Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Terrible Hole, IN
Originally posted by Olson
All You guys act like 1000s are fuckin death traps. its dumb . if your gunna get a 600. why not spend a grand or two more and get a bigger bike? thats what im doing.im not rich and if im getting a bike its gunna be one of hte best
I don't particularly care which bike you get, but just wanted to say that bigger doesn't always mean better. It's more rider than bike when talking performance numbers. Having ridden small and large bikes I personally am leaning towards another 600 as the next ride. They do more than I could ever ask of them, are cheaper to insure, better gas mileage, arguably more flickable in twisties, etc. It all depends on what you're looking for. Straight line pull-my-arms-outta-socket acceleration isn't that big of a deal to me, and as mentioned the 600's aren't much behind the 1k's in that regard anyway.
Whatever you get, good luck. Just remember that bigger doesn't equal better in every case.
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