Calling All Street Bikes! ?

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by JJSG, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. JJSG

    JJSG RGS

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    What is the best all around bike and why? These are your options to choose from, Honda CBR600RR, GSX- R600, or YZF- R6.
     
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    i think when it come down to those, its just personal preference of looks and comfort
     
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    ditto what teg said. imo, the best all around bike should be able to handle curves, dirt, have decent speed and be able to handle medium-long range trips comfortably. which pretty much rules out a sportbike.
     
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    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    The best all around bike is a DL650, it can do everything and go any where. Those you mentioned are all race bikes. Uncomfortable and made to go fast. You really should change your wording to "Whats the best streetable track bike."
     
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    Gsx-r 750
     
  9. Ivy Mike

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    Best all around bike for what?
    Those would make decent commuters. Not as comfy as say a YZF-600R or Kawi ZZR-600.
    One could also go for the superior wind protection (at chest level anyway) of the Yami FZ-6. These will still lay over fairly well in corners though.

    You didn't mention the Suzuki Katana which is a time proven and very comfy bike to ride longer distance, or for a spirited ride through mountains. What about the much-lauded SV650S (or its naked counterpart) or the DL650.

    You also skipped the upcoming Kawi Ninja 650R or Z750.

    That list is severely lacking...hell, I'm sure I forgot a couple good ones.
     
  10. Frequency

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    no one has mentioned a single buell yet, thing is comfy as all hell has a bit of power to it, sure its made by HD but everything has a flaw somewhere
     
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    Which Buell do you have?
     
  12. Frequency

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    lighting city cross
     
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    Why do I get the sneaking suspicion that this will be your first bike? Out of all of those, none of them are suited for a first-timer, and none of them are good "all-around" bikes. Not a single one.

    The new 2006 R6 is sexy, yes, but it has totally inappropriate power delivery for the street, and gear ratios that are getting just silly. That is a track bike that is street legal, nothing more, same goes for all the ones you listed.

    If you absolutely must have one of the bikes you listed, I am a big fan of the 600RR and the Gix. Better get your flame suit on, BTW....here we go again.
     
  14. Ivy Mike

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    if this degenerates into a flaming shit-fest, I'm fitta lock dis muffukah faster than two jiggles of a jack rabbits ass.

    or I'lljust make fun of the newbs cause this is my forum.
     
  15. crunchy_black

    crunchy_black OT Supporter

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    Come to Australia.. where most states you must get a 250cc for 13 months :)
    as im on a ZZR 250, i've riden an 05 R6 and its fucking crazy
     
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    i really dont think anyone should be flamed for wanting a supersport 600. If you can afford one, i say get it. buying a used, slow bike will just leave you bored in a hurry. get the bike you want and ride within your experience level. Ive ridden the aboves and stand by the r6 for comfort and capability reasons. In the end its not like buying a car because it just comes down to your personal preference... ...but if you ride like an idiot, everyone here told you so.
     
  17. Frequency

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    but they affect my insurance rates too
     
  18. idontgiveashit

    idontgiveashit I eat rice

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    if your only goin liability on a bike its not much at all i think i was paying like 18 a month on my superhawk....till i spilled it.
     
  19. Snafu

    Snafu more than meets the eye

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    best all around bike = a dual purpose type

    or did you mean best all around sportbike?
     
  21. z31maniac

    z31maniac *insert witty remark*

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    This is the best bike. Why? Cause its mine.

    In reality, all the new sport bikes are so close in performance it comes down to the rider. By the one you like the looks of and is the most comfortable to YOU!

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  22. Count Nigula

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    Yup I agree. My wife has an 04 750, its light, fast and can take turns really really good.
     
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    but you always have access to misc. parts and plastics with them around.
     
  24. Frequency

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    buell... ride naked.

    Yea when i get the money for my next bike it will more than likely be an R6 and parts will be very easy to find but right now im the only one in my area that i know that has a buell cityX
     
  25. Tom93R1

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    If you get bored of a slow bike in a hurry its because you only know how to go in a straight line. A good rider on a 250 could keep up on a twisty mountain road with I 90% (and I would bet money on that number or even bigger) of the 600cc riders out there.
     

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