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Since rubber duckie ruined my last thread, I thought I'd pick up where I left off. So now my question is: I have a 2005 GSX-R600 that I've put 13K rather aggressive miles on. Will the 999 be refreshing in power and handling, or just a simple step up? I know it is more track-oriented which is a definite plus. Whether I actually take it to a track or not, I love the twisties, so handling is a major factor for me. What do you guys think? Take the plunge or not?
 

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Since rubber duckie ruined my last thread, I thought I'd pick up where I left off. So now my question is: I have a 2005 GSX-R600 that I've put 13K rather aggressive miles on. Will the 999 be refreshing in power and handling, or just a simple step up? I know it is more track-oriented which is a definite plus. Whether I actually take it to a track or not, I love the twisties, so handling is a major factor for me. What do you guys think? Take the plunge or not?

Friends don't let friends ride Gixxers. :twofinger


I say jump on it... but then again, I am biased. Don't take my word on anything.
 

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Friends don't let friends ride Gixxers. :twofinger


I say jump on it... but then again, I am biased. Don't take my word on anything.
I didn't realize that the Gixxer was the international symbol of the squid until after I bought mine. But seriously, if you saw the deal I got for it, you would've been pushing me right along.

I'm going to call down to the dealership when my friend gets in and see if they can take a shot at locating a Monoposto for me, since that's what I really want. If not, I'll have to throw my ridiculously low offer at them and let the haggling commence.
 

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BTW, here is the one I'm looking at.
 

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If you actually have another bike in mind I'd probably hold out for that. Sure, it might take longer, but if you pick up the 999 you may regret not having done the extra work/travel to get the Monoposto when you could. That said, if the bargain to a low enough level, perhaps switching to the Mono after you've bought the Duc won't be too big of a financial issue.
 

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If you actually have another bike in mind I'd probably hold out for that. Sure, it might take longer, but if you pick up the 999 you may regret not having done the extra work/travel to get the Monoposto when you could. That said, if the bargain to a low enough level, perhaps switching to the Mono after you've bought the Duc won't be too big of a financial issue.
I was thinking about that until I started looking for an '05 mono. I didn't find any other 999's within 250 miles. And I can go to Michigan to get a Biposto that has had the pegs removed and cowl put on, so it doesn't actually have the mono subframe.

I don't mind doing the conversion. I saw a couple mono subframes on e-bay when I was looking for a new one for my Gixxer after my crash.
 
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