2002 Honda VTR1000F Superhawk
My 2002 Honda VTR1000F Superhawk
Finally, my dream bike! I've been riding since September 2005 and I think I've found the perfect bike for me. A 2002 Honda VTR1000F Superhawk.
The specs...V-twin, 106.9 horses at 9000 RPM, 68.6 ft lbs of torque @ 7000 RPM, carbureted, 6 speed, 425.5 pounds, 31.9 inch seat height.
I was looking for a comfortable riding position, a sporty appearance and power. I was also concerned about the weight of the bike. I'm 5'7" and want to be able to muscle the bike around in the garage and back into slightly uphill parking spots by myself. :) I commute to work regularly and took a seven day rode trip alone on my second bike (1996 Suzuki Bandit 600S). It's really important that I be self-sufficient.
The Superhawk was really an upgrade for me. It has more ccs, corners easier and is actually lighter than the Bandit 600S. Don't get me wrong, I loved my B6 for three years but I didn't know what I was missing.
Research, research, research before you actually buy! All bikes have a weakness or a flaw to each individual rider. For example, I found that older Superhawks had smaller gas tanks and thus a smaller mileage range. The tank is bigger on the 2002 but I have to be honest here...I still run out of gas before everyone else. But it's workable...we just plan our route/stops accordingly on long trips.
Lastly, we cannot forget looks. It's a beautiful machine from every angle. The fairing actually resembles a hawk. Not only do the dual exhaust pipes give the bike glorious symmetry, but the sound they produce is fabulous! :) And red is the fastest color I hear! :)
Hope this helps someone...go girl riders! :)