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Old 06-28-2013, 08:17 AM   #21
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you are indeed free to ride however you want.
Tell me though, how is a 1000 an upgrade?
Mostly what the guys are saying is that if you have less than a year riding experience you have not yet reached, much less exceeded, the potential of a good 250, much less the 600 you are riding.... so getting a 1000 is a want to for you, not an upgrade that you need. I wish you well and hope that you enjoy which ever bike you decide on, for a long long time.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:24 AM   #22
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you are indeed free to ride however you want.
Tell me though, how is a 1000 an upgrade?
Mostly what the guys are saying is that if you have less than a year riding experience you have not yet reached, much less exceeded, the potential of a good 250, much less the 600 you are riding.... so getting a 1000 is a want to for you, not an upgrade that you need. I wish you well and hope that you enjoy which ever bike you decide on, for a long long time.
Its amazing what a 250 can do... I felt like I was riding the tee total out of the 250 at Hallett... coming in with both tires drifting a couple of times and KrazeKris went out on the same bike and turned laps 11 seconds faster than me a lap...
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:31 AM   #23
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WTF does a track day have to do with buying a 1000?

WTF does maxxing out a bike's "potential" have to do with buying a bigger/faster bike?

Not everyone road races, does track days or even cares to..

Maybe he just wants a FASTER accelerating or top speed bike, at which point any 1000 will slaughter an R6.


I have been seeing that comment pop up here on MH for years, "How many track days have you done? ". It's so played out and annoying.. 9 times out of 10 its posted by 600cc owners..
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:59 AM   #24
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WTF does a track day have to do with buying a 1000?

WTF does maxxing out a bike's "potential" have to do with buying a bigger/faster bike?

Not everyone road races, does track days or even cares to..

Maybe he just wants a FASTER accelerating or top speed bike, at which point any 1000 will slaughter an R6.


I have been seeing that comment pop up here on MH for years, "How many track days have you done? ". It's so played out and annoying.. 9 times out of 10 its posted by 600cc owners..
I feel that you just answered your own question. yeah, I am also a 600cc rider. but 6 months experience then hopping on a 1k seems like an rip thread waiting to happen.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:04 AM   #25
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:07 AM   #26
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A real upgrade would be going to a European exotic, Ducati, Aprilia, KTM, BMW, etc. Just saying!
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:45 AM   #27
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WTF does a track day have to do with buying a 1000?

WTF does maxxing out a bike's "potential" have to do with buying a bigger/faster bike?

Not everyone road races, does track days or even cares to..

Maybe he just wants a FASTER accelerating or top speed bike, at which point any 1000 will slaughter an R6.


I have been seeing that comment pop up here on MH for years, "How many track days have you done? ". It's so played out and annoying.. 9 times out of 10 its posted by 600cc owners..
I have to agree
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Old 06-28-2013, 10:12 AM   #28
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Just an FYI. "TylerNinja" started out on a 250, jumped to a 09 CBR1000RR, in less than a year I believe, and became "TylerRR". He was young, but smart and mature. The right rider can easily make that transition.
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WTF does a track day have to do with buying a 1000?

WTF does maxxing out a bike's "potential" have to do with buying a bigger/faster bike?

Not everyone road races, does track days or even cares to..

Maybe he just wants a FASTER accelerating or top speed bike, at which point any 1000 will slaughter an R6.


I have been seeing that comment pop up here on MH for years, "How many track days have you done? ". It's so played out and annoying.. 9 times out of 10 its posted by 600cc owners..
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:03 AM   #30
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If you know that you can respect the power, go for it. Otherwise, you ain't ready.

I logged about 20k street miles before I jumped up to a ZX-10R from a ZX-6R. Best decision I made. I would never ride a 600 on the streets of Houston again. They feel so slow on the street when you get back on one after 25k+ miles on a 998 I-4

I'd say buy a leftover 2012 ZX-10R ABS

And the Ducati thing, I personally don't care to own one as most that I'd be interested in are uncomfortable, hot, and have shorter service intervals that can only be done by a Ducati mechanic with certain tools....no thanks I'll stick with my bikes
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:33 PM   #32
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WTF does a track day have to do with buying a 1000?

WTF does maxxing out a bike's "potential" have to do with buying a bigger/faster bike?

Not everyone road races, does track days or even cares to..

Maybe he just wants a FASTER accelerating or top speed bike, at which point any 1000 will slaughter an R6.


I have been seeing that comment pop up here on MH for years, "How many track days have you done? ". It's so played out and annoying.. 9 times out of 10 its posted by 600cc owners..
that's exactly what Im talking about. whenever a question pops up about upgrading people start bringing up trackdays. I forgot how many people are getting paid for track days..
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:35 PM   #33
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If you know that you can respect the power, go for it. Otherwise, you ain't ready.

I logged about 20k street miles before I jumped up to a ZX-10R from a ZX-6R. Best decision I made. I would never ride a 600 on the streets of Houston again. They feel so slow on the street when you get back on one after 25k+ miles on a 998 I-4

I'd say buy a leftover 2012 ZX-10R ABS

And the Ducati thing, I personally don't care to own one as most that I'd be interested in are uncomfortable, hot, and have shorter service intervals that can only be done by a Ducati mechanic with certain tools....no thanks I'll stick with my bikes
that's the only thing holding me back from ducatis.. they just look so good. and yeah after riding that r1 and cbr I don't even want to drive the r6 anymore
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I would say either bike would be really great. An 09+ R1 has the crossplane crank that gives it strong power down low, great traction and a great sound. Stock, there's not great top end power, but not much worse than a stock CBR 1000.

An 08+ CBR 1000 will turn on a dime. It is truly a great handling bike. I had one. It has the usual in-line 4 characteristics so may be a bit boring for some. It won't make good power without at least a Z-bomb, fuel mgmt and a slip on. Once you make a few adjustments like that, I think a 12 CBR 1000 would be a great, all 'round bike.
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