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Hi John, I have a non-turboed '91 GSXR 1100 (1127cc) and have ridden a non-turboed CBR900. I hate to admit that the CBR felt almost as powerful as my GSXR. The only thing about the CBR is, that it's a wheelie machine. Every time I tried punching its power the front end would come off the ground. No matter when I would apply the same amount of power on my GSXR (mostly everyday), my baby would stay planted and go into light speed mode. A CBR has great naturally aspirated power, almost equal to an 1100s, but its light weight would be more beneficial for the twisties. I don't think one needs a turbo to carve the canyons. CBR900 stock power is more than enough. Rider's skills come more into play when carving the canyons. The short wheel base of a CBR900 with a turbo would be very difficult to keep planted. A turbo is a great addition to a GSXR 1100. The GSXR has a long wheel base which makes more sense with a turbo. The GSXR's extra weight also helps keep the machine stable at extraordinary speeds (GSXR1100 + turbo = extraordinary speed). You have to keep in mind, a majority of the time you will be going straight. Therefore, although my ride isn't turbocharged, I would recommend a GSXR1100. Last thing I would want to do is turbocharge a 900 if I had one. I think I'd be more worried about keeping my front tire on the asphalt than reaching my max speed. This is obviously just my opinion. Goodluck, Gabe -----Original Message----- From: John C Williamson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 1999 1:45 PM To: Dave Morrill; bike Subject: Re: [turbobike] CBR900 or GSXR1100 GSXR11 !!!!!! ----- Original Message ----- From: Dave Morrill <email@example.com> To: bike <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: 11 May 1999 19:44 Subject: [turbobike] CBR900 or GSXR1100 > Guys, > I pooched my turbo on the CBR600 (backfiring), and am going to > Americade in June, so I need a bike to get me there and back. I won't > have the turbo fixed by then so... > > Tonight I'm looking at the following bikes to buy, and will probably > turbo the one I get after I finish the 600. Which is better for a > turbo?? > > '95 CBR900RR > '95 GSXR1100 > > thanks, > Dave. > > ------------------------------------------------------------------ This message was spam-checked by an evaluation copy of MailShield. See http://www.mailshield.com for more information.