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Old 07-19-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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I need some input on how you supersport guys feel about the way you fit on your 600cc bike (cbr600, r6, zx-6r, gsx-r600). The reason I ask is that last year I had an '09 cbr600rr and totaled it within 3 weeks (freak accident). Anyway, I was looking at myself on it in a picture my wife took and I look HUGE on it. At the time, money was not an issue keeping me from getting a 1000. It was more of it being too much to handle at the time.

I sat on a neighbor's '06 cbr1000 the other day and it felt bigger (like going from sitting in a Civic, then going to sit in an Accord). I immediately felt the different kind of power it pumps out in first gear alone and was like, " this feels so much less cramped (good thing) but it's scary powerful." After initially seeing the pic, I thought I looked dumb and said if I ever got another SS bike, it'd be a 1000. After feeling the power, I'm just like "whoa!"

I am 6'0", 230 lbs. Do you guys on 600s that are my size ever feel it's too small (size, not power) or never did until you saw a pic of you on it? Also, for those of you who have switched from a 600 to a 1000, was it pretty much like learning to ride all over again? I know the biggest learning curve is throttle control...it has to be. I used to flick my wrists back on my 600 like it was nothing. I'm sure I'd flip backwards doing that on a 1000 easy. Did any of you miss the 600 so much you went back to it after owning a 1000 or is there no turning back once you go litre bike?

Thanks for sharing. FYI, I have a brand new Raven '09 Yamaha FZ-6 now.
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I need some input on how you supersport guys feel about the way you fit on your 600cc bike (cbr600, r6, zx-6r, gsx-r600). The reason I ask is that last year I had an '09 cbr600rr and totaled it within 3 weeks (freak accident). Anyway, I was looking at myself on it in a picture my wife took and I look HUGE on it. At the time, money was not an issue keeping me from getting a 1000. It was more of it being too much to handle at the time.

I sat on a neighbor's '06 cbr1000 the other day and it felt bigger (like going from sitting in a Civic, then going to sit in an Accord). I immediately felt the different kind of power it pumps out in first gear alone and was like, " this feels so much less cramped (good thing) but it's scary powerful." After initially seeing the pic, I thought I looked dumb and said if I ever got another SS bike, it'd be a 1000. After feeling the power, I'm just like "whoa!"

I am 6'0", 230 lbs. Do you guys on 600s that are my size ever feel it's too small (size, not power) or never did until you saw a pic of you on it? Also, for those of you who have switched from a 600 to a 1000, was it pretty much like learning to ride all over again? I know the biggest learning curve is throttle control...it has to be. I used to flick my wrists back on my 600 like it was nothing. I'm sure I'd flip backwards doing that on a 1000 easy. Did any of you miss the 600 so much you went back to it after owning a 1000 or is there no turning back once you go litre bike?

Thanks for sharing. FYI, I have a brand new Raven '09 Yamaha FZ-6 now.
i do not understand whay people think the 600s are smaller than the 1000 they are about the same size and even the weight is not all that diffrent.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:20 AM   #4
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I had a '09 CBR600RR and now have a '09 1000RR. The seat height between the two bikes is identical. The wheel base for the 1KRR is about 1.5 inches longer. I didn't feel any difference in the riding position. I do miss the 600 but the 1000 is a great bike
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The marginal difference was enough to notice. Maybe the rearsets were set a little lower? I guess I will have to take a pic on his bike and see what it looks like. Either of you guys own both and have a favorite?
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I had a '09 CBR600RR and now have a '09 1000RR. The seat height between the two bikes is identical. The wheel base for the 1KRR is about 1.5 inches longer. I didn't feel any difference in the riding position. I do miss the 600 but the 1000 is a great bike
Why did you make the switch so soon? Craved power? My apologies for being nosy but did you lose your trading or selling and then buying another so quickly?
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Go to a Honda dealer and measure the distance of the pegs to the ground on both bikes. See if there's a difference
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no noticeable differerence... its all in peoples heads.
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I had a '09 CBR600RR and now have a '09 1000RR. The seat height between the two bikes is identical. The wheel base for the 1KRR is about 1.5 inches longer. I didn't feel any difference in the riding position. I do miss the 600 but the 1000 is a great bike
Why did you make the switch so soon?
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Why did you make the switch so soon? Craved power? My apologies for being nosy but did you lose your trading or selling and then buying another so quickly?
I had the 600 for almost a year and put 10,000 miles on it. The inspection, registration and warranty were about to expire. I wanted to buy the extended warranty on the 600 but instead of putting that money into it, I traded it in because Stubbs made me an offer I couldn't refuse
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Thats....wow. So you had ONE 600, and sat on ONE 1000 and have concluded that 1000s must be larger? Thats an impressive leap. 10 years ago the 1000s made by some manufacturers were slightly larger. Today............they're not. They're not much heavier either. Generally speaking they have longer swingarms to keep the front down with the additional power, but you can't "feel" that in the riding position.


Also, as the year progress the bikes keep getting smaller as a consequence of trying to make them lighter and more mass centralized. So yea....a bike thats 3 years older than what you ride might be roomier, but thats inherit to the AGE not the displacement.














Long story short: if you look like a monkey humping a football on a 600.....you look the same on a 1000.
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The way you "look" on a bike is 100% irrelevant. That being said HONDAS RULE! :P

seriously though.... it would be retarded to just go buy a 1000 because it's "bigger"

The 08 1000RR is 15lbs LIGHTER then the 06 600RR... Think about it...
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Big guys fit right on gsxr's. Im 6'1'' 230lbs. I've ridden gsxr's, 600rr's, r6's, Ducati's, and one Daytona 675. The seating position of the gsxr is def. the most comfortable for me. The other bikes seem like you are sitting on top and not down on the bike. The daytona & the Duc have you leaning way forward, and put your knee's at a weird position. The 600rr & the r6 both make you feel like a gorilla riding them. Just from personal exp.

Oh yea. Not a lot of diff I can tell between the gsxr 1000 & 600/750. The tank size/shape is about the only big diff. Everything else is about the same.

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