Originally Posted by ninepeaks9
I've heard some good things about the little Honda CBR. Does it pull (I mean the torque) as good as they say from that little motor?
It's surprisingly lively for a little thang. The funnest bike I've ever ridden on the street. There is just no substitute for light weight, and the balance and handling is perfect.
What I do miss about the 12R (to stay with the thread!) is the big boost of effortless power for passing. It always surprised me when I had to jet past a slowpoke on the coast highways. Just blink and you're past 'em, without ever needing to downshift. Great whacking gobs of torque.