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mrmidWest 04-16-2012 07:44 PM

Motorcycles!
 
I've been wanting a bike for a long time since learning on my friends R1 and I've recently got my finances in order so that I can afford one. I'm looking for opinions (not "test them all" I know that lol) on the following bikes, in order of my preferences as of now:

Yamaha R6
Honda CBR600RR
Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R

Anyone have an opinion?

slyder 04-16-2012 08:27 PM

You learned on a R1 wow, something I wouldn't have done but your still alive.

I'm a Ninja guy but I so love the 600RR and that would be my choice.
My nephew might be selling his R6 and I was actually considering it. Not sure I should get back into bikes though.

germansuperhero 04-16-2012 09:23 PM

But OP, none of those motorcycles are BMWs!

mrmidWest 04-16-2012 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slyder (Post 502706)
You learned on a R1 wow, something I wouldn't have done but your still alive.

To be fair, I didn't know it was an R1 at the time. I knew he had bought an R1 but he painted the whole thing and it didn't register until I asked him where the R1 was..

Also off topic, but Slyder I am originally from WI and I'm moving back next March, but how was the snowboarding season there with the lack of snow?

Justman1020 04-16-2012 11:53 PM

I rode a CBR 600 for a LONG time, I have riden many bikes, (Zx6R, 636, R6, Fzr 600, ninja 650 R, suzuki sv650, and some harley's) and by far in my opinion the CBR was by far my favorite.

sil3nt 04-17-2012 03:39 AM

Are you looking at new or used?

Peoples opinions don't really matter. It's down to what fits you best. None of those 3 bikes are bad. It's pretty hard to buy a bad sports bike these days.

Try them and buy the one that feels the best. Fuck what other people think of it!

slyder 04-17-2012 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by mrmidWest (Post 502724)
Slyder I am originally from WI and I'm moving back next March, but how was the snowboarding season there with the lack of snow?

If I remember right we've talked a while back.

I'm in the area of Alpine so that is my home hill. They added a new high speed quad so now they have 3 and that helps. Like every where it bit bad. I still got 35+ days riding in, my kids a little more. Even Granite Peak struggled with snow issues. The UP did well, they had good snow early and late in the season.

Olympia has hired some great guys to run the hill that used to work at Tyrol Basin and they are really turning that place around. Mainly an all park hill now and some good jumps. With the bad snow they were making tons and kept their park in as great of shape as possible.
Speaking of park Alpine is so/so again. Some really good days, most not. They had a great jump line but as usual got ice and sketchy. If you a great rider it didn't bother you but us beginner it matters.

Not sure if you ever rode Little Switz but the owners of Black Jack in the UP bought them and they will be reopening this season as well. They have a deal on their season passes, all 3 of their resorts on one pass: Black Jack (Iron Mountain UP MI) Nordic Mountian(Wild Rose WI) Little Switz (Slinger WI) great deal if your able to get around

Where you gonna move to??? Maybe we can get some runs in together this year??

poutanen 04-17-2012 08:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sil3nt (Post 502749)
Peoples opinions don't really matter. It's down to what fits you best. None of those 3 bikes are bad. It's pretty hard to buy a bad sports bike these days.

This guy speaks the truth... Anybody that says that one is way better than the other has some rose coloured glasses on. The big 4 Japanese companies bikes are, and have been in very close competition for so long that with any one of them you're getting a great product.

I happen to be a Yamaha guy myself, owned an FZ6 and R1, rode an FZ1 and an R6 at various stages of the game (a long with a lot of other bikes).

Personally I wouldn't buy a supersport anymore. Can't get going fast enough to enjoy them where I am, and I find them uncomfortable to ride slow. I'll probably get an FZ1 or Fazer 8 as my next bike. Still not sure...

For what it's worth, I spent 25,000 km learning on the FZ6 and looking back I'm really glad I did all that time on a sport touring with just a little less power than an R6. More comfy bike and I got to explore it's limits more than I would have on a supersport.

bcasey 04-17-2012 09:57 AM

Like previous poster said.. hard to buy a bad sportbike. What makes a bad sportbike is a bad previous owner.

sil3nt 04-17-2012 02:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bcasey (Post 502770)
Like previous poster said.. hard to buy a bad sportbike. What makes a bad sportbike is a bad previous owner.

Most definitely. I have only had two bikes:
1987 GPX 250
1991 VFR 400

Last time I buy a bike pre 2000! Previous owners do all sorts of weird shit to bikes so the less owners the better.


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