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Old 04-15-2008, 08:46 AM
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What Street Bike to Buy??

Well Im looking at buying a new toy, and since a few of you on here own bikes, what do you guys think of the various brands, Kinda leaning towards a Honda, Like a CBR600 or maybe a used R6, something in the 6 grand range. Figure I can save a heap of diesel, buy driving it to work everyday, and just using the truck for landscaping and such, I know the bike wont pay for itself, but it will be better on gas. So let me know what your opinions are on the street bikes that are out there, and the pros and cons of what you own, have ridden.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:04 AM
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suzuki GSXR very awsome and all out great bike...
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brands , i only thought there was one GSXR1300 , SUZUKI you cant go wrong, ive had 9 street bikes and two full blown drag bikes and all were suzuki
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Another Vote for the GSXRs, I also like the kawisakis.
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I happen to love Honda's. I have ridden Honda's all of my life. 4-wheelers, dirt bikes, street bikes. I do not have a street bike but I would definitley get a CBR 600RR or 1000RR if I was in the market. Stay away from the 600 F4's, they do not perform as well as RR's.

I agree with Scuffy as well, Suzuki's are sweet, I have ridden a couple of GSXR's and they are quite impressive. I am just partial to Honda because that is what I have always known and they are extremely reliable. Stay away from Yamaha's and Kawasaki's, I know a lot of people who traded theirs in on Honda's and Suzuki's and are more than happy with the results.

Again, these are just my opinions, I don't like to bash anything or anybody so good luck with your decision and make sure you do plenty of research on each of your candidates and test ride them for sure.
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How big / tall are you. I am 6'1 240 and there is nooo way I could comfortably own or ride a CBR RR. I really liked the rr's til i sat on one and its to cramped perfect for a smaller guy though i would guess. Also the 06 and up GSXR's are alot more cramped in I didnt really like the ergonomics of the bike. My buddies 03 GSXR felt really good and the Yamaha's seem alright.
Really its hard for anyone to tell you which bike is the best because they really depend on how it feels to you the individual rider.
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I happen to love Honda's. I have ridden Honda's all of my life. 4-wheelers, dirt bikes, street bikes. I do not have a street bike but I would definitley get a CBR 600RR or 1000RR if I was in the market. Stay away from the 600 F4's, they do not perform as well as RR's.

I agree with Scuffy as well, Suzuki's are sweet, I have ridden a couple of GSXR's and they are quite impressive. I am just partial to Honda because that is what I have always known and they are extremely reliable. Stay away from Yamaha's and Kawasaki's, I know a lot of people who traded theirs in on Honda's and Suzuki's and are more than happy with the results.

Again, these are just my opinions, I don't like to bash anything or anybody so good luck with your decision and make sure you do plenty of research on each of your candidates and test ride them for sure.
on the reliablity end , honda would be my next choice
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:10 AM
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Ever consider a Buell? I ride an xb12r, great bike, tons of power, low end is great and I get some serious looks when I get on it with and people can't figure out why it sounds like a built up 88in harley motor, answer D&D straight pipes and the buell race tuner.
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IM a yamaha guy so i say go with the R1
i have also ridden a Duc and i do have to say they are nice but the R1 feels better... if you dont want to go that big then the R6 is still a very good power to weight ratio
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Don't pop any wheelies if you get a GSXR, thier frames like to break in half.

All of the sport bikes are more capable than 98% of the buyers, so the best thing to do is to see which fits you the best. Each one will sit differently and each will either appeal to your taste or not.
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