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Old 03-17-2010, 02:55 AM   #1
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need some good advice

My first bike was a bone stock 2007 kawasaki zx6r. i rode it for a year. It felt kind of weak to me. I sold it back in december and now im looking for another bike. I rode a cbr1000 for a day. It was alot of power but it felt good too. i started looking at some used R1's 08+. But now im not sure if a 1000cc is too much bike for me. Maybe the 07 zx6r was just a weaker bike. Are the 09 600's faster. The ZX6r or the R6. I know suzuki has the 750 but i dont like the way they look. This is a tough decision. I have a bad habit of buying things before i think about it. Now its time to take some advice and really think about it. Should i get a 09 zx6r or r6 and add a full exhaust and pc3 and get it tuned?. i guess i would rather ride a 600cc hard and fast than ride a 1000cc slow and scared.
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:04 AM   #2
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First thing; get some insurance quotes on a liter bike. The price for insurance may be so high it may make the decision for you.
The new ZX6 and R6 make very respectable power, as does the Honda.
Not liter bike power though, so if you're looking for a significant increase than it won't be there.
In the end only you can decide if a liter bike will fit the bill or is overkill.
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:10 AM   #4
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thanks patrick, i think im going to stick with the 600cc and mod it. i will be coming over to Motorcycles Unlimited to get everything done. once i decide on my bike i will hit you up.
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Old 03-17-2010, 03:12 AM   #5
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im looking for a 09+ 600cc. Im trying to find recalls and problems on the bikes im interested in. i dont want any major issues. R6, zx6r, 600rr. they all look nice to me. i want the best power.
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Old 03-17-2010, 06:04 AM   #6
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lately i have been seeing a few people mentioning that a 600, or their 600, is not powerful enough for them. unless you weigh like 300 pounds, i just cant imagine where this could be true. methinks these folks maybe ride in too high of a gear, or maybe they just dont know how to ride at all...
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lately i have been seeing a few people mentioning that a 600, or their 600, is not powerful enough for them. unless you weigh like 300 pounds, i just cant imagine where this could be true. methinks these folks maybe ride in too high of a gear, or maybe they just dont know how to ride at all...
maybe it the lack of low end torque they are talking about??
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maybe it the lack of low end torque they are talking about??

Most people prefer that kick in the pants that only torque can give, that's why Harley can sell bikes. 600's are pretty weak until you get them wound up.
The problem for many is that when you get a 1000 wound up, there is really more power than can be used on the street.
Maybe you should consider backing away from the "supersport on the street" idea and think about something that has a little less focus. Like a Triumph Street Triple, Yamaha FZ1, Kawi Z1000. etc.

Before you buy a bike, just my soapbox opinion, it would be good to think about why you ride, what you are REALLY gonna be doing with the bike, are you gonna have passengers, etc. Perhaps that will help you to decide what type of bike is right for you.

Just my thoughts, not tryin to express any opinion or preference. (My wife took those away from me years ago)
You asked for GOOD advice and there you have it.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:01 AM   #9
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Urbanmotors.com has some relatively inexpensive bikes that have more power than the 600s but aren't as maniacal as the in-line liter bikes. Examples includes new Aprilia RSV 1000s and Tuono 1000s and a 2008 Ducati 848 all for under 10,000 some even under 9,000. They even have leftover Aprilia stock from 07 new that is like $7,500. They ship for free too!
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Modern 600's are built for the best dyno numbers.......peak hp at high rpms. Everything else is secondary. A 600rr is a sexy beast, but an F4i will beat it to 100 any day of the week. The newer the bike the worse it is. Nothing down low & then the power hits like a 2 stroke. With a yr experience.....you were either only riding in straight lines or just don't know how to keep the revs up.

That or you just ride like a donor
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just get a 1K
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just get a 1K
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Fk a 600 on the street.

Why would you buy a 600 and then mod it out?

Get a 1k, buy a slip on so it looks and sounds cool and get a fender eliminator and go.

And remember, misery loves company. If someone with a 600 is telling me to get a 600 but has never owned a 1000, i'm takin it with a grain of salt.

I do agree with Patrick that the 09 zx6 is a beast!
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:43 AM   #13
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The 07-08 ZX-6R's were turds in a straight line. For a new 600 I'd either go Yamaha or Kawasaki. Probably Kawasaki because I've seen them for $6,600 +TT&L.
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Just compromise and get a GSXR 750. Best of both worlds.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:51 AM   #15
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The 07-08 ZX-6R's were turds in a straight line. For a new 600 I'd either go Yamaha or Kawasaki. Probably Kawasaki because I've seen them for $6,600 +TT&L.
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Mainland Cycle has them posted at $6,599. Pasadena Kawasaki has price as $7600 drive out (includes ttl+freight+prep). A lot of dealers have them listed at good prices.

I would get one.........but I'm married.

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Mainland Cycle has them posted at $6,599. Pasadena Kawasaki has price as $7600 drive out (includes ttl+freight+prep). A lot of dealers have them listed at good prices.

I would get one.........but I'm married.
What does that have to do with owning a bike? I bet half of everybody on MH is married or in a serious relationship. Go ask your wife for your back.

Since you rode a 1k and you weren't comfortable, maybe you shouldn't get one, yet. BUT, I agree with cdill - it's hard to be able to give you advice having never owned a 1k. I ride an SV - much more torque, but lower top end. I like that, because I can accelerate faster, but have no business doing triple digits on the street. Maybe you should try a bike with more torque first... What are you really looking for?
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What does that have to do with owning a bike? I bet half of everybody on MH is married or in a serious relationship. Go ask your wife for your back.
, I CAN get one I just CHOOSE not to at this time. I only pay cash for my toys and I have other priorities right now that come from being married.
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1000s are a blast all around. It will only get you into trouble much much faster than the 600 though. So if you aren't pretty confident on the 600 then don't get a liter bike. I'll be doing my first trackday on a 600 this weekend(only ridden a 1000 on the track). So after that I'll chime in my two cents over the 1000.
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