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Old 05-21-2009, 11:48 AM   #21
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This argument is old. People will say, "a 1000cc bike is too much for the street." while they own a 600cc streetbike.

A 600 SS bike is ALMOST as ridiculous on the street as a 1000 - maybe not QUITE as insane. It will still pull to triple digits in under 5 seconds, double any speed limit in the country and run the quarter in 10 - 11 seconds.

A liter bike just does these things a little quicker.

The same arguments posited against literbikes as being "too much" for the street can be made against 600s.

I, for one, think a literbike is a better street bike because of the leviathan-like low end torque. You don't have to be riding way up in the revs to have fun on the street. Power comes on smooth and steady and pulls like a train without getting up to go-to-jail speeds.

A 600 can be scary because that top-end rush can come out of nowehere and catch you by surprise. It also lacks a lot of the low end power that the liters will have, making it necessary to ride at higher revs/speeds to have fun on the street.
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Old 05-21-2009, 01:47 PM   #22
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the 07 blue and black gsxr is a sweet lookin bike, no problems downgrading i think
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I must say that I have owned 2 600's, a 750 and now a 1000. And its not a bad idea at all. I was going to track the r1 but its simply to much power for now, so I went down to an sv650 something a little bit more manageable. Its a great move on your part I will say the 600 and the 750 is very similar and a 1000 is a league of its own... I say ride one if you can and see if you like it but dont expect it to pull like a liter bike. but it should handle better for you
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I must say that I have owned 2 600's, a 750 and now a 1000. And its not a bad idea at all. I was going to track the r1 but its simply to much power for now, so I went down to an sv650 something a little bit more manageable. Its a great move on your part I will say the 600 and the 750 is very similar and a 1000 is a league of its own... I say ride one if you can and see if you like it but dont expect it to pull like a liter bike. but it should handle better for you
You're learning bro!! Wise move on the SV, you'll learn a lot on the SV650 IMO.
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