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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2002, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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help me make a decision on 2nd bike

I'm looking to trade my 2001 SV650S in next summer for a larger cc bike. Here are the bikes I'm looking at...

- Yamaha R1 (1998-2001)
- Suzuki GSXR 750 (2000-2001)
- Suzuki TL1000R (1999-2001)
- Honda CBR 929 RR (2000-2001)

I'm looking to buy used (around $8000) and I was wondering which one of these bikes people think would make a good second bike.
I'm 5'7'' 150 and I've had about 2 seasons of riding and I just need some more power and maybe more so... a change.


I'm looking for a good mix between power, comfort and quality. What would you look at? Any help or thoughts would be great! THX
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2002, 03:00 PM
 
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i suppose this don't mean much because i don't own one. i've give a vote to the r1 if you want it to handle,some comfort, power,and looks. then again i'm ridding a fzr1000 from 87 :>) I LOVE IT. the power is a little short.. i'm doing a major rebuild, big bore,ect. and nitrous.... i,ve redone alot already..
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2002, 03:05 PM
 
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2 seasons is not enough experience for any of those. Get a ZX-6R or F4i.
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2002, 03:12 PM
 
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whoa....loaded question. i personally would go with the 929 if you WON'T go for track days. if you are gonna go on the track, then i'd pick the r1 or gsxr. i'm not a v-twin fan (sorry to all v-twin owners.....nothing personal, just my opinion), but maybe a tl owner can give you reasons why it's a good bike. the 929 is bulletproof and will last forever. the yam and gixxer have really aggressive riding positions (compared to the 929), but are ultra flickable and if you read the 08/02 cycle world, they pitted the best riders (journalists) on the top bikes (yams, ducks, etc.) and the gixxer 750 was the overall pick for best bike. i am going to get a used gixxer 750 for track days......wish i could use my 9, but i like it too much for the street and stunting! good luck and i don't envy you......tough choice.
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2002, 03:55 PM
 
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What Tristan said. a 600 supersport will be power a'plenty coming from the SV650. The ones you're looking at are loop-outs waiting to happen.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2002, 04:39 PM
 
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I went from a SV650S to a VFR and I love it. I can drag a peg, blow by most everyone, and ride all day in comfort. Where 200 miles used to be a long ride, I can now rip off 450 no prob. Larry
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2002, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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see this bike is going to be the last one I buy for a good number of years so I don't want to outgrow it. Id rather get a larger cc bike that I can learn to use and grow with. I'm afraid that if I get an R6 or an F4i that I might outgrow them within a year or two leaving me looking for more power. Just something to think about.
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2002, 05:18 PM
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TLr, not just for comfort but because it's also a v-twin.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2002, 05:44 PM
 
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Aim for a Honda 929

for of the bikes you mentioned this one has the sensible riding position & it was a big bike designed for hwy use.
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-30-2002, 07:34 PM
 
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How about a NEW ZX9 with a bit off from the end of year sales?
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