Got her where I wanted her and now she's gone. - Honda CBR500R Forum : CB500F and CB500X Forums
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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-05-2016, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Got her where I wanted her and now she's gone.

Well Ladies and Gents,

After 18 months of riding the CBR500R and thoroughly enjoying the ride, I have decided with mixed feelings to let her go. She was sold her last week.

After buying a new bike I just could not look at her the same way and felt that she was better off with someone who would appreciate her as much as I did.

She was advertised with all of the upgrades and the first guy that saw her fell in love with her instantly and paid my asking price.

After doing a lot of research and sitting on the bike at the motorcycle show last year, I finally pulled the trigger on the 2016 GSXR 750 and what a package it turned out to be. Suzuki dealers were offering some great deals on the GSXR 600, 750 & 1000 and the 750 was the best option for me.

I've put 1200km on her so far and absolutely loving this bike. With torque right through the rev range and the ergonomics more upright than any other super sport, It is a very much street friendly. Already added a number of mods and enjoying the experience.

So sadly, I will be spending more time on the GSXR forums and just wanted to say thanks for all of the advice and encouragement from you guy's.

Best wishes and ride safe.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-06-2016, 03:15 AM
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I know we can't keep them forever, but I'm very pleased with my little Tia' for now...She's cute, laughs easily, and we can keep up with the CBRRs, Gixxers, and r6 and Ri's if the roads are twisty enough...Just one guy on 1199ducati PANNIGALE I have a hard time with...but the The 899,we're pretty equal...He takes off out of a corner but I can run him down again in the next...
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Congrats on the bike mate!
Did you consider a 600RR? Even next years new Fireblade?

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Great graphics on what is generally thought of as one of the best sport bikes ever built.
Enjoy it
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Great bike! that's actually my next option for when I sell the cbr. I'll still be enjoying our rides for at least another year.

Have fun and take care!
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Congrats on the bike mate!
Did you consider a 600RR? Even next years new Fireblade?
Thanks Ben,

I didn't consider the cbr 600 or gsxr 600 because The GSXR 750 has more low down torque which I thought would make it a better street bike. You can comfortably cruise on this baby at around 4000K although it is happiest above 6000K.

The GSXR 750 is basically the same bike as the GSXR 600 but with the 750 motor in it and only weighs a few kg more and is about the same weight as the CBR500R.

So for me it was the best all round bike in terms of ergonomics, handling, power, braking, looks and has a reputation for being bullet proof..
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Congrats on the new bike. The graphics and colors on that bike are way cool.

Low end torque is good.

Have fun.

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Good luck with the new bike, I've always liked that model, that paint job sure is sweet on that thing.

Just hope the old bike getting the love. LOL.
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oh wow, want expecting that mate! nice upgrade nonetheless
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