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Smile New Stable-Mate For The S

Just bought a CBR1000RR as a stable-mate for the S. Replaces the CBR929. Must be Spring madness. Or perhaps just plain garden variety madness. Reports, comparisons to follow. Stay tuned.
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OH OH OH OH let me guess:

The RR is faster. The RR is more flickable. The RR is lighter. The RR has more cornering clearance. The S is more stable. The S is more comfortable. The S has more features.

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The S has less than 100 horsepower, weighs over 500lbs. is not a sportbike and has less features than a Goldwing.
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Other than that you did good.
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Nothing to compare. Unless you are going to point out the differences in functionality of each steed.
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Makes sense to me.........get the slope bike for the perfectly smooth, predictable surface roads that it needs to strut upon........ and keep the R11S for going quick on the everyday roads we mostly ride. A Mille might would have been a better choice but those Hondas have the HP which is all that counts on the high five, flash circuit.
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A ZX-10 is in my near future.HP/LB ratio is getting really serious.It will be a cute and nasty beast, but I agree with the Doc that the S is alot more forgiving in the land of ripples and pot holes.It will NEVER replace the S.But it would be nice to have a machine capable of soiling your pants every time you take it out
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....get the slope bike for the perfectly smooth, predictable surface roads that it needs to strut upon...
LOL ... the suspension on modern liter bikes is SO much better than the crap Showa's on our S bikes it's almost comical.
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All very droll. No, they are NOT equivalent motorcycles and no they do not do equivalent jobs. Yet, it seems to me (such a dummy) that there just might be something to learn about riding from each. But, hey, I've only been riding motorcycles for, what, 40 years now? Every time I got on my S I learned something that translated to my 929 (and my VFR before that and ...) and visa versa. If you ride just one bike, how can you possible expand your knowledge base? Remember: the more you know, the better it gets. So to all of youse with facile replies, well ...
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I haven't even SEEN the RR yet.
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which is all that counts on the high five, flash circuit.

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As a former BCR owner you'd know about that circuit huh?
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If you ride just one bike, how can you possible expand your knowledge base?
You're right ... none of us have ridden anything except an S. Please share with us what other bikes are like.
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This has got to be a record. From Ron's happy announcement of his shiny new ride to complete depths of Pelican Parts dysfunction in under 10 posts!

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Good choice Ron, I've always been a big fan of the Honda AMA teams. What color did you get? How do you like it so far? The 600 RR is an awesome machine as well. I just hope it displaces the GSXR as the best 1000cc Sportbike. Good luck with it!!!
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Dr. Curve, what is the definition of slope bike?

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Congrats on the Honda - I haven't ridden one, but have read that it is an awesome bike. I would love to hear your impressions.

I am starting to believe that Carlos and Squid are one and the same. Soon Squid will be calling his S a "Mule Bike" and selling it for an infinitely superior in every way HonSuzKawYam.
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I am starting to believe that Carlos and Squid are one and the same. Soon Squid will be calling his S a "Mule Bike" and selling it for an infinitely superior in every way HonSuzKawYam.
See? Be honest about your bike and this is what you get. The fan-boys just can't accept that the S isn't the bestest bike ever made.

BTW, I'm keeping my S for a while longer. No other bike I've ever ridden fits my street bike needs so well. And I keep it for that reason and that reason only, not because my ego needs to be propped up by my posessions so I have to create a fantasy world where my bike is the absolute best bike in the whole wide world and anyone who says different must be discredited at all costs lest my poor ego take a hit it can't possibly stand.
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JAS is not on the attack...it is, uh, just in his nature to deliver his message in such a manner...

but he is right and wrong. the S is the best all-round bike every made. truer words have never been spoken. it doesnt do any one thing inexplicably, but it does everything so damn well that other bikes shortcomings jump out at you immediately.

case in point...riding into work today..tired from lack of sleep, but glad to be on the S, not the R6. came to realize that in the morning, while still waking up and not quite up to par, riding the S is easier, i can see more as i sit higher, and more enjoyable to ride as a whole. the R6 is a blast when my riding is focus oriented and yes things i do on one aid in skill development. tell me today i can only have one bike and the R6 is outta here. it certainly is not about top speed or peak HP but no other bike delivers what the S delivers. but your ass has to fit the seat, thankfully there are at least two mainstream and a couple alternative riding positions thanks to different bar setups and footpegs to cater to each person.

on JAS' side on this one, but his humor doesnt always sit well with others when i first got the R6 and i posted my comparison, the results were as expected. i was comparing them more my the sake of hearing the differences translated into words and interpretation by others. i have had to change the way i ride. before, with one bike, it was easy. now i have to think about what i can and cant do depending on the bike. hence improved riding skills.

guess is it easier to say what the S isn't rather than what it is...

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Congratulations on the new Honda. Have lots of fun but be careful with all that horsepower.
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what's the resale on the rr like?

couldn't be as bad as the s.
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Hey JAS how are you hanging with the squid kids from the other board are they making you work a little with the S or is that the handicap so they can stay with you?

BTW I disagree about your suspension comment when the BMW suspension isn't shot (leaking) it soaks up the bumps on real roads (not tracks) better then the rice rockets and every jap bike I've owned and my friends jap bikes there shocks were worn out in under 15k I really don't see how you knock normal wear item even my Ohlins needs a rebuild ever so often.
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