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Old 12-19-2012, 08:15 PM   #1
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Thinking of getting a track bike--

So, next year, I think I want to go ahead and start doing some track day's, with that in mind, What's a good bike to grab for the track in terms of parts availability? I don't care about the CC or the make, just as long as it's something I can drop and won't be searching high and low for part.
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So, next year, I think I want to go ahead and start doing some track day's, with that in mind, What's a good bike to grab for the track in terms of parts availability? I don't care about the CC or the make, just as long as it's something I can drop and won't be searching high and low for part.
What price range, what's you skill level?

Grab this maybe? Cheap enough and fast enough to be entertaining.

http://austin.craigslist.org/mcy/3484761656.html

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Old 12-19-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
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Suzuki SV are great bikes and also R6s are all over the place as well as the GSXR.

R6 are track whores by the way.. LOL what can I say.. its just such a great bike!
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What price range, what's you skill level?
Price range: 1-8K

Skill level at the track? zero, Unless the Houston freeway's count as a track.. lol
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:29 PM   #5
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Suzuki SV are great bikes and also R6s are all over the place as well as the GSXR.

R6 are track whores by the way.. LOL what can I say.. its just such a great bike!
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Suzuki SV are great bikes and also R6s are all over the place as well as the GSXR.

R6 are track whores by the way.. LOL what can I say.. its just such a great bike!
What Floyd said. Besides the r6 part.

Yea man Gsxr and r6's are great bikes and like mentioned above parts everywhere.

Hope to see you out next season
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Motard? Air cooled Japanese (any brand), or KTM LC4 type would be good.


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R6 and GSXR, seem to be the two that pop up the most lol, SO--look's like a possible winner, I'm not in any serious BUY mode right now, I'm still in the information gathering stage, I don't care about the body shape of the bike, just as long as it runs and I can take it to the track, I expect to drop it a few times so, It's no doubt going to need to be a beater.
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With that price range and parts availability in mind...

I also say GSXR600 or R6 (even R6S) for the inlines.
SV all the way for the twins.
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I just bought an r6 and have a nice 2003 gsxr I would sell. Just put new chain and sprockets as well as cables on her. Great first time track bike.
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I just bought an r6 and have a nice 2003 gsxr I would sell. Just put new chain and sprockets as well as cables on her. Great first time track bike.
Seen it...good option.
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So, next year, I think I want to go ahead and start doing some track day's, with that in mind, What's a good bike to grab for the track in terms of parts availability? I don't care about the CC or the make, just as long as it's something I can drop and won't be searching high and low for part.


Let me know when you are ready I have a friend that has six or so and all track bikes of all models in 600cc
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going with something 05 or newer is a great option...I think Kawi is only about 8500 brand new.

Love the any 600 is good to start with.
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I should have put a disclaimer... you want an 05+ the 03/04 had some kinks..
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With the R6 or other inline fours you can be fast on the straights to make up for lack of speed in the corners. If you get an SV you learn really quick to be fast in the corners because the inline fours eat your lunch on the longer straights.

Personally I don't care if I can pass somebody in the straights by doing 150, so I ride an SV650 and work on corner skills. That, and curse loudly when I make a pass in the corner and get passed right back on the straight!
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it also depends on your goals and desires for your trackdays... do you just want to go fast.. do you want to really learn to ride...
if you really want to learn to ride, get your skills up... maybe a good SV or a solid Ninja 250...
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