View Single Post
Old 12-11-2019, 07:49 PM   #13 (permalink)
Daschicken
EcoModding flying lizard
 
Daschicken's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Georgia
Posts: 722

Cibbie - '88 Honda CBR 250R
Motorcycle
90 day: 51.54 mpg (US)

Rarity - '06 Honda Accord EX V6
Team Honda
90 day: 38.89 mpg (US)

Baby viff - '86 Honda VFR 400R
Motorcycle
90 day: 42.15 mpg (US)

Latios - '08 Suzuki SV650SF
Motorcycle
90 day: 64.87 mpg (US)
Thanks: 561
Thanked 253 Times in 171 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
I'm not seeing the value here.

I bought my 2001 CBR600 F4i in 2003 for $5k, and it's a 4-cylinder fuel injected bike. My guess is you can pick up used sportbikes for $2-3k these days.

Just don't see the point in having so many cylinders when the engine is so small. It isn't efficient. Sure, you get more power out of the small engine, but at extra expense and worse fuel economy. My 600 probably doesn't weigh much more since it's designed to be lightweight, whereas the baby Ninjas and other 250 bikes don't take weight so seriously.

It is not, and never will be a value bike. Power on a budget can easily had by getting an old supersport like the CBR 1100XX or an older Hayabusa. This bike is for people who want the I4 experience without the ludicrous power that most I4 supersports make, plus it will likely rev higher(sounds cool) than anything else on the market. Well, that's why I want it anyway.

The actual reason for its existence is likely to fill a market niche in countries with insane tax laws on engine size and license restrictions. I doubt it will see U.S. shores, but I can still hope.
__________________
-Kaze o tatakaimasen-

Best trip in V6: 52.0
Best tank in V6: 46.0
Best tank in CBR: 61.3
Best tank in VFR: 62.5
Best tank in SV: 83.9

Quote:
Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
You can lead a fashion-conscious horse to unusual-looking water...

  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Daschicken For This Useful Post:
redpoint5 (12-12-2019)