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Old 09-18-2007, 01:26 PM   #21
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If it's your first sports bike, go with the 600.

U can always move up later. Although if you're only street riding, I don't know that you would need to.
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I've spent quite a bit of time on both(06 750 and 07 600 both GSXRs) and hav to say if your riding the streets the 750 is the way to go. No constant downshifting or waiting for the power band. I miss my baby
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Why wouldn't you go with the 750 if it is only 5lbs heavier? I love my 750 and plan on getting another in a couple years. Its a great mix between agility and power and I don't see why so many manufacturers stopped making them.
you make it sound like that 600 is short on power. you also make it sound like the 750 is more agile than a 1000. we're talking street riding here. just get what you want. you'll be no faster on either one you get.
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the guy is a first time rider; I'd always recommend the option with LESS power. The 750 is definetly a better bike, all around... riding between 600's and my 750's (I'm on my 2nd) is night and day difference, so if its power youre after I doubt you'll be disappointed with the 750, but considering your riding experience you may want to stick with something smaller (keep in mind a 600 is in no way slow and is plenty fast enough to kill you).
BUT I'm looking beyond the question you are asking and reading your whole post. sporty? comfortable? cruiser background?
me thinks you should spend some time sitting on a sport bike back to back with something closer to what I'd recommend for you. an SV1000 is more comfortable and nearly as fast as a GSXR 750... of course a bandit (or even *gasp* an 06 FZ6) is going to be even more comfortable, and unless youre doing track days you're not too likely to exploit the margin of performance between a bandit and an SV or even the GSXR. and the difference in comfort is considerably greater than the disparity in performance. And resale on those types of bikes is much more reasonable than the sport bikes so you can probably find one cheaper.
Oh, and if youre not really sure and you don't mind having something that can be outrun by most sport bikes, and comfort and relability are important to you, and you can stand the looks, there are year old 600 and 750 Katana's going for dirt cheap (under 5000 miles for under 3000 dollars).
so think about what you are really gonna use it for. When I ride in the hills on the east coast our regular group has a handful of R1's and 1000RR's, me on my GSXR750, a few 600 hondas, an FZ1, an SV1000, etc ... and the last two bikes can easily hang with the rest, on the straights and leaned over. on a race track of course it would be no contest...
but the guy on the FZ can ride with us for 8 or 9 hours and then take his wife for a 2 hour ride that night while we are taking advil and walking funny.
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hey pat, thought you decided on the 600....just buy one already. or you can buy my R6 when the 08's come out

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Thanks for all the info. I think some of you misinterpreted what I was saying about comfort. I was referring to comfort with regard to horsepower not riding comfort. I know a sports bike is not comfortable!
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sportbike & comfort.........lol in the same sentance.......lol
most comfortable bike (for me) that ive ever owned was my 97 gsxr600.

WITH NO SEAT!

all race plastics, the racing tail just had a 1/4" foam pad. i didnt even really sit on the pad it was too far back. i just sat straight on the plastics, a little forward with my boys up where the end of the tank is.

for me comfort is less about cushion and more ergonomics. for some reason on that bike, the angles of my knee, hips, back and arms felt really good. that, along with an awesome suspesion, made it easy for me to take the bike on 3-4 hour trips to corpus easily.
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He can get a 636 and put Suzuki stickers on it.
yeah, alot of people wouldn't know the difference
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The 750 will give you the torque you want for the street

Right!

I love the commonly held opinion that, "you should get the 600, the 750 is too much for the street."

They are both too much for the street if you're using even 1/2 of the rev range.

The way I see it is that if you HAD to choose between a 6 and 750+ for the street, you'd want the bike with more displacement. You don't have to pin the throttle on the 750 like you do on the 600.
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Right!

I love the commonly held opinion that, "you should get the 600, the 750 is too much for the street."

They are both too much for the street if you're using even 1/2 of the rev range.

The way I see it is that if you HAD to choose between a 6 and 750+ for the street, you'd want the bike with more displacement. You don't have to pin the throttle on the 750 like you do on the 600.
that's what i like about my busa... i don't need all the power on the street so i don't use it all... but if i find somewhere safe to open her up then i have the power to do so.
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Get a Triumph 675...as competitive as a 750.
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that's what i like about my busa... i don't need all the power on the street so i don't use it all... but if i find somewhere safe to open her up then i have the power to do so.
Exactly. While I'm obviously biased, I think the Busa makes a much better street bike than any of the race replicas. They're stable, comfortable, have great wind protection (with an aftermarket screen), can carry all kinds of hard luggage and offer good passenger accomodation.

They have torque for days down low in the rev range - you can pretty much just ride it around in 3rd gear. And if you get to feeling illegal you can always charge through MPH like a built race car.

On the street I've never had a problem keeping up with anyone on a supersport or superbike. edit--meant to say that they handle purdy well too.
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Exactly. While I'm obviously biased, I think the Busa makes a much better street bike than any of the race replicas. They're stable, comfortable, have great wind protection (with an aftermarket screen), can carry all kinds of hard luggage and offer good passenger accomodation.

They have torque for days down low in the rev range - you can pretty much just ride it around in 3rd gear. And if you get to feeling illegal you can always charge through MPH like a built race car.

On the street I've never had a problem keeping up with anyone on a supersport or superbike. edit--meant to say that they handle purdy well too.
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Exactly. While I'm obviously biased, I think the Busa makes a much better street bike than any of the race replicas. They're stable, comfortable, have great wind protection (with an aftermarket screen), can carry all kinds of hard luggage and offer good passenger accomodation.

They have torque for days down low in the rev range - you can pretty much just ride it around in 3rd gear. And if you get to feeling illegal you can always charge through MPH like a built race car.

On the street I've never had a problem keeping up with anyone on a supersport or superbike. edit--meant to say that they handle purdy well too. And they are the undisputed sexiest Bikes on the Planet
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