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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 03-01-2009, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Getting a New Bike...Which One?

I'm going to buy a new bike in april or may, which one should I get? I know they're all about the same performance wise, so it's going to come down to looks and what feels best when I sit on them all, but I'm leaning towards the CBR, 2nd choice would be the R6...the colors shown would be my choice for each.

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Maybe, Something with training wheels.
Already had one of those

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R6 baby
I am starting to lean towards the R6 based on looks...just going to have to see what feels best when I sit on it I guess.

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Triumph 675. You will thank me later.
I'm thinking about it...but I'm worried about maintenance costs, etc. How reliable are they?

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I'm thinking about it...but I'm worried about maintenance costs, etc. How reliable are they?
I don't know, I only have 80 miles on mine. That street triple is a great bike. I had the deal on the daytona, if not I was leaning toward the street triple r.
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If it were up to me I'd go with the CBR. The lines on that bike are just more clean than the others.

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Bostrom rode the wheels off the R6 last year and could not say enough good things about it

That CBR won allllll sorts of World Super Sport last year too

If it were up to me, I would go the 675 Route but you bring up a good point on the Maint topic - You can beat the piss outta a Jap I4 and do nothing but oil changes

I guess if I had to go with a 600cc Jap I4, I would go with the CBR

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The 675 comes with a 2 year unlimited mile warranty. Triumph stands behind their bikes, so I trust their warranty. Service intervals are similat to i4 jap bikes. Hear a triple at 13k rpm and you will be eating fish and chips in no time.



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personally I'd get a 675, best looking one! after that, a cbr 600rr

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I'm thinking about it...but I'm worried about maintenance costs, etc. How reliable are they?
Here is their scheduled service chart. Valves call for a 12k check, so it is about the same as an i4 jap bike, me thinks.


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You gotta sit on each one and see what you think. Personally for me all of them felt like I was sitting on top of them and hovering above the front wheel, even the 675. The Gixxer on the other hand felt like I was sitting "in" it which is the feeling that fits me best. Also had the lowest seat height. Really depends on what you feel the most comfortable with.

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california? motard!
I'm considering one of those too...but it would probably be in addition to one of the above.

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This is giving me a boner...

GREAT motor!
Only downside is the somewhat notch trans.

Looks and sounds AWESOME with the Arrow Shorty pipe.

but I'm partial to the triple sound.

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In two - three years you will want the latest and/or greatest KawHoYamazuki.

The 675 will be a classic bike someday.

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I vote Gsx-r . Turn signals are built into the body work and mirrors, therefore no change needed! Im not sure if the rear sets are adjustable like the 08 1000, but if so more rider friendly. No centerup exhaust so happier cooler passengers in the summer time. M4 offers a slick gp style exhaust for seamless look. Not sure on other colors, but on the one you posted the rearsets and passenger pegs are black also a saved cost no powedercoated needed (looks cleaner than plain jane silver) just my .02

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$10,399 for an 09 GSXR 600 is insane. That is a $1500 increase from the 07 model. The only real change I can see is S-DMS selectable engine management, which is damn near useless on a 600. Suzuki is having a deal for $850 off leftover 07's until the end of March.
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