The 08 and 09 motors are pretty much bullet proof some of the 2010-2012
motors have had main bearing issues.
Awesome. Its good to hear someone back up my thoughts on them.
A few things you should think about
if you are using this for a commuter bike that is the exact opposite of what the
bike is about. The Hyper is about carving up corners and being a Hooligan.
It offers no wind protection the stock seat is very uncomfortable and the
fuel range is terrible.
oh no... you misunderstand. I am used to commuting on 749/999, 1098s, CBR1000RR, Buell Firebolts and sometimes my CR500 supermoto.
I am not getting this as a commuter to be practical.. I am getting this because I love riding it. Compared to my usual rides, this is cushy with lots of leg room and a soft seat. I can take the back way out of the city and carve 2lane hwy to and from work...
I also have a side thought on it keeping me sharp... because if I dont ride for a week, and then get on the CR500 without riding something else first, its extra attention getting...
I do realize I will be fueling up multiple times a week if I ride everyday.
The most common reaction from someone
after riding it for the 1st time man I am going to loose my license this thing
wants to be on one wheel all the time and it dosn't care which one.
Yeah, I had that idea once and sold my first CR500 supermoto.. regretted it.
Had that idea again with another literbike... regretted it.
There is no way in hell I am selling this thing because of license fears... I'm old enough to afford a lawyer now.