this might be the craziest thread ive ever read on here. it has to be a joke. if a newb even mentions getting a new 600 they are warned by everyone here and yet someone mentions a 170hp+ gixxer 1000 as a first bike and only one person disagrees. i hope no one has seen this yet cuz this is a poor showing from the vets.
to have someone actually say they want a 1st bike gixxer 1000 is astounding stupidity (sorry just gut reaction). id like to be there when the rider gets on it, lets the clutch out and twists the throttle out two inches bcuz he thinks he can give it gas like in a car and "play" with the engagement. your front wheel will pop up, the engine will scream and so will you. even if you get past that, imagine trying to keep your throttle hand steady in your first ever turn through a neighborhood in 1st gear bcuz you havent had the courage to shift up to second yet!!!.......
i only say this with such vigour and passion (no offense to you) bcuz ive let 3 seperate friends drive my sub 100 hp, 450lb plus old nighthawk and almost crash!!!....after 3 months of riding on a forida interstate next to my friend on his R1, he is still nervous about me getting on it. and when rode it for the first time i was scared shitless by the power.
didnt mean to piss anyone off but i can imagine what the dealer will be thinking when hes trying to show you the controls in the parking lot after you sign the paperwork.