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post #31 of 72 Old 02-02-2019, 04:03 PM
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Not to mention that life is short... that's a fact. I'll be 60 this year, and going forward I plan on making the most of every day.
Good policy! I'm turning 50 this year and have already implemented this.
In recent years there has been a couple of early losses in my circle of family and friends which has hammered this home to me big time.
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My dealer will give me $2,000-2,500 USD if I trade it for something. There are just too many options. I'm even considering the 600RR. I hear it's been unchanged since 2013, so I might just hold on for another year and see what Honda does for 2020. They might even stop producing it.

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My dealer will give me $2,000-2,500 USD if I trade it for something. There are just too many options. I'm even considering the 600RR. I hear it's been unchanged since 2013, so I might just hold on for another year and see what Honda does for 2020. They might even stop producing it.
Mate, I dont mean this in a rude way but it doesn't sound like you quite know what you want. A 120HP CBR600RR crotch rocket is the polar opposite of the 50HP CB500X adventure bike that you were initially considering when you started this thread!

I'd go middle ground and try out an MT-07, awesome bike. I'm not sure if your a Honda only man but see if you can get a ride on a demo model, you wont be disappointed.

Also if you sell your bike privately you will get more than the dealer is offering. I remember when I traded up from the 250R to the 300R the same dealer I bought the bike off one year and 5500 miles earlier would only offer me 'low 4000's'. I sold it privately and got 5K easily and quickly.
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I'd go middle ground and try out an MT-07, awesome bike. I'm not sure if your a Honda only man but see if you can get a ride on a demo model, you wont be disappointed.
How do you find the fuel consumption of the MT-07 vs Ninja 400 vs CBR300R? Getting 30km/L (71 US mpg) on the CBR300R is a nice every day occurrence...but from the owners forums it seems like both the Ninja 400 and MT-07 are much thirstier beasts.

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How do you find the fuel consumption of the MT-07 vs Ninja 400 vs CBR300R? Getting 30km/L (71 US mpg) on the CBR300R is a nice every day occurrence...but from the owners forums it seems like both the Ninja 400 and MT-07 are much thirstier beasts.
I get about 27/28 km/l on the Ninja if I'm just cruising at 105 and keeping the cops happy
My mate owns the MT so I cant quote you figures but I know its pretty good for a 689cc twin.
I think anyone who is really concerned about fuel mileage should stick with a 300 class bike.
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Mate, I dont mean this in a rude way but it doesn't sound like you quite know what you want.
You're right. I like 4 kinds of bikes. Sport, supersport, adventure and naked. I think the best option is like you said, MT07 but the forks are basic and I'll want more power. I'm mainly thinking CB500X for everything besides outright power, MT09, and Z900. 2,3, and 4 cylinders.
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I can understand the rebates on the F models to make room for the new Neo Sports, and bike sales are down, so they need to get rid of leftovers at dealers. But, it doesn't make sense on a 2019 model.
I do believe Honda has something up their sleeve in the small bike category as far as the new Neo CB300R I like it but it seems no one else around my neck of the woods does local dealer has the same first one for 4 months now and when the Kawasaki Z400 comes out in the USA for the same price that will kill the small Honda's( after this round of rebates goes away)- it going to be a wait and see game
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I do believe Honda has something up their sleeve in the small bike category as far as the new Neo CB300R I like it but it seems no one else around my neck of the woods does local dealer has the same first one for 4 months now and when the Kawasaki Z400 comes out in the USA for the same price that will kill the small Honda's( after this round of rebates goes away)- it going to be a wait and see game
IMO the Honda is a better looking bike than the Z400 and it's got a good level of spec with USD forks and LED lighting. From the reviews it appears they handle really well.
It's a shame they didnt develop a new more competitive motor for it before releasing it.
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apparently it would take expensive development and exotic metals to continue cbr600rr into coming eu emissions laws..
and given relatively low sales numbers for this model.. without doubt a collectors item.. [oh for a garage, even a shed]
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apparently it would take expensive development and exotic metals to continue cbr600rr into coming eu emissions laws..
and given relatively low sales numbers for this model.. without doubt a collectors item.. [oh for a garage, even a shed]
Do you have any room out the back where you could build a shed? I built a kitset shed for my three bikes and trailer last year and it was relatively easy if you followed the plan. And I'm no builder!
The best feature is the clear roofing strips that let lots of natural light in.

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