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Hey guys... I am riding an 87 ninja 750. I am looking to purchase a used sportbike in the fall... I am thinking 750, since it is what i have now. I have never rode one, so I hope someone could tell me if i would be correct in thinking this?

Furthermore, i know that the new bikes are extremely different, but does it take alot of adjusting once you get on them?
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If you can handle your 750 well you will be fine on the newer bikes. However any modern 600 will absolutely spank what you got now.




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Gotcha. Would you recommend me getting a year 2000+ 600 then instead of the 2000+ 750? I wasnt sure the difference and was concerned that the new 600's would make me want a bigger bike too soon.
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Gotcha. Would you recommend me getting a year 2000+ 600 then instead of the 2000+ 750? I wasnt sure the difference and was concerned that the new 600's would make me want a bigger bike too soon.


The ZX-7R was actually replaced by the ZX-6R, which produces within 2 hp of the 7 and is over 100 lbs lighter... It couldnt hurt to check one out.

With Supersport and superbike racing at an alltime high, the 750 class has been more or less left for dead as far as manufacturers are concerned. Therefore, ALL the newer technology in the supersport class is layed into either 600cc bikes, or liter bikes.



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So it sounds like the 600 might be the way to go since it is close to the 750's... I think a jump to a 900 would be too much... Need something to look forward to in the future...

I do have a friend with a 2002 Ninja ZX 7R with 4,000 miles... He wants to sell for 4,500... It is in good condition... I think this is a pretty solid deal... What do you think?
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So it sounds like the 600 might be the way to go since it is close to the 750's... I think a jump to a 900 would be too much... Need something to look forward to in the future...

I do have a friend with a 2002 Ninja ZX 7R with 4,000 miles... He wants to sell for 4,500... It is in good condition... I think this is a pretty solid deal... What do you think?


He is asking 500 over Blue Book value.



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Everything depends on your riding style and what the intended use is for (ie stunting, racing, drags, cruizin around, railin) what kind of riding? whats your style? this will make a huge difference in what bike is going to fit you.

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I am really just a pleasure rider. I enjoy riding, and rather not get into stunts or anything... I dont want to hurt myself, but would like to have a good time and be rather aggressive... Definately not racing or anything of that sort, but I imagine a stock type of racing bike would be fun on the road...

I especially like the looks of the GSXR, Ninja's and the R6's... What type of bike do you think is a good bike fit for me pricewise, riding type, and looks?
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What type of bike do you think is a good bike fit for me pricewise,

That is a hard call, since we dont know your price range.

riding type,

you are looking at the right catagory... and honestly, just about any supersport will do what you want it to. most all are comparable now-a-days.

and looks?


That is purely a decision call on your part... not one single person here can help you with that one.



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the 750 you got now is your first bike right? enjoy it, get the hang of it, and you will find a favorite. Performance wise they are all about the same. Price is also within a few hundred dollars.. So the only thing left is styling and brand loyalty. Personally I think the gixxers are pretty weak looking. So I cant advise you there




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