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New or used? Please help me decide.

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Okay folks, here's the deal. A few months ago, I had planned on buying either a 2005 GSXR 600 or an R6. I really liked the red/black bikes in each model and both have very similar performance. However, just a couple months ago, I found out I'm going to be a dad in late May/early June (which is why I most likely won't be able to make the gap trip). Now, since I'm not married to, nor am I planning to marry the woman (we aren't even dating), I'm going to be paying child support. Yes, I will be the best dad I can be, and I love children, but this woman is not someone I want to spend the rest of my life with.

Anyway, before I found out this news, I knew I could easily afford a new bike, however, child support will put a bit of a belt on my budget (don't know exact amount yet). I had then decided to just look for a good used bike (no older than 2001, 99% sure it would be a GSXR) and paint it the colors I wanted since the red/black was not an option before '05.

BUT, I JUST got an unexpected 5K per year raise (today), so I'm thinking that will at least come close to covering child support. So, the question now is do I still buy used, or do I go ahead and buy new as previously planned?

What are the pros and cons of each? Any opinions (on the bike, not the child situation since I already know what I'm doing there) would be greatly appreciated.
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Captain, I sat on the red/black busa at the motorcycle show and it was the best looking GSXR I've ever seen. But I wouldn't buy a 600 or buy new. Those 600 engines have to be wound above 7K to really get exciting, which is difficult on most streets. Plus, I sat on a lot of 600's at the show. I'm not that big, but I don't fit on them well.

I would get a used super bike such as a busa, R1 or big CBR because of my size and I like power down low. Also, because of what Pickle said, and just in case the lady has twins. Plus you can get just liability insurance. :2cents:
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