My 1996 Honda CBR900RR
I bought this bike brand new in 1996. I went to the dealer in Sanford, NC, the weekend after a snowstorm. They had uncrated the bike on a Thursday, and I put my deposit down on it on Saturday. I had heard the specs on this bike some months before, but seeing it in person really got me salivating. After the weather warmed up a little, I logged 7,500 miles in the first five months of ownership, with trips to the mountains of NC, and solo trips to Pennsylvania and a circuit through Tennesee, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia. I loved this bike. It traveled faster than a fart and is comfortable enough for 600 mile days in stock trim. Maintenance was always minimal, and the bike ran well in 89 pump gas. I must be about the size of a large Japanese male; this bike fit me perfectly.
This bike (like most) rewards a smooth rider. A heavy hand on the bars will result in the bike feeling nervous. I can tell when I am rusty or not feeling very good. This bike is at home on sweeping curves (which we have a lot of here), but is not really meant for technical twisties. The gearing makes tight turns an excercise in clutch play and first-gear windouts.
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I owned the bike for 4 years 2 months and 20,324 miles.