Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hazleton, PA USA 18201
CBR1000RR '06 - great for the street?
Hi everyone, I'm new to the forums just today! I'm so excited that there are other women riders out and hopefully I can get some guidance re: my next purchase.
I have been really looking at getting a sportbike lately within the past month. I have had my license since 01 after taking the MSF course, got my first bike (Honda Rebel 250) in 03 and rode that for 2 yrs until I felt comfortable to move up.
Well then I started working at the dealership where I bought my Rebel and I told my coworkers that I wanted to move up to a bigger bike. I was looking at the 600 shadow but someone pointed out the Shadow Spirit 750 and said that would be the bike for me. I'm 5'7" , 180 lbs., and I thought 'oh god i can't handle a 750'.
Well I bought it early '05 and have been riding it since with 0 problems. I love the Hondas and that bike has been super. Now I'm super bored with it. It has great power but it's just not enough! It vibrates at higher highway speeds (70mph) and i'm not crazy about that. I want more.
I switched jobs and am now working at a Kawasaki dealership and realize I should probably get a kawi (lol) and will be killed if I showed up on another Honda. But I'm not sure what I want to get. I would consider myself a good rider, I don't want to race on the track, nor do any wheelies or other stunts. I know my limits and never push them. I want to know what is good on the street.
It's time to move up to a sportbike and I want one soon while i'm still young. (im 25) I found a great deal locally for an 06 CBR1000RR in the color i wanted so bad. I also got a quote for $400 /yr for full coverage on my insurance which is a sweet deal.
I've read numerous articles on the 1000 and most people say it is confidence-inspiring and a comfortable ride as well as manageable power. Anyone girls out there ride one? This bike would be the ultimate dream machine but I'm wondering if it will be too prone to wheelie-ing or something and be too much for me. I test rode a Buell XB9SX CityX and an XB12S , which I had no problems riding at all.. i just found that the 1200 Buell tended to want to go faster than I wanted to take it.. maybe that's because I'm new to sport riding?
Any input is appreciated.. Thanks so much!