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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 04-19-2006, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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which 06' bike did you buy and why?

Ok, let's have some comparison fun here. Which 2006 bike did you buy and why?
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I went with the zx10r solar yellow. I like the the new style and the slight changes to update its useability. I was seriously considering the Gixxer but did not feel comfortable going with a new one because I have a strong feeling that next year it will be on a new platform. I am very happy with my deciditon.
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06 R1! Looks beautiful, 5 valves, reputation for handling (like my Maicos), price from Ohio could not be beat, I recommend Honda East Toledo, and lately because everywhere I look the streets are full of Suzukis. Add ons, fender eliminator, *sliders, *flush mount front signals. * not pictured.
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Post a pic of that 10R brother! Hey love the new R1!

Here's my Gixxer 1000!
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I went with the CBR because I previously owned a 500r and thought the Honda to be alittle more user friendly for my first 600.
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As far as rideability goes of the big 4 for 2006, which can you wick up the throttle all the way in 1st or 2nd gear without flipping? I heard impossible to do so with the ZX-10R. All that gobs of power means nothing if you can't use most of it to break the law. As a rider of middleweights, I like how I could switch on or off the power at will, it's a little different with literbikes right?
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As far as rideability goes of the big 4 for 2006, which can you wick up the throttle all the way in 1st or 2nd gear without flipping? I heard impossible to do so with the ZX-10R. All that gobs of power means nothing if you can't use most of it to break the law. As a rider of middleweights, I like how I could switch on or off the power at will, it's a little different with literbikes right?
It's not impossible on the 10. Just the same as the other 3 you need to use care. The cbr this year is geared differently that was causing testers in sportbike mag needing to lower the rpm's on the launch for the 1/4 mi test.

Then new 06, 10r is a bit less jumpy in the front end on hard accel.

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It all matters on the definition of "Wick up" It all matters on the definition of "Wick up." I totally cracked the throttle WFO at a rolling start and after a split second of typical 4 stoke lag my 06 R1 stood straight up, no clutch involved. On a slower roll on of the throttle my bike starts a 6" wheelie at about 10k and the world starts going by real fast no sign of looping. So it all depends on "Wicking up"
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Yeah, my definition - I usually go from 10-20 mph roll on after clutch is engaged and then full throttle roll as fast as human hand allows to twist, hehe. Can your put your weight over front and keep it down at 1st or 2nd? What's highest gears these literbikes are susceptible to power wheelies?
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on the new 10r
You can roll on the throttle very quickly and keep the front on or very close to the ground. But just wacking it open is not a good idea unless you want to check how clear the sky is without looking up.
I found that 20-30mph I car roll on the throttle quite fast in 1st.
2nd you can wack the throttle wide open from 75mph and keep the front down if your crouched down and slid up all the way on the seat. If you slide back on the seat and wack it your in the sky again.

You can roll on the throttle in any gear quit fast on the 06 without much to worry about, but to just wack it open as fast as you can is not a great idea in 1st gear.
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