Sportbike Crew I gots a question.

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  1. BrewCrew

    BrewCrew Active Member

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    What made you guys choose a 600 over 1000?

    Basically a question for the guys who had multiple bikes. I have a 2009 M109r now, but looking to get anther sport bike. I cant choose between the 09zx6r or a 09zx10r. Ive had 2 other 600s in the past (00cbrf4 and 07 zx6r)
     
  2. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    600s handle better because they are lighter and more nimble.
    If you're going to be putt-putting around the streets, just get the liter bike.
    600s make horrible street bikes because they really don't make their power until you're around 7-8k rpm. Not very effective for street riding.
    You may want to consider the GSXR1k too, or even the new BMW S1000RR.
     
  3. Cachee0

    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    They feel like they handle better because of the smaller rear tire size and the weight diffrence is really not much.

    I like 600s because I can ring the bike out on the street the 1000s is alot more bike to handle. Here in FL most guys ride the 1000s because our roads a huge and we have no corners but in NJ were I'm from most rode 600s because of the awsome back roads we had there.
     
  4. 7960

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    a gsxr 600 is 354lbs, a gsxr 1000 is 366.

    12lbs doesn't make the difference.
     
  5. Cachee0

    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    wow that's not much at all. But there is somthing to be said about size of the motorcycle's motor for the feeling of weight.
     
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    huh?
     
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    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    the larger crank on the literbikes makes it harder to turn them. really, a friend of mine who raced AFM for a while would always shift up before a corner if he could.
     
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    Just trust me I have been riding over 10 years have had all diffrent types of bikes.
     
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    ya they transition slower from side to side beacause of the mass of the motor.
     
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    :rofl:

    no.

    the "mass of the motor" is an extra 12lbs (and that 12lbs is not necessarily all in the motor).
     
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    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    it's the gyroscopic action of the crank that matters, not the rest of the mass.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Like Cachee said, the smaller rear tire makes a difference too, however the rear tire isn't all that much smaller actually. 180 versus 190.
     
  13. Figori

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    Go with the zx6r, just because they look better?

    I test rode a zx6, and I liked it. But the putt-putting around town was a little fatiguing on my left wrist. With my Ninja 650r, I sit more upright, so it's more comfortable for town cruising. But the zx6 felt like it would seriously hug the corners a lot tighter than my 650. Unless you really need the liter, I would go with the 600. If for nothing else, the price. Save a few $k if you can.
     
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    True they dont make decent power until 8k+ but horrible street bikes?? :rofl::rofl:

    Come on now....


    Its a downshift, or flick of the wrist away. I have no issues keeping up with any of the liter bikes I ride with on any of our rides....but if were talking red light to red light here...well ya :greddy:
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    I'm not talking street-racing. I'm talking day-to-day commuting, city riding, etc.
     
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    Difference is negligible, and mostly a person's "taste" about which feel they prefer. I've ridden both, and I prefer the liter bike, mostly because I prefer torque/grunt to winding an engine out to 11ty thousand RPM to get some power.. plus I do more long-distance riding to visit family etc..

    Really, it's just personal taste though. Try both before you commit?
     
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    on a bike that's fucken huge. I went form a 190 to 180 on my 916 and it handled just as well as my razer sharp 748.
     
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    Don't even look at a Sport bike then. lots of great uprights on the market.
     
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    RIGHT
     
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    I ment rotational mass of the motor.

    :fawk:
     
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    Interesting you saying both of these together (650R and the ZX6). If/when I trade up from my 250R, I was pondering which of these two I might get...

    I really like the style of the Z, and it has an aluminum frame. MMmmmmmm. I commute 50 miles one way to work, and I enjoy the ride on my 250R.
     
  22. Figori

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    I took the MSF course on a 250, and my 650 is about the same seating style, with more power. It would be a very easy transition.
     
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    Do you even read the thread before posting?
     
  24. Cachee0

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    I can't read :wtc:
     
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    seems like it would be fun to ride a sport bike around town even if you aren't racing :dunno:
     

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