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Looking to buy a 600 / 750

Whats up guys....

Long story short, selling my 95 z28 camaro. The car is getting to be more of issue/money pit and my life is going in a different direction. I grew up riding a XR 80, KX 100, RM 125, CR 250. So i have some exp with bikes, but never rode a sportbike......also havent been on a dirt bike in 10 yrs.


i am looking for something just for the street. I may goto the 1/4 track 1-2x a yr but thats it. Interested in low end/ midrange power since your not going to be reving up to 12-13K on the street a lot.

Options....was looking at a 04 cbr 600rr, 03 cbr f4i, 08 gsxr 600, etc.

Budget will be 3500-4000. would like it to be FI but will deal with a carb.
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Welcome! 600s in the '04-'05 range should be easily had in your price range. The F4is will be a bit more well rounded, the RRs will offer a lot more outright performance.

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I've been watching many videos recently of guys tearing up twisties and city traffic on supermotos. Looks like a freaking blast as long as you don't wanna ride long distances.
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power on most 600's starts at 8-9K , if you want midrange power get a SV 1000
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I've been watching many videos recently of guys tearing up twisties and city traffic on supermotos. Looks like a freaking blast as long as you don't wanna ride long distances.
honestly, sport bikes aren't really that comfy for long distances either

but if you're talking about lot of highway miles, than yeah, sumo ain't fun for that.

Major reason I even said that (being this IS a sport bike site) was because of his background. Think he'd have more fun on a sumo than SS.
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No, but at least they can handle the speeds of the interstates better.
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from my recent research:

R6-fastest of the 4 choices, best for track use
F4i/RR best all around bike

still interested in other options but really want to find something thats some what comfy to ride, good mid range power.

Ill prolly change the sprocket and add a couple teeth for the extra torque i want. Than do full exhaust also.
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from my recent research:

R6-fastest of the 4 choices, best for track use
F4i/RR best all around bike

still interested in other options but really want to find something thats some what comfy to ride, good mid range power.

Ill prolly change the sprocket and add a couple teeth for the extra torque i want. Than do full exhaust also.
none of those bikes are comfy and none of those have any midrange power, just buy what your penis tells you to and live with the consequenses
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Get whatever 600 you can afford and that looks badass to you. IMO you won't like an SV based on your first post.

Anything you get will feel fast. So I say get what you think looks good. Otherwise you'll have moto envy. Lol
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from my recent research:

R6-fastest of the 4 choices, best for track use
F4i/RR best all around bike
They're all good on the track. It's all about how your ride it. Don't believe everything you read.

The CBR 600RR is no the best all around bike. It's actually my least favorite. The F4i is a better all around bike.

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I have only ridden my F4i once, but inwas very happy with it. Very smooth on the track, good power, handles better than I had hoped. A little suspension goes a long way.
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Find what's comfortable for you. You don't know until you sit on it.
you make a good point. I will goto a dealer this wkend, sit on a few. I am starting to think i may want a 750.

I know 600's would be fast but so was my camaro (12.1 @ 117). So was my cr 250 ( couple mods) and ive fallen off / got my ass kicked a few times attempting something above my skill level. Point i am trying to make, i know the bike is powerful and i will respect it.

Once i sit on a few il post again, until then all ive to go on is fourms and a 2 buddies who both ride gsxr's
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Just remember that all of these bikes will feel a lot more comfortable when you're sitting on them for a few seconds, stationary at a dealer. The bottom line is the supersport 600s are razor's edge track biased bikes that can be quite uncomfortable on the street and are very high strung, meaning that mid-range you talked about will be nil. That doesn't mean they're not a blast on the street, it just requires that the rider enjoys the type of riding that will be needed for them.

Don't discount some of the nakeds or more street oriented bikes out there that have popped up all over the place in the past few years. Tuonos, Speed Fours, Z750s, 919, FZ6...all of them can be had in your price range, all of them have plenty of performance and all of them are much more comfortable for all day riding.

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675 motor and a more relaxed riding position. It might be slightly out of your price range though.
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this caught my eye

Ninja ZX-7R 10,800 miles, $3990. @ the zone in the city


wanted to post a link but cant due to my lost post count.
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this caught my eye

Ninja ZX-7R 10,800 miles, $3990. @ the zone in the city


wanted to post a link but cant due to my lost post count.
http://www.motorcyclezone.net/new_ve...86&pov=2297518

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