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post #1 of 20 Old 01-08-2013, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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For those who own the 2012 models...would you agree or disagree with the comments made on this video?
ie) "gets boring" "doesn't need traction control" "missing character/spunk"

Also, folks who've ridden the older models like 04-05, 06-07, and 08+....any major differences between performance and feel?

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post #2 of 20 Old 01-08-2013, 05:02 PM
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I've never been "bored" on my 1000rr.

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post #3 of 20 Old 01-08-2013, 05:19 PM
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I'm never bored on my '12. It has the most class. I don't know why they said they get bored on it in the vid, I think they're not pushing the bike hard enough. I have to fight to keep the front wheel down when powershifting.

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post #4 of 20 Old 01-08-2013, 05:30 PM
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Plain and simple if you get bored on ANY bike you are not using it to its fullest. If that makes sense. I could ride a CBR 125 and still have a blast.

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post #5 of 20 Old 01-08-2013, 05:43 PM
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They can't find anything wrong with it so it's "boring". More HP up top etc.
The problem is they feel the need to reward "technology" because that's human nature.
In their eyes the bike probably hasn't changed enough in the last 5 years. New suspension and gauges but same motor etc. That's actually testament to how outstanding the general platform of the CBR really is

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post #6 of 20 Old 01-08-2013, 05:45 PM
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Agreed, I have never gotten bored of my '12 1000rr.. I have over 8,000 miles on it and I have done my fair share of hard riding. It gets my heart racing still, hell the wheel comes up in 1st and 2nd for me. That to me is exciting when your in triple digits and its on 1 tire..

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post #7 of 20 Old 01-08-2013, 05:52 PM
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With mine I dont feel that its boring at all, its a real fun bike and yea easy to ride but thats part of the fun, when out on the twisties you can go and the bike will do what you want. Me and my friend went up the twists and at the top we switched bikes hes got an 08 When we got two the bottom he really wanted to keep riding mine lol
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post #8 of 20 Old 01-08-2013, 05:58 PM
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So Justin Dawes on this videos a idiot he basically saying Hondas bikes to perfect what did he want a p.o.s that's hard as hell to ride . Idk why us have freestyle guys taking a review on a track bike anyway just my opinion

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post #9 of 20 Old 01-08-2013, 06:13 PM
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I own a 2012 and it is a very easy bike to ride.

I do not have a ton of experiance, I have been on only a few bikes in my life.

I viewed the video and I agree with Adam Waheed .

I have test ridden a 2009 R1 and the CBR is smother and more refined.

I don't see any need for "traction control" or any "power mode" switch.


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post #10 of 20 Old 01-08-2013, 06:44 PM
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06 here, handles great, good power delivery, low maintenance, good brakes, mine is boring too

These bikes just have excellent manners! Don't expect to have to pay tons of money to make it behave or on maintenance.

Enjoy riding a bike that doesn't need all the bandaids and complications that will surely in a few years become a pain in the @$$ to trouble shoot.

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