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2011 Middleweight Sportbike Shootout - Street [Video]
 

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2011 Middleweight Sportbike Shootout - Street [Video]

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Duken4evr 06-17-2011 09:11 PM

Great writeup guys! Ironically, these bikes make the most sense for the ordinary street based enthusiast. This seemingly lost in the middle class may just be the Golilocks size (not too big, not too small) place to be.

God knows a GSXR 750 can seriously haul in the right hands. If interested in a track day sport tool, the 750 would absolutely be my choice.

jmdonald 06-18-2011 05:40 AM

Great Choices
 
Great choices for this comparo my friends.I am in lust with all three of these bikes.The 750 has always been one of my favourites.It has always seemed to be the perfect ride.

Kevin_Duke 06-18-2011 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by jmdonald (Post 261811)
Great choices for this comparo my friends.I am in lust with all three of these bikes.The 750 has always been one of my favourites. It has always seemed to be the perfect ride.

Glad you guys liked the shootout. With three different engine configs and displacements, it was interesting to see how this trio matched up. Three very distinct personalities, and each of them are highly appealing in their own special ways. My biggest takeaways are:

Gixxer: Supreme versatility. Power much more accessible than the 600. A performance/dollar bargain.

Duc: Makes a rider feel special in a way no other $13K motorcycle can. Strong power, but it needs to be revved up to access it, oddly for a Twin. Feels relatively big.

675R: Super nimble, even when judged against 600s. Sweet motor (sound and power delivery) that rarely feels outgunned against its more powerful rivals. If you're shopping for a 600, consider the well-priced base Daytona. Here's a link to a ZX-6R vs Daytona shootout (despite what the link might say...): http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/2009-kawasaki-zx6r-vs-triumph-daytona-675-88441.html


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