Which one to buy--suggestions please

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  1. cbx1260cc

    cbx1260cc New Member

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    I am torn between generations.

    Looking at a very nice Yellow 2000 as well as a 2007 RWB.

    Any members own one of each that would care to share positives and negatives??

    Thank you

    Rick
     
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    The 2000 in RWB. Oh wait, that wasn't an option.
     
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    I bought a 99 gen5 last year and love it. The cam gear whine is great. Never drove a gen6 with V-Tec engine. Newer = more complicated. I bet both are great bikes. The RWB scheme is very appealing.
    Guess I am not helping.
     
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    Captain--ya made my night.. A good ol laugh. Thanks for the cheer up :).
     
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    For me, the Gen5 engine is the best. Gen6 V-Tec is not exactly refined and that is pretty much the only party-trick it has over the Gen5.
    And you don't get the gear driven cams.

    Get the 2000 and have it repainted or wrapped in RWB. The price difference between the 2 models should be enough to pay for at least some of that.
    That way, you get the best version of the bike, in the colour you like.
     
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    I have ridden a few 98-2001 VFRs and a vtec a couple times. Both good experiences, but the 2000 has more VFR dna in my opinion. Still a proper sporting gear driven cam VFR that is starting to get more complicated and heavier. If I had to choose between tnose 2 it would probably be the 2000. But that goddamn RWB really talks to Captain 80s.
     
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    The 2000 5th gen with some ebay RWB farings with the money you saved. Im loving my 5th gen. Rode a 6th for a bit and it was ok.
     
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    I have owned both a 5th Gen and a 6th Gen and loved them both. Both are high quality machines and are stone stock reliable. Go with whatever best fits your budget.
     
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