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Old 05-07-2005, 02:45 PM   #61
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Default Re: '05 Monster 620 or CBR600rr for 1st Bike?

Anything with a v-twin is my choice for a street bike. Get the honda only if you're planning on doing track days often.



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Old 05-07-2005, 03:46 PM   #62
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I think you mean the 1200CL. If I ever get ugly enough to merit a bike like that I'll consider plastic surgery. VWW
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Old 05-07-2005, 07:23 PM   #63
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Dang, Gabe, but you're right. I hadn't thought of it that way before......







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Old 05-07-2005, 07:33 PM   #64
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Default Couple of adds

This is a good suggestion. Even a 2000/2001 900ss is pretty affordable and you can find a garage queen easy.



These bikes even have decent passenger accommodations: Good legroom and a solid grab rail.



But there are two things you should add.



Add frame sliders. You will drop it whichever bike you wind up with as you learn where the weight is. Best $40 you'll ever spend.



Add Helibars. The stock 900ss position is more forward than the CBR600RR, and the bars are further away! Convertibars are supposed to be good too. Same idea.
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Old 05-07-2005, 07:46 PM   #65
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You will die on the CBR600RR. Buy the Duck and some good gear if you must have a new bike.
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Old 05-07-2005, 09:04 PM   #66
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The YZZ-600r is a great first bike. Real comfy to ride, plenty of power, very good breaks, and handles like a dream. it is predictable and forgiving. Reasonable price. Looks great in Yamaha factory blue.
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Old 05-08-2005, 02:30 AM   #67
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Default Re: '05 Monster 620 or CBR600rr for 1st Bike?

250 on the Brutale? I think I have you beat with 150 on the Shovelhead! The only way to beat the Lame Poser moniker is to come out here to Chicago and ride a winter ride with me. No electrics accepted! LOL I'm still jealous you get to ride on great roads all the time.
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Old 05-08-2005, 03:23 AM   #68
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I was riding my MV Agusta yesterday and Giacomo won the Kentucky Derby.



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Old 05-08-2005, 03:41 AM   #69
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Amen.
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Old 05-08-2005, 04:13 AM   #70
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Default Re: '05 Monster 620 or CBR600rr for 1st Bike?

Hold off on the Ducati until you've got some experience and better able to handle service "issues".



DON't get the Honda. Great bike(s) but way wrong for a newbie.



I'd go for an SV 650, DL 650 - aka the "Wee Strom", Kaw EX 500 or Suzuki 500 twin - which by the way looks pretty good in new full fairing trim.



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Read back thru all these posts and look for the common thread. Good advice to be had.
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