Help me to be happy with 500RR...
Firstly, forgive me for creating such a drastic thread title but it was the only way I knew how to truly express myself through a computer screen.
Secondly, this is my second thread so forgive me if this is in the wrong section and any member of staff is welcome relocate it.
A little bit of background story;- I passed my bike test around 6 weeks ago now and I went out 3 days later to a Honda Dealership to window shop. I came across this 2014 ABS CBR500R which I thought was an awesome bike! After a test ride, I was completely sold with it especially with how comfortable is was. At the time, it seemed to tick all my boxes:
• Sporty design but not your typical tank-kissing poistion, it was nice and upright and allows me to be flat-footed (I know this isn't essential to riding a bike but it's more of a comfort thing for me).
• Had an Akrapovik exhaust so it sounded like a wild beast even at idle revs.
• Suited my size. I'm only 5.4" so again, it felt comfortable.
• Heated Grips 🙂
All the above just made me smile and it gave me a tingle everytime I got on/off the bike. Someone once said: "If you can walk away from your bike without looking back, then you got the wrong bike".... guess what?!.... I look back!!
BUT, just two days later I started looking all over the web for how fast it could go and from there I felt almost disappointed. I found out it only tops out at 114mph and only had 47bhp. I thought to myself it's all good, becuase I would never reach it's top speed anyway, not for what I use it for (commuting). But after some days after while riding it, it just began to settle in and started eating away me that it's not as heavy-hitting as it looks.
I don't know why it bothers me so much though!! It's just those figures sound tiny to me yet I know it's more than what I need. Many friends of mine who have been riding a lot longer than I have keep saying it's a good bike I got and said that they can race me while using my bike and I use theirs (600cc++) and still win becuase it's all about riding experience in this case.
I took a 2015 650F out a few days ago and it wasn't quite what I was looking for so I decided to just stick to me 500 for the moment.
I think I got the "upgrade bug" already and I'm trying to run before I can walk. I also feel that I'm not giving my 500 a chance, becuase if someone was to ask me for a review on it, I would be a very positive one. I truly feel it's a great bike! I just feel I want something bigger already. Maybe I need to take it on a track-day!? I know bigger bike doesn't mean it's always more fun.