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Old 05-05-2004, 02:51 PM   #1
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You need to figure out what you want in a bike. If you want a good all-rounder than the CBR is a great choice. If you want a great track bike get the GSX-R750.
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Old 05-05-2004, 02:56 PM   #2
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I would see if you can ride them and get some impressions.
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Old 05-05-2004, 04:12 PM   #3
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Pick your favourite color. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 05-05-2004, 04:33 PM   #4
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Unless you spend the majority of your riding time on a race track you might try a bike that is a little more real world friendly, and forget about the race replicas that you have singled out. VWW
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Old 05-05-2004, 04:56 PM   #5
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As others have commented, it comes down to what you want a bike to do. Most of the 600's seem a little frantic to me. They're not really street bike, rather they are race replicas. The only real exception to this is the Yamaha YZF600R. Yes, it isn't the latest and greatest, but it's a lot less expensive and is far better if you plan to do any distance traveling or commuting. If you want the hottest 600 for the track, that's a whole different enchilada. Honestly, the difference between them can easily be made up for by a good rider. So go with the one that you like the most. Remember that you can buy an SV1000 for the same price as a GSXR600, and the SV is a far better bike for all around use.



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Old 05-05-2004, 04:57 PM   #6
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As others have commented, it comes down to what you want a bike to do. Most of the 600's seem a little frantic to me. They're not really street bike, rather they are race replicas. The only real exception to this is the Yamaha YZF600R. Yes, it isn't the latest and greatest, but it's a lot less expensive and is far better if you plan to do any distance traveling or commuting. If you want the hottest 600 for the track, that's a whole different enchilada. Honestly, the difference between them can easily be made up for by a good rider. So go with the one that you like the most. Remember that you can buy an SV1000 for the same price as a GSXR600, and the SV is a far better bike for all around use.



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Old 05-05-2004, 06:04 PM   #7
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Your double-posting is thoroughly excusable when it's such a sensible post.



If I was shopping for a 600 race-rep, I'd head straight for the YZF600R. Great, under-appreciated bike. I bought a 600 Bandit instead only because I didn't want to fiddle with a radiator, and I knew Givi luggage would be easy to mount. But I still look at the "Thundercats" at the dealer's.
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:10 PM   #8
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How 'bout a Buell?
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:21 PM   #9
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I bought a 2003 Kawa 636, the blue one. With a matching opaque windscreen and Corbin seat, it is massive fun. I ride in Dallas, so I have to go through the city to get to rural roads, and all the city streets are hideously bumpy concrete. This is brings me to my only complaint about the bike. The ride is harsh, even with the comp. damp. all the way out front and rear. Once you get to asphalt, though, the smile cracks wide open faster than the throttle. Plenty of power, great brakes, an eye-turner... Good luck
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Old 05-05-2004, 06:38 PM   #10
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I've been eyeing the silver and black YZF600R myself. It's all the bike I could ever need.
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