1997 Suzuki RF900R

Summary:

Great fun for short money

Faults:

Blown brake light bulb, and blown blinker bulb.

General Comments:

I really like these bikes. I test rode a 95 RF600R a while back, trying to trade it for my 86 Trans Am. Ever since, I've wanted one. I was searching craigslist and found the one... a 1997 RF900R with just under 18k for $2200, I scooped it up for $1800.

The bike looks amazing! It's clean as a whistle, and runs great. It was repainted, but they did a great job. It's a 97, with the slightly different paint scheme of the 98. It has a full 2.5" D&D pipe going to a D&D can. Sounds great, comfy as hell, and damn fun. It's not the fastest on the road, but it will get up and go when needed. One big turn on for me was that it won't lift the front wheel by just rolling on the throttle... unless you regear it.

Being my "first" bike, since I rode my Harley all of 4 times in the 3 months I owned it due to it not running right, I was very excited to get it. I've been riding several times a week and the bike just loves it.

I would highly recommend these bikes to anyone. They are comfortable, handle well, quick, and fun.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2009

1994 Suzuki RF900R

Summary:

Suzuki RF900R... Everything a great all around sport bike should be

Faults:

So far it's been a great bike, the only problem has been a broken choke cable.

General Comments:

This bike is fast. I don't want to be thought of as one of those kind of sport bike riders that is dangerous on public streets, but the bike will pull the front tire off the road easy with no clutch. At speed in 4th gear, the bike will squeal the rear tire with ease.

The bike is well balanced and feels good under the rider, however the seat is a little slippery. I do my own work on my bikes so I made it a point to learn how to take off all the plastic for this reason. The good news is I don't have to do this a lot, but it can seem to take a bit of time.

I love this bike, and you will to if you get one.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2009