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Next bike after CB400?

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' started by DuaneDibbley, Apr 15, 2012.

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    positron007

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    What CB400 do you have?
    The CB400 revo has 40kW not 33kW


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    DuaneDibbley

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    I've got the 2011 Super Four Revo.

    Where has it been quoted at 40kW? I've only ever seen it quoted in the 33 range. Honda is useless and won't document it :/
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    positron007

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    2008 CB600F Hornet 76kW, 172.82 kg (Dry).
    I think it might be 193kg Wet. Need to check.

    EDIT: 198kg Wet according to Honda.co.uk
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    positron007

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    positron007

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    Just a piece of trivial information you don't need to worry about anymore. :D
    The LAMS power-to-weight ratio calculation involves the power output (kilowatts) being divided by the tare weight (not the wet weight) of the motorcycle plus 90 kg (for rider and safety gear). The result is then multiplied by 1000 (to convert to kW per tonne).

    So for CB400:

    (40/(195-18 +90)) x 1000 = 149.8kW/tonne
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    I'm in a similar position... but haven't put a cap on my budget just yet. I thought I'd look around at anything to get a feel first.

    Sprint GT caught my eye initially, after I toured Tassie on my W800 at Christmas time... so thought something with easier luggage might be ideal. I didn't want ugly pannier mounts though on it when I wasn't using them. It is an insanely good deal at the moment at $15990 with panniers. Whilst at the Triumph dealer though I spied the Speed Triple (not Street). Now I can't get it out of my head! Is a more expensive, and a friend is now looking at a 2009-2010 second hand one which is well within your budget.
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    The SuperDuke R is 97kw.
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    People elsewhere keep mentioning the Suzuki B-King.

    The crazy thing is, I kinda really like it...
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    sit on one.
    i don't know what the listed seat height is, but that would be deceptive because it's quite wide.
    i've seen near new ones advertised well priced in recent times.
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    It is an insanely good bike. I still toy with the idea of buying one.
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    not the be all end all of bikes.
    a 600 gixxer would slaughter it on a tight twisty road.
    but for commuting. when you can hit the ton from standstill in about 2 seconds, would be a blast.
    i think most people buy them. become aware that they"ll probably kill themselves on it eventually, then downgrade.
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    positron007

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    I reckon even the KTM Duke 690 with only 50kW would slaughter it on a tight twisty road

    EDIT: Not saying it is a bad bike though. It comes down to what you really want in a bike.
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    On different occassions I have had my CB400 parked next to a few of the bikes that you have listed but don't necessarily consider the CB to be any smaller in size, at least physically.. STR, Z1000 etc. they are the same size (unless the seating position is differnt on them that I haven't tried yet).. In fact one day a CB1300 pulled right next to my CB and I could hardly tell it was the CB1300... It was only later when I noticed its radiator that I thought somethings different, maybe the owner had installed a bigger aftermarket one, but eventually found out it was the big daddy CB1300!

    That said, I'm about 181cm (so arguably shorter than youself) and I did more than 800km on my CB in one day coming from Melbourne via Princes highway through Lakes Entrance, Bombala, Cooma to Canberra and was pretty ok.. not sore at all..

    So, you need something that is reasonably bigger, not just bigger.. have you considered an R1200R? Now THAT is one big bike, and I really like the looks of it too (I too will be considering it and the K1300R after my restrictions in about 8 months time).. it looks considerably larger than the CB and should be a perfect size for you, plus it's a very cool bike as well!
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