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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-16-2006, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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Track bike?

Ok, I know i've seen it, but I don't know what it is. I've seen the same bike at a Honda dealership, as well as a local place that sells vitually every make/type of bike around. It's a small sportbike set up for track use only (no lights, speedometer, mirrors, etc). Both ones I've seen have white plastics and are bare-bones. Anyways, I was just wondering what they are and if one would be usefull as a first track bike. The reason I ask is that I have some extra $$$ and after I buy some new gear I'm going to be on the market for a track bike. I would like something that is not pristine so that if i mess up, I won't be devistated. My Gixxer would be awesome at the track I'm sure, but I would hate for her to go down. I was thinking a mid-'90's CBR cause I've ridden plenty of them and they are just so comfortable to me. But what about these "track only" bikes? Any info?

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Are you referring to NSR50R? Honda is coming out with 100CC version soon. It's probably blast on the track, easier to knee drag and learn the track, but at $3K, there are 600s that can be turned into track bike cheaper. Still, a preowned NSR would be nice, but they lack the low end power since it's 2 strokes.
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That would be the one. Any idea what kind of speed they carry? Would I get blown away by everyone on the track? I understand they are a bit pricey, but I would be willing to spend some extra $$$ if it's going to be more beneficial in helping me get the feel of the track.

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After checking around, thanks to your help, I found some info in the NSF100. Looks like they would be fun, but even so, I am not the kind that likes to continually be in people's way.

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Here's more info on it.

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/Articl...?ArticleID=918

Yeah, it's on the slow side, but then again, even if you're going 100mph through a turn, to someone people going faster, you'd still be in their way.
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shit, you got 2 of the 3 bikes I have. Do what I'm doing. Go buy yourself a wrecked bike, cheap, but in working condition, fix it up, and race it. My 05 gixxer that I have is going to be my dedicated race bike now.
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Also if 600s are a little too much, the newer ones can be with all the headshakes and top end, take a look at the older ones, like your F2. Or go with a sv650, lot of torque and power and handles like scooter.
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i saw online one day where a guy had an older SV650 and had taken gsxr suspension parts (front end, and rear shock), and other parts from this wrecked gixxer and made himself a great track bike (or so he said)

that made dropping acid seem like a mild cure for boredom

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one of my friends mixed and matched honda cbr600 front forks and tripple tree with an sv650. We call it a hybrid.
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Why?? I would've gone with Gixxer suspensions, or the aftermarket. Older CBR suspensions tend to be on the soft side, in fact many will swap it for something else, although better than SV, still there are better upgrades on budget.
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