Noob looking for 03-05 gixxer 600
Well, id like to start off by saying that im 17 and have a lot of offroad ATV and dirtbike racing and fun-having under my belt. I do realize that when riding a street bike on the road, every car will try what ever they can to kill you.
I rode my old buddies Gixxer 600 (2003) a while ago and I loved it but it didnt seem as fast as i thought it'd be, although, it was my FIRST TIME riding a bike. Right now, i all of the sudden want to get a bike. I just got rid of my souped up banshee and still have a 2001 Raptor. I live with my mom and im not having too much trouble convincing her even though she is one to be very overly cautious and i can very much see where she is coming from.
I wouldnt dare ride without gear. Im 5'11 and about 165lb's. Im looking for a 600cc bike but since the gixxer 600 was the first bike i rode, id like to get that one. The new SPORT BIKE MAGAZINE pitted all the top brand 600's against eachother and it looked like the gixxer 600 was "made more for the track" and the R6 was a better street bike. Can anyone help me out. Any help would be appreciated.
Many of you would probably not understand my need for a street bike at this point. I turn 18 in october. I cant stop thinking about one. I would like to dismiss the thought of buying a smaller/slower bike and getting used to it but i think im ready for a 600. I have been racing/riding quads and dirtbikes for 8 years now and i AM aware that it is totally different. The first thing im going to do is take a bike safety course (MSF??) if i know im going to get a bike.
Thanx in advance for any help and feel free to give me some tips on safety if needed.