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Old 07-10-2014, 11:23 AM   #1
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track bike nd street bike

Ok first off theres similar thread going currently but my question is different, i just didn't wanna steal the topic from someone else. Ok now to the point im riding 09 r1 currently and love everything about it. My question is i wanna really start getting into track riding next yr after my wife had our second baby. Should i try to find a crossplane r1 as a track bike also ? I mean like would it help from having to transition from track bike to street? The point is i dont wanna track out my street bike but i dont wanna trash it either on the track. Sry for long read lol
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:26 AM   #2
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I would go for a 600cc max as your first track bike(or maybe a sv650). You can find them all day long with the mods already done. Riding a 1000cc bike on the track is work. You can ride for years and never out ride the smaller bikes. Just my 2 cents.
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I would go for a 600cc max as your first track bike. You can find them all day long with the mods already done. riding a 1000cc bike on the track is work. You can ride for years and never out ride the smaller bikes. Just my 2 cents.
That was my first thought thats why im asking. I see tracked out r6s everywhere seems cheap lol. I just didn't know if itll throw me off when i get home nd jump on my r1.
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Depends on you, I was able to jump on a ninja 300 and after 5 sessions ran faster lap times than I did on my aprilia 1000. By the end of the endurance race I was 5 sec faster a lap than my last time at cresson with my aprilia. I think it would be fine to have a different street and track bike.
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I ride so many different bikes that I guess I am used to the change. I race and track an Aprilla RSVR1000 as well as a YZ450 supermoto, will be raced soon. I ride a SV650, a Aprilla rs50 scooter and a Husqvarna 610 supermoto on the street. Some are GP and some are standard shift. It doesn't take long to switch from bike to bike with little effort.
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Depends on you, I was able to jump on a ninja 300 and after 5 sessions ran faster lap times than I did on my aprilia 1000. By the end of the endurance race I was 5 sec faster a lap than my last time at cresson with my aprilia. I think it would be fine to have a different street and track bike.
See i thought that i just wanted some input on it, i realize ther two completely different types of mind frame ur in. From street to track, i guess it wouldn't matter to much. Plus those r6s scream down the track hahaha

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I ride so many different bikes that I guess I am used to the change. I race and track an Aprilla RSVR1000 as well as a YZ450 supermoto, will be raced soon. I ride a SV650, a Aprilla rs50 scooter and a Husqvarna 610 supermoto on the street. Some are GP and some are standard shift. It doesn't take long to switch from bike to bike with little effort.

Wow talk about staying on your toes lol jk, i just wish i had all that in MY garage lol. As for the gp shifting i know thats no issue. Iv rode a bike with gp shifting and i didn't even think about it like at all .
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For me I would keep as many of the bikes that I rode the same shifting. Switching back and forth gets a little confusing.
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Get a tracked out r6 or r1 up to you. If you like the r1 power then whatever it's a very good bike still

And then for the street get a grom

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Having done the starting out on track on a liter bike I will say you will learn slower than on a slower bike. At the same time though, just take it easy and you won't die. Get whatever you enjoy the most and respect the power and other people's personal bubble.
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Having done the starting out on track on a liter bike I will say you will learn slower than on a slower bike. At the same time though, just take it easy and you won't die. Get whatever you enjoy the most and respect the power and other people's personal bubble.
No way my friend started on a 1000 and I started on a 600 and hes way faster though
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he has also been riding longer than you
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I would say that's the exception. You have to approach a liter bikes throttle with extreme caution and you will be heading into turns needing to shave off 60-80 mph. On a 250/300 or even sv650 you can wack open the throttle and only need to shave off 20-30 mph. It's going to be much easier to ride and therefore you will be able to ride it much better.

Also I would say 600 sport bikes will kinda run into the same category as 1000. They can get going very high speed very quickly.
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Oh yeah if you're on a budget too a 250 300 or sv650 would be very good options. That's a good and yeah chris is right he's been riding much longer than me but r6 and r1 would be more fun
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I've decided who you are with is more of a determining factor for fun than bike. The two best track experiences have been road America chasing down my best friend and the 6hr endurance race at cresson. At both I had a friend to chase and make me faster and a 100hp difference between bikes that I used at each. Just get out there and ride.
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I just didn't know if itll throw me off when i get home nd jump on my r1.

No way. You'd have to be a pretty terrible rider for a day on the track on a 600 to "throw you off" your street riding.
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I would say that's the exception. You have to approach a liter bikes throttle with extreme caution and you will be heading into turns needing to shave off 60-80 mph. On a 250/300 or even sv650 you can wack open the throttle and only need to shave off 20-30 mph. It's going to be much easier to ride and therefore you will be able to ride it much better.

Also I would say 600 sport bikes will kinda run into the same category as 1000. They can get going very high speed very quickly.
Ya i kinda get what you're saying the I've only been once but i know im already hooked. Just need some more funding lol, i wasn't out obviously but once or twice i had to drop speed rather fast.

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See this is exactly what i was thinking because id be starting on larger cc it would take longer to master entry nd exit speeds. I went with my friend on his r6 and he was i would say probably faster then me. Given hes got bout a yr experience on me . Although i dont believe i did so bad myself i figured since i already know what happens when i open the throttle on my baby she screams. At that point its hold the on lol
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I ride liter bike at track, and jump on a r6 on the street and just changed the shift on my street bike to GP like my liter bike. You will find the R6 will have more readily available parts than the R1 and priced cheaper. The r6 is easy to switch shift from regular to GP with a 10mm wrench, just pull the bolt and nut, turn 180 deg and put bolt back in and tighten. Done. Cost about 300-400 on r1 after sensor, module, and shift rods.
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