I bought this for £5000, after dropping back to an Aprillia RS125 2 stroke for the last year. Obviously it is vastly quicker, but for a heavier bike, the handling and turn in is actually better on the CBR. I haven't had any problems with low torque at low revs, but then maybe this is coming back up from a small 2 stroke! Opened up in 6th at 60mph, and in the blink of an eye she was doing 120 - what lack of torque ? Typical quality honda build, surprisingly easy to ride in traffic and round town, but livens up considerably when on the open road. Even pretty good with pillion, although my wife is less than 8 stone, probably harder with a heavier passenger. Bought this in (narrow) preference to a Ducati 748R, no regrets though. Strengths: Handling, brakeing and 'rider friendlyness', Covetous looks from other riders (plus my 17 year old brother and his mates!) Weaknesses:
A driving ban is just a twist of the throttle away !
(Written by: Molesk)