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Old 09-16-2007, 11:11 PM   #41
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have you priced insurance for the 1000s??

If you are just going to cruise, why get a 1k?
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:11 PM   #42
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The power delivery on theR1 is more manageable. However, I'd recommend more seat time before moving up.
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Just learn how to ride the 600 better and stick with that... I am speaking from experience here.
I agree with both comments here. If you feel you just must have a Literbike, then listen to Patrick on which is more manageable. I'd say you should get at least 2 years experience on the 600, depending on how much riding time you put in on the streets.
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I say come to the track and learn how to use the 600 for real.

I have three bikes, a 550, a 600, and a 650. They ALL have more than enough power on the street and enough to have a ton of fun on the track. I weigh over 200 lbs and it's not an issue. I think a 1k on the street is a waste of money, especially with how much insurance is these days. If you don't have a legit NEED for a 1K, why get one? Especially an IL4 SS. A 1k twin like an SV is a lot different than a 1K GSXR. If you are working so hard to save money then i assume you don't have money to waste.

Spend it on track school instead.
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:45 PM   #44
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keep the 600, u will never put that bike to its full potential if ur just cruising around,and 1000 on the streets? waste. wont even get to half potential on the streets,but then again. its not the bike its all about whos piloting it. ive wooped to people on 1000's with my 750. but then again i dont really ride fast. i just cruise and try to keep up with everybody else.
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i agree with most of these people as well.

i recently sold my 06' CBR1000rr because I had more fun on my 600rr. it's even more fun when i lay the smack down on these 1000's at the track.

i say get some more seat time, or come to the track and really learn how to pilot your bike like it's built for....then decide if a 600 is not enough. i humbled myself to move down from a 1000, and now i don't regret it one bit. i have way more fun on my 600 then i do 1000.
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Old 09-17-2007, 02:49 AM   #46
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I want a bike with enough nuts to pull the front wheel up at 40+ mph without me standing up! unless my 600 should and there is something wrong with it?
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I want a bike with enough nuts to pull the front wheel up at 40+ mph without me standing up! unless my 600 should and there is something wrong with it?
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a friggin 450cc dirtbike will do that. you don't need a literbike.
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Just learn how to ride the 600 better and stick with that. No need for a 1000. I am speaking from experience here. The 1000 will just get you in trouble.
Agreed, those liter bikes are just too much. This weekend I learned that the answer is in the bike that I already have and even driving agressive, I am not using 60% of what it is capable of. You put that on a liter bike and the fact that agressive driving means one wheel and you are asking for trouble!
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You cant go wrong with either bikes. I prefer the new Suz 1k but that's just a preference. You said it yourself you "want" a new bike, you do not need one yet. If I were you and hand money to burn I'd sell your 600 pick up an FZ1 for the street and get a prepped SV for the track. Actually, no I'd wait for the new busa and get a prepped SV.

1K'S are a blast to smoke in the tight stuff especially on bikes that have 1/3 of the HP. Can I get a yes??(:cough cough: clyde)
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Old 09-17-2007, 08:44 AM   #51
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You cant go wrong with either bikes. I prefer the new Suz 1k but that's just a preference. You said it yourself you "want" a new bike, you do not need one yet. If I were you and hand money to burn I'd sell your 600 pick up an FZ1 for the street and get a prepped SV for the track. Actually, no I'd wait for the new busa and get a prepped SV.

1K'S are a blast to smoke in the tight stuff especially on bikes that have 1/3 of the HP. Can I get a yes??(:cough cough: clyde)
But it sure is a blast watching the SV's disappear in your REAR VIEW exiting every corner
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Which one do YOU like better?
In the end, that's all that really matters.

If all you're wanting is just 40 mph wheelies, save some money over buying a 1k; go down 1 tooth on the c/s and up 1 or 2 on the rear sprocket and you'll be able to do that with your 600.

Either way, have fun, learn the bike and what it can do, and ride safe / well.
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get a busa, very comfy rear seat from what my gf tells me. it'll stand up at 55 if you want it to, mine has
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This is a ways down the road... and wheelies are not my main concern.. just power on demand. I am riding very cautious and learing more everytime I go out.... didn't appreciate the squid stain comment..

Patrick, I will talk more with you about possible changes I may or may not want to make to the bike I have. I appreciate the input/knowledge!

Money... is not the issue here- someone said I was cost conceous.{sp}
I will pay cash for the bike when I buy- hence start saving for it now. Thats all.


I have loved the look of the r1 before I even knew it was a 1000cc!!!!
Vmaxgirl---do you recall me saying that thats the bike I wanted a year ago.
Love the look of it!

so......
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didn't appreciate the squid stain comment..
If you had used the statement below, instead of the '40 mph' wheelie one... you probably wouldn't have gotten the FSS comment. I can sympathise somewhat, heck I'd like to get a B-king...but honestly I can't see any good justification for 'need' on the street.
....want on the other hand. <shrug> :-)

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This is a ways down the road... and wheelies are not my main concern.. just power on demand. I am riding very cautious and learing more everytime I go out....
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This is a ways down the road... and wheelies are not my main concern.. just power on demand. I am riding very cautious and learing more everytime I go out
Well, that's good to hear. Seriously, you may end up trying a 1K Sportbike, and after a while of street riding, you may find that your old 600 was alot more fun (running up and down the gears, flickability, etc.) and find that a 1k sportbike may leave you frustrated that you can't use it to it's potential riding responsibly on the streets. If you're looking for the low end torque of a 1k, have you considered a Naked, like a FZ1 or a Speed Triple, or even a 919? (Honda is coming out with a new "Naked", based on the 1000RR motor, which I hope will be on par with the S3 or FZ1). For everyday street use, with plenty of grunt and appropriate gearing for the streets, 2-up riding, and overall versatility, a naked bike will surprise you, plus they are unique in that you can "make it your own" with mods, etc., and they don't look like everybody elses bike either.
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i feel ya on the power part......but just so you know, i am 215 lbs., and i can pop a wheelie up and ride it at any range from 0-75mph (haven't tried anything faster, but i'm sure i could) without much effort (on a 600cc bike). yeah, the literbike may be easier to get up......but try holding it up, you can find yourself looping the bike and eating your REAL quick.
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