Put 130 miles on it after I picked it up today. Very happy with it. The power is controlled and easy to use. Very tame (if wanted) in traffic.
Setting suspension now. So far, very happy.
Thanks for the feedback!
My thoughts are intended to provide a sounding board for your own.
Some of what I say may go against your own thoughts and may seem harsh, targeted and malicious.
This is not my intention – I am simply using my experience, including other peoples, as a way of debating and giving advice - of which there is no guarantee that it's correct
When I picked it up my friend rode it around the block. He was shocked how light it felt and how easy it was to turn in a parking lot. He rides a upright 600 Yamaha. He was impressed with the CB's low speed characteristics.
Underrated. Get used to that word 8-)
Guess I missed this post originally. Gratz and welcome. Black and gold is the fastest
Tell me about the insurance. I just went from a Ducati 848 Superbike with 134 HP to the CB1000R. Full year max insurance for the Ducati was $630. When they told me my 123 HP CB1000R was $1,300 for the same coverage I was pissed. Should have checked before I bought which I usually do but never figured this would be the case. I am 62 with a perfect driving record, MSF certificates and a 40 plus year history of very fast bikes. My 2008 Audi S4 with a V8 and full coverage is only $800. WTF.
That insurance quote seems outrageous. I live in LA and the insurance goes about $700/year. WAY less than my turbo Carrera, but a little more than my R1200RT.