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1000cc ???

Ok so after riding a 1000cc bike this week while my 600rr was in the shop I'm having trouble enjoying my freakin bike now SON OF A BEEYATCH! I miss the torque already....

It might be time for an upgrade.
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i see youve disciovered the joys of not having to downshift twice for every corner

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I've done the liter bike thing and currently ride a 750. I miss the high revving feel and lightness of the 600s. My next bike will be a 600 for sure.

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i see youve disciovered the joys of not having to downshift twice for every corner
HOW TRUE THIS IS!!!!
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I have a Duc liter bike. Incredible power.
a 996 has less HP than the current 600's
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a 996 has less HP than the current 600's
but what about the torque

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I meant torque. It was awesome those 8 miles I rode it. Very wide powerband.
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I'll just say this.... I've rode 1000cc's multiple times but it's just been a while since the last time I was on one cuz ya know I DO OWN A SEXI ASS "RR" But no seriously I can DO WORK on my 600 there is no question about that but riding that 1000 this week there was just so much more how you say "Ummph" behind a little crack of the throttle and like mentioned previously on my 600 it takes a couple downshifts to get whatcha need sometimes
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i had a 600, and now i have an 1000. I wouldnt go back at this time. Maybe down the road, i'll decide that a 600 is better for the track, but the only track ive had my 1000 on was road america, and a 1000 is made for that track.
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I meant torque. It was awesome those 8 miles I rode it. Very wide powerband.
how many miles are on it now?

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4388 miles. Not like i have remembered that mileage for the last six months or anything.
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my last street bike was a sv650, last two before that were 1000cc i-4s. Currently have a zx-7r...I find myself trying to ride it two gears too high all the time and lugging it around at 3-4k rpms...yea, I know what you mean. Not used to having to spin it so high.
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but what about the torque
about 70 ft-lbs.
don't get me wrong, I love the desmoquattro motor. that's one motor with a lot of personality. but it's definitely dated.
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I agree there are bikes in this class with more torque, but the sound, smell, and feel of this engine is intoxicating. If you have never ridden one, I highly recommend it.

I never understood Maynard and Grasshopper when they talked about vtwin motors until I rode one.
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honestly everyone needs a 600 and a 1000. both have awesome things abou them that the other one doesnt. but if you can only have one i say 1000 for the street but only if you are ready. this may be too much for some. but those who are ready will enjoy riding a whole lot more.

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Take that 600 to the track and buy a 1000 for the street.




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Take that 600 to the track and buy a twin for the street.

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I have not had anything less than a 1K since '03 when I got rid of my last SV and went to the TLR - I honestly don't think I would ever go less than for the street - I will never use more than 48% of what these bikes have to offer but in that one pinch, it is nice to know the power is there when needed AKA riding "through" a crash if you know what I mean

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I own a 1000cc bike and they are not all that they are cracked up to be. I don't even use a fraction of that power on the street. Waste of money in my opinion. 600's are nice, I own one too. I took Mao's 750 for a test spin yesterday and I think that the 750 is the perfect balance between agility and power. Too bad Yamaha or a Kawasaki don't make 750's anymore.

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Premium gas, crappier gas mileage, and constantly rising gas prices, 600 FTW.

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Premium gas, crappier gas mileage, and constantly rising gas prices, 600 FTW.
If that's the rationale, 510cc (or 654) thumper FTW! 50+MPG city, and its got tons of torque down low that shifting isn't necessary for most situations. Super cheap insurance too.

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ive been averaging 40-42mpg with my 1000RR. only averaged 21mpg at Road America tho.

it has instant, average and fuel used built into the gauge
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ive been averaging 40-42 with my 1000RR. only averaged 21 at Road America tho.
21 at RA is pretty respectable

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yep, showed up with a full tank, and a 5 gallon can. loaded it in the trailer with an empty can, and the low fuel light lit.
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If that's the rationale, 510cc (or 654) thumper FTW! 50+MPG city, and its got tons of torque down low that shifting isn't necessary for most situations. Super cheap insurance too.


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