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Old 01-30-2005, 04:39 PM   #91
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Default Re: 2005 Honda CBR 600RR - Street

it seems a bit weird to me that people are complaining about only having 60-70hp to learn on back in the day. in australia you have to spend at least a year on a 250cc bike before your allowed an unrestricted licence and can buy any bike you want. most 250s have about 30-40hp if that. at any rate the 0-100km'h times for 600's are practically the same as the 1000's so i think being allowed to learn on them is absurd. having said that, im looking forward to visiting the states in a few months and jumping straight onto a vtr 1000 to begin m ride around america...
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Old 01-30-2005, 08:32 PM   #92
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"Buying one of these bikes would be like marrying an 18 year old girl, fun for a few minutes, and then you'd wonder what the heck you were thinking."



SAY WHAT!!!???



Us young pups would take at least a few days before reaching that conclusion.



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Even then (you'd have to admit!) one would be cool to have around for an occasional "RIDE" .
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:09 AM   #93
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At least you wouldn't have to listen to the 600 talk between rides. VWW
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:38 AM   #94
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"Which means you probably need to go to the gym and attend some riding classes"



And this would reduce handlebar buzz how?
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Old 01-31-2005, 06:43 AM   #95
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"I didn't think it was necessary to make it clear that the "gym" suggestion was directed at comments referring to the riding position."



Sorry. Reading the comments, it seemed to me that folks were ALSO saying that 600's leave them cold because of, AMONG OTHER THINGS, buzziness and a top-weighted powerband. To which they got some "go to the gym" comments.



"I'll keep that in mind next time, and I'll make sure none of the words I use have more than two syllables (can't be too careful)."



It wasn't the syllables. It was the unclear antecedents. Perhaps YOU were only referring to the riding position, but other "gym rats" seemed to be using "go to the gym" as a reply for everything.
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Old 01-31-2005, 10:57 AM   #96
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So instead of clarifying, you call me retarted? I don't care how old you are, you act like a kid.
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Old 01-31-2005, 01:13 PM   #97
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Default YOU DA BOMB, BRO!

I DECIDED TO GO STRAIGHT TO THE GSXR1000 BECAUSE I FIGURED I'D MASTER THE 600 TOO FAST. LIKE YOU, I KNOW I HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BEAT MIGUEL DUHAMEL AND JAIME HACKING WITHIN A FEW WEEKZ OF BUYING A 600. I WAS PROBABLY AT 120% OF A 600'Z POTENTIAL, SINCE I WUZ AT 90% OF THE 1000'Z POTENTIAL (USING THE FORMULA .75X+Y/.6=P) , SO THERE WUZ NO REASON TO GET THE SMALLER BIKE.



BUT IF YOU WANT TO WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THAT, GO AHEAD.
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Old 01-31-2005, 09:18 PM   #98
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retarted.... haha
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:00 AM   #99
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Finally someone talks some sense in this thread. Good lord - all this braying about comfort and freeway commuting and you can't use this and I can't use that - I thought I was going to fall asleep. 1000ccs... 1000ccs... 1000ccs... 1000ccs.



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Old 02-01-2005, 02:22 PM   #100
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Default Re: You're Pretty Smart.

On twisties with imperfect pavement I think that 1000cc bikes track better - their added rotational inertia seems to help resist the deflections from bad road surfaces better. They are much more effort to swing from side to side, particularly if you have a low body weight. For us fatties, though, while the difference is noticed, I think that it can be overcome.



It's true that the torque / power delivery can cause problems if you're not disciplined with the throttle, but offsetting that is that you spend much less time shifting and less time thinking about optimal gear selection - unless you're riding with an insanely, dangerously fast crowd, which I certainly usually don't do.



I actually believe that 1000cc bikes are better suited to street riding in most situations - assuming that you have the self-control to not wind up the throttle at inappropriate times.



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