The Motorcycles of S2ki Forum Members
If you like the sporty, powerful, high revving, Honda S2000, you ought to try their motorcycles. But, S2ki members aren't blindly devoted to team Honda, or just fans of sportbikes, you guys ride everything from dirt to scooters to cruisers. Click through this sampling of some of the favorite bikes of your fellow forum members.
1. Gerinski Honda CBR900RR Fireblade
The bike that Gerinski owns, the 900cc Honda CBR-RR (called the Fireblade just about everywhere but the USA), is really the bike most like the Honda S2000. When everyone expected V4 sport bikes from Honda, they went a different way. When everyone was concentrating on their 750cc bikes, Honda went their own way. When all of the other companies were making their liter bikes less radical, and more comfortable and predictable, Honda introduced a 900cc bike, with the handling and weight of a 600, that many complained was nervous. Forget the R-1, the CBR900RR was the first of the liter bikes in everything but displacement.
2. CanGTA Kawasaki ZX-300 Ninja
If liter bikes are like the Chevy Corvette, small bore sport bikes are like the true sports car, because they reward momentum and smooth driving/riding. CanGTA knows you don't need 100hp to have fun because a 300cc bike is going to be able to corner just as fast as a liter bike. The current crop of sub-500cc bikes is perfect for anyone who has ever been in danger of losing their driving privileges because of too many speeding tickets.
3. Vader1 Honda CB500F
Vader1 is so new to the world of two wheels he didn't even have a picture of the Honda CB500F he was picking up. This is another bike that will get you where you need to go, get amazing fuel economy doing it, and is surprisingly fun along the way. This bike may seem slow to other bike guys, but it is still plenty fast compared to most cars.
4. BottleBoy Yamaha V-star Warrior
BottleBoy thinks outside of the box. Instead of a sport bike, he went with a tricked out cruiser, and instead of a Harley-Davidson, he went with a Yamaha V-star Warrior. The casual observer sees this as just another slow V-twin road sofa, but the savvy bike guy sees the sportbike spec brakes and front fork and knows this is the Warrior. Yamaha made this bike in their attempt to prove a cruiser can be fun on a mountain road too. While stock they are not particularly fast in a straight line, but BottleBoy's bike has some tricks up its sleeve.
5. Baghera Honnda CL350, Bramo Impulse, BMW S1000RR
Baghera has a whole garage full of bikes, too many to really get into. This is one of the advantages of being more into motorcycles, than cars; you can get a lot more than two motorcycles into a two car garage.
6. D1000RR Aprilia RSV4
D1000RR may drive a Japanese sports car, but he has fallen victim to the siren song of the exotic Italian sport bike, The Aprilia RSV4 does everything well on the road, will run rings around most anything. With 200hp and just 450lbs to push around, the $17,000 starting price sound like a steal.
7. S4Play Yamaha R-1
S4Play has a pretty sweet dream garage in this picture, and hopefully, they are both just up for routine maintenance and not seriously broken. The current R-1 is one of the true performance bargains on the market, and the flat plain crank sounds like nothing else on the street when it hits the five figure part of its rev range and really comes alive.
8. Brunta_Garage Ducati 999 Superbike
Either that tire was already worn out, or Brunta_Garage has more money than sense. One of the few downsides to motorcycle ownership is the price of new tires, and how quickly they wear out.
9. Suzuka_Joe Honda CBR600rr and CBR1000rr
His name may be Suzuka_Joe, but he owns many Hondas. Out on the track, he rides a CBR600rr, but he prefers something even faster on the street, like the CBR1000rr Fireblade.
10. WarrenIHad Kawasaki 650 Ninja
WarrenIHad owns a matching bike and car, both in arrest me red. The Kawasaki Ninja 650 is one of the great all around commuter, sport, tour, everyday bike on the market. When they slapped the Ninja name on it, they did a disservice to the great do it all nature of the bike, and a disservice to their serious hard core Ninja sportbikes. These bikes will happily take you to work, hit nearly 150 mph flat out on the track, and are all day comfortable on weekend getaways.