CBR600RR or R6 -- CBR1000RR or R1?
Ok guys, I'm trying to buy a new bike as I sold my last CBR600 3 years ago to buy a house. House is now bought and I'm in a position to jump back on the saddle, but I don't know what to do get. Please help.
To be honest I started out looking at the 2006/2007 Triumph Sprint ST's since everyone says they rule for sport touring, and I was somewhat interested in considering this, but those bastards appearantely don't sell their bikes! Can't find any on craigslist. Sorta gave up on that. My price range is about $7,500 max.
So the first question I need to answer is 600cc or Liter? I'm 6'2" and 250lbs, so I'm going to use some of that power just by my size :P
I've got about 2.5 years and 8k miles on a 600cc worth of experience using it as almost a daily commuter before...
I was considering a 1000cc bike because I felt the 600's were a TAD under powered a few years ago for my weight. Also they all seemed smaller than the 1k frame wise, so the 1k bikes 'fit' me better and I hear they're much easier to commute around on due to the ample power even down low. I hear you don't have to change gears so often to have power to move.
Once that question is answered, since I know you guys have all driven these bikes before, which one do you prefer, and why?
My main usage will be on the streets, daily commutes, some twistys, and occasionally some longer trips up to 400 miles a day for fun. (I did that on my old 600 and I was a bit sore, but I could do it).
Help me out guys =)
Thanks in advance,