02-21-2003, 01:03 AM
I'm not a newbie. My new Gixxer 600 will be my second bike. I want to step up to fuel injection. Just a couple quick questions though. I'm looking for a 2001 Gixxer 6. For this year with the new R6 and Kawasaki 636RR, how competitive will a 2 year old GSXR600 be? I'm just starting to get into the whole wheelie/stoppie/burnout phase and I want a bike that'll run with the other 600s and then some. I was told that Gixxers dominate PERIOD! Am I on the right track?
On the road it doesn't matter sh*t which one of those bikes you ride. They're so close in performance that the rider makes the whole difference. I've outridden both ZX-7Rs and Fireblades with my "underpowered" SV650S because of experience. On the track with similar riders it could make a difference. Try all of them and get the one you like best. What bike did you ride before?
02-21-2003, 10:27 AM
I started on a Kawasaki Ninja 250 actually. But after riding several of my friends' bikes I decided I had made a mistake in getting the 250 but i stuck with it for about 8 months and used it to my full advantage. Being so damn light, it was easy for me to learn my riding skills and get good at riding. Now that I've developed my riding skills really well, I wanna move on to something bigger.
02-21-2003, 12:48 PM
Atleast your step up isn't to a 1000. That 600 will keep up with any of those bikes and more if your skills are there. In my opinion a far superior bike, however, the ninja is a little more comfortable for everyday riding. I'd sacrifice the comfort for the gixxer though!
you didnt make a mistake by getting a Ninja 250. You might have lost some money on it, but we all do, thats a given, but the learning is worth more. Like SVS said, you wont be able to see a difference on the street, these are all bikes that are made to run on the track and that is where the will seperate, in different areas. Sit on them all and figure out which one fits you best, also which one has a reputable and close dealer in your area. let us know what chew get.