MV Agusta F3 vs Yamaha R1 vs Kawasaki H2 - FIGHT!
#1
Was just mulling over the idea of selling the Ape and getting something new to tide me over until Honda gets its act together on the whole-V4-superbike-that-I-can-afford deal. I'd be using the bike pretty much the same way I do now, for commuting and track days.

I really wanted to check out the F3 when I got the Ape but there weren't any in stock nearby and I didn't feel like waiting. Now there's the F3 800 that shouldn't feel like I'm giving up too much power and is a gorgeous machine. I have to admit I kind of want another bike with a single-sided swingarm.

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The R1 is kind of the logical choice if I want to stick with a 1000 cc supersport. I love how the crossplane-4 sounds, I really like the high spec equipment on the R1, and the traction control is supposedly really good. Certainly would be easier to get service on a R1 if I need it, and there are a lot of aftermarket parts. Could get it in the bumblebee paint scheme too.

The H2 is the ridiculous choice but just the same it would be cool to try something out that I can slap a pipe and chip on and have 240 horsepower. Because boost.

Thoughts?
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#2
H2 come the fuck on how is this even a question?
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#4
I was just looking at a kit for the H2. Reflashed ECU, piggyback ecu, and exhaust = 60+ horsepower over stock, which is 200 at the rear wheel...
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CaptainHenreh Wrote:H2 come the fuck on how is this even a question?

I'm with stupid
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#6
I feel like you guys never steer me in the sensible direction. Guess I'm gonna have to do some more H2 research.

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#7
this is MM... what did you expect. we aren't talking intro rwd autox cars here Smile
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#8
I hadn't even heard of this H2. A blower on a factory bike. Just what the world needs. :|
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#9
Ok, right now the R1 is the front runner. The H2 is a good bit more than I wanna spend right now, and the whole glowing red-hot headers at WOT thing makes me wonder if the bike could handle track sessions without numerous upgrades if I unleash 260 hp at the wheel.

The F3 is still on my mind but it lacks a steering damper and might be a bit more temperamental to deal with. And it's looking like I can get a R1 for about the price of the F3 800.

Time to shop!
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Past: 2018 Honda Civic Type-R, 2015 Yamaha R1, 2009 BMW M3, 2013 Aprilia RSV4R, 2006 Honda Ridgeline, 2006 Porsche Cayman S, 2012 Ducati 1199, 2009 Subaru WRX, 2008 CBR1000RR, 2009 Kawasaki ZX-6R, 2000 Toyota Tundra, 2005 Honda CBR600RR, 1996 Acura Integra GS-R, 1996 Acura Integra GS-R, 1997 Honda Civic EX

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G.Irish Wrote:The H2 is a good bit more than I wanna spend right now,
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#11
Used ones are really hard to come by and the deals on new R1's are just too good. I'll just have to settle for 200 hp
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#12
G.Irish Wrote:Used ones are really hard to come by and the deals on new R1's are just too good. I'll just have to settle for 200 hp

Just wanted to drop in and remind you how woefully and painfully disappointing you are to me. You have an opportunity to buy a motorcycle with factory forced induction and you were like "nah."

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