Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: hot springs, AR. 71913
As far as the 1000 part, i know people get negative, but alot of what they are saying is true.These bikes are RACE bikes, they are not tame, There is no other vehicles that even compare, I rode/race dirtbikes for 6yrs, That in no way prepares you for getting on a new liter bike, I am not questioning how carefull you will be, I am not even saying not to buy one, that is your decision, you may never have an accident. But inexperience + liter bike, can be deadly, this is not arguable, just a fact. I have been riding sportbikes since 98, and I still have my hands full with the 1000, i cannot even come close to riding it to its ability, I am thinking about getting a 750, because I would actually probably be faster on a 750, because they are a little tamer, and can push it harder.
But, yes it is possible to buy a liter bike as a first bike and never have an issue, Is it smart? Hell no, no one can argue that.
I had a friend buy an 03 R1, Died 3 months later on it, have another friend bought an 04 RC51, crashed, then he bought an 05 gixxer 1000, crashed it, then he bought an 05 1000RR, and crashed it last month, all this within a yr. Have another friend who bought an 05 Gixxer 1000, had it a week, crashed it in the exact same spot the guy died on the R1, have another friend bought a busa, crashed it within 2 weeks of purchase. All of these were their first sportbikes.
Not saynig this will happen to you, just saying the ODDS are against you and to really think about what you are doing, there is no reason in the world a new 636 is not enough bike.
Just to ask, why would you buy a 1000 over a 600, curious to here why?
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