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gsx600 vs R6 vs CBR600RR 02-05 for the tall rider

Compare these bikes on performance, handling, depreciation, and comfort
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You've either completely ignored the advice in the stickies in New Riders or you just didn't bother to read them.

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The 600's are all the same. None of them has any significant advantage over any of the others. It all comes down to personal preference - which one feels best to you. Your height does not exempt you from the advice on starter bikes though. In fact, a Ninja 500 will be much more comfortable for a tall rider than any of the 600's. Anyone who tells you that you need a bigger engine because you're tall is either trying to sell you one or is completely misinformed. You need to go read the stickies and then come back here and post "Hey guys, I've decided to take your advice and look for a good starter bike. Is this 500 I found on Craigslist a good buy?" Don't reply back stating that you don't want to outgrow your bike. Nobody here who has been riding for more than a couple years still has the same bike he/she started on, regardless of what it was.

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You've either completely ignored the advice in the stickies in New Riders or you just didn't bother to read them.

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The 600's are all the same. None of them has any significant advantage over any of the others. It all comes down to personal preference - which one feels best to you. Your height does not exempt you from the advice on starter bikes though. In fact, a Ninja 500 will be much more comfortable for a tall rider than any of the 600's. Anyone who tells you that you need a bigger engine because you're tall is either trying to sell you one or is completely misinformed. You need to go read the stickies and then come back here and post "Hey guys, I've decided to take your advice and look for a good starter bike. Is this 500 I found on Craigslist a good buy?" Don't reply back stating that you don't want to outgrow your bike. Nobody here who has been riding for more than a couple years still has the same bike he/she started on, regardless of what it was.
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You've either completely ignored the advice in the stickies in New Riders or you just didn't bother to read them.

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The 600's are all the same. None of them has any significant advantage over any of the others. It all comes down to personal preference - which one feels best to you. Your height does not exempt you from the advice on starter bikes though. In fact, a Ninja 500 will be much more comfortable for a tall rider than any of the 600's. Anyone who tells you that you need a bigger engine because you're tall is either trying to sell you one or is completely misinformed. You need to go read the stickies and then come back here and post "Hey guys, I've decided to take your advice and look for a good starter bike. Is this 500 I found on Craigslist a good buy?" Don't reply back stating that you don't want to outgrow your bike. Nobody here who has been riding for more than a couple years still has the same bike he/she started on, regardless of what it was.
The purpose of my post was to hear your opinions on the bikes. That's all. A friend of mine had a gsx-600 and said he almost went with a cbr600 but didn't because it felt too small for him. He is also 6'3. My first bike is a long time away and I'm just trying to collect information and hear opinions.
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I sat on the latest 600RR and it feels smaller than my original VF500. So if that's what he's after, well then the only option is to go sit on lots and lots of bikes and restricting the choices to those you listed is unwise.

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Did you worry about performance with your first bicycle or did you concern yourself more with LEARNING to ride it so you could get the damn training wheels off?? No disrespect intented but this situation is relative. Slow down, take your time and worry with the essentials like staying alive long enough to LEARN how to ride. These machine's obviously arent as forgiving as a bicycle. Most of the guys giving you advice above have been riding for a very long time, including myself. Alot of us are well seasoned riders and repeat the same shit over and over again so that some day maybe you will be. I am not flaming you by any stretch, only giving advice so my conscience is clear on the matter. Good luck

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I sat on the latest 600RR and it feels smaller than my original VF500. So if that's what he's after, well then the only option is to go sit on lots and lots of bikes and restricting the choices to those you listed is unwise.
Thanks! I'll go by the dealership and have a seat on everything.
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Thanks! I'll go by the dealership and have a seat on everything.
I misinterpreted your post prior to this. For whatever reason I thought you were asking for your friend. Suffice it to say, none of the supersports (ZX-6R, 600RR, GSXR, R6) are appropriate for a beginner

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whats the big deal about buying a 600 for a starter bike anyways? I don't want to shell out the cash for a 250 and grow out of it then have to deal with selling it and possibly losing money on it. Why not just take it slow on a 600? I know plenty of people who have gone that route and are still breathing. And by no means am I a daredevil I have a good head on my shoulders I did way too much stupid shit back in highschool and learned the hard way but got it out of my system.
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Maybe if you'd read the stickies as suggested by mkeeney, you wouldn't have to ask that question.

But I guess a few of your friends are a good enough reason not to listen to us. After all, what do we know.

Aside from the fact that the people who have responded thus far probably have more collective experience on bikes than you do on your own two feet.

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