You may remember my conundrum of wanting a 2006-2008 750+cc sport bike and exploring all possibilites within my budget..
Well I ended up today narrowing my choice to one of these 2 options:
- Kawasaki ZX-10R 2008 Green. 1 owner. Akra slip on. Pristine AS NEW condition with just 3500km on the clock! Driven in the dry on weekends only. 10,000 Euros
- Honda CBR 1000RR 2008 Black. 1 owner. Completely Standard. Mint Condition. 31,000km BUT has had brand new engine installed late 2010 due to oil burn problem almost 1L/1000km. Done 11,000km on new engine. Owner says new engine still burns some oil but only around 500ml/2000km which Honda say is normal. 9,300 Euros
I have sat and test driven both. Both drive well...Kwak sounds beautiful but torque and ease of drive I prefer on CBR. I have to say I prefer the looks, ergos and size of the Honda too
...a friend is telling me that for just 700 euros he would rather have the 'new' bike though he says the CBR is really nice nick too
I think I am still going for the blade though
. Am I doing the right thing?