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Old 14-06-2011, 19:41   #11 (permalink)
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Yus but they don't tame it that much lol
So the 3 settings are Mad, Madder and Murder?

But yeah can never go wrong with a GSXR, from what I've been told the 600s are relatively easy to ride but if its not enough then 1000 is there for pure beastings
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Old 14-06-2011, 19:46   #12 (permalink)
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So the 3 settings are Mad, Madder and Murder?
Yip you have Mad, Madder, you ARE going to die.

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I haven't ridden on the road before but i'm used to quick machines with owning the 911 turbo



You seriously can't compare the two rory, the bike will eat your 911.
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Old 14-06-2011, 20:13   #13 (permalink)
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im a massive bike fanatic and have ridden loads of bikes for my age. If i were you i would do your test first then get a bike. you wont be able to do your test and learn on a gixxer anyway, it will be a 500cc single cylinder or a parallel twin. thats of course if you haven't done ur test already. out of all the gsxr's id get the 750. fast a $&* 1000cc lazy mans bike imo effortless but then again there have the slight edge, the 750 is near enough just as quick but its lighter so better in the twisties. the stage power adjustment on a 600cc makes it gutless in 'c' setting but there only on the newer models k6 and onward if i recall. if you have never riden a bike before or not for a while i would strongly suggest you have a few refresher lessons. as for the kawasaki there bigger heavier than a gixxer built for taller riders zx 10r is a death machine according to stats i would look at spending 4k roughtly on a zx6r but it would be the 636 model B3 i think it is with the under seat can. Hope that helps, if you got a gixxer u wont look back by far my fav sports bike.
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Old 14-06-2011, 20:17   #14 (permalink)
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i thought you were limited for a certain amount of time, or is it age restricted?
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Old 14-06-2011, 20:29   #15 (permalink)
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Old 14-06-2011, 20:31   #16 (permalink)
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i thought you were limited for a certain amount of time, or is it age restricted?
well its age restricted and limited on time only if you do your test before your 21, if your younger than 21 you do your full test on a 125 and your restricted to 33bhp for 2 years then you can do what you like. If you over 21 then you can do your test on a 500cc and buy a hyabusa if you wanted. thats why its the 30+ people that have the most accidents and people that return to biking. all i would say is most sports bikes are a hell of a lot faster than any car the faster you drive the more tunnel vision you get so just watch side roads etc. you learn all that in the lessons tho. mirrior signal lifesaver then manouver lol
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there sexy aint they and the noise they make lol loooooveee it
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Old 14-06-2011, 21:12   #18 (permalink)
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roz1! you biking brah?

People will tell you to get the most powerful, hardest bike you can afford. I would only do that if i felt a desperate need to splatter myself over the first dry stone wall i came across....

There is nothing wrong with buying a sports bike as your first bike imo, but a gixxer 750 is pushing it a bit. It's not the power that will catch you out, any clown can twist their wrist and rocket into the distance from a roll. My worry is a gixxer will tankslap like a b*tch if it doesn't have a serious steering damper and the torque of a 750 is epic. The front wheel will come up or spin and you're off.

Riding a bike is a massive learning curve mate, even after you've sat your test on a 500 or whatever, a 600cc inline-4 is a huge step up.

My 600 is not that sporty as far as 600s go, more a "hot-hatch" of bikes but it will still hit 60 in 3.5s, 100 in 7s and crack the 1/4 in a little over 11s.... it's very nearly killed me a few times due to my own inexperience and it's nowhere near as twitchy as a gixxer.

If you have to have a new sports bike with an image then for a n00b rider you can't get much better than a honda CBR600RR with ABS. A cracking bike with more power than a 600 GSXR and it won't bite quite as hard if you do something stupid. VV



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Thanks for all the info, from the sound of things I think a 600cc might be a good place to start and once I get a bit of a feel for it all then move on to a 750cc.

Is there much difference between the GSXR 600 and the ZX-6R or does it tend to be preference based, and which feels better when deciding which bike to go for?

I'm really gonna have to be careful not to kill myself on these things, seriously.


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You seriously can't compare the two rory, the bike will eat your 911.
I think that would surprise me, top end of course the turbo will be quicker - being as it can hit around 200mph - not that you would really want to do that on a bike lol.

But 1/4mile times and most importantly 60-130 times should be pretty similar - perhaps a bit in the favour of the bike but not a lot with the 600, the 750 (and definitely a 1000 of course) should be starting to pull away though. However, I bet it will feel waay faster on the bike - just with being so much more exposed and not sitting in a cabin, which is the main reason I want to go for one rather than putting the money into my car (big turbos, etc).
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A 911 turbo is faster all out (with the exception of the new zx10-r and the bmw s1000rr perhapse) than any bike in a max speed drag race kind of thing.

The GSXR is the more twichy of the two but also the quickest on a track (only just). A zx-6r is more powerful and faster on the road. Other than that it's which one you like most. However, suzukis are the least reliable of jap bikes, the finish is crap and they will rust in a bit of wet. Kawks are bullet proof.
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