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Well, after even more reading on the '05 R6, I'm beginning to like it more and more. Sure, it's a little more expensive than the GSXR, and I would have to spend some extra money on additional upgrades (SS brake lines and probably steering damper), but it seems like it just might be a slight step above the GSXR. I think they've greatly improved the R6 with the modifications made for the '05 model year. At any rate, I'm still doing as much research as possible before making a decision. Besides, I have a few months before I make my final choice between new and used. If I buy used, it will no doubt be a GSXR, but if I buy new, then I have a tough decision to make.
 

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I'm partial to the Suzuki, but that's my emotional opinion. :thumbs:
Well, I was too, until Yamaha made some serious changes to the R6.
 

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Sorry about this one Capt! Both bikes are great well rounded bikes. I really don't think you can go wrong with either of them. Again, sorry for no help. I'm sure Twisty and MP will come in here and give you their votes and continue the split down the middle...
 

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ZX 6 all the way man..don't forget about the kawasaki !! :yesnod:
 

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I read that the 05' R6 is more comfortable than the GSXR, ZX6, and RR, but the engine is quite buzzy between 4K and 8K. But before you buy any of the race-replicas, take a look at the Honda 599. It's the best middlewight standard. It has no windshield, but if you'll do a lot of highway riding I'm sure you can get one.
 

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Captain Morgan said:
Well, after even more reading on the '05 R6, I'm beginning to like it more and more. Sure, it's a little more expensive than the GSXR, and I would have to spend some extra money on additional upgrades (SS brake lines and probably steering damper), but it seems like it just might be a slight step above the GSXR. I think they've greatly improved the R6 with the modifications made for the '05 model year. At any rate, I'm still doing as much research as possible before making a decision. Besides, I have a few months before I make my final choice between new and used. If I buy used, it will no doubt be a GSXR, but if I buy new, then I have a tough decision to make.
im not sure about performance but the R6 is a cool looking bike

this is kinda off topic but i dont whant to start a new threAD

dont you ride a kat are those like high performance bikes or they entry level type bikes???
 

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I read that the 05' R6 is more comfortable than the GSXR, ZX6, and RR, but the engine is quite buzzy between 4K and 8K.
What exactly do you mean when you say "buzzy"? Vibration? Or something else?
 

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dont you ride a kat are those like high performance bikes or they entry level type bikes???
Yes, I currently have a kat, but they are overweight bikes with a long wheelbase and they aren't the best for high performance. They are more for comfortable cruising, while still giving a slight performance feel when you want it. You could call it an entry level bike (at least the 600), but I'm not sure that it would be completely appropriate. It's more of a sport-tourer.

It was my first sportbike, but not my first bike. I've had older Honda streetbikes, but rode this one when a friend owned it. After owning the bike, I went to a couple track days/schools and read several good books. My skills vastly improved after reading and practicing, and now I need a bike that is more powerful and more agile.
 

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Yes, I currently have a kat, but they are overweight bikes with a long wheelbase and they aren't the best for high performance. They are more for comfortable cruising, while still giving a slight performance feel when you want it. You could call it an entry level bike (at least the 600), but I'm not sure that it would be completely appropriate. It's more of a sport-tourer.

It was my first sportbike, but not my first bike. I've had older Honda streetbikes, but rode this one when a friend owned it. After owning the bike, I went to a couple track days/schools and read several good books. My skills vastly improved after reading and practicing, and now I need a bike that is more powerful and more agile.
would the kat 600 be an okay first bike i kinda like that look too

just wondering no flame please lol jk
 

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would the kat 600 be an okay first bike i kinda like that look too

just wondering no flame please lol jk
:lol: Probably. It doesn't have as much power, but you can still get in trouble on it (up to 140 MPH or so). The new body style started in '98 and you can still get one of those for between 2 and 3K if you find the right one. Plus, the majority of kats have not been raced or stunted, just because they are so heavy.
 

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Kats are great bikes .. ones that do everything well..and they are very forgiving to the rider. the inspire confidence in you when you ride. You'd do well to start off with a 600 kat..or older cbr 600 f2 or f3 maybe as well.

 

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see how good that went without the flames lol jk but now i have to choose between the 650 svs and the kat 600 !!!! dam :bash:
 

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see how good that went without the flames lol jk but now i have to choose between the 650 svs and the kat 600 !!!! dam :bash:
:lol: Nobody flamed you in the other posts (I don't think), we were just trying to get our points across. But hey, now you know what I'm going through with the choices. That's where homework can help. Unfortunately, it's tough to find an unbiased opinion in magazines when you see a full page advertisement for the bike they are reviewing, and it's just one page before the start of the article. :lol: I would also suggest riding the different bikes (if the dealer will let you) so that you can get an idea of what best suits you. It's a lot more difficult to get a dealer to let you test ride the newest models, but they will usually let you ride the used ones. Unfortunately for me, the '05 R6 is vastly different from the '04 as far as handling is concerned, so I can't get an accurate idea from riding the used bikes. :(
 

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:lol: Nobody flamed you in the other posts (I don't think), we were just trying to get our points across. But hey, now you know what I'm going through with the choices. That's where homework can help. Unfortunately, it's tough to find an unbiased opinion in magazines when you see a full page advertisement for the bike they are reviewing, and it's just one page before the start of the article. :lol: I would also suggest riding the different bikes (if the dealer will let you) so that you can get an idea of what best suits you. It's a lot more difficult to get a dealer to let you test ride the newest models, but they will usually let you ride the used ones. Unfortunately for me, the '05 R6 is vastly different from the '04 as far as handling is concerned, so I can't get an accurate idea from riding the used bikes. :(
i dident think that the dealer would let you test ride it???? that is awsome the kat is a lot cheaper too ???? isent it
 

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i was joking about the flames but one more question (for now) lol what is better and why fuel injection or carb the 650 svs has injection the kat has a crab??
 

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The kats are about $100 or so cheaper than the SV650S, new. I'm not sure about used ones, though. BTW, what price is your dealer asking for the SV?
 

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The kats are about $100 or so cheaper than the SV650S, new. I'm not sure about used ones, though. BTW, what price is your dealer asking for the SV?
03 6,400 04 7288 is what the dealer over here said but 6499 is what the website says for the 04 models
 

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i was joking about the flames but one more question (for now) lol what is better and why fuel injection or carb the 650 svs has injection the kat has a crab??
Well, I will honestly say that is a question better left for someone else. They each have their strong points, but I can't honestly say which is better. However, MOST bikes are going to fuel injection, so that should say something.

Another good starter bike (and it doesn't look bad either) is the GS500F. http://www.suzukicycles.com/Products/GS500FK5/Default.aspx Just wanted to add another choice for you. :lol:
 

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ive seen the bike ive been going to that website reading and dreaming for the past month or so

trust me i want a bike lol but why doesnt it say the hp and stuff in the specs part ????? that is bothering me


i will stick with eitther the 650 or kat thanx though i appreciate your time with me
 
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