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03-30-2005 01:24 AM
Its a Yammy

Originally posted by yellow peril
What's wrong with the 04 R1? It's more powerful than the blade and better looking, what more do you want?
Not a bad looking bike unless you disguise it as a bannana
03-30-2005 12:12 AM
Re: Thrush

Originally posted by bbqq021
Every Cant has one!
ERMMMMMM There's a reason for that
03-29-2005 11:46 PM

Every Cant has one!
03-29-2005 11:00 PM
yellow peril What's wrong with the 04 R1? It's more powerful than the blade and better looking, what more do you want?
03-29-2005 09:17 PM
Same boat

Im too fat for a 600 even if I was thin id be too fat for a 600 It dont mater how many times I tell my self that a 600 would be ok the reality is they are too small.
Id be in the market for a blade or a ZX10 if I were you mate I hate to say it but the gixxer is just too ugly
03-21-2005 07:16 PM
surprise surprise

25k bid for your 999R you slacker
03-21-2005 05:59 PM
Legend Forget the 600's Chumstar .... you need at least 1000cc's to move that fat arse of yours :-)
03-17-2005 10:43 PM
600 vs 1000

I chose the Kwak purely because a shop offered it to me at bargain basement price and took the wrecked R1 off me.

It was the cheapest way for me to get back on a bike.

My track bikes were in chronological order:

TL1000R (99)
R6 (00)
R1 (02)

The TL was my first bike on track and I knew no better. Doesnt take too much imagination to realise going onto the R6 was a real eye opener and I wondered why anyone wanted anything bigger! It went round corners and to get power you just wrang its neck.

Then the 02 R1's came out and I bought it just because it looked fantastic. The biggest grin from going back to a litre again was all that power on the road. Did I enjoy it as much on the track as the old R6.....not really!

After throwing the R1 into a tyre wall and having mecano inserts, I just wanted to get back onto the track before fear set in. The ZX6 was just the ticket and my first impression then was how well it went round corners, much sharper than I expected. I went round PG and Sepang faster on this bike than I ever did on the R1.

I've just got the 05 R6 and I need to time myself accurately on it. It's in absolutely stock form and on new tyres I've seen 45's at PG which is marginally faster than I was on the ZX6 after pipe,PCIII etc.

For me a 600 is the way to go, but to you have to wring their necks and have no quarms doing so. Coming from a Duc I'm not sure that bouncing off a rev limiter at 16500rpm will feel at all normal to you!!!

Go try one with Dave at PI!!!!!!

I say they're great....... but I'm a slow /careful fark
03-17-2005 10:13 PM

Well Boycie - Cheers for that (finally) - but you are probably the best person to ask - you went from the R1 to the Kwak - what were your impressions? more useable power?? Slower? Boring?

Are 600's more fun?

If i went the 600 route, I'd probably be looking at an R6 or the CBR600RR....

03-17-2005 10:03 PM
Useful info!


I don't think you can buy a 'bad' Japanese sports bike now....can you?

Biggest question is do you want to stay on a litre machine or play with a 600? I'm on the R6 now and I love it. Its not really fair to compare it with my 03 Zx6R with 20k's on the clock, but it feels better. I would love to try the 05 636 but alas its not here till June.

As Gixxer Dave says....go hire one for a day at the track and see if you like it. That's got to be better than buying a Reliant Robin....even with the spoiler and supercharger intake!
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