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Old 06-05-2007, 04:51 PM   #1
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I am looking at buying a sportbike and I need some opinions. I currently have a Yamaha Roadstar Warrior which is a 1700cc. The bike is fun and powerful, but I have the itch for a sportbike. I can not decide on what size of bike to get 600-1000cc. I weigh about 150. I don't plan on racing it if anything I just want to enjoy the twistys. I will take it to Colorado a few times a year so I want a bike that handles really well. When I bought my first bike (a V-Star 1100) everyone told me to get a bigger bike. I was tired of the lack of power after 3 months so I bought the warrior. Anyone have any words of wisdom?? :dontknow:
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:56 PM   #2
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new gsxr 750 is perfect!
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since you know how to ride I would say a 600. I also have a warrior, it is quick and will give a 600 a run but it is still slower and does not have near the top end. A sport bike is very different though, so ride it around in a parking lot until you get the feel of it, brakes and handleing are 10 times better.
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Old 06-05-2007, 05:00 PM   #4
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I have logged some time on a R6, but everyone says if you are running with 1000s you will be way up on the revs all the time with a 600?
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Old 06-05-2007, 05:03 PM   #5
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new gsxr 750 is perfect!
While not the perfect machine It does get pretty close:notworthy
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I have logged some time on a R6, but everyone says if you are running with 1000s you will be way up on the revs all the time with a 600?

if you are way up on the revs running with 1Ks then you are running 120++++ a 600 will top out around 160-165, seriously how often are you going to go that fast, a 1K will only walk away from a 600 after you are breaking the law anyway. I am not saying not to get a 1K, just saying you dont need it to keep up.
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Old 06-05-2007, 05:07 PM   #8
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I'd try the Triumph daytona 675. Nothing but great reviews. Good torque, good top end, and killer handling.
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Old 06-05-2007, 07:12 PM   #10
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While not the perfect machine It does get pretty close:notworthy
true but with ohlins rear, racetech front, new dampner, +2 on the rear -1 up front and an lighter pipe you have a pretty killer setup
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true but with ohlins rear, racetech front, new dampner, +2 on the rear -1 up front and an lighter pipe you have a pretty killer setup
Yep, it say's "COME STEAL ME" all over it too............ :eh:
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Oh the 600-750 can stay with the 1000cc bikes. There just a little lighter and handle better put a exhaust and if you you PC and your good to go. Since you have riden a bike you should go with a 600-750 get used to that and later on get a 1000 or get a newer 600-750.
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i'd get a literbike....they're more fun for the streets if you already have experience riding.
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I got a buddy selling a brand spankin new 675 with lots of boltons :X
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i would say go with an r6. but that is just me.
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I have logged some time on a R6, but everyone says if you are running with 1000s you will be way up on the revs all the time with a 600?
And is running high RPM a problem? The R6 I had ran it's best at high rpm anyway, and it was so much more fun to see the expressions on the liter bike riders faces when you stopped to let them catch up . I enjoyed the out of my
R1 also, but I think the R6 was much easier to have control and fun.
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I got a buddy selling a brand spankin new 675 with lots of boltons :X
I am interested tell me more.
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Go sit on a few and see what is comfortable to you. There are more than just the dedicated sportbikes to look at, that handle well.

Also consider how long you'll be on it at a stint. The dedicated racer crunch is hard on taller/larger people after a short time.

That being said, for me the GSXR 750 would be the way I would go, if I wanted a crotch rocket.
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I'd try the Triumph daytona 675. Nothing but great reviews. Good torque, good top end, and killer handling.

yep!
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