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:
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??
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.