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Old 10-27-2006, 10:54 AM   #41
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I haven't heard much about the buells except I dont like their short wheel bases. Id stay away from it. Pretty much any of the newer 600s will be plenty power or maybe get a 750. I personally dont see any reason for a 1k but thats just me. As far as which one to get..well I recommend sitting on a few and seeing what feels comfortable to you. Me..well I cant stand the way a yamaha feels..but again..thats ust me. Shop around, dont rush and see what fits you and your budget the best. Again..if it was me check out the honda 600rr or a suzuki 600 or 750. Good luck
My thoughts exactly. It sounds to me like you should go with a 750.
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Old 10-27-2006, 10:57 AM   #42
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texlurch...

i purchased a "b" class bike when i bought the 600r and every since i did i wished that i had purchase an r6...........the f4i,the r6s,the katana and the zzr are all good bikes but if i am going to make 60 consecutive payments on something its not going to look old until it is.....

my bike, even though it is an 05 model has always looked old compared to other sportbikes, now it has plenty of power, handles good, and is comfprtable but im not satisfied with the looks nor the reliability......

i was seriously thinking about a litre bike but after reading all the replys i dont see the need........

i am not hayden and i am not rossi and i do not pretend to be, i just want to make the next step.
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:00 AM   #43
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:01 AM   #44
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Gotcha. In that case, you can't go wrong with any of the new sporters. Boils down to personal preference on the "feel", colors, and make.

They are all too cramped for me. Fun on a twisty road, but the rest of the time.

Unless you want a 750, then you have but one.
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:01 AM   #45
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texlurch...

i purchased a "b" class bike when i bought the 600r and every since i did i wished that i had purchase an r6...........the f4i,the r6s,the katana and the zzr are all good bikes but if i am going to make 60 consecutive payments on something its not going to look old until it is.....

my bike, even though it is an 05 model has always looked old compared to other sportbikes, now it has plenty of power, handles good, and is comfprtable but im not satisfied with the looks nor the reliability......

i was seriously thinking about a litre bike but after reading all the replys i dont see the need........

i am not hayden and i am not rossi and i do not pretend to be, i just want to make the next step.
Check your budget, go test your options and go get what you like. That is all there is to it!
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:32 PM   #46
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the gsxr and the 636 seem to be the most comfortable.......

the 600rr i just dont like.......

and the r6, like i said ive just got a thing for yammies........

are there any reliability issues with any of the 4 mojor 600s, i mean anything that is common to fail or be a recurrent problem?
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:33 PM   #47
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and there is only one 750 so if i decide on that its a no brainer
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:41 PM   #48
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Old 10-27-2006, 12:42 PM   #49
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Shopping is fun, try not get into a hurry! Ultimately it's what you like/want. Opinions are like, well you know~ I enjoyed just going to shops, talking bikes with other people,sales, kind of makes for a little frustration cause they just want to sell you something! I bought an '06 GSXR600, and honestly see NO REASON why anyone would want something larger in displacement!
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Get the bike that YOU want, not what others want you to get. There is nothing wrong with a 1000 for the street. Just remember that it will be a little harder to control and your insurance will be higher. The 750 may be the best compromise for you, but you need to make that decision.
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Old 10-27-2006, 05:53 PM   #51
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You sound like an experienced rider, so the usual 'lack of experience' points against a literbike aren't really an issue. I love the extra meat in the power band of the 1000+ cc bikes I've ridden. Sure the 600s are plenty fast but they don't have the low down grunt of the bigger bikes. Just because you have the extra power on the 1000s top end doesn't mean you have to use it on the street. You sure aren't going to need all of the top end on a 600 either. I like the 'train on a rail' sensation of being pushed from behind that the liters have.
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:01 PM   #52
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strangely enough, i rode BigComfys fz1 and found it easier to go slow on his bike than on my 600. Sure a litre bike has more power, but you can also take it easy and schmooze the torque rather than downshifting and rapping up the moter to have enough power.
That being said the 600 has enough power for me, but to get the power I gotta keep it revved high, which leads to me riding more manic.
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:23 PM   #53
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have you ever thought about the new Triumph Daytona 675? .
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:57 AM   #54
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the 675 is waaaaayyyy to agressive of a riding position for me......im a big guy and on that bike i feel like im hung over the front, and the tank cuts me in 1/2
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If I were you, I get the 1000cc. There will be no remorse on getting this monster. It is like car shopping, why a v8? You don't use it all on the street but if you have to, it is there.
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Old 10-30-2006, 02:05 PM   #56
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like everyone is saying buy whats comfortable for you.
i have a gsxr-1000 2005 track bike and love it, dont have to work as hard on that then on a 6. the american way you can be a little lazzy on the gear shifting and stuff. throtle sensitivity is something to be careful with.
your warranty wont void with one track day (just dont crash).
600 or 1000 its all the same when the riders know what they are doing in the street.
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If I were you, I get the 1000cc. There will be no remorse on getting this monster. It is like car shopping, why a v8? You don't use it all on the street but if you have to, it is there.
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I have a dumb questions:

If people say 1000's are not good for the street and you are not able to get their full potential in the street but they also say 600's and 750 are better for the track... Then what are the 1000's good for?
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If people say 1000's are not good for the street and you are not able to get their full potential in the street but they also say 600's and 750 are better for the track... Then what are the 1000's good for?
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I have a dumb questions:

If people say 1000's are not good for the street and you are not able to get their full potential in the street but they also say 600's and 750 are better for the track... Then what are the 1000's good for?
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