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hzsogood
06-17-2006, 04:33 PM
looking at a 07 civic si... Really want one for a little better milage and a new car :) But now a buddy of mine wants to sell me his 04 yamaha R1 in immaculate condition with only 300 miles on it for $7500... Im stuck ppl, i really dont no what to do , and considering ive always wanted a bike , and i could keep the car i have now (02 mitsubishi diamant vrx) and get the bike ? Am i missing something, or does that not make much sense?

psyrex
06-17-2006, 04:36 PM
... and considering ive always wanted a bike ...

It reads like you've never ridden before. If this is true, I whole heartedly do not recommend a R1 as your first bike.

-psyrex

mattmcss
06-17-2006, 04:36 PM
uh I'd much rather have an R1 and a daily driver than an 07 civic....


BUT, make sure insurance doesnt *** you over on the R1

lilmaniac2
06-17-2006, 04:36 PM
Ride it first... see if u can ride it everyday...

thats a good deal on the r1 tho

hzsogood
06-17-2006, 05:02 PM
uh I'd much rather have an R1 and a daily driver than an 07 civic....


BUT, make sure insurance doesnt *** you over on the R1


x2 on the insurance, i gotta wait til monday tho :crap: .. i ve had my own bikes and rode for about 10 yrs.. Growing up in the country is great:) ive rode everything from cr80's to nighthawks and r1 s, but never owned a superbike.. like i said i no how they ride a few wof my pals have r1's n gixr1000's it was just everyones opinion i was looking for, because the civic is nice , but living in northern wi /mn i dont know if id be able to ride it very often, Being that it is my (reality) dreambike this shouldnt be so tough:crap:

NhustlaR
06-17-2006, 05:20 PM
GREAT price on that R1, Its fine for you as long as youre not an idiot on it. It's like getting a lambo for your first car, it's only "bad" if you let it. stay safe on it and dont really get on it too hard until you get the hang of it (at least 1 summer especially if youve never rode before)


I'd get the R1 in a heartbeat. much better milage, and insurance really isnt that bad either, as long as you dont need full coverage.

I would make up a T chart with all the pro's and cons for each thing, whichever suits your needs/wants most go with!

hzsogood
06-17-2006, 06:20 PM
GREAT price on that R1, Its fine for you as long as youre not an idiot on it. It's like getting a lambo for your first car, it's only "bad" if you let it. stay safe on it and dont really get on it too hard until you get the hang of it (at least 1 summer especially if youve never rode before)


I'd get the R1 in a heartbeat. much better milage, and insurance really isnt that bad either, as long as you dont need full coverage.

I would make up a T chart with all the pro's and cons for each thing, whichever suits your needs/wants most go with!


Thanks man , any ideas on what insurance is on these ... full covg. might be all i can do , if i just add the 7k to my car loan..

hzsogood
06-17-2006, 07:29 PM
lmao.... 7500/year insurance????/ wtf uve got to be kidding me..??? That was a computer quote from my ins company... I have to call on monday to confirm.. but ****:crazy:

hzsogood
06-17-2006, 07:43 PM
God this sux... Heres the exact bike, yr/color :yumyum:


http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/4581/2004yamr10814tt.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

hzsogood
06-17-2006, 08:42 PM
ok i knew something ws messed up.... called my ins company....

04 r1-12 month premium- $1203.00..= $100./month

04 r6-12 month premium-$860.00 ... = $72/month

So its not tooo bad ... decisions :up2somet:

j3bus2k3
06-17-2006, 08:43 PM
buy a real bike ;)

But in all reality, If you've never ridden a bike take some Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses to familiarize yourself at the very least. Then buy some cheapo bike to beat on to get your skill level up. Then you can move on to a 750cc or 1000cc. But dont get it simply because its a great deal and because you've always wanted one...

mannyb18b
06-18-2006, 12:59 AM
I just bought an 06 gsx-r600. That ****er is fast...a lil too fast. I could't imagine why I would EVER need 1000cc bike. Please BE CAREFULL.

bigbangtheory
06-18-2006, 09:35 AM
The R1 is a sweet a-s-s bike. I say go that route if you can swing the insurance. Get full coverage on it if you can afford it. I had a 1100 Honda Hurricane back in the day and It was just too much for me and I am a big guy, even back then I was big and that bike was just to powerful for me. I almost layed it down once and that is all it took for me to sell it. However I am really thinking about getting a new bike. I just need to pick up a part time job, lol!

hzsogood
06-18-2006, 03:13 PM
buy a real bike ;)

But in all reality, If you've never ridden a bike take some Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses to familiarize yourself at the very least. Then buy some cheapo bike to beat on to get your skill level up. Then you can move on to a 750cc or 1000cc. But dont get it simply because its a great deal and because you've always wanted one...


been riding for a good 10 years, and i have alot of exp on 600's n a lil on 1000's.... Im not worried considering i drove a gxr 1000 before any 600 i ever drove.... Now THAT bike is insane, but easy to control if you dont get stupid

j3bus2k3
06-18-2006, 03:15 PM
Cool, I just didnt want to see another set of skid marks on the road man. If you feel your confident enough and can control it, get it. But my idea still stands, buy a REAL bike, ;)

Ducati and MV Agusta, especially mine, FTW!!

hzsogood
06-18-2006, 07:28 PM
Cool, I just didnt want to see another set of skid marks on the road man. If you feel your confident enough and can control it, get it. But my idea still stands, buy a REAL bike, ;)

Ducati and MV Agusta, especially mine, FTW!!


if there 8 grand i might buy a ducati... other than that .... Every r1 ive seen at the track smokes either of those 2 bikes... only a gxr1000 and modded busa's have taken it..Yes it's all in the driver/rider but most ppl consider the r1 a REAL bike :) ... Ur trying to compare apples to oranges..ei 07 Z06 vs lambo

j3bus2k3
06-19-2006, 12:56 PM
if there 8 grand i might buy a ducati... other than that .... Every r1 ive seen at the track smokes either of those 2 bikes... only a gxr1000 and modded busa's have taken it..Yes it's all in the driver/rider but most ppl consider the r1 a REAL bike :) ... Ur trying to compare apples to oranges..ei 07 Z06 vs lambo

Becuase they've never known any different. I've gone to bike meets with the MV and had guys just sit on it and lean it back and forth and their Jaw's drop. Its soo light and easy to flick. It may not have be the best straight line but I've taken a good number of 1000's through the turns...and mines a 750. While I do agree that I'm comparing apples to oranges, I cant say it enough that when you buy a Ducati or MV, your buying a hand-made work of motorcycle art that has its share of balls. I've never seen any bike from the Japanese 4 get the looks that my MV does...Boys like rice crushers, but men love the pasta rockets.

NJack2AF
06-19-2006, 01:08 PM
Can't really help ya with your decision but I figured I would chime in. My cousin has one of those, and those things are BADA$S. He goes nuts on his, but he rode motocross for years and has been riding since he was like 13. I plan to get a bike someday but I'm gonna wait until I get out of college. My cuz popped a wheely on his R1 @ 90mph and rode it to about 140mph when I was down in Tampa visiting him... CRAZY.

hzsogood
06-19-2006, 01:11 PM
Becuase they've never known any different. I've gone to bike meets with the MV and had guys just sit on it and lean it back and forth and their Jaw's drop. Its soo light and easy to flick. It may not have be the best straight line but I've taken a good number of 1000's through the turns...and mines a 750. While I do agree that I'm comparing apples to oranges, I cant say it enough that when you buy a Ducati or MV, your buying a hand-made work of motorcycle art that has its share of balls. I've never seen any bike from the Japanese 4 get the looks that my MV does...Boys like rice crushers, but men love the pasta rockets.

:) , if i could afford one i'd get one

j3bus2k3
06-19-2006, 06:45 PM
:) , if i could afford one i'd get one

It wasnt too hard actually, I'm only 19. I've been workin since I was 16 and worked to save about $5000, took out the other $20k from the bank with my parents co-signing and it came out to be about $200 or so a month, which they pay. I registered it as a show/weekend vehicle which permits me I think 500 miles a month and saves me a good chunk on insurance. Its all about how you go about it.

SUB_URBAN
06-19-2006, 06:56 PM
Just don't do anything stupid and pay attention to all the morons in cars around you.

Camaro_man
06-19-2006, 10:26 PM
Umm...

I dont know if it's a good first bike for you. There's a big difference between just taking a bike for a spin around the block and actually being able to deal with what you will encounter every day in traffic. If you dont know how to ride well in traffic, this bike will mess you up...real fast. Obviously a Cr80 or a Nighthawk doesnt not even compare to the power of an R1. But, if you've actually ridden your buddies bikes a lot then I say go for it. But most seasoned riders will tell you its best to have at least 3 seasons under your belt before moving up to one of these things.

Also, someone pointed out gas mileage. An R1 will get around 40-45 mpg...the Civic is rated 38, 50 if you get the hybrid. It's more, but nothing to make a decision based on.

hzsogood
06-20-2006, 04:48 AM
Umm...

I dont know if it's a good first bike for you. There's a big difference between just taking a bike for a spin around the block and actually being able to deal with what you will encounter every day in traffic. If you dont know how to ride well in traffic, this bike will mess you up...real fast. Obviously a Cr80 or a Nighthawk doesnt not even compare to the power of an R1. But, if you've actually ridden your buddies bikes a lot then I say go for it. But most seasoned riders will tell you its best to have at least 3 seasons under your belt before moving up to one of these things.

Also, someone pointed out gas mileage. An R1 will get around 40-45 mpg...the Civic is rated 38, 50 if you get the hybrid. It's more, but nothing to make a decision based on.


actually id be gettin the si ..... which is 23/32:crap:

hzsogood
07-22-2006, 06:20 PM
Still debating on this one .. For those that did nt read the thread , i have a 2002 mitsu. diamante vr-x .. And my 2 options are ..

1) keep the diamante fix/tune it up and get a bike... Might be an r6 now ( the r1 is gone :() .. but the diamante has 105k miles , n the tranny is slippin a bit

2) Trade in the diamante on a 07 civic si...

A few other minor.. things... Considering i live in northern minnesota we have about 6 months max i could drive the bike..

IrTehL33T@DBeez
07-22-2006, 08:19 PM
from my experience, i was in similar boat... i really wanted to get rid of my car and go with a more performance oriented choice but i had always wanted a bike, so i kept my car for my decent daily driver because it was reliable and i bought a bike and it was probably the best thing i ever did, it was pretty much the happiest summer for me, never had more fun, it was great. i live in chicago and it snows plenty here too and i didnt care, i had the bike out as much as possible and loved it every minute.

springy101
07-22-2006, 10:45 PM
and takes premium :crap:
mucho gay

hzsogood
07-23-2006, 11:56 PM
mucho gay


indeed.. but then again my diamante takes premium too :crap:

Abel
07-23-2006, 11:57 PM
R-1 is alote of power!

hzsogood
07-23-2006, 11:59 PM
R-1 is alote of power!


not worried.. i can ride :) It would be nice to have a new si tho.. descent mileage, 0 miles full warranty, and its a honda, so it'll go forever and hold re sale

k-mart
07-26-2006, 01:17 AM
not worried.. i can ride :)

There's a difference between knowing how to ride and being able to operate a motorcycle.

But hey, its your life.