peg/seat ergonomics is often more cramped than you may expect.

My K7 GSXR1000 was a far more comfortable bike than my Busa.

...and S1000R would run rings around them and offer more comfort ..and be less tiresome in the process.

Theres a good reason Kawasaki are discontinuing the 1400 and Suzuki have no replacement for the Busa in the pipeline.

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Re: Honda CBR 1000RR Vs BMW S 1000 RR Vs Yamaha YZF R1
Reply #14 on: August 04, 2020, 07:37:08 PM
Just bought the S1000RR and till now I have clocked about 400 miles on it. A bit of difficult riding posture but that's ok I think as I just moved from the GS 1200 to this machine.

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Re: Honda CBR 1000RR Vs BMW S 1000 RR Vs Yamaha YZF R1
Reply #15 on: August 04, 2020, 07:52:28 PM
Congrats !!

Pics pics pics must see :)

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Re: Honda CBR 1000RR Vs BMW S 1000 RR Vs Yamaha YZF R1
Reply #16 on: August 05, 2020, 08:20:40 PM
BTW, Can you guys suggest any affordable luggage manufacturer?
I am looking to buy a sissy bag.

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Re: Honda CBR 1000RR Vs BMW S 1000 RR Vs Yamaha YZF R1
Reply #17 on: August 05, 2020, 10:40:13 PM
Lol you want a sissy bag for an S1000R? Are you sure you don't mean a tailbag?

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Re: Honda CBR 1000RR Vs BMW S 1000 RR Vs Yamaha YZF R1
Reply #18 on: August 06, 2020, 08:02:14 PM
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I absolutely meant tail bag, it happens when you are riding cruisers and adventures bike for so long.
BTW any good brand out there? IDK if you guys familiar with VIKINGBAGS but here its prices are the lowest.

That looks ok to me, price is ok, quality seems fine for the price, the only issue is the installation process as in general seams come apart while strapping if not done properly, or the cords are broken for daily mounting.
I am a bit confuse like should I go for the bag or just switch to the DrySpec bag, obviously it a bit expensive, could not be able to decide. What do you guys think?

https://www.vikingbags.com/sport-black-heavy-duty-motorcycle-tail-bag-8564-prd1.htm
Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 08:05:40 PM by j_newman1990

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Re: Honda CBR 1000RR Vs BMW S 1000 RR Vs Yamaha YZF R1
Reply #19 on: August 06, 2020, 08:10:01 PM
BMW makes/offers bmw brand mailbags both large and small.

Lots of people like kriega bags-waterproof (most) and well made. Some are modular

Another option are by sw motec.  BMW has a branded version. These are side bags. I have them and like them.

Many more options - just ones I've owned or considered (sw motec and kriega I have owned)

There's also wunderlich. I like their sport tank bag a lot. Nice designs. Very pricey typically
Last Edit: August 06, 2020, 08:10:44 PM by windyrun