GSXR600 or CBR600

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  1. acura9927

    acura9927 Semi-Pro

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    I currently ride a 2011 CBR250R. Its a fun light bike that gets me 60-65mph without any even trying.

    Now for my 2nd bike would like to add a screamer to go as fast as $#@!.

    Want to hear what tennis players have to say. A 3rd choice might be a GSXR750. Just not in the lead as for city riding a smaller motor is sometimes more fun as you can rev it out more. And most of my riding is in city limits.

    This is for the 2012 models. So which would you chose for pure fun GSXR or CBR.
     
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  2. jmjmkim

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    I know you are talking about the new 2012 models, but there are some things that will remain the same. In 1987, I had a Red White and Blue CBR 600 which was fun, but when I upgraded to a 1991 GSXR1100, it was a total different beast. It had a lot more torque, and the 600 felt like a mini Bike.

    Anything under a 750 in a 4stroke comsumer edition is okay for a while, just don't try out a bigger bike, or you will shatter your world.

    If you can handle it, go for the 750. There is no substitute for displacement. I think the 750 is a good trade off between engine power and bike weight. I am only 5' 8" and the 1100 was heavy for me, it required all of my respect.

    But the 600, I was flicking that thing around sided to side, and I had no respect for it, and treated it like a toy after about 6 mos. into it.

    I vote for the 750, even though it is a huge upgrade from a 250. 250 is more than enough for a dirt bike, but as a street Bike, it is "Scooter" class. Get the 750.
     
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    Any reason the R6 isn't in the discussion? Because that's my choice.
     
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  4. r2473

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    I rode a cycle for a while, but I'm too scared to be on the road with one the way people drive around here.

    That said, I was happy my bike was powerful enough to get me out of a few tight situations when people would change lanes right into me.
     
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  5. acura9927

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    I rode one a few weeks ago at a Yamaha demo event in Auburn Wa. I got to rid it twice for about 20 min. We went over hills and freeways. The R6 to me was a torture rack. I felt my body was about to be shot out of a cannon. My legs were cramped and my neck got sore.

    The Kawasaki ZX6r feels the same. Only the gixxer and cbr have decent egros for a 600.

    I think I am leaning towards the 750 GSXR, just the looks of the 2012 looks boring. I prefer the 600 GSXR the most but that extra torque cant be beat.
     
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  6. acura9927

    acura9927 Semi-Pro

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    I feel safer on a motorcycle than a bicycle. For one thing I have full body gear on and a full face helmet. I for the life of me dont understand bicycle helmets. They like like a taco platter and offer no protection for your face.
     
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  7. ryushen21

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    If you're not going to do any kind of track or course riding then I would go for the 750. Suzuki, at least for me, is the most comfortable ride of the bikes that have been mentioned so far and there are plenty of tasteful aftermarket parts if you are so inclined.

    The 750 really is a great bike because you get plenty of power but you still get decent maneuverability. 1000 and up is all about power and going in a straight line. The 750 will give you stright line speed but you can also go have a lot of fun on a twisty road if you were ever so inclined.
     
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    What do u guys think about that Can-AM tri bike?
    Now that I'm older, it is kind of appealing for a weekend cruiser.... but when I looked online, that thing seems more expensive than a Harley.


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  9. ryushen21

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    I'd rather have a Harley...I'm lusting over a Night Rod or VROD Muscle.
     
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  10. acura9927

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    I would take a Can Am over a Harley. I just dont like the Harley image and the loud pipes.
    The Can Am would get you a lot of looks if you want it or not.
     
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  11. thundaga

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    I'm at the same stage, sold my 2010 Ninja 250r and looking at a larger bike later in the year. Too light for freeways, I was getting blown all over the place! We have LAMs restrictions in Aus so had to get a smaller bike to learn on.

    I love the performance and roar of R6s but they definitely have a stiffer, racetrack setup. For street-riding I may be slightly biased from my first Ninja but the zx-6r is clear number one choice for me, just seems to fit me better than the cbr and I like looking at it a lot more. I'm 6 foot, about 180 lb.
     
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  12. newton296

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    loved my yamaha radian 600! bought it back in 87 and rode it everyday but sold it because I started to value my life to much.
     
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  13. acura9927

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    One year update. I am still riding the CBR250R and really enjoy it more than ever. Seems like CBRs dont really break it till after 6 to 7k on them. I recently put on Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires on and it made the handling great. I dont think I will ever be able to part with this bike.

    Now I still want a GSXR600 for those long freeway rides where I can pass on 2 lane roads without a 2nd thought. Just like everyone else not enough cash.
     
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