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    Curious who here rides sport bikes?
    I just got rid of my ninja 636 recently, and I just picked up a slightly used Ducatti 996s.

    Anyone here ride? Whatca got?

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    I don't have anything, but mayyyybe sometime I'd like to pick one up. My best friend has an '82 Yamaha YZ552 (I think thats what it's called, but I'm not sure) They only made it for a few years, and they're quite rare apparently. He wants to trade it off on a used R6 sometime soon. I don't know much about sport bikes and crotch rockets, but the idea of having a vehicle that can do 200MPH, run the 1/4 mile in 10 seconds and get 45MPG is VERY appealing nowadays!

    What are the good ones? I know nothing about sportbikes so you'll have to fill me in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792
    What are the good ones? I know nothing about sportbikes so you'll have to fill me in.
    Well....hmm. All the major affordable brands are pretty equal. If were talking 600cc's (Suzuki, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Honda) they all are about the same price, about the same speed, and have pretty much identical gear/specs. Each put down about 105-110 whp stock, iirc. The Kawasaki 636 is considered a 'cheater' bike, as it has an extra 36 cc's over the rest of the 600's. What I liked about 600's was the very hi redlines, 15000 rpm give or take. Sounds INCREDIBLE when going hard. Very hi-whine, F1 style.
    Basically, if youre in the market, or your friend is, you wanna ride each, as the seating position is slightly different in each, and each dealership can give different rates. Each bike is close enough, that loan rates and seating position are deciding factors. The seating position changes with each model of bike too. Take for example a Honda F4i and a 600rr (bascially the race version of the F4i). The F4i has a very upright sit, whereas the 600rr is more aggresive, bent over more. Each company has their own versions of this too.
    Another thing you may consider is a bike with a side-mounted exhuast. In the event of a crash of any speed, the side-mounted exhuast pipe (worth $2-300) may save alot of the bikes plastic from getting scratched and broken. Buying new plastic could easily run $1000, then you've gotta repaint on top of that price. Thats why a side-mount exhuast is good.

    Hope it helped a bit.

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    Yeah thanks

    I have no motorcycle licence or permit yet, but I'll look into getting one soon, it seems to be the trend among my group of friends anyways.

    I probably have my head in the clouds, but would a R1 or a Hayabusa be fitting for a first bike, or would it be like giving a kid a 360 Modena for his first car? What would be a good starter newer sport bike?

    The hard thing for me anyways is that I'm 5'6", so there arent many bikes that I feel comfortable on, most are too tall for me as I found out when I was at a local dealer. Speaking of which, I'm gonna go to the same dealer and pick up some brochures on the main companies so I can delve into this field. The local dealer has Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Ducati and a few more

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    Re: sport bikes

    I thought this thread was gonna be about quads and dirtbikes lol...I have a quad!!! My man's is MUCH cooler though.

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    Re: sport bikes

    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792
    Yeah thanks

    I have no motorcycle licence or permit yet, but I'll look into getting one soon, it seems to be the trend among my group of friends anyways.

    I probably have my head in the clouds, but would a R1 or a Hayabusa be fitting for a first bike, or would it be like giving a kid a 360 Modena for his first car? What would be a good starter newer sport bike?

    The hard thing for me anyways is that I'm 5'6", so there arent many bikes that I feel comfortable on, most are too tall for me as I found out when I was at a local dealer. Speaking of which, I'm gonna go to the same dealer and pick up some brochures on the main companies so I can delve into this field. The local dealer has Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Ducati and a few more
    R1 and Hayabusa are far from beginner bikes. Like you said, it's like getting a kid an exotic sports car as a learner car. They will get you from zero to dead in no time flat. I say 600 is a good size to start on and you can carry that on into much more advanced riding. Once you are able to ride the bike hard enough to get rid of the chicken strips on the tires, you may consider going larger. I've been riding for 5 years and I am just now getting to use the full power available on my 600 (Yamaha YZF-600R) through the curves.

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    Hmmmmm... I like the way that sounds, I'll pick up some brochures Wednesday and begin the exhaustive research!

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    Re: sport bikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mbai2
    R1 and Hayabusa are far from beginner bikes. Like you said, it's like getting a kid an exotic sports car as a learner car. They will get you from zero to dead in no time flat. I say 600 is a good size to start on and you can carry that on into much more advanced riding. Once you are able to ride the bike hard enough to get rid of the chicken strips on the tires, you may consider going larger. I've been riding for 5 years and I am just now getting to use the full power available on my 600 (Yamaha YZF-600R) through the curves.
    agreed but at the same time I have to say dont get a bike, even though I want another in the worst kind of way.......had an 04 or 05 I think either way 2 weeks into it, I was doing under the speed limit, and so you know I was on a red r6 with red gear/helmet....basically a strobe light....and a damn navigator cuts into a decel lane slamming my foot into her bumper, ripping the side of the bike apart, I kept it up, but spent my birthday on crutches....albeit I had a cruiser for 1 1/2 years before that with no probs, cars ALMOST respected me as another car....I should have known better though everyone of my friends with a bike as wrecked it (and yes I know the saying 2 types of riders, gone down/will go down) along with my cousin being decapited on a sports bike........basically what Im saying no matter how careful you are something WILL not MIGHT, WILL!!! happen so you must be ready to face that...other than that stick with a steel cocoon, I know I did.....even though I'd kill for a V-Rod.....I guess my good sense will never kick in.

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    Re: sport bikes

    Quote Originally Posted by I~LUV~Caddys8792
    Yeah thanks
    I probably have my head in the clouds, but would a R1 or a Hayabusa be fitting for a first bike, or would it be like giving a kid a 360 Modena for his first car? What would be a good starter newer sport bike?

    The hard thing for me anyways is that I'm 5'6", so there arent many bikes that I feel comfortable on, most are too tall for me as I found out when I was at a local dealer.
    Check out Suzuki's. I find those fit a little small its seems. You might also look at a Katana, maybe an F4i, more upright comfortable riding positions, still 600's, slightly detuned i think. Look the same, same big ass brakes.
    Also, a stock Hayabusa will eat a Viper in a straight line. I rode a busa about 2 years after I started riding, and it scared the shit outta me then. A supercharged 360 modena is a better comparison for a first car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbai2
    Once you are able to ride the bike hard enough to get rid of the chicken strips on the tires, you may consider going larger. I've been riding for 5 years and I am just now getting to use the full power available on my 600 (Yamaha YZF-600R) through the curves.
    Sounds like you've got a good handle on the bike. I wasn't sure about going to a 1000 so soon either, but I got such a good deal on the 996s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikon
    agreed but at the same time I have to say dont get a bike, even though I want another in the worst kind of way.......I guess my good sense will never kick in.
    I dunno, I think you could simply ride when theres no traffic. I NEVER ride in heavy traffic, or even moderate. It's always early on a wknd morning too.

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    Re: sport bikes

    I want a bike, but know better than to get one. I'm too lead footed to be on a vehicle with no cage, and able to do 120-190 mph.

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    Re: sport bikes

    I used to ride gixxers, but my riding days are long gone now. Most my buddies who are now racing rode gixxers too. To me its the perfect bike. I just never liked the way the cbr rode, and r1's were ok, just felt weird compared to my gixxer. I LOVE ducati though. The 996S is sex on 2 wheels. Post up pics when you have a chance!

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    Re: sport bikes

    Sportbikes are the ultimate thrill machine, but they are also the ultimate suicide machine. I mean you're on the freeway, and a car merges into your lane without seeing you, hits you and BAM! You're gone! It's definetly not something for rush hour or crowded streets and highways. I'd want a lot of space to feel comfortable on one.


    Side note, isn't the Hayabusa the fastest bike in a straight line?

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    I have owned many many bikes... fave was my Duc 996s... pics on my myspace page.

    http://www.myspace.com/hitmoney

    Also Co-Owned California Sportbike Racing in early 90's out of Costa Mesa California.

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