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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Which one CBR600F4i or CBR600RR

Im new here and to the bike world, and I know the F4 would be a better choice for me more than likely having never owned a bike before but I really like the RR. You guys are experts what do you think? How much of a difference is there between the two, really?

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-15-2004, 02:36 PM
 
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You owe it to yourself to do some thorough research. Starting out on either one of those bikes will make enjoying this whole sport a whole lot harder. Take a look at the new rider portion of this forum. You'll find advice, examples, and reasoning. I suggest considering something along the lines of a Suzuki Katana 600, or even a Kawasaki Ninja 500R (EX500). Another good one to take a look at would be a Suzuki GS500. Think about it- do you jump into anything else by getting the biggest and baddest first? Probably not. Grow into this sport, otherwise you may not be around long enough to enjoy the full impact of it.
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You owe it to yourself to do some thorough research. Starting out on either one of those bikes will make enjoying this whole sport a whole lot harder. Take a look at the new rider portion of this forum. You'll find advice, examples, and reasoning. I suggest considering something along the lines of a Suzuki Katana 600, or even a Kawasaki Ninja 500R (EX500). Another good one to take a look at would be a Suzuki GS500. Think about it- do you jump into anything else by getting the biggest and baddest first? Probably not. Grow into this sport, otherwise you may not be around long enough to enjoy the full impact of it.
Not trying to argue directly, but realize he IS talking about a middle bike, not a GSXR 750 or up. Most bikes in the sportbike world are far harder to work with than a 600. He could be asking about a CBR 1100 (Blackbird ?) or something. IMHO, a CBR 600 NON RR would be a great starting point, assuming you're not an idiot and are a bit grown up. That begs the question, how old are you? Maybe that's the MOST important point here.

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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-18-2004, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
 
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Im 20. I recently got out of the Marines after getting a knee injury. I spent the weekend looking around and now Im getting hooked on the gixxers.
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I agree that if someone has maturity, discipline, and level-headedness, then they can handle an inline-four 600. I notice that V-EngineMan hasn't ridden in 5 years. Things have changed over five years. The literbikes are still the baddest, fastest thing out there. 600's are only increments behind those literbikes. So to say "realize he IS talking about a middle bike, not a GSXR 750 or up." Referrign to a 600cc modern sportbike as a "middle bike" doesn't give it the respect it needs. The performance specs on a modern 600 rival that of most cages available today. Not knowing this person, I still recommend a 500cc bike to start off on. Should you choose to get a GSXR-600, just know that you will be taking an extra risk.
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Yeah, the liter bikes are hyper fast, but I am suprised at how fast the 600's are - as I found out after I last posted. The 600 F4i is in the middle 10's (IIRC) in the 1/4. That is mind boggling to me.

Impala, no matter what bike you get you should take a rider safety course. You'd be suprised at how much you need to know when riding a motorcycle. However, if you do get a newer 600, make damn sure that you take a course or you re-injure that knee and likely a lot more.

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Referrign to a 600cc modern sportbike as a "middle bike" doesn't give it the respect it needs. The performance specs on a modern 600 rival that of most cages available today. Not knowing this person, I still recommend a 500cc bike to start off on. Should you choose to get a GSXR-600, just know that you will be taking an extra risk.
Understatement. Do some research using the Search button and "new rider" or "first bike".
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I decided on the GSX-R600. And of course a full set of leathers(two piece) and a good helmet. Ill probally wear my jungle boots from the Marines for boots. And of course I'm taking the safety course. All I dream about now is that bike. It even takes over my dreams more than Ferraris do! Im getting to obsessed. Every night I go to bed I read the Manual I got from the BMV to pass the couse.

I cant wait!!!
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God knows that I can relate to that feeling. I wasn't planning on buying until next year but I can't think about anything else. I'm looking at ZX11's myself... UGGGHH

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I decided on the GSX-R600. And of course a full set of leathers(two piece) and a good helmet. Ill probally wear my jungle boots from the Marines for boots. And of course I'm taking the safety course. All I dream about now is that bike. It even takes over my dreams more than Ferraris do! Im getting to obsessed. Every night I go to bed I read the Manual I got from the BMV to pass the couse.

I cant wait!!!
If you have the older style jungle boots, dont bother wearing them. In a crash the boot wont protet the bone sticking out on the side of your ankle. Get something that will provide protection over the entire foot and ankle.
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