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November 2, 2004, 11:53 AM

I've rode crusers off and on for the past 5 years or so. I rode my first sport bike this past Saturday and I'm hooked. I'm already a speed junky with my low 11 second stang. The rush on that bike was like no other. My question is, is a GSXR 600 a decent sport bike to start out on? I'm not small if that has anything to do with it. 6 2" 245lbs. I'm probably going to wait till spring to pick one up but I like the 02, 03 gixxers. The black and silver color scheme is my favorite!!!!!1
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November 2, 2004, 12:22 PM

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My question is, is a GSXR 600 a decent sport bike to start out on? I'm not small if that has anything to do with it. 6 2" 245lbs. I'm probably going to wait till spring to pick one up but I like the 02, 03 gixxers.
The black and silver color scheme is my favorite!!!!!1
familiar with 02 black and yellow? same bike I demolished that year after 5 years on a cruiser. you'll be ok on that bike. you may be fast in your car, but you better watch it on the bike....totally different beast. there's a guardrail in Page county that became real acquainted with me and my 02 gixxer cos I was thinking like you.....gotta go slow first to get fast...just remember that.

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November 2, 2004, 12:52 PM

GSXR 750 is a good bike for your size, i have an 02 750 yellow/black that i am trying to sell as a matter of fact ! I am 6'2" 215 lbs. and this bike is plenty fast , anything bigger and it gets a little harder to keep the front tire in contact with the road . . .7,000 for the bike if you are interested , plenty of mods . . .
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November 2, 2004, 01:09 PM

I think you're making a good choice for a cruiser guy trying out sportbikes. At your size, the reach to the bars on the R6 would fold you up too much. Check out the 636 too. It has a similar geometry to the gsxr, in terms of its seating position, and a bit more torque to move your LB's around town.


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November 2, 2004, 01:09 PM

A stock GSX-R 600 will do low 11 sec passes and probably high tens with practice. The 750 is a great all around street/track bike because it makes around 125 or so hp to the rear wheel stock and only weighs about 5 more lbs than a 600. If you like the black/silver plastics on the 03 600, you can switch those over to the 750.


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November 2, 2004, 01:16 PM

Both Ed and I went down in the same year. I had a 750 which to me is THEE perfect bike. If I could start all over again, I'd have the 750 instead of the 1000 that I have now. My learning curve has flattened but I still enjoy it. The 750 is great because it's the combination of the 600 and the 1000. If you are really riding hard, heck, that GsxR 600 is really enough to tell the truth. You might fill up a little more but both bikes are great.
No disrespect to the 636 or R6 but I've never ridden them. I plan on getting a 600 for the track but I've got to save the pennies and keep them from the wife. Gotta love having a steering damper stock until you buy one.


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This was my baby before I got the R1. It was a great bike to me, very balanced and tons of fun.

I would actually recommend you go atleast a 750 for your experience and size.


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November 2, 2004, 01:29 PM

Who's bike were you prancing around on this weekend?

It had better not been mine!


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November 2, 2004, 01:50 PM

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Who's bike were you prancing around on this weekend?

It had better not been mine!

My best friends Boss's bike. It was a New ninja. 636 or something like that. Man I hit 140 in what seemed to be a blink of an eye and I was hooked just as quick!!!!


Thanks for all of the posts guys. But it still seems like a toss up between a 600 or a 750. When it comes time to get one I'll probably just get which ever one I can get a better deal on. I was actually looking at not spending anymore than 6k on my first God I feel like a gitty little school boy
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