Originally Posted by Tbird
None of those are "pocket" bikes...just "crotch" bikes. I've ridden for 20+ years and still don't see the appeal in riding an uncomfortable bike that has way more power than you need/can use...UNLESS YOU ARE TRACK RACING. I prefer the Sport Touring bikes and dual sports. I currently have a Yamaha FJR1300 Sport Touring bike. Sweet on the sport and comfortable enough I can ride it all day. Got the Honda XR650L for the dirt/street combo.
I guess I get tired of seeing rice burners acting a fool on the public streets; giving the rest of us rides a bad name...so I'm prejudiced against them.
Lets not start a my type of bike is better battle- It's bad enuf that cars try to kill us all. Some Harley drivers drink and drive, some sport bike riders speed, some enduro/dual sport guys drive where they aren't supposed to. No one group/type of rider is perfect.
And my CBR is plenty comfortable for the amount of riding I do. I don't have the time nor inclination to go ride for 10 hours a day. Back and forth to work and the store, weekend rides with the wife, and the occasional track weekend.
OP- I ride a 2007 CBR600RR....Got it when they first came out uncrated it and have loved riding it since then. I looked at the CBR and the R6 because those were the top two middle weight bikes that year. The seating position on the R6 was just a little higher and wider than I liked so I went with the Honda. The R6 rides nice but is tuned better for the track than the street.