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Old 08-24-2012, 06:59 PM   #41
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #42
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Let me see your insurance policy!
Insurance: CBR1000RA
Honda: CBR10RA

US: Hurricane
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Insurance: CBR1000RA
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I think it is time to put a Hurricane sticker on your CBR and change your signature to '09 Hurricane.

Oh wait...that is a CBR

Just ask Honda
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I think it is time to put a Hurricane sticker on your CBR and change your signature to '09 Hurricane.

Oh wait...that is a CBR

Just ask Honda
http://powersports.honda.com/iwannaride
Ask Honda what? A CBR1000RR is also known as a Hurricane 1000. It's on the owner's manual
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Ask Honda what? A CBR1000RR is also known as a Hurricane 1000. It's on the owner's manual


Yes I know. They quit marketing them as Hurricanes in the states after the insurance companies jacked the rates and have been marketing them as CBR's ever since the CBR 600F1 (circa 1990) I think.

You and I know this but the guy asking the question about the first bike is 18 or 19 I think. He was not even born when the Hurricane/CBR came out.
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Yes I know. They quit marketing them as Hurricanes in the states after the insurance companies jacked the rates and have been marketing them as CBR's ever since the CBR 600F1 (circa 1990) I think.

You and I know this but the guy asking the question about the first bike is 18 or 19 I think. He was not even born when the Hurricane/CBR came out.
17 and yes that's why I created this thread. I wasn't there during the "good ole days." lolol I've always been fascinated with older sport bikes and wanted to know which ones came out first.

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:22 PM   #47
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First super bike CB750 ...........first 4 cylinder, first disc brake first pull push throttle cable...etc
First sport bike VF750F .......... perfect balance, full (ish) fairings, compact V-4 engine
First racing bike GSX-R750 ..... race derived, lightest, fastest

............. we are talking mass productions here
This was a very good timeline. Pretty much answered my question.
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Old 08-24-2012, 09:37 PM   #48
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The first sportbike.
This is easy when you are old.

The Interceptor 500 and 750 ushered in the modern era
followed by the 900Ninja

The first fully faired bike that resembles what you see today was THE FIRST 600 Ninja

GSXR750 in 85
Then 600 Hurricane (predecessor to the CBR family)

THen FZR family in the Yamaha line.
Sorry but the Interceptors came a year after the 900 Ninja, and the FZ Yamahas weren't until the late 80's

I bought a 83 Seca 900 and then saw the first 900 Ninjas on the road in late 83 as 84 models. Nothing else had a full fairing that year. 85 everyone came out... the GSXR, Interceptors, Seca 650Turbo and FJ1200.. etc.
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Sorry but the Interceptors came a year after the 900 Ninja, and the FZ Yamahas weren't until the late 80's

I bought a 83 Seca 900 and then saw the first 900 Ninjas on the road in late 83 as 84 models. Nothing else had a full fairing that year. 85 everyone came out... the GSXR, Interceptors, Seca 650Turbo and FJ1200.. etc.
According to Wikipedia and this guy ( http://www.878help.com/vf750.htm ) 1982 was the first year of the Interceptor (VF750F)

I had a '84 750 Interceptor

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The GPZ900R Ninja was probably technically first, but when the '85 GSXR 750 hit you just knew motorcycling would never be the same.

I'll never forget looking at a new GS550E and a GSXR 750 in '85. You could just see right there where motorcycles were coming from and where they were going.

In '86 the FZR 400 came out, and then the roof blew off with the Hurricane.
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According to Wikipedia and this guy ( http://www.878help.com/vf750.htm ) 1982 was the first year of the Interceptor (VF750F)

I had a '84 750 Interceptor

Here's a pic of a '82 model
You were lucky to have owned an Interceptor. I always wanted one and they still look good all these years later.

I also forgot about the SUzuki RG500 Gamma. A two stroke badass never offered here in the states but was released the same year as the 600NInja (1985). I wanted one of these bad the first time I saw it in a magazine.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_RG500
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, I forgot the '82 Suzuki Katana (not to be confused with its ugly namesake re-released in '86)

I owned an '83 750 Katana but the original was an '82 1100

http://www.suzukicycles.org/1980-1989/1982a.shtml

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If we're talking sporting motorcycles, I'd say this is almost as far back as you can go.

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I know they're not sport bikes, but as long as we're talking history I thought I'd bring this up. Can you imagine being lucky enough to watch this stuff?
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If we're talking sporting motorcycles, I'd say this is almost as far back as you can go.

I know they're not sport bikes, but as long as we're talking history I thought I'd bring this up. Can you imagine being lucky enough to watch this stuff?
That's a motor sport so sure they're sport bikes. My great uncle "Zeke" used to race for a living on those wooden tracks which were known as motordromes.
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I vote for the Bimota SB2 as the first example of what is so commonly called a sport bike in modern times. Not mass produced, but influenced many of the major manufacturers.

The 600 Ninja (I had one) and Hurricane co-invented the 600 class of sportbikes. The Ninja was first and the Hurricane refined the theme. The first GSXR 750 focused on light weight and handling, really stood apart from anything else at the time. The Cagiva Paso may've been Europe's first sport bike of the modern era.

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