CB1000R or FZ1 ??

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30/03/2009 at 20:28
As I'm getting shut of the Superduke, I had thought of the BMW K1300R but having looked into it I think it will now be a choice between the Honda and the Yamaha.

I'll be test riding both of them this week but I wondered if anyone has any experience of either of them plus any pointers to watch out for ?

De 'onda ?

or de naked Yam ??


30/03/2009 at 20:30
keep the duke ! or get the honda


30/03/2009 at 20:33
If you knew the hassle I have had with the Sd you'd know why I'm getting rid !

Final straw were the front brakes seizing half way round a bend and thorwing me down the road, so no more fookin SD !!
Edited: 30/03/2009 at 20:34
30/03/2009 at 20:36
oops ? get the honda then ! it looks alike to the yamaha but with a few more nicer looking touches . eg: the exhaust . i'd go the the honda myself mate , both nice bikes though


30/03/2009 at 20:51
You can get loads of info on the FZ1 here although they maybe a little bias.

30/03/2009 at 22:39
I had a go on a K1300R, and rather liked it.
31/03/2009 at 13:16
Honda gets my vote on looks (but this is personal). Loved the FZ1 when I took a test ride (haven't tried the CB1000R) and from what I've been told it a fair bit more lively than the Honda... Take a ride on both methinks!
31/03/2009 at 13:28

Just got back from the CB1R test and it was as smooth as a smooth thing on smoooth pills and introvenus smoothness !!!

Hasnt got the manic accelleration of the KTM but its much more managable in town and once its opened up out of town its just as good.

 Got the test on the FZ1 on thursday but it will have to go some to beat that !

Edited: 31/03/2009 at 13:28
31/03/2009 at 13:30
that Honda looks the bollox, love it. Though a lad at work has the FZ and that's a handsome bike too.  He loves it by the way, can't think of a bad thing to say bout it

Have a mint. They're free
31/03/2009 at 13:34

Its gonna be a difficult one !

Good excuse to trawl the shops though !

31/03/2009 at 14:33

Honda for build quality, Yamaha for kicks.

Well that's what we would have said a few years ago but times are changing and Yamaha seem to have got a handle on build quality recently too.

It may be that it comes down to looks rather than outright performance or ease of use. Particularly if you 'get on' with both bikes. In which case the Honda wins hands down for me.

98% of the time I'm right. Why worry about the other 3%.

31/03/2009 at 14:40
thought you weree painting the ceiling rob

Have you filled your GARAGE in yet?
31/03/2009 at 17:01

What about an Aprilia Tuono???

Looks better than both of those, in my unbiased opinion

KTM Duke II - gone
Aprilia Tuono 07:smoke:
19/04/2009 at 13:19

Hey Russ99,

I'm a bit late to the party here, but I'm having the same dilemma.  Did you test the FZ1?  I'd be interested to know how it compared to the CB1R.


19/04/2009 at 15:52


 Yes had a test ride on both, didn't like the FZ, felt toomuchlike I was on top of it instead of in it.

So got my CB1R delivered on Thursday and its fookin brilliant !!

07/05/2009 at 23:05

i d go for the FZ1, and even better I d choose the FZ1S (the one with the fairing). You can always get rid of the fairing and have a naked- muscle bike, or put it back on and have decent wind protection when you travel longer distances.

The Yam is much stronger in terms of power but on the other hand the CB is smoother (for every day use). 

They both look great, though I dont like the radiator covers of CB. 

14/04/2012 at 11:59
go for fz1.
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