Handles like a champ. Solid as a rock, even a speeding semi truck's wind turbulence doesn't present much of a threat.
The gas mileage could be a bit better, I was getting about 40mpg, riding on the highway at moderate speeds, not handling her hard.
The stock seat takes a little getting used to, so does the wind exposure. I'm spoiled in both aspects, coming from a Concours.
I suppose an adjustment/new windshield with a lip would lower the wind exposure. I'll have to look into that.
After riding her 240 miles in one shot at temps around 40F-45F, I can attest to the reliability of the bike itself, but for long (er) rides, I'd recommend to look at an aftermarket seat that provides a bit more comfort.
The seating position itself isn't all too bad, even for a 6'3" rider. (Think windshield for exposure again)
The CBR 1000F has an quite some power coming through all rpm's, especially considering that she's a 19 year old bike that still looks great from a design aspect.
Overall, the CBR 1000F is a bike that I would not recommend to an inexperienced rider. She may be forgiving to a certain extent, but the power and temptation to handle her like a street racer might be too easy to fall for, for a new rider.
As a bike for an experienced rider, who is looking for a powerful performance bike that can still carry you for hundreds of miles, leaving you wanting more, the CBR 1000F is a certain winner!