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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-28-2006, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Survived 750...Literbike (?)

I was wondering if a Literbike in my future would be a really bad idea. I'm not ready to get rid of my Z750, but I feel like a literbike might make a nice challenge down the road, whether as a second bike or a replacement (but I can't see getting rid of my current bike). I'm just wondering whether 5000 or 6000 mi. on a 750 would make the literbike transition a dangerous proposition or not.

Also, I probably will talk myself out of it anyway, as a literbike on the street seems like overkill. My current bike has more usable power than I can make use of 95% of the time anyway.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-28-2006, 07:57 PM
 
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I rode my friends 954rr, I like it. Lots of power. If you can tame the power and know when to use it, you should be good. Its all about wisdom and brains, not brains splattered over the road.
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I would first try my luck with new 600s or 2000+ GSXR750 before stepping into literbike. Remember, the Z750 is tamer than most 2000+ 600s in terms of peak power. It's not the CC that is alarming, but power to weight ratio. I guess you could be alright on an older literbike that puts out 110 HP and weighs over 460 lbs, like CBR900RR for example. It's still handful but rideable, but the new literbikes are absolutely insane.
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Possibly you are sort of jumping the gun. Like I really do not know how long you have been riding & what sort of bikes. Remember after the litre bike all you can do for engine size is something like a HD though you will be loosing out in actual HP.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-29-2006, 04:40 AM
 
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I guess my question is why do you want one?
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-29-2006, 07:55 PM
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Actually, the power delivery on the 05 gixxer 1k is really nice, very smooth and predictable..that's not to say everyone should run out and buy one..

IMHO...5 or 6k miles isn't all that much..I'd give yourself another season on your current steed....maybe ride a 750, or a 636 Kaw at some point just to get a feel of how they ride..Oh, you might think about the New Triumph 675...I've seen dyno graphs..it's sweet!

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Its all about wisdom and brains, not brains splattered over the road.
Concur...If you want one then get one, but don't do it just cause you think you should upgrade. You said it yourself...you can't even get all of your Z to the ground. If you feel the need for speed, then get to the track.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-29-2006, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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I guess my question is why do you want one?
Good point...I don't really, I guess I was just tossing the idea around for fun. In all likelihood I probably won't get another bike; if I did though I do like the 636s quite a bit, but haven't ridden one.
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I'd say after 15k miles you should be ready for it.



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I rode my friends 954rr, I like it. Lots of power. If you can tame the power and know when to use it, you should be good. Its all about wisdom and brains, not brains splattered over the road.

954rr does not compare to todays 1000's.
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