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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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Help deciding, new motorcycle.

Ok, So last year I bought a Suzuki Boulevard M50. It's an 800cc cruiser, my first bike and I love it, but I've recently realised that I really want a sportbike to play around on one so I think im gonna trade in my M50 or sell it to buy a sportbike. Anyone here have experience on bikes? Right now I'm really leaning towards a GSX-R600 or a CBR600RR. The 750cc bikes are extremely hard to find right now and I'm pretty sure I'll kill myself on anything bigger, so I'm likin the idea of having a fun 600 and those aren't lacking wide-open power in the least for a first time sport bike rider (aka, you can still do 100mph+ easy).

Someone gimme some feedback, I'd love it.

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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 07:28 AM
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Re: Help deciding, new motorcycle.

You can't go wrong with a gixxer or CBR600RR... I'm a big fan of the yammies, personally, though.
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The new yamaha r6. Its absolutely perfect. I don't have one but I've read alot. Its as close as you can get to a racing bike. They say the power band is unreal. You let it get about 6,000 rpm and you better hold on all the way up to 15,500. Man thats alot of rpm's. It is the best alround and upright position bike in my eyes. My wife just won't let me have one. She says the life insurance policy isn't good enough.

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Of course the question is, do you really want a pure racing bike. The R6 is not exactly a comfortable ride. Same goes for the gixxer.
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I've heard from alot of people that they can ride for hours on the r6 and not have a sore back. But that is a person by person basis.

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Re: Help deciding, new motorcycle.


^^^

The R6 is NOT a bike for beginners or someone who has very limited experience riding. In fact, the R6 is only slightly slower than the frickin R1!! Yamaha does offer a more manageable 600cc bike called the YZF600R.

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i like the gixxers when it comes to sportbikes. honda is not bad also


honda's Interceptor is nice, its a bigger sport bike but you will save some money on inssurance compared to the cbr


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Re: Help deciding, new motorcycle.

i will go with a cbr cause the gsxr600 very very good bike but from 2005 and 2006 because they made the frame so light there were a couple of accidentes where the frame broke (this new frames are the most afected by wheelies)

so be careful what you choose and you weight google for gsxr broken frame

cbr is good but its something with them that i don't like don't know what
the gsxr has dual butteryfly and dual injectors per piston low end torque plus its revs to 16000 where the honda is "only" up to 14500

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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Help deciding, new motorcycle.

im pretty sure I want a racing sportbike, I just don't think I'd be happy with a YZF (more of a naked body, more bulky bike altogether).

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-19-2006, 02:45 PM
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Just because a r6 is really fast doesn't mean you have to do that. Whats wrong with beginners or newer riders having an r6. Just don't lean on the throttle and you'd be ok. The bike is awesome but if you lose respect for it, it will bite you in the ass. If you respect a motorcycle then any bike would be ok to learn on as long as you can hold it up. No need to do 160 mph.

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