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FASN8U
22-04-2009, 06:13 PM
hey guys , im going to buy another bike in the near future. i no i want a sportsbike probably in a the 600cc range. ive always had a thing for the r6 and ridden afew and im very impressed but i dont no much about the other types of 600's out there such as cbr rr , ninja , gsxr etc.... i want to buy something relatively new 05 + . so im after opinions and information on the differecnes between the bikes , im tryng to do as much reserch as i can before i buy.
discuss.:cool:

lo0se3r
22-04-2009, 06:48 PM
all i can say is, you can read whatevers written on paper but it will never give you the actual experience, test ride every single bike you have interest in, thats the best thing you can do

Gawdam
22-04-2009, 07:00 PM
From what a friend was telling me.
For general road use, in the 600's there's not any major differences.
We won't be able to take the bikes to their full potential anyway, so it all comes down to a matter of looks, and general comfort when sitting on them.

FASN8U
22-04-2009, 07:37 PM
all i can say is, you can read whatevers written on paper but it will never give you the actual experience, test ride every single bike you have interest in, thats the best thing you can do

yer your right mate , but dont think theyl throw the keys at an 18 year old to test ride.

gawdam - i was kinda thinking the same thing , how can they be THAT different and maybe go for the one i feel looks best but like i sed i thawt id so some reaserch before i buy

D4rk4n63l
23-04-2009, 08:33 PM
R6 is the most technologically advanced bike in its class.. simply the fastest bike out of the box. But people are raving about the new ABS system on the CBR600RR..

The CBR is more comfortable for day to day road use.. so it depends on your needs really,
I much prefer the R6 since it provides the most similar feeling (feedback) to my RS125, not that easy to replicate on a 600cc bikes. I like the bike to have a bit of 'character' to it.. so R6 for me :p

RoNi_SiZe
23-04-2009, 11:00 PM
I've riden the GSXR600, R6 & I own a CBR600RR.

GSXR & CBR are similar on the street. Tuning in terms of power delivery, braking, riding position and handling are relatively smooth & friendly. The R6 is not.

The riding position is higher, the clutch bites harder, the brakes are more sensitive, the turn in is extremely twitchy. When u turn in, it feels like it turns in more than u want, then it almost feels like it wants to straighten up again, that's when u gotta push in & make it lean MORE.

An experienced rider would be able to get used to this quickly. But yeh... up to you mate. Test ride all of them!

P.S.) Yes, the R6 is probably the fastest out of the lot. It does feel faster than my bike.

P.P.S.) Don't forget about the Ninja 600 Limited Edition "Monster Energy". It looks cool.

FASN8U
24-04-2009, 03:41 PM
thanks for the helpful responses guys , im steering to the r6 because of its looks and handling. monster energy ninja....il have to check that out dont no much about the ninjas

oh by the way Roni Size , whats the difference between 600R and the 600RR ??

c0LL1n
24-04-2009, 08:03 PM
thanks for the helpful responses guys , im steering to the r6 because of its looks and handling. monster energy ninja....il have to check that out dont no much about the ninjas

oh by the way Roni Size , whats the difference between 600R and the 600RR ??

Umm 600R? no such thing mate its 600RR.
mate like what everyone said just test ride the bikes. Cause each one will be different to one another. Also why not a Triumph Daytona 675? very nice bikes too, and around the same price too.

gumbs
25-04-2009, 08:59 PM
The gsxr's in our range don't have a good rep for build quality and they don't crash well.

But its all about what you like none can tell you which bike will be right for you, they are all so similar you really need to ride them or wait for one of the 4 to come up cheap.

If you try and find a dealership that has a couple of the bikes your interested in instock ride there and just be honest you want a 600 supersport and your ready to buy they will be happy to let you test them provided you've got the right license and you sign their you bin it you bought forms.

Twincam16
26-04-2009, 05:55 PM
Have u had experience on a 600 before?

If so, maybe consider the new R1... :)

FASN8U
26-04-2009, 06:42 PM
Have u had experience on a 600 before?

If so, maybe consider the new R1... :)

haha your funny!

ive ridden bikes my whole life , owned everything from 50cc to 750cc and the rest inbetween. thanks for your consideration though

Twincam16
26-04-2009, 11:29 PM
Thought so... just figured the 09 R1 would be a good step to 1000cc... I know its not the most practical thing (haha)

totojojo
26-04-2009, 11:39 PM
i personally have a R6.
honestly it is one of the most beautiful bike out there isnt it
it has a higher seat height. and YES, it is the fastest bike in the range.
but, it just loved to be revved high, im talking about over 10k rpm, the low range power is nothing, so, street use, you might need to rev it abit harder (louder)

RoNi_SiZe
27-04-2009, 10:41 AM
If budget allows, why not consider getting a late model 1000cc...

Like, the 09 Fireblade is only 20 something kgs heavier than the CBR600RR... so besides $$... why not? Lolz.

I'm looking to snap up a 2nd hand 09 Fireblade (eCabs) w/in the next 12 months.

S2kane
27-04-2009, 02:17 PM
R6 is the slowest, CBR600RR is the best all round, The new ZX6 is the most powerful.

FASN8U
27-04-2009, 04:15 PM
thanks for all the posts guys responses are very helpful , im leanin towards the r6. but im still going to look into the kawasaki range although i no there dirtbikes arent exactly known for there reliability not sure bout the sportsbikes though personaly never owned a kawasaki.

why no buy a 1000? well as much fun as the ridiculous power can be , its abit to hardcore for my liking to ride in stop - start traffic. im also a small guy (65 odd kg)so i find them abit bulky to moove around , just feel alot more comfortable on the r6 over the r1. 600 is still plenty of power to get the front wheel up ;)

RoNi_SiZe
27-04-2009, 08:53 PM
why no buy a 1000? well as much fun as the ridiculous power can be , its abit to hardcore for my liking to ride in stop - start traffic. im also a small guy (65 odd kg)so i find them abit bulky to moove around , just feel alot more comfortable on the r6 over the r1. 600 is still plenty of power to get the front wheel up

As I said b4, the late model fireblades are only 20 somethign KGs heavier than CBR600RR, and practically the same size...

C'mon, you can have the king of the street b/w ur legs! Must b a cool feelin' =)

Twincam16
28-04-2009, 12:30 AM
Who cares what is most powerful, slowest top speed... etc etc...

Last year the R6 won best track bike on MCN 08 600cc shootout (including 675 triple). So dont knock the R6's performance.

Both Yamaha & Honda are making some awesome 600 & 1000's at the moment... I love the styling of the new Yamahas and from what ive been hearing, fireblade finally has a serious contender to knock it off its years of 1000cc BOTY dominance...

totojojo
28-04-2009, 12:35 AM
a single 10kg difference will make a big difference. i used to have a r1, now own a r6. huge different.
btw, honestly the new hondas are UGLY
go with the r6, wont regret

Twincam16
28-04-2009, 12:37 AM
a single 10kg difference will make a big difference.

But considering the rider is the most important thing

Best mod is always shedding a few kilos :D :thumbsup:

DNTBLO_S2k
28-04-2009, 10:56 AM
id go the r6.. good looks and feels better then the cbr to ride.. my gf has the 07 cbr 600 and its comfy to ride but my 06 r6 feels like an agressive bike and once the power band comes in it goes... while the cbr is kinda like a constant feel...

FASN8U
28-04-2009, 04:16 PM
But considering the rider is the most important thing

Best mod is always shedding a few kilos :D :thumbsup:

lol no need im alredy a skinny c unt:thumbsup:
r6 might be the go , go they come in all white or just the white/red combo?

totojojo
28-04-2009, 08:38 PM
remember when the r6 hits about 12k rpm, this thing just sounds awesome, like our vtec kicks in

DNTBLO_S2k
29-04-2009, 09:04 AM
the white red combo.. not all wite.. i wanna get my red parts sprayed white tho would lookgood in all white...

CL455
29-04-2009, 11:20 AM
all depends on different models to - i rode a early 03 model 600rr and it was just as heavy as my 05 r1 that i had... but i can understand not wanting to go 1000cc bike as it is pretty rediculious power in everyday traffic....

the r1 was just so much fun for me.... didn't take much and took a look down at the speedo and i was doing 250km....

but in 600 class i would go r6 over the 600rr - i've riden both and the r6 just feels more comfortable - all about personal choice... ride both and go from there ... g/l buddy

FASN8U
29-04-2009, 04:49 PM
the white red combo.. not all wite.. i wanna get my red parts sprayed white tho would lookgood in all white...

yer i saw a all white one parked in the city looked fuken sick wasnt sure if it was factory or not. red and white still looks hot even the black is nice.



yer cl455 il stick to a 600 no need for a 1000 i think r6 is the go for me. now just to find one:)

nvmee
29-04-2009, 06:33 PM
i heard the gsxr has crazy intake sound