Yamaha R3 Forums banner

1 - 11 of 11 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Benn riding since 1972. Had 8 bikes so far. 4 Yamahas, 2 Harleys, a Honda and a Suzuki. For the last 10 years I have had the great pleasure of riding an amazing 04 Yamaha RoadStar. Gonna keep her forever, but have been considering a sportbike as a stable mate. I was looking at the Honda CBR500R when the R3 caught my eye. Decisions Decisions....:D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
391 Posts
hey welcome to the boards, I feel the smaller the more enjoyable to ride, especially if you're not in a hurry...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
106 Posts
@ekonkjack welcome to the forum!
Glad to have you here.

Are there any other bikes you have been considering other than the R3 and CBR500R? I noticed KTM has some great options as well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
I have heard that the Honda was more rideable than the KTM. Ergos and seat comfort wise. I also prefer a twin over a thumper. The YZF6 would be nice but I4s are not as good on gas as a twin. The CBR500R is a bit porky, as Hondas tend to be, compared to the R3 and I think that the R3 might even beat it on a track but I am not out to race.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
106 Posts
I have heard that the Honda was more rideable than the KTM. Ergos and seat comfort wise. I also prefer a twin over a thumper. The YZF6 would be nice but I4s are not as good on gas as a twin. The CBR500R is a bit porky, as Hondas tend to be, compared to the R3 and I think that the R3 might even beat it on a track but I am not out to race.
That's what i have heard as well, that's something honda seems to be doing well with overall.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
308 Posts
I have heard that the Honda was more rideable than the KTM. Ergos and seat comfort wise. I also prefer a twin over a thumper. The YZF6 would be nice but I4s are not as good on gas as a twin. The CBR500R is a bit porky, as Hondas tend to be, compared to the R3 and I think that the R3 might even beat it on a track but I am not out to race.
I heard that KTMs come with quite hard seats that aren't very comfortable, so I'll agree with you on that point.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
206 Posts
Welcome from another long time rider. ;)
 
1 - 11 of 11 Posts
Top