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Old 05-18-2015, 11:25 AM   #1
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New to MH... considering a change

I'm not new to Houston, but I am new to MH. I currently have a 2014 Yamaha Bolt... I'm thinking about making the change to a street bike. At the moment leaning towards a 2013 Kawasaki zx6r. Thought I would poke around here and see what some of the thoughts were on making the switch from a cruiser.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:43 AM   #2
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Welcome.. I'd give you my $.02, but I ride in the dirt... I'm a Kawasaki fan though!
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You might consider something with a more upright seating position that's a good blend between the two. Like a Ninja 650 instead of a 636 or even a naked bike like a FZ09 or Street Triple.
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:28 PM   #4
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If it was me I'd be asking me, "Why do I want to make this change? Is my Bolt too slow? Not cool anymore? Do I want to be more like the guy down the street/at work/my buddy? Do I want to start riding on the track?".
Once you have given thought to the real reason you want a Supersport then it's time to consider how much money you want to spend.
Should I buy new or used?
1000 or 600? Maybe 750?
What features do I want? Plain old school or lots of electronic aids?
Am I gonna use it for a daily driver to commute to work or go blasting on the weekends with my buddys?
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+1 on the standard/naked bike. its a great compromise...fast on the track and easy on the street.
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+1 on the standard/naked bike. its a great compromise...fast on the track and easy on the street.
I agree 100%
FZ09 would be a great choice for all around fun. Sport touring, trackdays, commuting and just riding for fun.
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I agree 100%
FZ09 would be a great choice for all around fun. Sport touring, trackdays, commuting and just riding for fun.
there is quite a few solid iptions out there.
i have a street triple, so does repth. we LOVE them, but arent biased.

The new fz07-fz1 (whole range) are great bikes.

Suzuki has the new sv650 (whatever the they call it now..) and also have variations of the gsx750 and 1k coming soon. honda has a few...as does kawi

take the time to browse around. there is no need for a SS bike especially if your going to be cruising around a lot, taking trips, etc. The triple is phenomenal on the streets and comes alive on the track. i dont think ill ever personally desire a SS on teh streets.
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If it was me I'd be asking me, "Why do I want to make this change? Is my Bolt too slow? Not cool anymore? Do I want to be more like the guy down the street/at work/my buddy? Do I want to start riding on the track?".
Once you have given thought to the real reason you want a Supersport then it's time to consider how much money you want to spend.
Should I buy new or used?
1000 or 600? Maybe 750?
What features do I want? Plain old school or lots of electronic aids?
Am I gonna use it for a daily driver to commute to work or go blasting on the weekends with my buddys?
bumblebee... great questions... my response

- I like to mix it up and try new things. Best to do that while I'm still young and able. I got plenty of time to cruise.
- The Bolt could be faster.
- But itís still cool.
- Most of my buddies do ride super sports, but I don't really "need" to be like anybody. The riding they do just looks awfully fun, while I'm behind, just "cruising".
- Around $8k
- I'm thinking used.
- I'm not looking to do 180 down the freeway, so I don't see a real need for a liter, but do want the fun of throwing the bike around some twisties and at the track. Thinking 600-750.
- I want all the bells & whistles.
- It won't be a daily, but when the weather's nice I'll ride to work. I live and work in town, all city commutes. Certainly ride on the weekends as I do now.

To answer some of the other questions:
- I am considering a standardÖ A buddy and I are renting the Ninja 650 and 1000 from Steel Horse this weekend to give it tryÖ hoping for dry weather!
- Iím definitely taking my time and doing my researchÖ already went through buyerís remorse with my last bike (Big Dog)Ö thatís why Iím throwing this out there. Get some feedback and maybe address some things I havenít thought about.

Thanks for everyone's comments
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Sounds like you are a prime candidate to go nekkid. PM incoming
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+1.

i love my street triple. You can find one used in that price range for sure. id be interested in letting mine go (to upgrade to a speed triple). 2013 base model carribean blue w/ abs and Coffmans slip on. have all OEM stuff
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