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Old 08-26-2011, 04:25 PM   #1
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What can I expect?

Going to be upgrading to a 600 this fall after 2 years on the 250. I have rode a 1200 GS around a car park but that's all the big bike experience I have. I realize lots of people jump on SS's for first bikes so I should be fine. I just know the power jump will be pretty scary at first.

Anything specific I should know from people who have made this transition?

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Old 08-26-2011, 04:29 PM   #2
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by no means jump on it and think the throttle response is going to be the same. It takes a few miles to get adjusted, but you'll be fine. Bike will feel slightly heavier in the turns, but easily overcomed.
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Be careful with the throttle and clutch in lower gears until you get used to the bike's responses. My bike isn't anywhere near a 600ss and it took me a bit of time to adjust to it after riding the 250.
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what 600 you getting?
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:48 PM   #5
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what 600 you getting?
What ever comes up at a decent price. Preferably a kawi or a CBR.
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:54 PM   #7
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Is it like re-learning how to ride?
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Is it like re-learning how to ride?
No, not really. It's a pre-caution to learning the new powerband/response.

For example: Went I went from a 250 to a 600. I spend about 4hrs of riding time in the neighborhood just to get a feel for the bike.
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No, not really. It's a pre-caution to learning the new powerband/response.

For example: Went I went from a 250 to a 600. I spend about 4hrs of riding time in the neighborhood just to get a feel for the bike.
Ok, that's what I thought.
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Keep the rpm below 8k at first and you will be fine.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:47 PM   #11
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Use your head.......... dont get in a hurry.............. and dont let your ego get the better of you. As long as you have a good head on you you should be fine.
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Don't forget that the brakes are super strong on a supersport.
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Don't forget that the brakes are super strong on a supersport.
I think that might take longer to get used to than the power.
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If you get an R6...what you can expect is mad trying to get with you all the time and just being recognized everywhere you go as a "bad ."

Just be careful in the higher revs cuz a 600 will jump into triple digits real quick.

You'll be fine.
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Just be careful in the higher revs cuz a 600 will jump into triple digits real quick.


You'll be fine.
So true... I've been where you are now... I came from a 250 too...

I got an older model zx6r w/c people say are heavier. That said, the heavier steering took a while to get used to. The very first time I took the 600 around a corner, it seemed like the bike does not want to turn (naturally this is true). The weight however is quite useful and addicting on the twisties. On the 250, I felt like it was not safe to take corners above 70 because of the lightness of the steering and bike it self. On the 600, it feels the exact opposite - I want to go faster on the turns. I just lack to do it.

Also, it takes all 6 gears to get to the 100's on a 250. For a 600, 2-3 gears will take you up there. Wrist control is the key to keeping you alive and out of trouble.

Everyone else pretty much covered everything else.
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So true... I've been where you are now... I came from a 250 too...

I got an older model zx6r w/c people say are heavier. That said, the heavier steering took a while to get used to. The very first time I took the 600 around a corner, it seemed like the bike does not want to turn (naturally this is true). The weight however is quite useful and addicting on the twisties. On the 250, I felt like it was not safe to take corners above 70 because of the lightness of the steering and bike it self. On the 600, it feels the exact opposite - I want to go faster on the turns. I just lack to do it.

Also, it takes all 6 gears to get to the 100's on a 250. For a 600, 2-3 gears will take you up there. Wrist control is the key to keeping you alive and out of trouble.

Everyone else pretty much covered everything else.
The bold is sooooo true. The lightness of the bike combined with the skinny tires make you feel like 70 is extremely fast, on the 600 at 70 mph it just feels like you're cruising and like the bike is saying "that's all you got?" Lol.

The 600 will be alot smoother, and feels like you are on rails in the turns; but the controls (throttle, brakes, clutch) are razor sharp and it will do what you tell it to...in a hurry. All the controls feel so mushy when I get back the 250

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i jumped from an 07 250 to a 93 900rr and on the way home i was grinning the whole way
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Thanks for the responses guys, I can't wait to move up.
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