Just wondering how many people, after reading this forum, decided to buy their bike?
Yes. And furthermore, it gave me a realistic look into actually owning the bike. Without this forum, I suppose that I would have been quite upset and worried when the rattle came up. But since I was half-way expecting it, it didn't bother me.
As I stated in the New Member Introduction section, this forum helped push me to this bike. I was set on looking into the cbr and like all things, I research for weeks before I decide on a purchase like this.
My only hesitation was that I don't usually like to buy vehicles when they are in their first year of production or even the first year of the "refresh" as there may be things that come up that aren't quite right that the manufacturer fixes later on in the life-cycle of the vehicle.
But based on my experiences with Honda, I thought that this could be an exception and searched out forums to see what people are saying. Compared to most forums I've seen, there seems to be little widespread issue with this bike, and the widespread issues aren't major.
And then of course the wife said yes to the purchase (she didn't on the last bike I bought, won't make that mistake again), and so off we went to buy it.