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Old 04-15-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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675 v liter?

OK. I know. Apples and oranges. I'm not particularly worried about which one I could be quicker on.

Here is the deal...

I have ridden liter bikes since I bought the ZX10 new in 05. I know the 600s have plenty of power to beat most of our . The problem with me is that the 600s feel so buzzy on the highway to me. I took my nephew's 636 for a weekend, and kept backing off on I10, thinking the poor thing would grenade.

SO, I have been looking around to get another bike. Naturally, I have been looking for liter bikes. I have, however, seen a few 675s for sale. They are beautiful bikes.

My main concern is whether the 675 is as busy cruising at 80MPH than the other 600s.

I know, I can change the gearing, but then the acceleration will be even further from the 1000s I am used to.

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Old 04-15-2012, 06:23 PM   #2
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So you just don't like that it sounds like it's gonna blow even though you know it can take 80mph and then some more?

Talking a bout the 600
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the 675 buzzed so bad at highway speed, it made my hands felt like I had been working a weed wacker all day long.
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Some bikes have that buzzing, some don't. The 636 is notorious for head buzz, while the CBR, R6 and Gsxr bikes I have ridden disnt have that. The newer ninjas may not have that either. But in all honesty you're a pretty big guy and you'd probably be more comfy on a liter bike anyway. Perhaps a 954 or 929?
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I mean that the 10, and 954 would cruise at a nice 4500-5000 rpms. The 600s I rode (636 and cbr) were sitting at around 7500-8000. I just hate holding an engine at 8 grand for an hour or 2. I know they are designed to scream, but it still doesnt sound like a good idea to me.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:38 PM   #6
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A 600 running 80 for an hour or two is harmless....that is making a motor do what it was designed to do. Run. Not to mention you are like 8 thousand rpms under it's redline...
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I mean that the 10, and 954 would cruise at a nice 4500-5000 rpms. The 600s I rode (636 and cbr) were sitting at around 7500-8000. I just hate holding an engine at 8 grand for an hour or 2. I know they are designed to scream, but it still doesnt sound like a good idea to me.
ahh. it won't hurt them.
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At 80-90MPH on a 675, you'll still be in the 8k rpm range. But like others have said, it's pretty much harmless.
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Like I said, I know they are made for those RPMs, but I'm just not used to that.

I am shooting for a liter bike, but didnt want to dismiss the 675 in case I found an amazing deal.
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I loved mine. I rode several 600+ mile days on it no problem. You can get some heat from under the seat in the summer, but not bad. It's less buzzy than the other 600s and smoother at lower RPMs too, not as jumpy. If mine wasn't totaled I'd tell you to take it for a spin lol.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:01 PM   #12
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That buzzing, screaming, high cruising rpm is what I hate about my wife's 600. My 954 just cruises at 4500-5000rpm on the highway. Liter bike all the way!
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I sometimes cruz around 8K which is I think 80mph - 90mph. My toes tingle more than anything because of how I ride.

I do like the power of the liter bikes, you can let out the clutch and just go. I like how I can use less throttle and don't shift as much, they are more relaxed I guess you can say.

I wish they were more agile, getting through traffic is harder. Acceleration is good braking not some much. I feel like I'm constantly pushing and pulling on the bike to get it to move around cars. Also the wheeling gets annoying.

Longstory short, for commutes I would get a sport touring liter bike. If I'm running late during rush hour I would take my 675.
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Hard to beat a litre bike for street. The few times I rode the 600 track bunny to the neighborhood gas station, it sounded like I was going 80mph, even though it was only 45mph. 600's high RPM power works great for track though.

The power of a litre bike makes for less shifting, top gear roll on passing, and the little more weight and flywheel effect is actually a plus for the street.

Sounds like you already know what you want.
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Like I said, I know they are made for those RPMs, but I'm just not used to that.

I am shooting for a liter bike, but didnt want to dismiss the 675 in case I found an amazing deal.
The 675 is known to be a skinny and small bike compared to its counterparts. Craig, you'd probably be miserable on it if you plan on riding it for an extended period of time.
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gtdrivr, I've had one 600 and a few litre class bikes and it took awhile for me to become used to the higher revs the 600 always ran at. As good as an after market can sounds, I left the OEM cans on mine and for me that helped on long rides.

Bottom line is the 600s are just fine for a long time at the revs they run at. My son had a GSXR 750 that, while it favors the 600's rev range, it split the difference between litre class and middleweight revs.

If you're a bigger guy you may want a litre class bike for the extra cockpit room.

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I'm 5'8" tall and would love to be able to ride a 675 but every time I sit on one I am so cramped up I just couldn't ride it for as long as I like to ride.

So, I bought a 954 and it fits me fine. I just like the torque and power of a liter bike so I don't have to wring the pee pee out of it to feel good.

A motor that is gutless until about 7k rpm, like most 600's are these days, is not practical to me.
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OK. I know. Apples and oranges. I'm not particularly worried about which one I could be quicker on.

Here is the deal...

I have ridden liter bikes since I bought the ZX10 new in 05. I know the 600s have plenty of power to beat most of our . The problem with me is that the 600s feel so buzzy on the highway to me. I took my nephew's 636 for a weekend, and kept backing off on I10, thinking the poor thing would grenade.

SO, I have been looking around to get another bike. Naturally, I have been looking for liter bikes. I have, however, seen a few 675s for sale. They are beautiful bikes.

My main concern is whether the 675 is as busy cruising at 80MPH than the other 600s.

I know, I can change the gearing, but then the acceleration will be even further from the 1000s I am used to.

Any input?
Dude, my 500 cruises at 80mph no prob.
Used to ride @ 80 for an hour to hour and a half every day.
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