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Motorbikes With Centre Exhausts

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by MADMAN69UK, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. kippermitten

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 27, 2002

    Posts: 1,704

    Location: In ** bottom drawer...

    I dont think youl get bored of it that quickly - the CBR600F I have has ~100bhp I think, and still gives me a willy tingle everytime I floor it - almost laughed my helmet off when on the M1 on the way back to town had a new shape TT quattro 'have a go' - opened her up - oh you appear to be receding in my mirrors :-D
    Those ER6's are well chuckable in my opinion - the instructor who took me for my DAS has one as his everyday training bike, loves it and he has a stable of 1 litre Ninjas for proper fun.
     
  2. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 26, 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Midlands

    I'm still learning and gaining confidence myself :)

    I went for a tour around the local towns one evening last weekend and it was a very pleasant ride. Hardly any traffic with it being the evening :)

    I bought the black CBF125 new for £2020. It's done just under 1500 miles so far. I'll be looking to sell her on before I move up to the 600cc range :)
     
  3. RDM

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 1, 2007

    Posts: 20,466

    VFR800, upright riding position and the VTEC is nice for either commuting or putting a bit of power down.
     
  4. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    VFR is good bike but maybe a bit of a handfull for new rider?
     
  5. RDM

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 1, 2007

    Posts: 20,466

    Possibly, but below 6800 it is a pussycat. :)
     
  6. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 26, 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Midlands

    Ooo, I like the look of the VFR800 :)

    Seat height is higher than on the ER-6f as standard though.
    Can it be lowered by much?
     
  7. RDM

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 1, 2007

    Posts: 20,466

    Porbably not by a huge amount, whilst comfortable, the seat isn't very thick. How short are your legs? :D
     
  8. Snaggle

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,280

    Location: Northants

    My option would be the New shape Hornet . Top bike and you wont get bored as quick .

    [​IMG]

    Persil
     
  9. Ev0

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 13,760

    I want one of these, badly (but in a different colour). Alas time and money will mean I doubt I'll get to do a bike license soon if at all :(

    Just love the naked/street bike look.
     
  10. Dogbreath

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 16,651

    Location: Devon

    Honestly there are far more important criteria than exhaust location when choosing a bike.
     
  11. Ev0

    Capodecina

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    Posts: 13,760

    Man speaks the truth, obviously the colour is the most important thing :)
     
  12. MADMAN69UK

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 26, 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Midlands

    I'm sure many people have their lists of importance ordered differently :p

    It's not the MAIN concern I have, but I started this thread specificly so that I might glean information on bikes, other than those I mentioned in my first post, that have the centre configuration of exhaust :)
     
  13. chaparral

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 27, 2005

    Posts: 20,773

  14. bloodiedathame

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 11, 2007

    Posts: 7,721

    Location: Surrey

    A vote for the FZ6. Very good bikes.
     
  15. Charlie Bravo

    Mobster

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,579

    Location: Chelmsford

    +1 for the FZ6. Heres mine...

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  16. bloodiedathame

    Sgarrista

    Joined: May 11, 2007

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    Location: Surrey

    I quite fancy one myself actually.
     
  17. Draeger

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 4, 2004

    Posts: 12,828

    Location: Falkirk, Scotland

    What's your budget MADMAN?.

    I'll throw a bit of a "curveball" into the mix, a bike that got rave reviews at it's launch and continues to do so :-

    Aprilia Shiver

    Has a fiercely loyal fanbase and is a seriously accomplished bike. :cool:

    Also has that little bit of exclusivity that the Jap tackle doesn't. :D
     
  18. Fireskull

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

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    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    Yea the exclusivity of breaking down :p joke! I want to have a go on that, be interesting to see what a 750 twin is like..
     
  19. Wyvern971

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004

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    Location: London

    I had one of those in gold.

    Awesome little bikes, handled like a dream, quite honestly couldn't fault it and miss it to a certain extent now....

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  20. isset

    Gangster

    Joined: May 16, 2003

    Posts: 444

    Location: Surrey

    Have ridden a Dorsoduro briefly and a Shiver for a couple of hundred miles. Nice bikes (same motor in both), throttle response in sport mode is nothing short of :eek: brutal :eek: but for a motor kicking out (allegedly) 95HP it is severely lacking in mid-range grunt, especially for a twin :( Everything else about them is great though, and the stock exhausts sound great considering they are, well, stock :cool: