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Old 07-04-2011, 02:22 AM   #1
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thinking about ditching the 250 and getting a Zx6r

Can anyone recommend a good bike to purchase after the ninja 250??

Looking for a sport bike with a little more power, but not looking for anything that will send my front end flying if I accidentally pop the clutch..
Will a 600cc be a huge jump from a 250??

Suggestions??

Only interested in the sport style bikes.

BTW: The main use for the bike would be commuting on the highway. Not looking to stunt, race, or do anything crazy.
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Any 600 isn't an abnormal jump.

Just know your limits.

I'd say go sport touring since you are commuting.

My zzr was nice on the freeway because it was a little heavier and held its own against wind and such but still could hang in the forest and 3090.

Just gotta sit on bikes and see what feels right.
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:36 AM   #3
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Im a small guy.. about 5'7 130 lbs.... I need something relatively light and low to the ground.. I love the ninja 250.. but its painfully slow, and i have to really wind it up to keep up with traffic..
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You sound like my buddy Fredo.

he has a stock CBR (I think he lowered it) but he rides his as good as anyone.

Check out the CBR or the 636
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Im thinking of getting either a zx6 or cbr 600.. Are both pretty similiar in power and weight?
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can't tell you. I've owned a zzr which is very similar to a zx6 and I've ridden a 600. Nothing alike in my opinion.

The zx6 / zzr I had was carbed. and much heavier than the cbr 600. Cbr was FI. Cbr was much more responsive than the zx6.

Depends on the year as well.

Like I said, I can only speak from what I've ridden.

The new zx6's look gnarly as though haha.
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http://zx6r.com/zx6r/12449-2011-kawa...formation.html

This link is a full review on the 2011 zx6r.

The 2011's look to be very impressive.
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Just remember that the SS600's all have a very aggresive riding position, so commuting and just cruising can get pretty uncomfortable for some.
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Just remember that the SS600's all have a very aggresive riding position, so commuting and just cruising can get pretty uncomfortable for some.
True.

Oh and ask this guy questions.

He knows his far more than I do.
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He would weelie that really easily.
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Just remember that the SS600's all have a very aggresive riding position, so commuting and just cruising can get pretty uncomfortable for some.
This...

If you're going to get an SS, go with the R6...looks pretty
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Old 07-04-2011, 08:47 AM   #14
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Now im second guessing.. I dont want anything that has a bad riding position.. Id like to be as upright as possible actually.. Kinda dumb right ?? i know..

My ninja is very upright but still looks aggressive..
i wish it had more power... but not 600cc's.. I dont think i can handle that power... =/
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If you are commuting a supersport would be overkill.

Look at either a Ninja 650, Fz6r, or GSX 650f if you want a bike that looks like a supersport but rides more comfortably.
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ninja 650, sv650 with full fairings, zzr600, cbr 600 f4i all would fit what you are looking for if you ask me. sporty without being race bikes, comfortable enough to commute, but still fast and have the sportbike look.

From what you describe I would not get a zx6, i would not get an r6, i would not get a gsxr, or a cbr 600 rr...
I commute on my 03 f4i when i can, several friends ride sv650s all over the place, but my friends with the r6 and the 600rr ride a lot less for commuting they are just not as comfortable.
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You can always get a SS and just convert the seating style as well
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ZX6R, R6, CBR, GSXR

That is from the most extreme to the least extreme, so far as seating position.. toss in a 675 for worse than the ZX...

If you are not set on "new", the older models (early 2000 to 04-05) are less aggressive and also had a "street" version with full fairings and more upright position.

Best bet is hit up some meets and check out other bikes, and ask people if you can try sitting on them. That way you get a much better idea on how they feel compared to the little Ninja.
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You can always get a SS and just convert the seating style as well
You can to a point, with risers and lowering the pegs.. on some but not all bikes.
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