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Old 11-07-2007, 05:22 PM   #1
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How long before upgrading to a bigger bike?

How long did most of you wait before upgrading to a larger displacement bike? I have had my 600RR for about 6 months now and I am starting to get the bug for more power.

I have always had fast cars in the past and pure acceleration is what I love about "fast toys" I haven't ever been much into the curves.

Should I jump up to a liter bike or keep mine a little longer?
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
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imo you should never need bigger than a 600 but that is just my opinion.
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:28 PM   #3
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keep it. I bet you can't even ride it till it's full potential yet. Not trying to be a smart @ss but seriously I bet you can't you might think so but I don't think with 6 months that you can
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:31 PM   #5
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keep it. I bet you can't even ride it till it's full potential yet. Not trying to be a smart @ss but seriously I bet you can't you might think so but I don't think with 6 months that you can
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:31 PM   #6
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Took me about three weeks to trade my 500 Ninja in on a new GSX-R600.
I don't think that bike will ever let me get the "bug for more power though."
I did sit on the new Honda CBR1000RR at the bike show and I am thinking about trading the Gixxer in on one in '09 after I have been riding a bit longer.
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I have had my 600RR for about 6 months now and I am starting to get the bug for more power.

Should I jump up to a liter bike or keep mine a little longer?
Learn to ride the one you have first IMO....
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:32 PM   #8
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most people become faster once they learn how to ride a 600 so i say, don't upgrade the bike, upgrade the rider.
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:36 PM   #9
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I first thought this was another thread about going from a 250/500 to a bigger bike.

I guess time alone isn't really a factor. Have you considered how many miles you've ridden, SMRs, trackdays, etc?
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Old 11-07-2007, 05:48 PM   #10
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is top speed your thing? re-gear the bike for faster acceleration

FWIW, My first three bikes were 600's, and i still think they're fast enough for 90% of the population.
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How long did most of you wait before upgrading to a larger displacement bike? I have had my 600RR for about 6 months now and I am starting to get the bug for more power.

I have always had fast cars in the past and pure acceleration is what I love about "fast toys" I haven't ever been much into the curves.

Should I jump up to a liter bike or keep mine a little longer?
When you can ride that RR to its full potential! Which will prolly be never! But, you can do waht you want!
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My thought is if you have to ask your not ready,
lots of people buy liter bikes for there first bike doesn't mean they will ever ride them to there potential you can kill yourself just as easily on ninja 250 get what you want f what everyone else thinks

in some ways a bigger bike is better for street riding you don't have to beat on it as much but it's really personal pref.

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is top speed your thing? re-gear the bike for faster acceleration

FWIW, My first three bikes were 600's, and i still think they're fast enough for 90% of the population.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:21 PM   #15
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My thought is if you have to ask your not ready,
lots of people buy liter bikes for there first bike doesn't mean they will ever ride them to there potential you can kill yourself just as easily on ninja 250 get what you want f what everyone else thinks

in some ways a bigger bike is better for street riding you don't have to beat on it as much but it's really personal pref.

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ive had my 636 for little over a year, and still dont think i can ride 95% of its level, I have wanted to get a liter bike, but to be honest, trying to find one that fits me and i like is ! lol so im going to wait till atleast all the 08's come out and reviews come in till i try to jump to a liter bike and keep my 600 for the track!
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:26 PM   #17
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keep the 600, do some trackdays, and youll learn that your 600 is way more bike than you think it is. But the weight issue is true if you weigh over 250 you might need a 750, but i know plenty of big fellas that ride 600s. I say keep the 600.
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:37 PM   #18
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going on here to ask if you should upgrade your bike is a big mistakes. 90% of people on here will tell you "no". Are you happy with that answer? There have been so many threads asking such a question and all those answer comes out to be the same. NO.
If you think that you are ready then go for it. The advice on here is very good, worth consideration and followed. No one on here can convince you otherwise so, do what you want to do. GL with your decision.
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lmao....don't listen to this guy.

6 month's isn't near enough time to out grow a 600 no matter how many miles you ride. If you bike is getting stale to you( which happens to lots of us) re-gear it. It will feel like a whole nother animal.
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How long did most of you wait before upgrading to a larger displacement bike? I have had my 600RR for about 6 months now and I am starting to get the bug for more power.

I have always had fast cars in the past and pure acceleration is what I love about "fast toys" I haven't ever been much into the curves.

Should I jump up to a liter bike or keep mine a little longer?
twist the throttle more and learn to ride once you do you will realize you bike is as fast as you want it to be. unless you're only into straight line speed whcih really isn't any fun at all.
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