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Looks like this beast is on its way out...I've seen them up a close a hand-full of times...and actually considered buying one when I was shopping around, before I bought my Kat..if it werent for all the dings and high miles, (and on consignment for waaaayyyy to much) I probably would have gotten it. Don't see them too much. Anybody ever ride one?

but with incoming new VFR 1200..looks like this bad boys' time has passed..



and no, its not a dup thread, since the other one is talking more about the new VFR ... ;)
 

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I don't have the Blackbird, but I have it's older brother, a 1990 CBR 1000. The Blackbird is lighter, faster, and quicker, but not by much. Mine is scary fast, so the Blackbird must have incredible acceleration. If you want bragging rights, get a 'busa or ZX12, but if you have to ride a long distance to get to the twisties, get the Blackbird.

Myself, I'm too old to put up with the uncomfortable riding position on sport bikes. I work out a lot, so I don't mind tossing a 600 pound bike around twisties, if I can be comfortable while I'm doing it. I've ridden with lots of sport bikes, and if I can't keep up in the corners, I'll catch them on the straights. The Blackbird would be like the Katana on steroids.

The fairing works great (I have a four inch taller ZG screen), especially in winter, but the front suspension needs the Race Tech fix (I may do mine this winter). The Blackbird has the linked brakes, mine doesn't. Some people love the linked brakes and some hate them. I've seen the Blackbird heavily discounted new. I thought about getting one, but that borrrring black paint job would have to go.
 

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most of the blackbirds have of course the basic black paint scheme here in the US...but over in europe, they come in every color under the rainbow..


Super Blackbird Gallery





 

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i was just browsing some of the old posts and came across this one. im new to this place, just joined yesterday. i also own a 98 blackbird. i love it, aside from its extra weight. it has lots of low end power and it will get wheelspin at 60 mph. its a good bike to keep nice and show off. especially with my blue neons and clear lens kit. anyway, post some ?s if you have anymore.
 

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:welcome: and post up some pics...

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