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I'm almost ready to make the jump from my RF 900 up to a new bike. I've narrowed it down to a CBR11XX or Hayabusa. In truth I'm a Suzuki man my nature. Can any of you loyal sportbikers give me a push in either direction. We perfer to bump around canyon and mountain roads (usually at moderate speeds, ha ha). So any help is appreciated!
 

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Umm thats a tough one.If you are doing lots of canyon riding have you considered one of the smaller bikes that still have a lot of power: 954,R1,GSXR100??

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well, like the reviews say, when the tested the three hyper-sport bikes, the zx-12 was the fastest, the busa performed amazing, when the editors got to choose which bike to ride, it was always a fight for the XX! And there is no way to argue with Honda reliability. I have heard that in the twisties the XX feels the most stable, but I don't have personal experience.

 

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I would go for the XX. It is one of the best all around bikes out and a rock solid design. Both are rocket fast.


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Honda quality and owner satisfaction speaks for itself. Though I wouldn't mind either bike if I had the money. The 'Busa is one badass looker.

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I saw the same review... When it came down to which bike out of the hyperbikes to ride everyday, the XX keys were no where to be found. I'll give up a little performance for liveability anyday... You can always fix that through the aftermarket...

BUT....

The 12R could be a choice. If I were buying a bike right now it would be the 12R for sure. But there is a new 'bird in the works for '03. That may change your buying decisions, or should. /images/icons/tongue.gif
 

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You may want to check these out:
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/detail?sectionID=67356&documentID=138870&navID=9
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/detail?sectionID=67356&documentID=136308&navID=9
and finally http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/detail?sectionID=67356&documentID=135954&navID=9

The new ZZR seems to be rather good.
I will probably have a test ride of the new ZX12R this weekend, if I do I'll keep you posted.
If you really want a Honda, better wait 8 months for the new Blackbird, it will probably be a HUGE improvment over the current model. As for the hayabusa, it's in the market for some time without changes, and I believe there aren't any scheduled yet (maybe for 2004 or 2005).
As looks are concerned, in my opinion : ZX12r ! It looks awesome ! And it's probably the best of all three, great handling and space rocket power!
Whatever your decision, congratulations in advance.
 
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