OK, I'm hooked. Went to Putnam for STT's track day on 7/24 and had a blast.
I'm thinking of trading/selling my Tuono (will post an ad if I do it) to pick up a Daytona 675.
What are your guys' suggestions for a track bike? I've only been out once, but I did it on my Triumph Sprint 1050, which ain't a light bike.
Plus, it wasn't too fast on the straights. I'd be ready to pass a Ducati 999 and as soon as we hit the straights, he'd take off. I'd like more power than the standard 600RR.
Figuring anything I buy, 600 or 1000, it will feel light compared to what I was riding and I can do either. BUT - I am clearly a novice - one track day - and while I want something with more power, lighter is probably a good idea.
What's a good compromise? Daytona 675? GSXR-750? SHould I just find a 1000rr?
All thoughts appreciated. Damn, this is going to be an expensive hobby.
Oh, and thankfully, the chewed up tires have been smoothed out by some street riding...I was worried about that. Chewed to bits from side to side. What a blast.
I passed a liter bike on the outside of turn 6 at Barber. It was awesome. He got so pissed that he blew past me after that turn and lowsided going into turn 9 cuz he went in too hot.
I am one of those guys that owns a Daytona 675 and uses it on the track. I came from owning a liter bike, R1 to be exact. Biggest piece of shit I owned. Got rid of it after my first track day and traded it on the WERA forum for my Daytona which came already safety wired to WERA standards, had Woodcraft case savers, 1/4 turn throttle tube and suspension tuned by Ken at Superbikes.
The Daytona was a huge difference coming from the R1. For starters, its lighter and narrower then my R1. It also turns on a dime. It scared the shit out of me riding it for the first time because it would just drop in with such little input whereas with the R1, I had to compensate for its size and weight and turn in early. The bike also has a lot of torque compared to the Jap 600s or some 1000s. It definitely had more low end torque than my R1 and it has more than a CBR600RR.
The Daytona comes stock with steel braided brake lines and angled valve stems. Something that most people have to up grade to with Jap sportbikes.
As mentioned already, the only downside is finding spare parts for the bike as there aren't too many around. However that is changing as I'm seeing more and more of them on WERA. If you get one, you won't be disappointed.
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