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View Poll Results: Which bike should I get?
600 (R6) 20 47.62%
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
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600 or 1000

Specifically R6 or R1

I've been bikeless for a year and half now. I'm finally in a position to pick up my new mistress. I will mainly be riding backroads, no commuting, no city and will most likely be attending a lot of track days next season (at least 1 per month). My previous bike was an 07 R6 and I loved it, sure, it got uncomfortable at times on really long rides but nothing overbearing. The R6 was plenty quick for me and I'm not really considering the R1 for the additional speed but more for comfort and torque?

I'd also like to do more 2up riding with my wife so we can share the experience together (aww so sweet). We did some 2up on the R6 and it seemed fine for the most part.

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So I ask you motohouston friends, which bike would you, should I, choose? I made a poll.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:49 PM   #2
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:53 PM   #3
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:56 PM   #4
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Eh, I can't edit the poll but if you are going to suggest something else tell me why.
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Eh, I can't edit the poll but if you are going to suggest something else tell me why.
the zx10 is comfortable for everything but heavy traffic.
mines been nearly bulletproof. got like 36k now and only had a stator go out, which is common for the blue (for some reason) '07. didn't even have valve serv. done till a few wks ago and it didn't need a single part replaced.
also the '07 recieved upgraded valve train components. the '04-'06 are softer.
the'04 has an exploding stator, i would stay away from that unless it has been replaced
i can provide links to all this this wknd if u want
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:45 PM   #6
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Hate to say it, Suzuki 1K. Comfortable as . Wouldn't give up my R1 though.
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:58 PM   #7
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:25 PM   #8
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:31 PM   #9
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Keep in mind I plan to do trackdays, I'm not going to race but would like to be running fast level-2 most of the season.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:50 PM   #10
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Specifically R6 or R1

I've been bikeless for a year and half now. I'm finally in a position to pick up my new mistress. I will mainly be riding backroads, no commuting, no city and will most likely be attending a lot of track days next season (at least 1 per month). My previous bike was an 07 R6 and I loved it, sure, it got uncomfortable at times on really long rides but nothing overbearing. The R6 was plenty quick for me and I'm not really considering the R1 for the additional speed but more for comfort and torque?

I'd also like to do more 2up riding with my wife so we can share the experience together (aww so sweet). We did some 2up on the R6 and it seemed fine for the most part.

My stats
  • msf
  • 5-10 trackdays
  • 3 years
  • 23k miles
  • led rides
  • swept rides
  • bike never down

So I ask you motohouston friends, which bike would you, should I, choose? I made a poll.
I would start off with a 600, you can track it after you are used to it, and then get a 1000.
I stopped riding for a while, and when I got back on I couldn't believe the power of the 600. Technology changes every year. I ride an 04 600 GSXR and can keep up with 1000's in the turns as long as Sunday rider isin't in front. Lol.
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None of the above. CBR600

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This or CBR1000. Better TQ powerband than a RSV4
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:52 PM   #12
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Still, Suzuki for all around use. CBR1000RR '09 and above in second for comfort and track use with some pillion use. My R1 is comfy enough for me but my wife says the pillion is kinda high. ZX10 seems comfy as well. Older models look better suited for 2 up.
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LOL, that bike is the MOST uncomfortable bike in the world!
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It dosen't matter what bike you buy, if you can't ride.Lol
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Unless you know you want a 1000 for sure, I think you should get a 600... Iv'e ridden both A LOT and Im still really glad I got a 600RR because its plenty fast(especially with mods), its easier to control, and it's my first motorcycle owned personally so i still have a lot to learn. The difference I find with a 1000RR is its about 3x as sensitive, Has the insane torque, and obviously more to control. I learned to ride (after MSF) on a 1000RR and it's definitely possible and not hard, The rule i learned is to start slow and find your limit and know your limit before your limit finds you.
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I still love 600s. Cheaper insurance, and doesn't go through tires as quickly as liters. Have you considered a 750 though? I'm not a huge Suzuki fan, but its hard to fault the 750.
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