VTR1000, wow!..not bad at all.
I bet you have no problem getting that front wheel off the ground eh?
People thought I was crazy for jumping on a 900 as my first bike. But I got a great deal on it with only 13k miles. For a honda, mileage like this is nothing. It was also the first year of the redesign. It took me a month before I had the stones to redline this baby! I still can't believe the power after 6-7k rpm.
It definitely helps satisfy my craving for a rush. To bads its almost winter here though
Oh yeah...the chicks love it too
As far as a car, If you could scrounge up a few more grand, I would definitely look into a base prelude (21,600) or eclipse gt with sun and sound for around 21,000.
Both these cars are "much" more fun to drive than a plain celica "gt". They require less effort and have a much more spacious interior.
I had alot of fun with the v6 in the eclipse. I loved the torque!
We should change this to a motorcycle forum. I learned on a Ninja ZX7 so I guess a 900 isn't that bad to start on. I guess it's all up to the rider to maintain a level of sanity. Ha, ha.
But you're right, riding a motorcycle is the closest thing to flying we can get. I love the thrill of driving a sports car, but hell, nothing comes close to that of a sports bike.
Have you seen the new CBR990? Fantastic. I tend to like the V-twins, but hell, the 4's are insane ... and cheap as hell.
But for me, my first issue is to sell my current car. Then I'll have the loot to put down for the downpayment on a new one.
Actually, esto, I looked into the Cougar. Mercury did a nice job with it. I was hoping that I could save some money, figuring that American cars will be abit cheaper, but they're still quite abit of loot. Considering all the repair issues I'm dealing with now, I'd like something where I won't have to worry about repairs for about 10 years.
I agree that the Prelude and Eclipse GT have more gusto than the Celica. Man, there are so many options these days. It's like going into a strip club and having any hot chick you want ... damn, what to do??? Ha, ha.
The only other problem I have to worry about with financing a new car is the nightmarish cost of comprehensive insurance in NYC. I can possibly be looking at $3000 a year. I think I'm gonna faint.
OK guys ... remember. Get yourselves a nice used Ninja and you'll "smoke" anybody on the road. Now that's a rush. But no wheelies ... too dangerous.
Have'nt seen the 990's yet. You sure your not thinking of the 929 possibly?
I agree with the wheelies. I don't do them either, too scared and still have so much more to live for in life.
Bikes are fun and exciting. But you always have to keep your eyes open. Chances are you won't hit anyone, but if someone was to clip you, I would much rather have 3000lbs of steel surrounding me compared to nothing on a bike.
Dude...you gotta stop blowing all your money at scores!!! LOL
Sorry about rambling on about motorcycles. This is the closest thing I get to riding in the crappy weather.
OK back to car-talk. I pretty much have my mind set on a new Celica. I stopped by Westbury Toyota over the weekend, and they didn't have much left of the 2000 models but were giving some good incentives for whatever was remaining.
My biggest issue at this point is the affordability of insurance. How do people get by around here? My insurance payment will equal my car payment. Killer!
Do any of you guys know of good on-line insurance brokers? Are they pretty much the same? I go through Geico now, but is there a better alternative?