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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-01-2005, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Talking Honda 2004 f4i Starter Bike???!?!?!

ok, i think i understand this ok....

is this a good starter bike???

I'm lookin at one after work guys....
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SORRY but that is a hot trotting 600cc four pot road racer designed for racers or experienced riders in its replica form with lights & such. NOT for beginners for it is not a forgiving bike in how it handles, lousy at slow speeds & tight parking lot torns or take-off & turns from stop signs.

Tops in suspension system & stopping power for 125mph & more. Such a bike is suffering if you ride it around the city streets & even more so when you are LEARNING.

Look at the Kawasaki & Suzuki 500cc vertical twins that are faster off the stop sign then most cages & can still take you up to around 100mph. A REGULAR ricing position & NOT the extreme lean forward position with clip-ons & rear-sets trying to compete with your butt. This has a one-piece handlebar mounted on top of the top yoke of the forks & the footrests & controls are lower & sort of under you legs like sitting in a chair.

Cost of a new one compared to a sportbike is less & so is the insurance.
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THANKS Smitty,

that's kind of what I thought but I read this one post and this dude was talking how the f4i was going to be his "first bike"...Iím like wtf? Did I miss something here? From the looks of it, no one in the thread raised a brow...
haha, I called the salesman and asked him if he had any used f4i, he no but then he said I got a 929....I told him yeah, that kind of to much bike for a new guy to start riding...he paused and then he said yeah...it's a fast bike...

I'm not sure what some of these new guys are thinking?
I don't think they are mis-informed...
Is it denial, I don't care, I know better...
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...that's kind of what I thought but I read this one post and this dude was talking how the f4i was going to be his "first bike"...
Maybe it was an older model? I've seen f4is recommended as starter bikes, but those ones were older models.

Maybe mid-late '90s, I'm not sure.
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Wink older F2 or F3's......

What do you think about recommending some of the older F2's and 3's, that you may be able to find? Aren't they underpowered by today's standards? I guess if we could look at those, we could also look at some of the older Ninja 600's..... Just a different direction of thought! Like I have said in previous posts, I started on a Ninja 250.....and thankfull for it!
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what post are you talking about?

immalkavian....what post are you talking about.......? I'd like to take a look at it.
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Re: older F2 or F3's......

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What do you think about recommending some of the older F2's and 3's, that you may be able to find? Aren't they underpowered by today's standards?
I bought my first bike a couple months ago. It's a 97 F3. I think it's a great beginner bike. It's very forgiving when you make beginner mistakes, but it has a lot of power. Obviously you won't take a new bike off the line, but I can hang with other guys who have gixxers etc when we go riding in the twisties.
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Maybe it was an older model? I've seen f4is recommended as starter bikes, but those ones were older models.

Maybe mid-late '90s, I'm not sure.

ok, like for instance this bike right here....according to this site, which seems legit, but you never know..

Model: Honda CBR 600 F
Year: 1990
Category: Sport
Power: 93.00 HP (67.9 kW)) @ 11000 RPM
Top speed: 227.0 km/h (141.1 mph)

Here is the source
http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/hon...600_f_1990.php

Maybe it was this one!!!

Honda CBR 600 F (reduced effect) 1990

Model: Honda CBR 600 F (reduced effect)
Year: 1990
Category: Sport
Power: 50.00 HP (36.5 kW)) @ 9000 RPM
Top speed: 187.0 km/h (116.2 mph)

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/hon...ffect_1990.php


Yeah, makes sense...just NOT this one....

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/hon...0_f4i_2004.php

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Re: what post are you talking about?

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immalkavian....what post are you talking about.......? I'd like to take a look at it.

I don't remember..but I know read someone saying that
"it was going to be there first bike"...that's what got my attention...thinking hey, I want one to!!!
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Re: Re: older F2 or F3's......

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I bought my first bike a couple months ago. It's a 97 F3. I think it's a great beginner bike. It's very forgiving when you make beginner mistakes, but it has a lot of power. Obviously you won't take a new bike off the line, but I can hang with other guys who have gixxers etc when we go riding in the twisties.

OH MAN!! this one?!?!?!?

1997 Honda CBR 600 F3

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/hon...600_f_1997.php


OH MAN>>>I gotta find one man....

Do you feel that due to your skill level you cannot harness and use the power that is there..or is it just right...kinda like the third porridge the three little bears???

if this is the bike, and I think it is, Here are the Specs...

Model: Honda CBR 600 F
Year: 1997
Category: Sport
Power: 105.00 HP (76.6 kW))
Torque: 63.00 Nm (6.4 kgf-m or 46.5 ft.lbs)
Top speed: 250.0 km/h (155.3 mph)

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