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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-19-2008, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Nice to be on the forum.I'm thinking about riding again and have a question.I know bikes have changed alot since my last bike( 93 cbr 900) and wanted to know would the newer 600's be comparable hp wise to the older 900.I had a zx 11 before the 900 and a 90 model fzr 1000 before that just to give you a idea of what I'm coming from and would like something comparable to those bikes in the hp department.Thanks.
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I did a quick search to determine the actual power of your former bikes. The 900RR made 124 HP and the FZR made 145. So that's putting you pretty much in the middle of 600 and 1000 territory compared to new bikes. However, given the difference in power delivery with modern fuel injection, I can guarantee that the 105-110HP from a brand new 600 is going to feel much more potent than that of your former bikes.

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I did a quick search to determine the actual power of your former bikes. The 900RR made 124 HP and the FZR made 145. So that's putting you pretty much in the middle of 600 and 1000 territory compared to new bikes. However, given the difference in power delivery with modern fuel injection, I can guarantee that the 105-110HP from a brand new 600 is going to feel much more potent than that of your former bikes.
Wow.It's been 10yrs since I've been on a bike so I figured I should ask.I have had a dozen or so bikes in my life so I wouldn't call myself a rookie but definitly no expert either since the 10 year layoff.Not that was a expert before the layoff.LOL.Where did you search to find the hp#'s for those bikes?Here?
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Wow.It's been 10yrs since I've been on a bike so I figured I should ask.I have had a dozen or so bikes in my life so I wouldn't call myself a rookie but definitly no expert either since the 10 year layoff.Not that was a expert before the layoff.LOL.Where did you search to find the hp#'s for those bikes?Here?
I just googled them. Normally bikez.com is a pretty good source of info.

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Also, the newer 600's are much lighter than the older 900's. The power to weight ratio might actually be higher. But i doubt a 600 can ever have the power delivery of a liter



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Also, the newer 600's are much lighter than the older 900's. The power to weight ratio might actually be higher. But i doubt a 600 can ever have the power delivery of a liter
From the motorcyclist online data (hp, torque, quarter mile):

CBR600RR ('06)105.6 @ 13,25044.8 @ 10,75010.87 @ 128.5CBR900RR ('98)111.4 @ 10,00063.7 @ 800010.65 @ 130.2

Hp is close, but torque is still a ways behind. Still neat to look at the development over 8 years though!

Take the motorcyclist data with a grain of salt though, as I also found this:

Sportster 1200 Roadster ('04)674.4 @ 600072.2 @ 375013.02 @ 100.03

Whodda thunk an 04 sportster could crank out pert near 700 ponies!


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Whodda thunk an 04 sportster could crank out pert near 700 ponies!
No wonder everybody riding one of those is such a badass.


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Welcome to the SBW! (<-standard greeting)

The modern 600's have a great power to weight ratio. They're super quick in the twisties and more than quick enough on the straights.

That being said, I went on a group ride last weekend on my ZZR 1100 (ZX-11) and absolutely caned a new Gixxer 600 on the straights. He was fully tucked, going hell for leather and I just rolled on the last 1/4 of throttle and said, "Bye Bye!"

It'll all come down to what you want to do. Twisties? Touring? Bit of both?

There's no reason why you couldn't go back to a ZX. Best bike, ever (okay, so I'm a bit biased).




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The modern 600's have a great power to weight ratio. They're super quick in the twisties and more than quick enough on the straights.

That being said, I went on a group ride last weekend on my ZZR 1100 (ZX-11) and absolutely caned a new Gixxer 600 on the straights. He was fully tucked, going hell for leather and I just rolled on the last 1/4 of throttle and said, "Bye Bye!"

It'll all come down to what you want to do. Twisties? Touring? Bit of both?

There's no reason why you couldn't go back to a ZX. Best bike, ever (okay, so I'm a bit biased).
Yeah I know the 11 will kill a 600 on the other end but really 0 up to about 120 is all I need for my fix now that I'm fixing to hit the big 4 0.LOL.
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