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Woooo, finally a real bike! '06 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm

Discussion in 'Showcase' at netrider.net.au started by twisties, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. After scaring myself stupid on GSXR-1000's and 750's and having a heart attack over the insurance costs (yeah I'm only 21), I found this little gem.

    I've really enjoyed the last 30,000k's on the VTR250 but it just doesn't compare to it's biiig brother with a pair of Micron slip-on's. I have to turn off the ignition and roll it half way down my street then push it up my driveway at night just so I don't wake up every neighbours' kids!

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  2. I like the firestorm.
     
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  3. Love it! Big nads yo.
     
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  4. Thanks guys, 2 days down and I can't keep off the thing, loping along at 3k rpm i'm accompanied by a satisfying, thud-thud-thud-thud... It's intoxicating!
     
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  5. BEAUTIFUL bike

    congratulations on the new bike and I bet it sounds just AWESOME!!!!=D>
     
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  7. One step ahead of ya mate ;)

    Just waiting for the confirmation email to come for the forums registration
     
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  8. Beautiful bike... Saw one last night at dinner and it sounded bloody fantastic. Nice!
     
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  9. I hear what you are saying....... My old bike... Loved it :biker:

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  10. Really wish they still made microns for the storm.
     
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  11. whats ur insurance like on this bike?

    im 19, and on my 20th birthday hopefully im upgrading. Its quite sad that insurance costs play such a big part in choosing what bike to get.

    But btw, nice bike! looks the goods
     
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  12. nice bike you have there, they sound sweet with the microns cans too =D>

    yeah yours might of looked better if you had it sprayed in a topcoat and didn't just leave it with it's undercoat flat black :cheeky: nah i agree it was a sweet looking bike that sounds tops too.....loved them too and almost ended up on one instead of the sv, geez glad i came to my senses :bolt:
     
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  13. Naughty Firestorm, in your bed outside!

    How hot do black rims and red pinstriping look!!
     
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  14. Dude there ORANGE... It looked horn with fluro GREEN

    See if i can find a pic later...

    VTR BOB's is an awesome example of blinging one to the max
     
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  15. Insurance is costing me $1780 premium with Swann, $400 basic excess with $300 age excess.

    I'm 21. The quote was sorted through the Dealer but I got a quote myself and they wanted $3k for the same bike so I don't know how that worked out.
     
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  16. They offered me pretty much the same deal and i was rating 1 for life and 30yo ](*,)

    The problem is that they rate it to be a SP1 or 2 which is full fairing, fuel injected sports bike not a carby sports tourer :-s

    I ended up getting it through another mob for $750 which is more than i pay for the fire blade from the same company ](*,)
     
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  17. Would've had one of these in a second if the tank held more than a coffee cup...
     
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  18. Haha,m I know what you mean. The claimed 19 ltr tank seems to only hold about 17 ltr's and so far I've only got about 160 - 180k out of a tank. far cry from the 250's 13 ltr tank lasting near 300k!

    I suppose it might last a bit longer if I kept my right wrist a little more under control :p
     
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  19. Yeah, look, I say that, but the GSXR only gets 250km at best anyway!

    Nice lookin bike you got there, regardless.
     
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  20. Nice bike mate!!
     
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