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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Just bought my first bike, 2005 ZZR600!

Put my deposit down, I take delivery tomorrow night.

So, once I learn to ride this thing (I have riden since I was 6 on dirt, so it shouldnt take long to get acustom to the street), how is it going to stand up against my buddies bikes (most of which are early 2000's 600's, ie 2002 gsxr600, 2001 r6, 2002 f4i). I will be riding with them alot, and want to know how this bike stacks up in accleration and handling to theirs.

Anything else that might help me to know about this bike would also be great!

-James
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Put my deposit down, I take delivery tomorrow night.

So, once I learn to ride this thing (I have riden since I was 6 on dirt, so it shouldnt take long to get acustom to the street), how is it going to stand up against my buddies bikes (most of which are early 2000's 600's, ie 2002 gsxr600, 2001 r6, 2002 f4i). I will be riding with them alot, and want to know how this bike stacks up in accleration and handling to theirs.

Anything else that might help me to know about this bike would also be great!

-James
It'll be pretty equal to your buddies bikes. maybe not the top end but it won't be bad at all. Maybe 5-10 MPH slower. Then again maybe not. you'll be aight. Just wear your gear and take it easy in the begining. Don't feel that you need to catch up with your buddies just yet. For real. Ride at your own pace.
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Thanks. I am going to be a puss on it for a while, but then again, thats what everyone says, and next thing you know they think they are Nikky Hayden. I just dont want to be left in the dust by them. I got this bike for a steal, so I wont be dissappointed either way.

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Thanks. I am going to be a puss on it for a while, but then again, thats what everyone says, and next thing you know they think they are Nikky Hayden. I just dont want to be left in the dust by them. I got this bike for a steal, so I wont be dissappointed either way.
You better tolerate being in their dust for a while. Let them do their thing. they'll stop so you can catch up. It's a safety issue. My buddy broke his ankle trying to keep up with us. Just practice a lot. It takes time to get good on bikes.
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Definitly dont want to do that. I will never hear the end of it. The lady and folks already think that me getting a bike is retarded, dont want to give them a reason to believe that.
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Congrats on the purchase!!!

Lets see some pics when you get this bad boy!
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Great choice on a bike, was looking at that model myself actually. Then I decided to go with a ZX-6R =)

I found out that a ZZR-600 is actually basically a ZX-6 from around 2000-2001 or something like that. Basically, it's as fast as you'll need while riding in traffic. But definately stay off the throttle and learn to ride on your own in an empty parking lot for the first couple days. I tried to sign up for the MSF course to learn to ride, but it was all full so I learned all on my lonesome in a deserted parking lot.

and lay on the throttle VERY lightly at first. And another word of advice, don't try U-turns on narrow residential streets...its not as easy as it looks! Learned that myself the first time out on it lol...luckily I only laid it down gently and didn't break anything, just a small scuff.

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bro. Nice ride. Get some pics up asap. And like DL said, dont' try to keep up...it will only get you hurt. You'll be able to ride with them soon enough.

Take an MSF course if you haven't already.



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They are all right on.

The bike will match up about the same. The 2005 ZZR600 is basically a 3 year old Ninja 6R.

But yes please take it easy. You'll fall farther behind when you crash!




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They are all right on.

The bike will match up about the same. The 2005 ZZR600 is basically a 3 year old Ninja 6R.

But yes please take it easy. You'll fall farther behind when you crash!
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Damn right.
Yup. That's usually what happens.
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Besides what these folks said, have fun with it, safely of course.
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The ZZR600 is a pimp a$$ bike. Enjoy it.

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The bike doesn't make the rider the Rider makes the bike.

As an owner of a relatively fast bike (04 aprilia Mille) and a relatively fast rider I know guys (one in particular) the can wipe the street with my bike in the twisties on his 10yr old 500EX. yea my bike has twice the power but that doesn't mean anything. when riding It just means I can go faster in the straits.

The moral of the story is ride your own ride. With time and practice comes speed and expertise.

You have a good bike, just have fun.

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