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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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I am currently browsing the market for a solid used bike. Some of the models that I am considering are the CBR 600 RR, 600 F4I, and 954 RR. Which one would you prefer. I know I have seen some nice 954 RR's but you can't beat the styling of the 600 RR, or the affordabililty of the F4I. just let me know what you think
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2006, 12:42 AM
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Well first off... are you considering a liter bike? If not take the 954 out of the pic?

Then its just a matter of the RR vs the F4i. And that is up to fitment. Unless you just want styling over everything else. I would go and sit on both of those!




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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2006, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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well since I still live at home (17 yrs old) my dad still lays down the law, and he said nothing over 600 so I guess the 954 is out.
There is this guy that has a 2004 CBR600RR with 14000km, and jacket helmet gloves, that he is selling for 8,000. Is this a good deal? The bike has never been drop or abused.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2006, 12:08 PM
 
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well since I still live at home (17 yrs old) my dad still lays down the law, and he said nothing over 600 so I guess the 954 is out.
There is this guy that has a 2004 CBR600RR with 14000km, and jacket helmet gloves, that he is selling for 8,000. Is this a good deal? The bike has never been drop or abused.
How much is that in dollars?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2006, 12:23 PM
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why do we have 2 thread on the EXACT SAME THING??!!

in the other i converted the $ and added blue book for the one in that thread...
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2006, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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becuase they were originally kinda different, then they morphed into the same thing. Moderator please feel free to delete this one.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-27-2006, 06:45 PM
 
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try to get the guy down lower....but either way the 600 is the way to go.

EDIT>
That guy is asking WAY too much!

Low Retail is $4,775
Average Retail is $6,280

Therefore, no more than $6500 with all the gear included.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-02-2006, 04:31 AM
 
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Hey man, take the other dude's advice and sit on 'em both. Well, just sitting on them won't do much good but at least you'll get a feel for the riding position. And believe me, when you begin to ride a lot, the little differences amount to some huge results around twisties. A buddy of mine had a F4i and compared to the 600RR, the F4i lets you feel like you're more planted "in" the bike. I think it's because the bars are higher. The F4i actually feels a lot like gixxers (GSX-R). And according to my arse dyno, the F4i pulled a little weaker off the drive. It revs slower and lower. But it's much lighter and more comfortable. It felt slightly skinnier around the gas tank too, which in my opinion, is a good thing. I like the overall design of the RR but the F4i isn't a bad looking bike either. To be completely honest with you, I think if you get the F4i, you'll regret not getting the RR, but if you get the RR, and learn more about bikes and riding, you'll appreciate the F4i's too. To put it simply, the RR's are more sport-oriented and the F4i is a better street bike simply because of comfort. But that's not to say that the F4i is a slouch. It isn't at all. Blah blah, I'm writing too much so let me just lay down for you definitely. Get the RR, but do lose the stock exhaust system (you'll shave off a ton of weight), and make sure to get a fuel management system to smooth out your power.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-02-2006, 04:41 AM
 
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one more thing. don't be so set on getting a Honda. The R6 is an awesome bike and they're just as affordable used. Gixxers are good too but I think they're soooo ugly. And the ZX-6R is only good starting from 2003. Don't buy a bike until you're confident in the one you want because you'll either love it to death or regret your decision until you can buy another one. And don't listen to people when they say 600's are weak, because I guarantee you if Valentino Rossi was riding a 600, he'd still be able to stomp anyone on a 1000. It's all about how you ride.
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