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Which 600cc Sportbike?

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by solus, Jun 5, 2011.

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Which 600cc Sportbike

Poll closed Jul 5, 2011.
  1. Yamaha R6

    40 vote(s)
    31.3%
  2. Kawasaki Zx-6R

    12 vote(s)
    9.4%
  3. Suzuki GSXR 600

    32 vote(s)
    25.0%
  4. Honda CBR 600

    31 vote(s)
    24.2%
  5. Other

    13 vote(s)
    10.2%
  1. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    solus

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    Thinking of getting a new sport bike a bit after I get back from deployment (I just bought a 2011 Ninja 650R, that I'll give to the GF)... But was just thinking of getting a 600... which one do ya'll prefer?

    Yamaha R6
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    Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
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    Suzuki GSXR600
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    Honda CBR600
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  2. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    tacokid09

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    either the r6 or cbr
     
  3. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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    Fed Taco

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    the triumph 675 is a nice bike, it has a nice powerband, but that honda is pretty sweet too.
     
  4. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    You really can't go wrong with any of them, but I like the triumph also.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    Are they pretty similar?
     
  6. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    Triumph is a good choice as Fed mentioned-At least thing about it. And I like the CBR (I ride a 2007). The R6 is also a good choice.
    Since 2007 the R6 has tried to move towards better street manners and the CBR has tried to move towards improvements for the track (From what I've seen/been told). I like the ride from my CBR and the seating position worked better for me. The sprocket swap and PCIII helped with the engine/drive control...
     
  7. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    that triumph is a sexy bike... and not too expensive either. I've been kinda looking through craigslist trying to get the feel for a used 600.

    I've heard good things about the 2003-2006 Ninja 636, any one ride one and care to give their opinion?
     
  8. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:26 AM
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    I'm going for the R6, it's a slightly longer bike, so much better for ride comfort if your a tall person like me, 6'6".
     
  9. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:31 AM
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    I voted suzuki because im bias. they are all nice bikes to be honest. i have owned a 2000 gsxr 600, and currently a 01 1000, both great bikes even though the 1000 is 10 yrs old. my girlfriend has an 04 gsxr 600 and its a blast to ride. The 1000 is a monster on the highway but around town the 600 takes the cake. with that said i have rode recent models of the yami, and honda 600's and they are awesome bikes as well. Basically with all the big 4's 600's it comes down to personal preference of styling and feel. obviously there are some differences in the technology that goes into them. i know this isnt much help but if i was to do it again, I would get a new gsxr 750. good luck !
     
  10. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:38 AM
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    R6 all day long.

    They came in the least to our service department. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Im gonna throw out a X3 for the Triumph. Wicked sound, street mannors, and performance than the others.
     
  12. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    I would go with a GSXR or R6
     
  13. Jun 5, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    i have an 08 gsxr 600. its a good bike

    all the bikes you have listed are pretty much the same, go sit on them all and see what one fits you the best
     
  14. Jun 5, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    I had an 03 636 it was a nice bike, i wish i still had it. Let my friend borrow it and he got hit and totaled the thing. Got insurance $$ but still miss the bike. It was fast enough for me I'd be goingt 130 before I realized and said I better slow the F down.
     
  15. Jun 5, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    If you are looking new I would also vote for the Triumph. That bike is a peach. If you decide to look slightly older I would highly recommend the 03-04 ZX636R. I raced an 04 for years and it is a nearly perfect package even against some more modern equipment. The "cheater" extra 36 cc's is really nice for the road and gives you some more grunt compared to the 600 models. Stock it had excellent handling, brakes, suspension and a real great motor. I had no problems with it on the street or after I turned it into a track only bike. The only thing I wish it had was a slipper clutch. The 05-06 models are also excellent but I prefer the look of the 03-04 generation.

    As others have said all the current japanese bikes are excellent it really is a question of flavour.

    The only other option I could throw into the mix would be to consider a GSXR750. Worth considering if you can find a nice one.
     
  16. Jun 5, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    Another vote for the Triumph 675!
     
  17. Jun 5, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    There's just so many nice bikes out there I want them all
     
  18. Jun 5, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    I've been thinking about used Probably no more than 6 years
     
  19. Jun 5, 2011 at 11:25 AM
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    OP- How did u like the Ninja 650R? I'm thinkin bout getting one for the wife and I to share.
    In ur case I'd go with the CBR or GSX-R.
     
  20. Jun 5, 2011 at 11:28 AM
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    so you want a smaller bike than your gf??? i vote a ducati
     
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