08-27-2001, 05:29 PM
i know everyone warned me not to, but the temptation was too great...
i borrowed a friend's tl1000r yesterday and put almost 300kms on it in an afternoon....
the tl has totally ruined everything for me. now i know why i can't keep up with him in group rides images/icons/frown.gif
does ne1 know what the going rate is for used 89 gsxr 750's? or mine at least? i was dreaming of going 7/11 but after riding the tl it just dosen't make sense anymore... sigh.
[ 08-27-2001: Message edited by: Benjamin Tang ]
08-28-2001, 01:53 PM
1. I also erred in judgement over the weekend, I rode my friend's 97 XX1100 Blackbird. Nice bike, soft in the corners, but MONSTER engine. I will remain on my 91 GSXR750 for another season, but I am close friends with the owner of that XX, so I could be in the market next Fall...
2. A good friend of mine just bought an 89 750, with Yosh, but otherwise stock. 35000 km, about 20000 miles for the US guys. Paid CAN$4400, or about US$3000.
3. Your 89, with 6 pot brakes, inverted front end, RGV (?) tailsection, and lovely paint should get more. Not sure of the KM on your bike, but you should bring close to CAN$5000 with such a well sorted bike.
4. You would be sure to bring 5 with that sweet Yosh carbon I am trying to sell you... images/icons/grin.gif
08-28-2001, 07:27 PM
The Busa may be more powerful, but the Blackbird is a beautiful machine. I can't say the same about the Busa. images/icons/grin.gif
08-28-2001, 09:42 PM
looks are subjective of course, but to me the blackbird looks like a typical honda.....bland....
like it or hate it, you would never mistake the busa for any other bike. images/icons/grin.gif
it might look questionable, but it's arguably one of the most aerodynamic if not the most aerodynamic production bike in the world...
08-29-2001, 02:10 AM
if you think the blackbird's got a monster engine, try a busa sometime.......
08-29-2001, 02:17 AM
Next chance I get to ride a 'Busa, I will, but not many guys will let you swing a leg over their 190mph bike...
I will ride one, but I don't know anyone with one.
That new GSXR1000 would likely rot my head too...
08-29-2001, 10:46 PM
I like to think of it as understated. Not bland. images/icons/grin.gif
08-30-2001, 12:53 PM
didn't honda have plans for a brand new blackbird for 02 to compete with the zx12 and busa? last i heard was that the 02 blackbird was the same as the 01 but with different colors....