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R6 4 18.18%
Kaw 636 2 9.09%
Honda 600RR 13 59.09%
Suzuki GSXR 600 3 13.64%
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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-2004, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Need help, picking a new 600

I want a new 600, my current one has little over 8,000 miles. ( kinda hard ones) I want some opinions from the real world people, not the pros that ride it for a day on Dunlop race rubbber.
I'm 5'10 about 180lbs I like power and will add some add ons. (if you have any suggestions on that please let me know.) I just want something comfortable to street ride, I have my race bike already. Years I'm looking at are 2003 or 2004. The ones I'm kinda looking at are the R6, Kaw 636, Honda 600RR, I like the Suzuki but not to happy with the color choices for the 600s.
Please know about any you like.
Thanks for the help in advance.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-03-2004, 11:14 PM
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For a street bike I'd say the 636. It has an little more kick then the rest with the extra 36 cubes. But you gotta sit on all of them first. I couldn't stand the positioning on the 636, but really liked the gixxer seat.
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i've had an 01' r6, and loved it the entire time i owned it...it had good comfort, aggressive riding stance, power, and it actually was able to go a good distance...i have riden an 03', and i thought it pushed the envelope a little further...quicker, more agile, very rigid, and the fuel injection was an added plus...good luck shopping...

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Not to bust your balls, but if you do a search there have been MANY post recently asking the same thing. Go and sit on them and find out what your most comfortable on. I don't think you could go wrong with ANY of the bikes mentioned. Then go with what you can afford or wanna spend,looks of and is the most comfortable.


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P.S. the most powerful one would be the 636, so that sounds like the one your more heading towards.

BTW my vote is for the most reliable 600RR!!


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If you already have a track ride, and are just looking for something more comfortable I'd say (like everyone else) to just sit on them or possibly take a spin on a few models (if you can?). Otherwise the bikes usually known for better comfort are Honda's and Kwaks.
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You looking for a commuter bike? something for everyday riding? why not a SV? or the FZ6?

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I like the sport bike look more. And as for sitting on them, with my body size (medium) almost all the bike are comfortable for a 5- 10 min. sit. Thats way I wanted to hear from some people that know what living with one is like.

Right now I'm torn between the 600RR and the Kaw.
I'll let you know some time next week, for I plan to buy it Friday or Saturday next week.

Thanks everyone.

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