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Old 10-31-2012, 09:33 PM   #41
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Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

I've only ever ridden a 750 and that was enough power for me. Had a friend with a ZX10 offer to swap rides...I declined without any reservation.

Deep down inside it did not feel right and that's what matters. Will a liter bike ever be something I ride? It can wait. Right now, all that matters is that the 750 is enough power.

You really have to gauge your senses, ability, and skill to decide which bike is best. The decision is your's and your's alone. Our inputs only describe personal feelings about the class. It's up to you to make the choice.



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Old 10-31-2012, 09:49 PM   #42
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Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

I started out on rgv250's in the early 90's then went straight to an early fireblade, then a rgv & zx7r up until 2005. In 07 I bought a 650 single tenere, rode it to work etc until in 2011 I bought my first new bike ever the latest at the time 2011 gsxr750.

the new 750's are crazy to the bikes I had before. No doubt about it, I found it full on to ride, throttle twitchy etc (to be expected given I what I was previously riding for years). Now close to 1.5 years later I still love the 750 and have done half a dozen track days with it, lots of commuting and many sunday rides. I did end up with a 08 cbr600rr track/race bike. But for the road the 750 seems fine. To be honest I'd like to try a 1000cc inline 4 as I have never had a ride on one. When the R1 came out I wanted one so bad, I declined having a go as I didn't need the debt changing over for one.

As it has been said that riding the 750 is almost like having a supersport race tuned 600, it's pretty fluffy below say 5000rpm, but for commuting in regular traffic it moves along just fine from lower rpms. On the track that bit extra makes it easier and a bit friendly to ride fast.

I am very happy with my 750. To be really honest, if I had my chance to buy a new bike again, I would look at a 600.

Good luck on whatever you choose.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:08 PM   #43
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I am very happy with my 750. To be really honest, if I had my chance to buy a new bike again, I would look at a 600.

Good luck on whatever you choose.
Im kind of in the same boat. If I get a newer bike Im split between a 1k or another 600. I kind of want a 1000 but Im curious how the new 600s ride as well.

I suggested the OP get a 600.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:26 PM   #44
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Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

if i bought a bike solely for commuting, i wouldn't touch a sportbike.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:57 PM   #45
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if i bought a bike solely for commuting, i wouldn't touch a sportbike.
I agree, has been about two years now since retiring from riding sport bikes for street duty shortly after turning 50 years old. Sport bikes are very focused on doing two things really well which are handling and hauling ass, comfort while in traffic and sitting still on the seat when taking it easy can be uncomfortable.

Ridden a Triumph Street and Speed Triple, can have just as much fun in the twisty stuff and commute with comfort also. There are far better choices for riding on the street that will also not draw as much attention. Sport bikes are more of a magnet for unwanted attention now than in the past since stunters and other bones heads are doing things in the public eye. Police look at my supermoto and could careless about me, not knowing what this bike is able to do.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:01 PM   #46
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I agree, has been about two years now since retiring from riding sport bikes for street duty shortly after turning 50 years old. Sport bikes are very focused on doing two things really well which are handling and hauling ass, comfort while in traffic and sitting still on the seat when taking it easy can be uncomfortable.

Ridden a Triumph Street and Speed Triple, can have just as much fun in the twisty stuff and commute with comfort also. There are far better choices for riding on the street that will also not draw as much attention. Sport bikes are more of a magnet for unwanted attention now than in the past since stunters and other bones heads are doing things in the public eye. Police look at my supermoto and could careless about me, not knowing what this bike is able to do.
i would never buy a supermoto either. i would have my license suspended in 3 days.
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:42 PM   #47
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i would never buy a supermoto either. i would have my license suspended in 3 days.
Funny thing is the chances of getting nailed are not as high as you might think. I am off main roads for the most part, there are no police patrolling the roads I ride. LoL
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:00 PM   #48
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Funny thing is the chances of getting nailed are not as high as you might think. I am off main roads for the most part, there are no police patrolling the roads I ride. LoL
i live in the prairies, and the nearest turn in the road is at least 3 hours away at a cruising speed that would be uncomfortable on a moto. i would be picked up for trying to make doubles out of on-ramps and jumping curbs.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:13 PM   #49
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Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

My first bike was a 750 if it wasn't for the price I was able to get on the 09 I would have got another one. I still ride a 750 from time to time its a 07and I think I still like the 750's better for around town riding but that raw power of the 1000 is unmatched. go for the 750.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:19 PM   #50
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Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

Buy all 3 problem solved.
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:59 PM   #51
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I still ride a 750 from time to time its a 07and I think I still like the 750's better for around town riding but that raw power of the 1000 is unmatched. go for the 750.
Give us more insight.

Its kind of like the 750 is the bike to have, but the 1000 is something to experience.

My thing is you can safely wack a 600/750 open without trouble. But you cant pin a 1000 open in any gear. I hear theyll wheelie even in 5th gear.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:05 PM   #52
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Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

As long as you turn the throttle like a screwdriver and not a light switch you're pretty safe from lifting the front in every gear except first.
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As long as you turn the throttle like a screwdriver and not a light switch you're pretty safe from lifting the front in every gear except first.
Thats true.

Are both of your bikes street is the 600 track?
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:43 PM   #54
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600 is track only but no race glass.

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Old 11-06-2012, 02:42 AM   #55
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I've owned all three my racebike is a 750 and I've had np getting hole shots from litter bikes while they wheelie i get the power down. But i own a 1000 for the street reason being 2 grown adults looks stupid on a 600. My girl isn't little and the 1000 has a little more room not much lol but ill take what i can get. But yes it is unusable power for the street next year the 1000 becomes the race bike and i get a couch/street glide

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Old 11-06-2012, 05:27 AM   #56
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Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

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But you cant pin a 1000 open in any gear. I hear theyll wheelie even in 5th gear.
If you have balls of steel to hold the throttle pinned in 6th gear,my 1k WILL wheelie& flip over
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:00 AM   #57
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If you have balls of steel to hold the throttle pinned in 6th gear,my 1k WILL wheelie& flip over
thats like comparing a V6 camaro to a funny car dragster "camaro" OG please!
your bike puts down 250 to the wheel? stock 1K 140 -150? Youre officially banned from this thread! lol
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Old 11-06-2012, 06:17 PM   #58
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What i was thinking lol
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #59
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Damnit!
Fine,Im outta here
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:04 PM   #60
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Re: Gixxer 750 vs 600cc vs Literbike?

get a insurance quote first, if its alot cheaper get a 600 and also it'll get better mpg.
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