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Old 08-12-2008, 10:19 AM   #21
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:28 AM   #22
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Torque, torque, ... did I mention torque?

Average ride I stay in 5th all day, except when stopped.. (mine only has 5). I rarely need to downshift at anything over 40-45 mph.

Average ride on a 600/750.. which gear was I in again?
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:31 AM   #23
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I've been asked "Why did you pick that particular bike?" about each and every one. I could always come up with multiple answers that justify the purchase. The bottom line and the real truth is, because that's what I wanted at that time. When I buy my litre bike it will be no different.

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Old 08-12-2008, 11:04 AM   #25
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Torque. When I am cruising with my liter buddies they never downshift to make any sort of manuvers. I am in the back clicking away...

I do a lot more freeways riding than anything else. It would be great to have a liter bike so that I don't have to think about what gear I'm in to get where I want to be. Eventually I'll have a liter bike (again).
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Old 08-12-2008, 12:58 PM   #26
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Its a "status" thing lol
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i ride a big bike so I can twist the throttle to get out of questionable circumstances without having to take valuable time to downshift a gear....or gears depending on how weak the motor is.
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:39 PM   #28
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Takes alot of torque to haul these big ol' nuts around.
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i never have to downshift on my 650. i mean yeah it doesn't have the power but still i just roll on the throttle easy... while i hear my friends whining out their gears ... our styles are different i guess. i'm still on my original brake pads and pushing 30,000 miles
650R is different. I rode around on Cody's before and it really doesn't need to be downshifted in most situations
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650R is different. I rode around on Cody's before and it really doesn't need to be downshifted in most situations
depends on how fast you need to get away.
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Torque, power, and believe it or not fuel mileage, less engine buzz since at freeway speed the engine runs at lower RPM compare to smaller bike. Only downside is insurance which is much higher than smaller bikes.
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Torque, power, and believe it or not fuel mileage, less engine buzz since at freeway speed the engine runs at lower RPM compare to smaller bike. Only downside is insurance which is much higher than smaller bikes.

mileage just depends on the bike and the rider. my wifes 675 gets 55mpg highway vs. my busa getting 41-45mpg highway.
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on the freeway a 70 you're doing under 4k rpms and you can roll to half throttle and out accelerate a 600 that down shifts a few gears. And if you need more power, you could technically downshift down to second to take off.



And once you have a passenger that rides on the back seat of your busa they will never want to go back to riding on the back of a 600... my friend's gfs ask all the time if I brought my rear seat... awkward... so I dont...
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Old 08-12-2008, 02:23 PM   #34
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It's true. know better than to hop on a 600 also.
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Cuz the bigger the cc's the bigger the ballz
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Strictly poser points. Your grows faster when you ride a liter bike
I need to stop riding it because now im getting complaints of giant-ness

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Torque, power, and believe it or not fuel mileage, less engine buzz since at freeway speed the engine runs at lower RPM compare to smaller bike. Only downside is insurance which is much higher than smaller bikes.
Steer towards the "un-sportbike" like mine, and you'll find that insurance is less than the average 600...
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The torque is the reason! And if you do any kind of distance riding, ie; not posing, a 1000cc motor is much more versatile and smoother. Plus you have much more power to get out of trouble, and power wheelies of course.
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Steer towards the "un-sportbike" like mine, and you'll find that insurance is less than the average 600...
no joke. i think i may go for an fz1 next. the insurance quote on that was less than for an sv650
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no joke. i think i may go for an fz1 next. the insurance quote on that was less than for an sv650
See now your talking... :-)
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