It is with a heavy heart that I tell you all, I was in an accident on thursday and my bike is not looking good.
I was not at fault, in fact the driver that cut me off made a very stupid move. You guys can be the judge, I will post a link to the video. (also explains injuries, I got off pretty lucky)
I will have surgery on both arms later today, and apologize if I don't get to respond quickly.
I was riding my 2004 R1 (pictured) which I love like a child. I still consider it the most beautiful bike ever made, which I know is subjective. I have loved it for a few years now but I am being faced with a very difficult choice.
I want any and all feedback, feel free to chime in with suggestions.
I have never been one to buy new vehicles, and would much rather buy after the depreciation curve levels out.
The first thing that came to mind was the cross-plane R1, which most including myself are biased towards.
I also like the 06-8 ZX10R.
On a different end of the spectrum, I am considering a Kawi Z1000, anything after 2010. I like how the streetfighter looks and they are cheap ($7k for a new one instead of $9k for the used R1). Has anyone ridden any of these and can give a comparison? I am concerned that it will not be fast enough, coming from a 180hp superbike.
It would be nice to be on something a little more comfortable than a superbike which is why I'm considering a streetfighter, but still kind of a speed freak.
Ride safe out there gentlemen, and thank you in advance for your help.