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Old 12-25-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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Haven't been to the track in years. Which bike to take?

I've done 3 track days a few years back. If you were going to do a track day in Novice would you ride a Ninja 500 or a S1000RR?
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:59 AM   #2
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:03 AM   #4
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I've done 3 track days a few years back. If you were going to do a track day in Novice would you ride a Ninja 500 or a S1000RR?
I track the RR it can be a handful some times but such an amazing bike to push around
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:56 AM   #5
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GSS would be fun with the 500. With good suspension of course. TWS (Texas World Speedway) needs more speed.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:23 AM   #6
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Both of them, u can ride the one your more comfy on
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:02 AM   #7
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Take them both and see which feels better to you. Some days/tracks you might choose one and other days/tracks you might want the other.
After a while you'll know and only need to take one.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:46 AM   #9
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which track are you planning on going to?
Sorry should have mentioned. Either MSR-H or GSS.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:48 AM   #10
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The 500 for sure. There will be more trackdays, better weather, and plenty of time to ride the RR
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:06 PM   #11
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Take whichever bike makes you feel more comfortable pushing it to the limit, both are great bikes but which are you able to control better is the real question.
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I am not aware of any track days at GSS.
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Your going to be riding Novice? Take a bike that will be fun, not a handful.

That's the 500. Great bike.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:25 PM   #15
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Your going to be riding Novice? Take a bike that will be fun, not a handful.

That's the 500. Great bike.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:33 PM   #16
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Your going to be riding Novice? Take a bike that will be fun, not a handful.

That's the 500. Great bike.
i'm gonna go with Tojo on this one. especially if its at GSS. as you progress and possibly get into a faster category, switch over.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:38 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone for the feedback. I'm leaning towards the 500 myself as I'm afraid I'd be tempted to fly on the straights and park it in the turns with the RR.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:53 PM   #18
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I've done 3 track days a few years back. If you were going to do a track day in Novice would you ride a Ninja 500 or a S1000RR?
A wise man would take both bikes. Even if you only plan to ride one.
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A wise man would take both bikes. Even if you only plan to ride one.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:21 PM   #20
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Your going to be riding Novice? Take a bike that will be fun, not a handful.

That's the 500. Great bike.
yes, very wise.
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