buying a 600cc

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  1. BlMMERGUY

    BlMMERGUY New Member

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    im heavily considering getting a bike for this summer. i love the new CBR's and always been a fan of the R6. looking for something 600ccish. seeing as i know very little of the market, what are your takes on buying used? common problems or signs of excessive wear? if you live in WA state like me, what are the regulations reguarding insurance?
     
  2. mnewell

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    In Washington, if you own the bike outright, you do not need insurance.

    If you are making payments, you may be forced to have insurance depending on what your creditors rules are.

    Have you ridden before?
     
  3. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    First bike? Don't get a 600.
     
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  5. walman7

    walman7 "Did you hurl in my shoe?"

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    i found an interesting stat from bikez.com

    i have a 98 superhawk which if you don't know is a liter bike. i compared the power with a 2005 r1 and r6.

    98 superhawk hp: 110
    05 r1: 180
    05 r6:120

    i got a ridiculous deal on my bike which is why i even went for a 1000cc bike in the first place, but it seems my bike is no better than a 600cc anyway.

    my point is don't rule out all 600's or 1000cc at face value, as i've just found out, by todays standards my bike is way out of date.

    i'm still pretty new to bikes though, am i just being naive?:dunno:
     
  6. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    Just because a bike has less HP than an R6 doesn't mean it's outdated, slow, or appropriate to start out on.
     
  7. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    110 HP is 110 HP, no matter how old the bike. It's still capable of 11 second quarter mile passes. It's still got racebike geometry. It's still got brakes that will stand it on it's nose with 2 fingers. It's still faster than 99% of everything else on the road, by a good margin.
     
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    But the power comes sooner on the Hawk because it has more torque. That can sometimes get a lot of noobs when they are coming out of a corner. On a motor with torque (vtwin) that low end power can own a noob very quickly.
     
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    And I love my Hawk. It may not have the same amount of power or anything as some of the newer stuff, but I love the low end grunt of this bike, plus with a good set of pipes it sounds damn :cool:
     
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    When I first got my new bike two years ago, I got a GSXR-600 and I LOVE IT!!! That bike it WAY awsome, and tons of power! I wouldnt go any high CC when getting a first bike. Kaw is supposed to have an awsome bike out right now.

    The important thing is to remember, find what style you like, what are the payments, what do ya have to do to take care of it....and thats what really makes the difference. Some say that, ohhh but this bike it like .02 faster...that doesnt mean shit, it depends on the RIDER and his weight. So dont worry about that.

    Happy hunting....I love my GSXR
     
  12. Team503

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    dude don't get a 600cc sportbike for your first bike lol dead dude you're gonna die messily on some highway somewhere lol stoppie lol splat dude get a 250 or 500 to start with lol smart
     
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    I almost went home with a 05 jixxer 600 the other day... decided to wait until i had a bigger down payment, most manufacturer financing only requires liability for insurance, im not sure though
     
  14. Peter Gibbons

    Peter Gibbons OT Supporter

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    when you total a bike with only liability, it's really fun to keep making payments on something you can't ride, or afford to fix :ugh2:
     
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    Like hes planing on totaling it :rolleyes:
     
  16. Peter Gibbons

    Peter Gibbons OT Supporter

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    Yea, because everyone "plans" on totaling it

    :slap:

    insurance is for the unexpected, have fun when some theif walks off with your bike when you have just liability. :ugh:
     
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    Progressive quoted me at $14,000 (yes fourteen). You think I am going to pay that much when my bike retails at 10,999. FK OFF
    I had the qute saved for months but lost it over this winter otherwise I'd post a pic for ya.
     
  18. Peter Gibbons

    Peter Gibbons OT Supporter

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    So what?

    Just because you pay for the bike, doesn't mean you can afford it.

    If you finance a new bike, and don't get full covereage on it, you are an idiot. Sure, it may never bite you in the ass, but you may never have a 18 wheeler run a red light and hit you either.

    If you can't afford insurance on your bike, then you more than likely can't freaking afford to fix it after something serious, or replace it when it's stolen.

    It's common sense, and there is a reason why banks require comprehensive coverage.

    Bike insurance is expensive for a reason, too many starboyz,err, I mean squids.
     
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    Ok PRO :rolleyes:
     
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