I’ve had a 2003 Honda CBR600RR for about 3 years & I’m torn between spending some money on servicing/upgrades or changing the bike for something bigger.
The bike is in fantastic condition, 11,000 miles on the clock & had a full service history until last year when I didn’t bother as it had only done 1800 miles since the last service. The bike came to me with a scorpion end can, gear indicator, tail tidy & double bubble screen.
I do a lot of riding two up with the GF on the back & having suggested we get something more suited to two up riding she’s keen for us to keep a sports bike. Also I find the revv’y nature of the bike a bit tiring so I’m thinking something with more power/torque.
As I said the bike is in excellent condition so I can’t really decide whether to spend a bit of money on it or trade it for something newer & bigger – although I thinK a 1000 would be too much for me.
For the CBR I was thinking oil, filter, plugs, air filter service, new brake fluid & braided hoses, & a fork service – I’m not aware of the forks having any kind of service in the past & the pre-load is max’ed out so a re-spring is probably in order. So probably looking to spend about £500, & keep it a few more years.
Or trade it. Would be it be worth going up to a 06-07 Suzuki GSXR 750 K6-K7 at about £5K hoping I’d get about £2.5-£3K for the CBR?
Would there be a benefit going up 150cc, would I notice, or may be to a v-twin?