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View Poll Results: I'm gonna move from 600 to 1000. Curious to hear about others who've done the same.

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  • traded up to a liter and loved it

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  • traded down to a smaller bike and hated it

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    poll: switching between 600 / 1000


    yup...it's a poll.

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    poll: switching between 600 / 1000

    I've been on a 600 for 3 years. The litre bikes seem to be too much. I am getting a gsxr 750 for next season.

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    poll: switching between 600 / 1000

    I voted for "Traded up to a Liter bike and loved it" but to be clear, I used to ride an inline 4 600 and traded up to a liter twin, which has significantly less power than an inline 4 liter bike

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    I jumped last year from a YZF600 to My RC51. Just have to controll your throttle control and not ride above your ability. I have done well with the transition and will never look back! Then again I do want a second bike for the track whick could very likely be a 600....

    It's all about your comfort with the jump... Did you see ChR1s post about the 03 you are looking for? Looks like the price is close to reasonable!

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    [i]Did you see ChR1s post about the 03 you are looking
    for? Looks like the price is close to reasonable! [/B]

    yeah, i've tracked down a few 03's that i've got my eye on....also found a few 03 R6's. it's gonna be one of those two. hopefully within the next two weeks

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    Well, i went from a R1, back to an R6, then back to a R1, then had both R6 and R1, then sold them both and got another R6, got rid of that and got my current R1 I'm just as happy being on either one of the 2 best bikes in the world

    I did vote for traded up to liter bike and loved it but i'd be just as happy if i had a 05 black R6 or a 05 black R1, i'd peel that crappy looking rim tape off before it left the dealer though

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    Originally posted by R7
    Well, i went from a R1, back to an R6, then back to a R1, then had both R6 and R1, then sold them both and got another R6, got rid of that and got my current R1 I'm just as happy being on either one of the 2 best bikes in the world
    HA! ok, best post of the year award. this is too funny. so basically your saying that I can't go wrong?

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    I had an R6 and now an R1, can't go wrong either way...the 1 has endless power, the 6 (IMO) is easier to throw around in the corners...

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    Go up to the 1000.becuase you can look at it in 2 ways.1..it will go as fast as you want it to go.2...its always good to have and it sucks to need and dont have.

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    Allways bought badest bike of the year

    This year no contest

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    poll: switching between 600 / 1000

    I think it really depends on your riding ability. The r1 is an expert level bike. If you're not an expert then I wouldn't get it. I think learning throttle control on an r1 is a mistake. If you've been riding for awhile, and consider yourself an expert, go for it.

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    poll: switching between 600 / 1000

    If you are looking for something new and different don't restrict yourself to just the 600cc and 1000cc inline-4 bikes...

    Check out liter twins, Triumph Triples, V-4s, BMW twins, etc..

    There is a lot out there and a lot of them turn out to be better on the street than high strung motors that are designed for the sole purpose of big speed on wide open racetracks.

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    poll: switching between 600 / 1000

    Originally posted by Lucky13
    I think it really depends on your riding ability. The r1 is an expert level bike. If you're not an expert then I wouldn't get it. I think learning throttle control on an r1 is a mistake. If you've been riding for awhile, and consider yourself an expert, go for it.

    *nods* i was actully thinking about that (skill level).

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    If you put 9000 miles on the R6 you must know which things you liked about the R6, and which things you disliked.

    The R6 is a great bike but it is narrowly focused and designed for a specific task...

    It has always been pretty easy for me to identify the things that I disliked about my bike(s).

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    I went from a Katana 600 to a Hayabusa

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    Originally posted by busa413
    I went from a Katana 600 to a Hayabusa

    ..............nikon want busa......

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    poll: switching between 600 / 1000

    I should post a poll for "what percentage of riding you you plan on doing MOST of the time"

    it can almost be divided between are you going to ride somewhere with:

    -stoplights,suv's and traffic,
    -curvy roads, cowpies and traffic,
    -or a place with lap traffic.

    (observations made are just in general, no specific bike or brand engaged herein, all comments IMHO only)

    I like the literbike for the lowend grunt factor and the fact that no downshifting is required for efficient resolution of most traffic situations. They can be ridden hard and fast through twisties, but you gotta watch the right hand more then you would with a 600. Smaller margin between cool darkie and road stain on a 1k.


    The 600 is more lively chassis-wise. It's more contusive to better riding and confidence inspiring if you want to get it into turns and not fear you're going to blast the ass end out.
    The 600 to me, feels faster in many places. It will also teach you to ride better in the twisty spots because you need to learn more about when to go and when to stop.
    On a litrebike if your entry speed isn't what you want a twitch of the throttle will get you there. Another twitch might end your day though.
    But in urban situations the 600 requires a bit more rowing of the shifter (mildly) and in most traffic situations should be more then any sane person requires, But the 1k is just a bit more convenient in the same spot. Though bobbing and weaving on either is splitting hairs.

    If you're thinking to do trackdays and stuff and only take it out on sunny days to go rip it up in the twisties - get a 600.

    If you're looking for a good all-around bike that will always feel fast in any situation, get a 1k.



    I can't cite facts but it would also stand to reason that a 600 and a 1000 sitting side by side unlocked on a street - the 600 would have a larger audience of interested parties. The 1k would appeal to joyriders and opportunistic types, and the 600 would cover that contingent but also maybe a little more to the (ghetto) racing/stunting crowd*. Of course with e-bay...this statement could be entirely null and void.


    * - mentioned solely based on the fact that these two activities typically do not have a strong requirement of VIN# registration and/or state registration for participation.

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    Originally posted by somestrangeguy
    If you're looking for a good all-around bike that will always feel fast in any situation, get a 1k.
    i live in the middle of a major city (Boston). i dont own a car. i ride / rode my bike everywhere and every chance i had (i.e. 9000 mile in 4 months). i ride on twisties, downtown Boston, highways, and everything in between....'all around' sounds like just what I need.

    btw, i snipped a buch of your response out, but it was all really well put together and insightful (as always). thanks for your input.

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    poll: switching between 600 / 1000

    Originally posted by A996S
    I voted for "Traded up to a Liter bike and loved it" but to be clear, I used to ride an inline 4 600 and traded up to a liter twin, which has significantly less power than an inline 4 liter bike
    huh? what?

    a twin liter has significantly less power than inline 4liter? is that what you're really saying?

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    There have been alot of good points made, so I won't rehash anything that's already been said.. but I find it more satisfying to ride a 600 because you get to use more of the bike/rev range. It's alot of fun to wind-em up sometimes. You tend to get better gas mileage, cheaper insurance, tires don't bite it as fast, and best of all they tend to be alot more forgiving.. somtimes.. You get decent wind protection, and I could ride an R6 all day as long as I don' t have to sit in too much stop and go traffic..

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    I had a 94 CBR 1000 for a summer, and ended up getting hit by a car while on the bike. I took the insurance check, and bought a 93 GSXR750. The Gixxer was quick, and definitely easier to flick around in the twisties, but I always missed the raw power.....

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    i had a 600 hundred for 3 years and just went to a r1 this past summer. i absolutely love it. would only look into a 600 again for a track bike. once you have a liter bike you cant go back to having less power. i knew the 6 like the back of my hand, i liked to be suprised with my bike every once and a while and say wow this thing is amazing and oh boy does my 04 r1 do that!!!

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    I went from a Kawi zr7s to a Daytona 955i and I love it. Im also in Boston by the way and the 955i seems to like it too.

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    Originally posted by Feirax
    .. but I find it more satisfying to ride a 600 because you get to use more of the bike/rev range. It's alot of fun to wind-em up sometimes. You tend to get better gas mileage,
    Having had 3 R6's and 3 R1's both carb and EFI models, the R6's got 5-10 mpg less than the R1's. My first 2 R1's got 50mpg pretty much all the time, the efi R1 gets 46-48. The R6's all averaged around 40

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    Originally posted by R7
    Having had 3 R6's and 3 R1's both carb and EFI models, the R6's got 5-10 mpg less than the R1's. My first 2 R1's got 50mpg pretty much all the time, the efi R1 gets 46-48. The R6's all averaged around 40
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