Technical and tyres
I currently own a CBR600FT and used to own a CBR600FM. Both bikes have been reliable, good on fuel and fairly sporty. There are only really 2 known problems with the CBR600 and they're common with other Honda motorcycles.
The automatic cam chain tensioner can give up but you get plenty of prior warning and a manual tensioner is a quick, cheap and easy fix.
The other one is that the regulator rectifier can burn out. The fix is again very simple and involves buying an after market regulator rectifier. With these 2 issues sorted the bike will be nothing but reliable.
Totally agree with you there Pigles , I bought a pair of Givi boxes for my zzr for around £250 but the bit of tubular metal to bolt on the bike to hold said boxes cost an extra £150.
P.S. - now for sale if anyone wants hard luggage for a 11 plate zzr1400
Now that looks very good indeed
Legal and insurance
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