First I would like to commend you on doing your homework when it comes to shopping for a bike. I included FZR specs cuz I saw that you were thinking of both.
88 Hurricane 600 88 FZR 600
598 cc 599 cc
63 mm bore 59 mm bore
48 mm stroke 54.8 stroke
wheelbase 55.5 in wheelbase 55.9
weight 453 weight 452
Top speed 141 top speed 146
1/2 mile 12.2 1/4 mile 11.87
If I were you (and trust me, you wouldn’t want me to be you) I would look for a CBR F2.
But if you MUST go with a FZR or CBR F1, I say FZR. There are many more parts for the FZR to be found than the CBR. The FZR has remained unchanged for YEARS (that’s good and bad).
Anyhoo, Hoped I helped.
Ride on (well, we'll all ride, you walk for now )
i have an 87 hurricane and the bike runs great
if you find a clean one, it may be your first and only bike you ever need.
i have not had any problem with oem parts
aftermarket parts can be slim compared to new models.
my bike runs as strong as many 750
you can not go wrong with a hurricane
I owned an '88 Hurricane that I bought new and liked it so much that I bought an '87 Hurricane used several years ago. Then I bought a used '94 F2. Man was i disappointed with that bike. The Hurricane was such a pleasant all around bike to own and ride. I still have the original '88 Hurricane flyer from the dealer that convinced me to buy the bike. If I found a good used Hurricane I would buy it for a second bike.
I also own a 87 hurricane. It has 30,000 miles on it and still runs strong. I bought it for my first bike. the guy that had it before layed it down but its fine other than ill need some panels later when i get used to it. If you look hard enough you can find parts for it. Places like www.mawonline.com or denniskirk.com . I even had the front wheel come up on me when i got into the powerband in first gear,and im not a little boy either. It is very responsive and feels light too. factory size tires are best so im told. It does respond better with the 130 on the back as compared to the 140 that was on it when i bought it
Last edited by huricane600; 03-20-2001 at 07:05 PM.