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Old 29 Feb 2008
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CBR 400 or C90 ?

Afternoon all. Finally getting the C90 back tomorrow. Complete with new engine etc.... However i have now seen a rather lovely white CBR 400. Is it worth trading in the C90 for the CBR 400?

Pros = More power. Bigger fuel tank. First Big Bike. Faster. Sexier than the C90? I really want one!!!!!????

Cons = I have no idea about running costs etc? How easy is it to throw textile panniers on and off? Can i ride it all year?

Any thoughts or comments will be appreciated. Thanks all. Matt

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Old 23 Mar 2008
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Thumbs up get the cbr

did i meet you in a petrol station just outside fort william on your c90 on a really wet day when you were riding aroung the uk. guess what i was riding that day. a cbr400rr. do you remember me telling you how arse up head down the riding position was and the karrimat duct taped onto the seat to allow a small degree of comfort. the cbr is not the most practical bike but its a bloody good laugh. go on buy it, as long as it is mechanically sound and the suspension is not soggy you will have the time of your life and discover that motorbiking can be a lot more exciting than a c90. not knocking those little workhorses as they are superb, but horses for courses. we have some great biking in the uk and the cbr will be a fun bike if at times bloody uncomfortable
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Errrrrrrr. No that wasnt me.....sorry. Only got back into Dundee last week having moved up from Portsmouth. C90 is running well. Going to put another post up in a mo..... Thanks for the advice though Oz. Sticking with the C90 for now..... Matt
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Originally Posted by Oz View Post
the cbr is not the most practical bike but its a bloody good laugh. go on buy it
I'll second that. All the Honda 400cc sports are great little bikes and the CBR is definitely the best value for money. The riding position is just like an early Fireblade in minature. Suspension is fairly soft compared to the ZXR400 and more modern 600cc supersports bikes like the R6 though the handling is still superb and feels uncrashable. They're very user friendly so for a first big bike, you can give much more powerful bikes a real run for their money on the twisties.

Running costs? You'll get about 100 miles or so to 10 litres, even if you thrash it.
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