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Old 12-20-2012, 09:11 AM   #21
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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...
You can go fast on sv as well. You can also learn to ride on a Gsxr as well. I did it.
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You can go fast on sv as well. You can also learn to ride on a Gsxr as well. I did it.
You can learn to ride on anything that you are comfortable on. What matters is knowing your limits. In the long run a 600 will be faster than an SV with two riders at the same skill level and I know there are some really fast SV guys out there. The SV teaches you not to rely on top end power to make up for lack of corner speed which I think is a nice thing to learn same goes for the Ninja 250. That is not to say you can't learn those things on a 600 ... many people do, but the SV and 250 force you to learn it or you won't be progressing.
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You can go fast on sv as well. You can also learn to ride on a Gsxr as well. I did it.
there are as many ways to approach trackdays and track bikes as there are .
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In my experience, R6,s are great track bikes for fast riders but dont crash well, and freaking expensive to fix, look around tons of gsxr,s on the track there is a reason for that, U will have more fun on a 600 l4, 04/05 gsxr 600 and 06/07 gsxr 600 are the bang for the buck and great fun there are tons of other great choices but these are very popular, if interested I will let u take my 600 out and ride it, u will want to but it right there, lol, lmk
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I have seen so many R6s with the subframe snapped in half. It seems to be a common thing with those bikes. Great bikes, but like Tim said, they seem to cost more to put back together.

SVs can be fun, IF you do suspension work. You can be pretty fast on them, but the suspension is inadequate.
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I have seen so many R6s with the subframe snapped in half. It seems to be a common thing with those bikes. Great bikes, but like Tim said, they seem to cost more to put back together.

SVs can be fun, IF you do suspension work. You can be pretty fast on them, but the suspension is inadequate.
decent suspension is cheap... like 450 you can have something workeable... with Racetech emulators and springs in the forks and a ZX-10 shock in the rear. While it isn't a Penske or Ohlins it does ok...
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Hope to see you out there.
You will only see that guy for a minute... as he fades in the distance..
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You will only see that guy for a minute... as he fades in the distance..
More like teleport
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When I was shopping for a bike before I settled on my 05 R6, I found that Yamaha was cheaper than GSXR when buying used. I also heard that Yamahas have a stronger engine. Rodrigo has an 06 GSXR 600 that he loves. I like the fit of that bike more too, but I do really love my Yamaha so much that when I answered about a dream bike, I'm actually really happy with what I have..banged up and all.

If you do decide on a Yamaha, just make sure that you get the R6 and not R6s...and pay attention to the forks. Yamaha got a little schizophrenic between the model years 03-09 (?) and couldn't make up their minds about what to offer the public and flipped a lot...including going back and forth between inverted forks or not. Ideally, I think I accidentally got the right bike for the track in my 05 R6. It started as street but now mostly wears its race fairings.
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You will only see that guy for a minute... as he fades in the distance..
I used to think I was fast, then he shifted. Holy !
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The Yamaha and the SV both intrigues, and to answer Obed. I want to learn to ride, going fast comes eventually. BUT as I stated I won't be ready to make a purchase until this summer after my next ship rotation. Thanks for the reply's so far.
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well, fast is relative...what is fast to me.. is slow to some others.. but it is as fast as i want to go. I have never hit the rev limiter.
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well, fast is relative...what is fast to me.. is slow to some others.. but it is as fast as i want to go. I have never hit the rev limiter.
This is another thing to consider. Are you one that likes short shifting, or revving the out of a bike?

I grew up racing 2 strokes. My riding technique is to keep it screaming ALL the time (I want to rasie rev limiters on all of my bikes). I4s are perfect for me.

If you like a more torque engine, and like to short shift/lug it out of corners, the SV route might be better for you.

I would say the SV would be easier to go relatively fast in a hurry (easier to ride, not as busy), but the R6 will definitely be faster in the end.
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the SV is a great start. some good suspention work and tires and you'll be looking good.

, I see SV's with us in LvL 3 all the time. and they hold their own just fine.
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you want a really fun track bike? one that there are a ton of aftermarket parts for, readily available and at really good prices? then just tard out a crf100 and come race tmgp with us.
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you want a really fun track bike? one that there are a ton of aftermarket parts for, readily available and at really good prices? then just tard out a crf100 and come race tmgp with us.
anyone else see that coming a mile away?

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anyone else see that coming a mile away?

they would have to blind or stupid or both not to.
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