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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-21-2000, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi all. Im trying to get some info for next bike i buy. I want to try at least one bike that is over 600cc. Im very happy and satisfied to just stay with 600's because they are awsome in the corners. However i just have to try at least 1 big bore power wheelie suicide machine. But will they handle like a 600? (i think no) If they dont how poor are they in comparison? magazines say big bores seem wheelie prone mid corner if u dont keep eye on tach. I sat on a ZX-9 and didnt like how my knee hits the tank trying to manage the shifter. what else are negatives about the big bikes?

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flickable....

i don't know, r1's steers very light. gsxr's feel almost as light. they steer well.

they don't steer like an old fzr1000 (heavy).

they will go from as far as i can a full lean left to right and back well (and easily).

in otherwords, the racy liter bikes and new gsxr are pretty damn good at being tossed around.

as for mid-corner wheelies. do you mean while still turning or do you mean at exit.

there's a big difference. either way, r1's (which i still see as the king of the jungle) aren't going to do anything you don't make it do.

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Try a new Gixxer750, if you can...They are
UNFRIGGINBELIEVABLE!!!!VERY flickable...

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If you want flickable, definately check out the new Gixxer (power of the 9's, handling of the 6's). Steer clear of the 7R though, it's flickable.......just in its own way.

I've ridden big bore bikes (R1, 929, ZX-9R) - in general, they perform a lot like 600's.......just with more power and not quite as flickable.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TheToy:
magazines say big bores seem wheelie prone mid corner if u dont keep eye on tach.
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......a sign of too much power.

Personally, I like smaller, higher-revving bikes. I own a 750 now, and my next bike is probably gonna be a 600.

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Aril, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Spitfire:
......a sign of too much power.

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Or perhaps too little balls?



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The newer 750 Plus bikes are fairly flickable.
The 929 and GSX-R are quite flickable and the
R1 is a bit heavier than the two of them but
benefits elsewhere. As far as being as
flickable as a 600, no, not quite.

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to me, the r1 feels lighter than the gsxr due to the steering damper on the gsxr.

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You want 600cc flickability with liter bike power? There are two choices. The 929 or the new Gixxer. The R1 has the power, but falls just short of being flickable. I have ridden both the Gixxer and the 929, and there is not much to choose from between the two in handling. The 929 has it over the Gixxer in the power dept, though not by all that much at the top end (about 8 to 10 peak rwhp), but where at absolutely slaughters the Gixxer is in the low to mid range. The 929 has gobs more power than the Gixxer, lower in the power curve where you spend 90% of your time when riding on the street. Another more expensive option would be the 996SPS, but both the 929 and the Gixxer will beat it around a track, and for less than 1/3 the price.

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