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Title: 1st gear
Post by: grasshopper on February 11, 2007, 01:19:58 AM
Will a stock cbr600rr (2005) model do 90 mph in first gear?
I read this about the bike on a another forum and was
wondering if it's true (before I buy one) or is it just  :jerkoff:

thanks

grasshopper
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Jason748 on February 11, 2007, 01:51:04 AM
With a stock bike and stock gearing, 90 mph is just  :jerkoff:.

The theoretical top speed in 1st @ redline for a stock 05/06 600RR is 72 mph.
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: maskale on February 11, 2007, 02:12:43 AM
If someone claims that, then there gearing has been changed and the speedo is off so it reads higher.
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: sledge on February 11, 2007, 03:43:49 AM
+1 on both responses
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: hairbag on February 11, 2007, 10:08:45 AM
It's actually 73.2 mph.
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: snakeman on February 11, 2007, 06:13:09 PM
 ???why would you base buying one on whether it will do 90 in first gear ?
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: hairbag on February 11, 2007, 06:41:00 PM
Because if it will go 90 mph in first and it's a 6 speed transmission it's easy to do the math----this thing will do 540mph---DA!
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Grady on February 11, 2007, 07:11:31 PM
Because if it will go 90 mph in first and it's a 6 speed transmission it's easy to do the math----this thing will do 540mph---DA!

touche'   :D
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: grasshopper on February 11, 2007, 08:42:33 PM
Here's the deal. I have a zrx1100, I'm thinking about modding it some to add some speed
and power. It will to to around 62 in first.
I don't have much invested in the bike, and would like to try a "pure" sportbike out someday,
but it will probably be my last purchase for a while, so I wanna buy a FAST one, and of course,
not spend a great deal of money.

I don't particularly like to go fast for a long period of time, and the
public roads don't lend themselves to long periods of great speed
(hayabusa like) but I REALLY like to accelerate.
so I want a bike that will get to a very high speed very quickly, and I'd like one that
roll's on from 60-80 in under 3 seconds. The Honda cbr954 and the Ninja ZX-10 seem to
meet this requirement, base on specs I've seen.
(http://www.sportrider.com/bikes/146_street_bike_performance_times/)

I like the looks of the cbr600rr a lot, one popped up close to me for a good deal,
and it specs out pretty close to what I want on the chart. So when I read on another
forum that it would get to 90 in first, I just thought I'd check with some
regular riders....

The fact that it will get to 540 mph is just icing on the cake... 8)

Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: hairbag on February 11, 2007, 08:52:04 PM
Unless your going to the track it sounds like you will be a wet spot on the road someday if thats the way your going to ride on the streets. What would you like on your head stone?
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: grasshopper on February 11, 2007, 09:27:09 PM
I'm not sure how straight line acceleration to at or just over the
speed limit is more dangerous than any other
two wheel endeavor, but....okay.

My headstone should read:

"At least he died fast...."
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: maskale on February 11, 2007, 09:45:45 PM
just about any 600 and up is going to be fast from 0-100, after 100 the bigger bikes will start to really pull on a 600. If you want acceleration you can get the 600 and do a gearing change ie. 15/45 or similar, and you would get noticable gain in acceleration.
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: blindkiller on February 11, 2007, 10:56:51 PM
I utterly request everyone to read this through simply because its the cold hard truth and if you dont like it thats nice, good luck, ride safe, AND WEAR YOUR FUCKING GEAR!!!!!!

if your looking for straight acceleration buy a gsxr 1000 and stretch it and put a big back tire on it and take it to your local drag strip so that you dont end up being that wet spot on the road due to many un-realized circumstances. To me you sound a little immature and that your not looking at the big picture here. The only times i ever broke the law period was when there was maybe 5 cars going on the road on both sides or sunday mornings at no later than 10am so that traffic was minimal and so far out in the country that there was maybe 100 people that would even use the road period. And the two times i was hit by a car i was minding my own business obeying the law and was almost killed the second time (spent 2 weeks in a coma). If you want a really fast bike, cool go to the track. For the street all you could ever need is a completely stock 600 and about a grand in gear to help minimize injury. If your constantly riding aggressive and in excessive speeds your playing russian roullette, you know 1 bullet in a revolver and pulling the trigger to see if you live or not. And ill quote many experianced riders " theres only two types of riders ones that have been down, and ones that are going to go down". And for gods sake if your riding on the street you are realatively unnoticed and it could be just that, or gravel, or a wet spot, an oil slick and so many other things. Hope ya'll read it.
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: grasshopper on February 11, 2007, 11:13:33 PM
 I wear all the gear all the time.
I ride a motorcycle because it's fun.
I just happen to like the raw accelleration part the most.

Going from 0-65 or 70, or rolling on from 60-80 are very common things I do in a car and
on the bike. I just like to do them more on the bike because they happen much faster.

I would think the speed of a bike is partly why we all ride, in addition of course, to the other
elements of motorcycling that you just can't get anywhere else.

Anyway, after reading some of these replies, it's like the content of the thread has been
skipped in favor of a few key words.  Oh Well, some of the replies have been very informative.

As with most things, you've got to take the good with the bad.
Thanks for the information and advice all..

grasshopper (immature...until I can snatch the pebbles... ;D )

Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: hairbag on February 12, 2007, 08:26:04 AM
The content of this thread is not being skipped. It's to bad you couldn't step back and read your thread from our prospective--------it sound a little silly. Like Maskale said any of the 600's and up will provide the excitement you claim to be looking for. What more info do you need. Most riders are no where close to riding these bikes to there potential (even in a straight line)so it really doesn't make a difference.

In addition if you have the throttle pegged banging gears on your way from 0-70 because these are "common things I do in a car" guess what,,,,,,,your not paying attention. A car pulls out, a ball rolls across with a kid behind,,,,,then what.

Hey it's a free country. Do what you like. But if you ask my opinion you need to change the way you ride on the street first.........Then decide what kind of bike you want.
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Grady on February 12, 2007, 10:23:56 AM
grasshopper, quit playing..
I know why you need all that low end torque... 

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q92/G_Neo/090.jpg)
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: grasshopper on February 12, 2007, 10:53:04 AM
bahahahaha!  :P

I'm of the opinion that motorcycling is dangerous
all the way around. Whereever you are, Alley, City
street, parking lot, highway. Even without other
cars, the roads have sooo many hazards...

BUT,

if you tell me you've never hit an empty country road
and opened your throttle up to see what it does, I won't
believe you. You would probably ride a Harley if acceleration
was not part of your thrill, not a sport bike.

Oh well,

Again, thanks for the info on the bike, all


Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Fretless33 on February 12, 2007, 11:19:01 AM
I think this thread needs a new home, being that he's basing his purchsing decision on how fast a bike can go in first gear...there's so much more these machines have to offer...
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Grady on February 12, 2007, 12:37:50 PM
ohhhhh man. That sucks grasshopper. Your sincere search for information has been deemed worthy of the 'Stupid Questions' section.

Yikes.   :'(
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Body Check on February 12, 2007, 04:39:21 PM
I think this thread needs a new home, being that he's basing his purchsing decision on how fast a bike can go in first gear...there's so much more these machines have to offer...

Fret,

I agree.  If someone is worried that shifting gears is too much of a hassle, then a sport bike is probably a bad pick.  I think a Vespa is probably the best way to avoid the terror of having to shift gears by all by yourself.

Whatever bike our friend chooses, I say get a good lock!

 :thumb:

Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: snakeman on February 12, 2007, 08:42:24 PM
 we're not all old farts on here trying to bring you down,  we're just giving some friendly advice,we just make it sound smart ass,   if you ride hard, just use your common sense,and do it away from others..  and dont do 90 in 1st and then back off the throttle......
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: howie23 on February 13, 2007, 09:13:14 AM
yeah, what they said, endswapper
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: blindkiller on February 13, 2007, 02:50:56 PM
sorry dude i was never attracted to the speed. i was attracted to the raw power of a sport to avoid a wreck, aswell as the brakes. My whole reason for buying a sport bike was to enjoy riding with other people with two wheels and knowing that im doing something that puts my life on the line every time i leave my driveway and theres otherse that i can realate with. I got into a nasty tank slapper and what do you know i popped the clutch stablilized the bike and kept going without breaking a sweat because i understand alot of aspects of a sport bike. in less than a year of riding i found my interest and that was corners, not to say there arent other interests for other people you just have to realize riding on the street can get you killed at any moment. unfortunately for me in florida aint a lotta hills but theres nice smooth decreasing radius corners that push how well you can judge what the bike can do and be going 30 miles an hour. And one road in particular that has 15 corners in less than a mile and most of them you'd be going off the road if you were going any more than 50 miles an hour and the speed limit is 25. And i wouldnt even go there unless it was 11pm-4am simply because i wanted to be as safe as i could and still enjoy my ride. Like hair bag said re-evaluate the way you ride. And thank god if your gonna be doing all this atleast your wearing gear and giving yourself the best chance for stupidity on a motorcycle. Good luck, ride safe.
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: bikesrme21 on March 24, 2007, 10:35:31 PM
i don't know the speed limit is 65 where i live.
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: JustFileIt on March 26, 2007, 10:58:59 PM
Don't do that shit around my area!  I'm getting tired of catching shit because of people like this ONLY because I'm on a "crotch rocket".  That's usually as some Hog fuck is preparing to split my lane to start shit.  I just want to ride, people like this give us all a bad rep.    :embarrassed:   :'(
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Theotherone on April 26, 2007, 12:54:55 AM
I'm not sure how straight line acceleration to at or just over the
speed limit is more dangerous than any other
two wheel endeavor, but....okay.

My headstone should read:

"At least he died fast...."


hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!  K++++++++  for that one
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: fadi on May 28, 2007, 10:23:22 AM
 :) Let him ride..That will be one less idiot on the road when the ball drops
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Flapjack_Peso on May 29, 2007, 04:01:39 AM
:) Let him ride..That will be one less idiot on the road when the ball drops

Though I would usually agree, In this case I request someone go steal his bike, or slash his tires.  When he turns into a grease spot on the road all he is going to accomplish is raising our insurance... 

and I am sorry, 90mph in first, mabye 90kph.  My 3000GT only hits 90 in THIRD, I know it is a car, but seriously dude think before you speak or at least do some research and keep some people frmo think you are a fool...
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: justo706 on July 27, 2007, 03:14:36 PM
Ok well. The CBR will get you to those speeds and quickly you just need to know how to proficantly change gears. If you just want to stay in first all day go ahead and blow your engine. Thats on any bike. But if you want to get from 0-80 in a good 3,4 seconts then be ready to change gears. You sound like you dont know how to ride a bike.
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: maskale on July 27, 2007, 03:18:55 PM
Ok well. The CBR will get you to those speeds and quickly you just need to know how to proficantly change gears. If you just want to stay in first all day go ahead and blow your engine. Thats on any bike. But if you want to get from 0-80 in a good 3,4 seconts then be ready to change gears. You sound like you dont know how to ride a bike.

Coming from a guy that updates his "noobodometer" several times a day.


 :P  :P
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: justo706 on July 27, 2007, 04:49:23 PM
Coming from a guy that updates his "noobodometer" several times a day.


 :P  :P

Shows you that Im learing several times a day. That doesn't mean I dont know how to ride.

BTW I havent been above 65 yet. Or been on the highway. So im just going with what you guys are saying. But I do know better then to judge my bike by seeing if it can do "90 in first gear" or even thinking about trying it.  :jerkoff:

No more Noobodometer...  :spank:
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: justo706 on July 27, 2007, 04:58:36 PM
I also have been racing dirtbikes and a raptor 700 for the past 7 years. So yes, I do know how to change gears.  :thumb:
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: maskale on July 27, 2007, 05:33:40 PM
+1 for good sportsmanship.


bring back the noobodometer,  ha ha.
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: bobhope on July 27, 2007, 09:07:25 PM
i liked the noobodometer, bring it back....
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: justo706 on July 27, 2007, 09:42:42 PM
Ok its back :thumb:
It will basicly track how many miles iv spent on my cbr.
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: 2old2fat2slow on July 27, 2007, 10:14:10 PM
Because if it will go 90 mph in first and it's a 6 speed transmission it's easy to do the math----this thing will do 540mph---DA!
This is so true and that's why I never upshift higher than 3rd.  270 is plenty fast on the street.  ;D
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: R00STER on August 19, 2007, 09:44:46 PM
270? You pussy! I hit 360 before I even get to the end of my street!

And yeah, I know I'm digging up old stuff, but I haven't been here in a while so it's new to me.
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Kid West on December 20, 2008, 01:43:23 AM
Because if it will go 90 mph in first and it's a 6 speed transmission it's easy to do the math----this thing will do 540mph---DA!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA :P
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: bigdcbr600 on January 31, 2009, 09:40:21 PM
The RR will not do above 70 in 1st gear. I know I tried today. It hits rev limiter on my bike at about 69 mph. hella fast first gear though.. :-X
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Fretless33 on February 02, 2009, 11:50:19 AM
The RR will not do above 70 in 1st gear. I know I tried today. It hits rev limiter on my bike at about 69 mph. hella fast first gear though.. :-X

You might want to change that statement to some RR's won't do abobe 70 in first gear, because mine will do 75...
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Paulred/black on February 02, 2009, 03:06:18 PM
fret is right.
mine goes 74/76mph in first.
tried it once.
never again,
not that type of rider.
i think he might be joking about going 540mph hmm dont know tho  ::)
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: DeadlyRaceReplica on February 03, 2009, 08:44:42 PM
fret and paul what year are your RR's?
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Fretless33 on February 04, 2009, 01:34:30 AM
fret and paul what year are your RR's?

'03 for me
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Timmorgz78 on February 04, 2009, 02:18:56 AM
I have an 04 and if I'm hitting the rev limiter in first i'm not looking at my gauges, (and I definitely didn't shift right....)   I've seen it go to at least 71 in first so I can believe it goes higher. I am usually out of first by the end of the intersection though. lol
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Paulred/black on February 05, 2009, 04:18:01 PM
I have an 04 and if I'm hitting the rev limiter in first i'm not looking at my gauges, (and I definitely didn't shift right....)   I've seen it go to at least 71 in first so I can believe it goes higher. I am usually out of first by the end of the intersection though. lol

 :P

i would hope so!!

mine is a 2003 as well mate
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: DeadlyRaceReplica on February 05, 2009, 04:27:40 PM
well I have an 08 and im pretty sure mine does 70 plus but like everyone else said my eyes are on the road when im going that fast but dont run first out very often maybe a handful of times theres no need to when second has plenty of pull.
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Paulred/black on February 05, 2009, 04:43:12 PM
yeah like i said i only done this once and its only going to ever be once, just wanted to see what it ACTUALLY does in first gear.  :)


PS CANT WAIT FOR SUMMER TO ARRIVE!!
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: icon skull on February 11, 2009, 01:08:47 AM
its the rainy month over here in so cal
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: SilverRider24 on February 11, 2009, 01:15:53 AM
I guess that weather system is moving north then, we are wet in Nor Cal.
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: quain159 on February 17, 2009, 12:52:36 AM
grasshopper, quit playing..
I know why you need all that low end torque... 

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q92/G_Neo/090.jpg)

shit, :-X, does THAT really happen !?!?! ???
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: quain159 on February 17, 2009, 01:07:55 AM
hey, grasshopper,, if you come back and read this thread, then all i can say is this,,,,

what the guys here say is true about the 600 RR,, but more personally, the riding of these bikes involves a "equation" that is always changing
where ever you ride!

i, (as well as probably most of these folks here), have been on many sport bikes, including ducati, hyabusa.. they ALL give you speed and power,, BUT, that being said,  it is the "ride" and the freedom,,,  props on the gear (protective) factor..   but my thought on riding , (if you have ever seen the movie "Top GUN" you'll know this phrase,, "Ice Cold,NO Mistakes!"

that is what matters

all of this , IMHO

be safe !
 ;D :thumb:
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: nut on March 18, 2009, 08:47:08 PM
Because if it will go 90 mph in first and it's a 6 speed transmission it's easy to do the math----this thing will do 540mph---DA!

 :P :P :P thats the funniest thing ive read all day, all the inmates in my unit are watching me laugh looking at me like  :-X
Title: Re: 1st gear
Post by: Mostly Nice on February 22, 2011, 08:31:21 AM
Because if it will go 90 mph in first and it's a 6 speed transmission it's easy to do the math----this thing will do 540mph---DA!

HURR DURRR!

It's so when im down the pub with my mates i can say "BUT MINE GOES 90MPH IN FIRST GEAR!"

Becuase buying a bike based on what mph, in what gear it will do, gives me a lot of comfort, in the knowledge that those souls are not long for this world.  :drool: