CBR 1100 XX Super Blackbird

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  1. auto

    auto New Member

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    Any Blackbird owners here? Considering purchasing one and I would like to hear some feedback. I have signed up over at the cbrxx forums but I would like an unbiased opinion of the bike. I am also looking at the ZX14 but for cost reasons the Blackbird makes more sense.
     
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    Do what you can to get the zx14, I know a few guys who have had the blackbird in the past and I haven't heard that many postive comment about the bike.

    You'd get more performance out of any of the newer 1000cc bikes on the market.
     
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    I am not concerned so much on the performance aspect I mean I'm sure the blackbird would be very quick. As far as the liter bikes go the riding position is a bit to sporty for me. I have some nasty back issues and the Sport Touring bikes appeal to me a lot more. The ZX14 is an extremley attractive alternative but it would take catching an epic deal to be able to afford it right now.
     
  4. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

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    GET OFF MY LAWN!
    If you want a real sport tourer, I wouldn't recommend a blackbird and sure as hell wouldn't recommend a ZX14. They are both more sport.
    What is it exactly you want the bike for?
     
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    It is going to be my daily driver, I am moving to Florida for business reasons soon and cant see owning a car. I am not looking for something like a BMW but not a full on sport bike either. The Blackbird and ZX14 seem to fit my needs, larger and more comfortable to ride without losing too much of the sport side.
     
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    Vermincelli Banned

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    it's all about personal preference I guess.
    For a sportier feeling bike that can handle longer touring though I would look at other designs. I have my eye on a V-strom1000 (and it's more sportier version the SV1000) as a true all around bike. Others in that area that I've been checking out have been the Bandit 1250S and the Yammy FZ-1.
     
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    Yeah I'm always open to suggestions, thanks for your input.
     
  8. Corky

    Corky I lent Jesus $20

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    ding ding ding
    I've ridden an 1100xx for a short, and it's a good enough bike but it weighs about a hundred lbs too many.

    also -
    Honda VFR Interceptor - mid 90's models are very dependable, comfortable bikes
     

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