1994 Suzuki RF900R
The RF900R Suzuki was one of the most fun bikes I have ever ridden
Nothing went wrong with the motorcycle.
The 900 cc engine in this bike was built on the GSX750 cases, and the styling was a cross between the Katana chick-magnet concept and the "GSXer" It had a five speed transmission and the red-line was over 11,500. It was a bit of a challenge to keep the front wheel on the ground, either from a standing start, or even a roll-on over sixty. I rode this bike for four years and I might have had it in fifth gear maybe twice. I saw 140 on this bike (in an isolated safe place) and that was in fourth at 9500 RPM. This bike was powerful.
I traded it in for a BMW long-distance bike as the one short-coming of a pseudo-road racer is comfort on long trips and limited room for camping gear etc. Even now I wish I had that bike back. I used to love to hear it when it fired up - it would just "hum" sitting there in the garage. Mine was pearl black with slight flakes of blue with violet-purple rims and matching thin streaks up the sides of the tail section. Wherever we went - at Daytona, at Springfield or Du Quoin - people would come up to me and admire it. I might go find a good used one.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th November, 2015