Hey all, ok well I said id never do it but Iím giving more then just passing thought to buying a new bike from a dealer. (unless somebody has an 04- 05? For sale)
If I am ever going to get any significant return on my 01- 929 its now, if I had a 954 id keep is the thought process anyways. having said that & read all the bike reviews that overall donít necessarily pertain to me or give me a real world view on the new 1k bikes so I was wondering if you own one, ridden one or just have an idea of what your talking about it... POST IT UP!
**Honda 1,000RR not much to say here other then no ty. Iím sure itís a great bike but against the others its just not cutting it In so many ways.
**Kawi ZX10 meh itís a kawi not really my style, kick ass bike but again just not what im looking for.
**Gixxer 1k now theres a nice bike styling and speed the goofy can I can live with or replace mind you I kinda love hate it. There just arenít a lot of these to be seen (I live on the island) 01-03 model year I liked the styling of more but because its not all over is what attracts me to it (amongst obviously other things)
What is this bike really like?
**R1 now this on the surface is my clear cut choice I love the design and the styling mods that you can do it with a keen eye! The problem is that there kinda like R6ís in a sense that everybody has one, including me making it a bit of a turn off.
Many shops still carry 04 models (of any of the above) for significantly less on the show room floor then the 05s and of course the salesmen wont tell you the real differences is there any I should be aware of etc?
I swore I would never do this but *sigh* would you get an 04 or an 05? Im not sure why I ask as my stance is if Im already throwing out x amount I might as buy the newest, one year newer when I go to sell anyways so save the money now 04 or get it back when selling 05
Maybe somebody elses hindsight will add a differnt view to that?!
Please offer up your opinions/input I know that my rundown wasnít overly insightful but its just a quick jott and anything else I added would be because of magazines I read and not my own thoughts or exp with any of them. I would also like to reiterate that I have another bike for stunting and pushing the limit so although I consider my riding ability/exp much above poser & far far from Rossi having a bike that looks great never hurt.