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Old 11-13-2011, 09:37 PM   #21
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It might just be the R6 bro...

Take another stab at the 636...

, I trust you enough to let you take it for a lap or 2 at the track...

I know you will be out of town for december, but maybe next season...


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Old 11-13-2011, 09:39 PM   #22
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I started doing trackdays on my FZ1 (1st gen) and I never felt I was limited by the bike. I finally bought a dedicated track bike only because I didn't want to tear up the FZ.
I still have it and it's still, out of all the bikes I've ever owned, my favorite. I have ridden 400 mile days and thrashed it at the track, it's good everywhere.

Of course now I have the hots for a Duc Streetfighter but that's an order of magnitude a badder assed bike. Soon as somebody gives me 16k, I'm gettin it.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:42 PM   #23
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I can't edit my post but I like this video better. I've been wanting an R1 but after watching this video of the FZ1 and R1 I may reconsider for comfort.

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I feel ya bro. I've got an '05 R6; I'm purely a commuter (50+ mi./day) - and yeah I can see where it would tear it up on a track, but down I-10 the only thing getting torn up is my lower back. That and the patience of many cagers getting passed at triple digits.

Prob is I'm getting used to the agility; I might like a 400-500 lb machine, but not quite a cruiser. Anyhoo... uh, props and .

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One more thought...

When the FZ first came out, one of the magazines said, "Given 2 riders of equal skill, the guy on the supersport might outrun the guy on the FZ1... but he'll be working his off to do it".
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:59 PM   #26
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I rode a Hypermotard 1100 at GSS and I wasn't impressed at all with it...
The guy who wrecked it right after you rode it that day is still impressed though....

I guess it has to do with what kind of bikes you are used to or what kind of bikes your body "accepts". I do not think I could make it half an hour on a straight line with a motard without some parts of me hurting, even though I like them and I had one (50cc, but still...).
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So I just recently bought back my 2007 R6 that I sold my buddy back in Febuary. Ive since also sold my 2007 ZX6R and bought a 2009 DRZ400 Super Moto which I love to death I've spent some money in the tard to get it the way I want it and I feel like I can ride that thing anyway, anywhere and so confident. I feel very much in control when Im on the tard. But I recently started riding the R6 I bought back and all I can say is I hate it!!! Its so phucking uncomfortable, I dont really feel in control and it doesnt feel right too me anymore.
Im thinking of buying a standard sport liter bike like a CB1000R or a Ninja 1000.

How many of you have felt this way?

I really want to keep the R6 so I can track it because I miss riding tracks other than GSS. And to top it all off Fast line wont be at GSS as much as they were this year

Any one track a standard sport bike? How does it feel? I saw a guy on an FZ1 at GSS this last time and he was rippin it
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there is such a misconception about what you need to ride the track. i have spoken with many guys that dont have a supersport and alot of them say i would love to ride track but i will have to sell my "what ever the i have" and buy a sport bike. i would never try to race a sport standard but for just doing track days they are a blast and i can still walk the next day. LOL.
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The guy who wrecked it right after you rode it that day is still impressed though....

I guess it has to do with what kind of bikes you are used to or what kind of bikes your body "accepts". I do not think I could make it half an hour on a straight line with a motard without some parts of me hurting, even though I like them and I had one (50cc, but still...).



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youre a puss weatherboy!
I dont wanna end up lookin like you...all hunched over and crooked as


Well it looks like Im on the prowl again...CB1000R,FZ1....


Anyone want to buy an R6?
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there is such a misconception about what you need to ride the track. i have spoken with many guys that dont have a supersport and alot of them say i would love to ride track but i will have to sell my "what ever the i have" and buy a sport bike. i would never try to race a sport standard but for just doing track days they are a blast and i can still walk the next day. LOL.
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I feel ya bro. I've got an '05 R6; I'm purely a commuter (50+ mi./day) - and yeah I can see where it would tear it up on a track, but down I-10 the only thing getting torn up is my lower back. That and the patience of many cagers getting passed at triple digits.

Prob is I'm getting used to the agility; I might like a 400-500 lb machine, but not quite a cruiser. Anyhoo... uh, props and .

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That's why i went with the gsx650f , it's got a comfortable position but still has the full fairing look I like. It isn't the most powerful and is heavy (530 wet) but it's great for my 50 mile drive to work.
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That's why i went with the gsx650f , it's got a comfortable position but still has the full fairing look I like. It isn't the most powerful and is heavy (530 wet) but it's great for my 50 mile drive to work.
Don't take this the wrong way but as a comparison...
the FZ1 weighs 512lbs, has fully adjustable suspension front and rear, has R-1 brakes and it's, well, a 1000.
Still pretty heavy when compared to SS bikes but you don't notice that when you get off after 350-400 miles and stand up straight.
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i'm all about sport bikes rather than super sports. i am not interested in racing, though a track day sounds fun. I want a bike that has a fairing, handles well, has good get up and go, but is still reasonably comfortable to ride. That's why I still have my cbr 600 f4i, and when i do upgrade it will probably be a ninja 1000. Sport bikes now are way ahead of what they used to be, you can actually have near race bike performance without race bike discomfort if you ask me.
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Well it looks like Im on the prowl again...CB1000R,FZ1....


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Sport Standards - SV650s .... or if you want a liter SV1000! that is all!
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Sport Standards - SV650s .... or if you want a liter SV1000! that is all!
Yea not enough ...the sv650s was my first bike. Great bike but a lil heavy and underpowered for me...
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Another option...add Heli bars to the R6. Best thing I did to the ZX10R (Ninja 250).

I did not enjoy it at all after all the SM riding. Now after a few lessons, I am grinning when I ride it at track days.

Also, take a Tuono for a spin, tons of fun.

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I still like my full SS bikes on the big tracks, but definetly won't have another one for the street. I don't need the poser points anymore, and they're just uncomfortable.
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