Saying the f4i is a good starter bike would have gotten quite a stir on sbn, funny how things change for the better sometimes. I guess now that the 600s are getting faster and faster what once was considered the top of the heap is considered good for beginners.Snowman said:I agree that it will not impact sales, F4i will be a good starter bike as the 600RR will produced in low numbers. Time will tell
I agree with WOT Blake's post just like in the past people will want the newest/best bike out there and for only $400 more the decision is already made for them.JoeyZ said:F4i good for BEGINNERS? Not sure I understand that. God forbid that new RR didnt come out, everyone would still favor the F4i. In all seriousness, do you really think the RR will have THAT much more power and speed then the F4i? Let be realistic here. Those that will really benefit are the guys on the track. I can just hear it now......my RR will beat your F4i.......
No schmuck on the street will notice a real difference.
I like the new RR a lot, but to call the F4i a beginner bike is nuts. Not to mention that most of these assholes who have never ridden before are gonna head right for the RR anyway.
I hear its REALLLY hard to find those 100s:redflipicehot113 said:just like the gixxer 100s were hard to find when they first came out...-icehot113
I'd disagree with that. I haven't read anything that said the RR was going to be a bad streetbike. I'm sure the ergonomics won't be any worse than an RC-51, or any of the Gixxers for that matter. It'll be on the street.TXF4i said:geremy- Ive seen people downtown on RC's also. I think a better comparison would be if you were on a RC-45. The RR is more of a track bike than streetbike (like the 45). Squids on curbs and track days are where the majority of these will show up.
LOL you read my mind:laughingLeanAngle said:
I do agree that this will be the hot squid bike of the year. Maybe not, but It'll be a close call between it and the R6. I'm gonna wait and try to pick up a nice salvage RR. I'm predicting that it will be the winner of the "Most Binned" award for 2003.