Originally Posted by ATDVSBL
Hey Jim, the old CBR's are a lot of fun. I know they are the equivelant of a 486 computer these days (outdated), but it's still fun to go rippin around the mountain roads.
How do you like the BMW? I've heard great things about them.
I should have kept the CBR, in hindsight. It wasn't as bleeding edge as new sportbikes are, but it was an absolute blast with fantastic acceleration that never made me think death was a millisecond away
And Hondas are rock solid reliable, so that always helped.
My Beemer is night and day; it's a land yacht. On the Honda I had taped a cheap watch to the bars so I had a clock, the Beemer has a 6 CD changer and heated seats, trip computers galore, the works. The Honda was 400 pounds, the B is about 800. But my commute into Manhattan is huge (1000 mikles a week), with no twisties, and the cruise control on the Beemer makes the ride possible. I couldn't have done it hunched over a sportbike. The Beemer also has the telelever forks, so slamming on the brakes doesn't tilt the bike forward, it just stops it. And the ABS is excellent. I would consider another Honda because I've had great luck with them, but I'll likely only ride BMW's from now on. Also, since you likely have your bike out now anyway, BMW dealers will let you test ride their bikes, and almost no one else will. Go by a BMW place and check out something; they're great machines. Try a K1200S!