Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin
06 rr? Decent bike but the stock seat feels like a wooden plank. Seek Sargent or Corbin for a replacement
I did end up buying the bike. The 30-mile ride home was interesting, being my first sport bike. The most notable first impressions:
- as I've mentioned, I own a 1988 Honda Hawk GT. That's 25 years old. So I was pretty stunned to see Honda was still using the exact same turn signals
that everyone hated back then! Hilarious.
- I was pretty impressed with the sky-high rev limit. My '78 Hawk goes to 10,500rpm. The '88 Hawk a paltry 8500rpm. The CBR goes to 15,000rpm! What I didn't know, is you need about 7500rpm just to get it moving.
Still, first day with the bike, I didn't even attempt to explore its limits, just tried to acclimate, which leads to...
- the seat is pretty pathetic. For all the care that went into the overall beauty of the machine, they just wrapped some padding in leather and screwed it onto the bike when they got to the seat. I shifted and scrunched the entire ride trying various positions, but it looks like the best way to ride (sitting right up against the tank) is among the least comfortable. There's no excuse for this thing. I'm already looking for an aftermarket. Oddly, there are tons on eBay but none for 2005-6.