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Old 07-08-2012, 06:43 AM   #701 (permalink)
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If anyone is up, motogp.com Watch live video now! is live streaming the race.

EDIT: It was a lie! They gave me a 10 minute live run, and then wanted me to buy a pass... It was nothing but a clever ruse...

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Old 07-08-2012, 06:50 AM   #702 (permalink)
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If you gear up, and you respect the machine, and you didn't crash your last one, I really don't see a reason why you couldn't get along on a 600.

While this is contradictory to what I just said, a 600 is manageable, as is a litre bike. I just wouldn't trust myself with one. You seem to have a level head from the get-go.

Have you considered Supermoto?
1 liter bikes have a bad tendency to free wheelie upon take off
worse... front wheel won't touch down well into when 5th's engaged.
worser still... hard to steer that way
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:04 AM   #703 (permalink)
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:23 PM   #704 (permalink)
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Ninja 400R is right up your alley bro.

Btw that's Filtering, not Lane Splitting.

IDGAF, I want an R6S asap (preferably an 09) ^_^ and FWIW the 600cc SS are almost always jumpier and quicker than the 1000cc SS. As said above, CC isn't everything. Unfortunately most insurance companies are wads about it. With most companies an SV650 or V-strom cost the same to insure as a ZX6R
I wish, but they'renot available in the US ... and I'm looking to get an inline 4 just to get something different. Already had a single cylinder and a parallel twin. i4 is next.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:40 PM   #705 (permalink)
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If you can find one in good condition, the 80's Suzuki GS550's and 750's are a BLAST(my neighbour has both). And they aren't stupidly powerful.

I owned a GS400 which was rad, as well.

EDIT: Have you considered a naked bike? They still have a similar amount of power, but you'd be surprised at how the lack of a windscreen changes the way you push it. The KTM Duke 690 is a seriously cool looking bike, and a couple guys on www.supermotojunkie.com swear by them for street bikes.

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Old 07-08-2012, 01:46 PM   #706 (permalink)
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If you can find one in good condition, the 80's Suzuki GS550's and 750's are a BLAST(my neighbour has both). And they aren't stupidly powerful.
I bought two GS550s for a total of $248. I used one to rebuild the other. Of course, this was nearly a decade ago.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:55 PM   #707 (permalink)
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:00 PM   #708 (permalink)
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If you can find one in good condition, the 80's Suzuki GS550's and 750's are a BLAST(my neighbour has both). And they aren't stupidly powerful.

I owned a GS400 which was rad, as well.

EDIT: Have you considered a naked bike? They still have a similar amount of power, but you'd be surprised at how the lack of a windscreen changes the way you push it. The KTM Duke 690 is a seriously cool looking bike, and a couple guys on Supermoto Junkie swear by them for street bikes.
I love the KTM Dukes, but I'd rather have a sportbike, just because. KTM's are badass though, I won't lie... I have thought about getting a Duke but I'll be doing a lot of freeway riding and a sportbike on the freeway would probably be more comfortable.
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I love the KTM Dukes, but I'd rather have a sportbike, just because. KTM's are badass though, I won't lie... I have thought about getting a Duke but I'll be doing a lot of freeway riding and a sportbike on the freeway would probably be more comfortable.
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Old 07-08-2012, 02:14 PM   #710 (permalink)
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Try an sv650 they are a half fared 90* twin pretty comfy to ride long distances. They have a lot of low to mid range grunt and moderate high end power without having to push rpms past -7k. They have a redline of 11k. Pretty forgiving for newer riders as well. Also you can get them with full fairings. I bought my wife one when she wanted to start riding and I ended up riding it more than she did.
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