600cc 4cyl vs. 1000cc vtwin

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Which should I get?

  1. 600cc 4 cyl

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  2. 1000cc vtwin

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  1. Opi

    Opi New Member

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    Im basically narrowing it down but I cant decide. Either an 06 zx6r or an 06 sv1000s. Not my first bike, so dont give me that. I just cant decide
     
  2. Frequency

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    i can speak from the liter vtwin perspective but not for a jap motor
     
  3. johan

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    You're going to have to ride both. This isn't the cop out answer you think it is. The two feel very different, although I've not ridden the 06's but I have ridden the 04 and 05 of those bikes.

    The ZX6 is quick light and very buzzy and revs.
    The SV1000 has a real nice SOLID torque hit, but it also feels larger, lankier, and somewhat looser. More relaxed ride.

    The ZX6 feels sharper though.

    Get on both an whack the throttle. The SV will feel great.
    Get into some tight bends. The ZX will probably feel better.

    SV will feel nicer on long highway trips though.

    If you really like the tight, fast, sharp handling package, but like the power hit, why don't you get a 4cyl 1000 cc bike?
     
  4. VolksDragon

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    I have the SV1K as my current bike, and have owned both a 650 twin and a 750 four. Comparing the 600 inline 4 and the 1000 twin is totally apples and oranges. Both bikes are fun, and both bikes are fast, but in totally different ways.

    I have ridden a ZX and my SV back to back on many occasions while riding with friends, and I definitely like the SV better. Ergo's are just a tiny bit more relaxed, which translates to much more time in the saddle before you get sore, and the monster torque of the big bore twin is waaaay more usable on the street than the peaky, rev the piss out of it inline 4.

    IF you ride both, I suspect you'll get the SV. The power delivery is awesome, hits hard right now, and puuuuuulllllls all the way to redline. Any gear, anytime, it just goes. Plus, nothing sounds like a big bore twin with an exhaust.....mmmmm. Here's a pic of mine:

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  5. TL1000RSquid

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    Havn't ridden any 06 600's nor the SV1K, but I've owned a few 600's and current ride is a TL. First I dont think I'de ever want to go back to any 600's period, if I go back to a 4 it'll defintnly be a 1000 unless it were for track only. The SV or even an inline 1000 will have alot more usable power for street riding. Once you get a twin you wont look back, more then likely my next bike will be another VTwin. The twin will get some taking use to especially riding in the twisties but I think I'm faster through the twistie now on my TL then I ever was my 900RR or any of the 600's I had. Twin gives you power when ever you need it, and the sound can't be beat.
     
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    That SV looks hot with bodywork!
     
  7. rx7racer11

    rx7racer11 Own The Racetrack

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    I have owned an rc51 and loved it, then i sold it to buy a 600rr. it depends what you like they are bothe awesome, just different. i just sold the 600rr and now im goin to a 954 to stunt.
     
  8. ragnarok

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    V-5 Ftw
     
  9. ragnarok

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    wow thats one of the best SV's ive seen
     
  10. Opi

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    never saw a red sv, interesting
     
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    z31maniac *insert witty remark*

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    I have an '04 R6 and recently rode my buddies '01 Mille.

    Was it fast and fun? Yes. But a liter bike V-twin that puts down as much HP as my 600, kinda weak (107 HP) and yes his bike does make about 38 lb ft more of TQ.

    Yeah you can power wheelie in third, but you don't get the top end charge like you do with a 600.

    This was the third liter bike that I rode for an extended period of time, also ridden a 143 HP '00 R1 and 141 HP '03 954RR. Also fun bikes, but the handling doesn't match the R6 and neither does the fun factor.

    I like my "little, slow" 600.

    Oh and liter bikes are for guys who can't go fast on 600's.
     
  12. VolksDragon

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    Hahahaha......you don't have to hate just you get smoked on the straights..

    600's are only competitive in a world of 600's. I was fast on my 650, now I am even faster on my 1000.
     
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    I'm sure it will all depend on the type of riding that you do. A 600 is always great to throw around in turns versus the 1000. I currently have an 05 zx6r 636 and I love it. I live around mountain roads so its lots of fun. My answer would be get both if you could:bigthumb:
     
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    liter bikes are for riders who can ride a 600 at near limit and have thus upgraded... its unfortunate that 1kers have this negative stigma caused by the r6 riding biker boyz who get an r1 because of the bling
     
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    I have both. Go me... go me... it's mah birfday.
     
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    Oh wow, fast in the straights, thats so hard to do.

    Being fast in the corners is a different thing. I have more fun in the turns than in a straight line.
     
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    Some yes, all no.

    I don't see any negative stigma attached to liter bikes, other than they are way too much bike for the street. Even modern 600 SS are way too much bike for the street.
     
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    Me too.
     
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    "Twins! Bassel."
     
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    That is like comparing apples to oranges... It really depends on what you plan to use it for. If you are going to do track days and/or mostly really aggressive riding, then the 600 would be your best bet. If you have a more casual riding style, then the sv will probably be a better fit... I personally prefer the high revving I-4's to the twins....
     
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    What do you guys think of the RC51 for daily use around town?
     
  22. TL1000RSquid

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    I was originally going to get an RC51 instead of the TL, it's definently not very comfortable for doing alot of miles, at the time Honda didnt wanna budge on the price they wanted MSRP so I ended up with the TL instead happier actually much more comfortable if I'm putting on a few hundred miles in one day. Over all I like twins better for around town stuff, power is always there when you need it dont need to rev the shit out of them.
     
  23. z31maniac

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    Guess me and bpaOO are alone in loving revving the tits off of a 600.
     
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    Na, count me in with you two.
     
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    Not that I dont likem just not as practical especially around here for everyday riding, twin works great around town and in the twisties.
     

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