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Old 02-24-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
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Sport Touring : 600r or ZZR-600?

Possibly looking at either of these for recreation.

Either will need to carry luggage (Hard would be great but soft luggage can work too)

What to look for in either?

Would like to hear some personal experience. Right now, I'm leaning towards the 600r.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:35 PM   #2
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I'm really thinking of getting a busa and putting luggage on it. Better performance than the cruiser but would still be able to fit the wife and 2 days change of clothes.
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I had thought about that a long time ago, but really, These two would fit my budget/use better.
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What bike are you referring to as the 600R? Yamaha?

My first bike was a ZZR600. It's a good bike for what you'll probably be using it for. It's comfy and has good power. Are these your only two options?
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I'm really thinking of getting a busa and putting luggage on it. Better performance than the cruiser but would still be able to fit the wife and 2 days change of clothes.
I haven't ridden that many bikes so comparison isn't all that much, but a busa is the most comfortable sportbike I've ever ridden while having a passenger, and taking long highway trips on.
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I had thought about that a long time ago, but really, These two would fit my budget/use better.
You have a Monster 750, what more are you looking for? Fairings and a windshield?

Describing the shortcomings of your current bikes would go a long way to figuring out what you should focus on for a new bike.
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Sport Touring : 600r or ZZR-600?

I've had two zzr's. It's a great bike. Pretty comfortable and plenty of power.
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You have a Monster 750, what more are you looking for? Fairings and a windshield?

Describing the shortcomings of your current bikes would go a long way to figuring out what you should focus on for a new bike.
The monster is more of a cafe racer, clipons and all. Also, it can't accommodate a passagenger at all. (nor has the power for one) it's not comfy at all for anything more than around town. The Harley, well.... Nope. Lol

To me both the zzr and 600r are proven, built proof, comfy sport tourers that I can use for just about anything. Also, I would be adding one of these to the stable, not getting rid of what I have(for now).
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I have the ZX6E, close to the ZZR. It's a great all around bike. The seating position is upright. My legs tend to cramp a little on long rides, but I'm 6' and old.
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Chris, you can find 03-04 busas for $5k or less... They make a GREAT touring bike... especially riding two up. Huge aftermarket touring parts available for them as well..

That being said, a ZZR600 is a great all around bike... Another honorable mention is a 96-98 ZX11.... Great touring bike and they practically give these things away.... I owned one and loved it... Brakes and suspension are pretty dated but great for touring.
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My budget is sub 2500 range.
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I can get a 2007 600r with very low miles for that or a bit more.
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The larger pilot circuits on the ZZR make the bike more resistant to fuel varnish.
The F4i should be on your list too, especially the later model one piece seat version.
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I can get a 2007 600r with very low miles for that or a bit more.
I think at those prices you just go for the best deal. These bikes are not dissimilar enough to pass on the better value for your dollar.
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Depending on "where" you plan to tour, I would definately try for something with FI.
Better mileage, no issues with tuning changes for altitude, less worries about crappy fuel messing with the carbs.
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why not look for a used VFR? also why not an SV or FZ6

alot better options then then the 2 you've chosen

funny how marketing works

'01 ZX-6R kawi's top race bike
'02 ZZR now a sport tourer, lol

same bike new marketing.

hated our zx6r.
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