I have always liked Honda motorcycles. My first two bikes were Hondas. I had a 2007 CBR 600 RR that was probably the easiest bike to ride fast that I ever owned. I could put it where ever I wanted on the road with such ease.
Congrats on getting the CBR 1000. I would love to have one but my old body no longer tolerates the super sport riding position.
When Honda has money to spend on the bikes production, the paint is incredible. I thought the Goldwings paint was like that, too. I think that ended up making the flat black bike look cheap. Not that it was, but high quality flat black isnt anything special, but the red was.
That's an impressive bike, in so many ways. Its light. 20lbs lighter than a zx10. Almost 40 lighter than the aprilia. Thats insane on machines that are not overweight to begin with.The traction control system is also fascinating. The hardware is the same as everyone else uses, but the way its used is something only Honda could do. Theres a ton of into on the cbr forum. The member "Rc45" should write a book. He understands the bike better than Honda does.
I have to admit that I did not realize just how extensive the change to the 2017-2019 version was until I saw the pricing on the leftovers and decided to research them more. It's amazing that the bike is basically as light as my 1199 Panigale.Just did a little reading. That is an awesome bike, but like johnmark, I don't think my body would like it.