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I was at a Honda dealer the other day, actually looking at a VFR1200 but they had a lovely CBR600rr in that repsol colors. I ws eyeing it up when the dealer came over and basically put me off it saying it was realy track focused and relatively more difficult to ride and took me over to a fireblade saying tat it was easier to ride.

For real~?

Saud the fireblade was good for touring as well. Sounds like all bulshit to me. what do you think?~
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    Sithefire
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    Thursday, February 26 2015, 11:57 PM - #Permalink
    Ive just bought a new fireblade having previously had a 2013 cbr600f, now I know the 600f and 600rr are completely different bikes they do share similar engines, I found that to get mine going seriously fast you hand to keep the revs up around 6k and above where as the blade pulls really well, in fact seriously well from any revs, also being 6ft plus I found the blade fits better, I did Europe including the lower Alps and Stelvio pass on the 600f last year, this year I'm heading into Austria and back through Switzerland on the blade which having ridden it for a few months now I reckin will be as if not more comfortable. I could be wrong but the blad certinaly feels like it can cover long distances without major problems.... Who knows though ;-)
    I'd get on both and try them out and make your own mind up.
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    Wednesday, March 04 2015, 03:17 PM - #Permalink
    Wow, lucky you man
    Sithefire wrote:

    Ive just bought a new fireblade having previously had a 2013 cbr600f, now I know the 600f and 600rr are completely different bikes they do share similar engines, I found that to get mine going seriously fast you hand to keep the revs up around 6k and above where as the blade pulls really well, in fact seriously well from any revs, also being 6ft plus I found the blade fits better, I did Europe including the lower Alps and Stelvio pass on the 600f last year, this year I'm heading into Austria and back through Switzerland on the blade which having ridden it for a few months now I reckin will be as if not more comfortable. I could be wrong but the blad certinaly feels like it can cover long distances without major problems.... Who knows though ;-)
    I'd get on both and try them out and make your own mind up.


    Wow, lucky you man!
    sounds like a trip to motorbiking heaven.
    I ahve heard of the stelvio, famous cycling I believe - maybe not.

    Would love to a trip like that.

    I had a go once on a 2013 CBR1000 and it is real easy to ride. the throttle is sooooo smooth. If you ride it with a sensible right hand then it is easier to ride than a track machine like 600rr or r6.

    I have heard that the cbr1000 is generally more comfy than zx10 or r1.
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    Sunday, March 08 2015, 02:50 PM - #Permalink
    Yeah. nice road trip!!

    My ride on the blade was two-faced... On the one hand it was VERY easy to ride and easier than my cbr600f - on the other hand, it was BLOODY fast over about 6500 revs when the second injector comes in. Damn, i shot backwards in the seat and it was pretty scary. I think i need a second ride really. Great bike anyway.

    Hold on [gets Blade ride vid] .....

    :)
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    Friday, April 10 2015, 11:55 PM - #Permalink
    I refuse to believe the Blade is that easy to ride.
    I thought this was bike that caused the most deaths?
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    Saturday, April 11 2015, 12:16 AM - #Permalink
    Brumm wrote:...I thought this was bike that caused the most deaths?

    If that's true then it could be because the Blade is deceptively easy to ride so inexperienced riders get into trouble without realising.

    Smoother throttle with good power would be easier to control but of course it means that it has to be treated sensibly.
    I would definitely agree that the Blade is better for long rides/trips because the 600 will be screaming when cruising above 70mph on motorways for example.

    I changed to a 1000cc from 600 because of that.
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