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    ^^ Thanks ! And I'm sure that there would be very less days where you wouldn't wanna feel special Owning a litre class bike, that too most practical to run and own has its own high, and any mods planned ? And lastly, what do you do(for a living) and how you do it !? Yes, I know that's the stupidest question but since I'm just 18 and totally LOVE the CB1kR, planning stuffs you see
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    Quote Originally Posted by burninrubbr View Post
    ^^ Thanks ! And I'm sure that there would be very less days where you wouldn't wanna feel special Owning a litre class bike, that too most practical to run and own has its own high, and any mods planned ? And lastly, what do you do(for a living) and how you do it !? Yes, I know that's the stupidest question but since I'm just 18 and totally LOVE the CB1kR, planning stuffs you see
    Ha..ha, well I was just lucky being born to some fortunate people. But being in this forum, I've learned a lot of things. One of the things I've learned, is no dream is too far, if you sincerely work towards it. Many have saved up to buy their first super-bike. And I really hope you get yours, you are 18 and have a great life ahead. Probably in the next few years the duty and taxes keeping super-bikes in-accessible for many, will come down or Liter class bikes will be produced in India. By all means you will get your dream full filled cheers buddy!
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    ^^ Is today my lucky day or what ! Was passing by a small Honda showroom in my locality and to my surprise saw the white Beast standing there, first I thought it was a CB Twister, then I realized that its none other than the CB1kR ! Asked the ricksha-wala to stop, said mom to proceed towards home, ran like a kid towards the showroom, with a limp and there it was, standing right in front of me, waiting, like a Space ship ready for take off, asked the showroom manager if I could click some snaps to which he politely said yes, and then spent the next 45 mins with the Beast, simply awestruck and mesmerized, but also found out many things bout the bike, firstly it has single sided swingarm ! then the headlight, are they adequate ? And I also inquired with the manager bout which kind of fuel does it run on, he said, it requires Speed or Power, or anything better than that, and lastly the heat, does it heat up quickly and easily in city ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by burninrubbr View Post
    ^^ Is today my lucky day or what ! Was passing by a small Honda showroom in my locality and to my surprise saw the white Beast standing there, first I thought it was a CB Twister, then I realized that its none other than the CB1kR ! Asked the ricksha-wala to stop, said mom to proceed towards home, ran like a kid towards the showroom, with a limp and there it was, standing right in front of me, waiting, like a Space ship ready for take off, asked the showroom manager if I could click some snaps to which he politely said yes, and then spent the next 45 mins with the Beast, simply awestruck and mesmerized, but also found out many things bout the bike, firstly it has single sided swingarm ! then the headlight, are they adequate ? And I also inquired with the manager bout which kind of fuel does it run on, he said, it requires Speed or Power, or anything better than that, and lastly the heat, does it heat up quickly and easily in city ?

    Haha..ha my god buddy, wish i could give you my own bike for all the heartfelt love you have for it. I sure wish you all the luck to get a superbike of your own in time, wish you the very best. Yes there are single sided swing arm's in many bikes, even on BMW GS1200's and that is an off-roader to say the least so single sided swing arms are good to go. The headlight certainly is damn good in comparison to any Indian bike, but it's still not adequate for the speeds it could reach. Speed or power is just a suggested petrol and not mandatory, just ordinary unleaded petrol is good enough, speed or power is alright too, anything more like speed 97 or the likes is not recommended.

    Heat builds up when the bike is new and your riding it frantically, but as you get used to the bike and you ride it right, even in the city it stays very much within range and I mean its not a bother. But, you still feel it and it does build up quick within city.
    Been obsessed with momentum ever since i was born, but 0 - 200kmph took 30yrs! This will do for now!

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    ^^ I thought that usually the European exotics have single sided swingarm, never expected it on the CB !
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    Quote Originally Posted by burninrubbr View Post
    ^^ I thought that usually the European exotics have single sided swingarm, never expected it on the CB !
    Well you are right, and that's why you need to know this fact. 2008 CB was designed in an Italian studio for Honda. 2010 version I'm using is just a modest update with just a few detail changes.
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    Been obsessed with momentum ever since i was born, but 0 - 200kmph took 30yrs! This will do for now!

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    Today was a life changing experience, my first real ride with super-bikes. Unbelievable, scary, learning and unforgettable experience. I mean these things are fast, its a given, you don't have to learn that. Indian roads are ridiculous, traffic is random and people jay walk crisscross and behave thoughtlessly, all that is a given, you don't have to learn that. What you do learn is having both these equations and putting them to a mix.

    I will assure you FEAR is a constant existence and awareness is awake without blinking of an eye or catching a breath. Risk is a constant, the ability of the bikes is beyond belief, yes these bikes can break to a halt before your thoughts could respond. But you should be an able driver and the alert level from driving an Indian 250cc or a car to a liter class bike is raised a 1000 fold! Be warned, you have to live at a different level to drive these bikes, there are no room for mistakes and no such thing as a relaxed moment. If you wanna relax park the bike on the side of the road and get off! Period.

    I had an amazing long drive with some friends and their super-bikes, I have been cleared wide off from the myth liter class engines are similar. A cruiser, like harley and the likes, liter class, is for cruising and not sporty, speed shifting, high triple digits, naked's CB etc are naked's they are DE-TUNED power and torque shifted to mid-range even FZ1 and speed triple are just nakeds and have nothing to do with super sport versions to the likes of R1 or CBR1000R and the likes. Trust me each of these stand by a world of difference.

    Driving a fully faired super sport like R1 or CBR1000R after driving a naked which you felt is so powerful, obliterates you illusion. I had no reason to shift beyond 4th gear or any freaking logic to twist my wrist for speed as I do on CB1000R. Pushing a super sport takes ridiculously good roads and long visibility with very mild traffic, and you have to be OUT OF YOUR FREAKING MIND! The wind blast factor came up to me and haunted me after riding a super sport. You feel like you are just lying down on something that is moving at an incredibly, what speed? hell you'd have to find that looking at the speedo.

    But a naked a CB1000R has a great rush riding, you feel the sensation of speed, which you are completely protected on a super sport. CB1000R has great handling I do not mean on track, this is for the road and traffic, you don't feel the heat as you do on super sport and the suspension handles bumps much more comfortably than a super sport. A super sport is just what it is, a super fast, super capable track carving tool it is incredible and has no match elsewhere. Even long distances I felt at ease on a super sport with all the wind protection, even at high speeds. A naked is part of the environment, you feel the wind you feel the rush, you feel the gravity of every situation you are aware like a monk who is not just drinking but is breathing caffeine for a living!

    I enjoy my ride, but there are differences, and they do make a difference! Choose wisely when you buy. There are huge limitations on a naked, both in comfort and in speeds. It is NOT a cruiser.
    Been obsessed with momentum ever since i was born, but 0 - 200kmph took 30yrs! This will do for now!

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    @blackside.. first of all congrts on your new ride. although i am quite late for it but better late than never..
    actually going through the previous post i wanted to know about the bike you have ridden.. CBR600RR. what is the cost of it and how you got it in india. i am great admirer of that machine and think of owning it sometime definately so in continous search of information..
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackside View Post
    Today was a life changing experience, my first real ride with super-bikes. Unbelievable, scary, learning and unforgettable experience. I mean these things are fast, its a given, you don't have to learn that. Indian roads are ridiculous, traffic is random and people jay walk crisscross and behave thoughtlessly, all that is a given, you don't have to learn that. What you do learn is having both these equations and putting them to a mix.

    I will assure you FEAR is a constant existence and awareness is awake without blinking of an eye or catching a breath. Risk is a constant, the ability of the bikes is beyond belief, yes these bikes can break to a halt before your thoughts could respond. But you should be an able driver and the alert level from driving an Indian 250cc or a car to a liter class bike is raised a 1000 fold! Be warned, you have to live at a different level to drive these bikes, there are no room for mistakes and no such thing as a relaxed moment. If you wanna relax park the bike on the side of the road and get off! Period.

    I had an amazing long drive with some friends and their super-bikes, I have been cleared wide off from the myth liter class engines are similar. A cruiser, like harley and the likes, liter class, is for cruising and not sporty, speed shifting, high triple digits, naked's CB etc are naked's they are DE-TUNED power and torque shifted to mid-range even FZ1 and speed triple are just nakeds and have nothing to do with super sport versions to the likes of R1 or CBR1000R and the likes. Trust me each of these stand by a world of difference.

    Driving a fully faired super sport like R1 or CBR1000R after driving a naked which you felt is so powerful, obliterates you illusion. I had no reason to shift beyond 4th gear or any freaking logic to twist my wrist for speed as I do on CB1000R. Pushing a super sport takes ridiculously good roads and long visibility with very mild traffic, and you have to be OUT OF YOUR FREAKING MIND! The wind blast factor came up to me and haunted me after riding a super sport. You feel like you are just lying down on something that is moving at an incredibly, what speed? hell you'd have to find that looking at the speedo.

    But a naked a CB1000R has a great rush riding, you feel the sensation of speed, which you are completely protected on a super sport. CB1000R has great handling I do not mean on track, this is for the road and traffic, you don't feel the heat as you do on super sport and the suspension handles bumps much more comfortably than a super sport. A super sport is just what it is, a super fast, super capable track carving tool it is incredible and has no match elsewhere. Even long distances I felt at ease on a super sport with all the wind protection, even at high speeds. A naked is part of the environment, you feel the wind you feel the rush, you feel the gravity of every situation you are aware like a monk who is not just drinking but is breathing caffeine for a living!

    I enjoy my ride, but there are differences, and they do make a difference! Choose wisely when you buy. There are huge limitations on a naked, both in comfort and in speeds. It is NOT a cruiser.
    Well said.

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