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Who else wants CBR750R?

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At least for me, it would be the sweet spot, between light and nimble, and just enough power, and terrifyingly fast and too heavy. Not too heavy, and nimble enough for city streets. Enough power to be long-legged on American freeways. Gas mileage around 60MPG.

And, no, I don't want a Hornet. I love my CBR500R, but would love her more if she sported a 750 between my legs.
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I'd look at a CBR750R but only if it came with a 4-cylinder engine.
I don't think we are going to see any more four cylinders, except for the high end litre bikes. Mostly for economic reasons. Its just cheaper (and more compact) to use a vertical twin.

Now, I love the Honda fours, and have owned more than one. I think Honda makes the best fours. That said, the reason I don't own a CBR650R is that the engine makes most of its power between 8-12K RPM. Or somewhere close to that. For street riding, a torquey twin with a 270 degree crank makes much more sense.

As much as I love seeing four sexy pipes exiting the engine, the twin is what we will get.
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That said, the reason I don't own a CBR650R is that the engine makes most of its power between 8-12K RPM. Or somewhere close to that. For street riding, a torquey twin with a 270 degree crank makes much more sense.
The same happened to me - I like inline fours but found CB650R engine too bland for everyday use after a test ride - kinda of lot of ado for nothing, it's impossible to accelerate decently without revving it to the sky. Liter inline four is another thing tho, they have enough low down torque for lazy gearshifting and all HP you need on upper range, this was the reason I ended with liter inline four bike for touring.

Regarding Hornet 750 engine - seems like state of art parallel twin IMHO. If eventually my CB500X commuter were crashed or broken Hornet 750 would replace it ipso facto. Torquey and quiet engine, lightweight and small chasis together with inconspicious appearance makes it a perfect crime weapon if you want to go fast without calling unnecessary attention of uniformed ladies and gentlemens.
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I'd be all over the Hornet, but it looks like an insect to me, like a lot of modern nakeds. I like the look and riding position of a fully faired bike.
Don't like the Hornet, it's not that good looking, it's heavier off the side stand than the 500, the seat is firm, not heard the sound track but it's supposed to be mega.It is cheap though.
I also like 4 cylinder engines :(
I LOVE Honda four cylinder engines. That said, I was looking at the CBR650R. It makes great power, and a lovely sound, but I makes most of its power near 12,000 rpm, and I'll never rev it that high 99% of the time. Now find me a Honda four that makes lots of grunt a lot lower in the rpm range, and I'm a buyer.
I like the simplicity of the parallel twin and now the manufacturers are getting some decent power and low end torque out of them, so the 750 twin looks interesting. But hold on, Suzuki is coming out with the GSX S8. It鈥檚 more expensive but it鈥檚 a larger bike than the cb750 and better suited for taller riders. And that all blue version is cool.
And it has less horsepower, and, correct me if I'm wrong, heavier also.
And it has less horsepower, and, correct me if I'm wrong, heavier also.
Yes, slightly heavier and less horsepower but it makes its power lower in the rev range. The S8 has less electronic features but comes stock with a quick shifter which takes away from it鈥檚 grand more expensive price tag.
Some of us old guys like to shift with a clutch.

....Also, my CB is such a sweetheart, I can't imagine cheating on her.
Some of us old guys like to shift with a clutch.

....Also, my CB is such a sweetheart, I can't imagine cheating on her.
I鈥檓 one of those old guys too. It鈥檚 not like your left hand has anything better to do (except to constantly mistake the turn signal switch for the horn button).
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I'd love a CBR750R. I'm still trying to get cams for my 500R but Oyabun isn't selling them anymore (unless something has changed) and the DCR cams aren't great for the street. I've been eyeing the new ZX-4RR but I don't like the fact that it costs nearly as much as a 600 and requires an exhaust and tune to unlock it.
I'd love a CBR750R. I'm still trying to get cams for my 500R but Oyabun isn't selling them anymore (unless something has changed) and the DCR cams aren't great for the street. I've been eyeing the new ZX-4RR but I don't like the fact that it costs nearly as much as a 600 and requires an exhaust and tune to unlock it.
Yeah, the ZX-4RR is cool but I think it鈥檚 only advantage over the Ninja 400 would possibly be on track days and not worth the extra money. I鈥檝e read a lot and watched plenty of reviews on the Ninja 400, it鈥檚 really a good performer and for the average rider on the street, it鈥檒l hold up its end.
Yeah it definitely seems like the US ZX4RR needs to be tuned to get the value out of it. The performance difference between the stock and tuned performance is almost like buying a new bike. So bottled up from the factory.
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