Originally Posted by live_to_ride
Nice looking bikes. None of them interest me. I am not a fan of the CB family; don't like the looks and upright position.
The 500r is what I expected really but if a person is using this bike as a step up to the super sport then I say, don't waste your money and just make the jump....unless you have money to burn. IIMO I feel the 500r is more of a first bike choice for those who may feel the 250 is too small. Or for those that have no interest in the SS category.
I am disappointed in the nose piece of the 600rr. Sadly I think it is a retro look that doesn't fly with me.
I am still looking at the 2011 600rr.
It's about what you want in a bike, I actually have a CBR 600RR (I only joined here because I was searching the net for info on the 500 and came across this thread) and I'm looking to downgrade for want of a better phrase. I bought the ss for the look not because I needed over 100 hp. I don't really need the 175 mph top speed I could get out of it, in fact I can't remember the last time I went over 100 MPH.
So I ask myself, Why Am I riding a bike that is costing me big bucks to maintain, fuel and insure when if I'm honest, I'm using it more for posing reasons and the overall look of it rather than for what it can do.
You're talking twice the money at the end of the day so make sure you're buying it for the right reasons.
Mine will be going and a mid size bike will be coming my way