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post #1 of 94 Old 04-08-2012, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone regret going from a 600rr to a 1000rr?

I'm getting my insurance money next week. I was set on the 1000rr, but i've been researching and reading that the 600rr is more fun in the twisties and the track. I ride mostly twisties and I do a few track days a year. No commuting. From what I've read, the 1000rr is supposed to handle like a 600rr and there is only 20lbs difference. Is there a big difference in the handling? Thanks.
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post #2 of 94 Old 04-08-2012, 06:18 PM
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huge difference..my boys have 600rr and i have the 1000rr, often we switch back and fourth, and going right from my 1k to the 600 you feel the weight difference immediately, the 600 you can toss around like a toy and it still gets up and goes, but not nearly as much as my 1k..once i get back on my bike and crack it, i remember why i got the 1k.. you have to work it a bit more to maneuver it around but its not hard at all, we ride twisites all day here and my 1k kills em!!..
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I'm getting my insurance money next week. I was set on the 1000rr, but i've been researching and reading that the 600rr is more fun in the twisties and the track. I ride mostly twisties and I do a few track days a year. No commuting. From what I've read, the 1000rr is supposed to handle like a 600rr and there is only 20lbs difference. Is there a big difference in the handling? Thanks.
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I have an 09 zx6r, heavily modded. and i just put carrozzeria TRI-R's on my 2011 1krr. Now the 1krr's handling is comparable to a stock 600cc bike.

is the zx6r more flickable? sure. but it's 380 lbs, and my 1krr is maybe 415 - 420 lbs and it's a little bigger than the zx6r.


I would get the 1krr and not look back. but that's me.
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I've never owned a 600 but I've ridden every 600 out there (im a used dealer so I get to ride everything!) And I will tell you after getting off a 1000 and going to a 6 they feel like a kids bike. And my friends don't get through corners any better than me unless I'm on my 08 the swing ARM slows me down

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post #6 of 94 Old 04-08-2012, 07:37 PM
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Once the 1Krr gets going, you don't feel the weight. It handles beautifully, it like an extension of your hands. I'm much more confident in riding the 1krr than my Triumph 675.
It's no doubt one of the best handling superbikes out there.
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You can defintely feel the extra heft with the 1k but its not a deal breaker by any means. If you are planning on doing more than a handful of trackdays the 600 would be better. Now if I was mainly riding on the street I'd go for the 1000. I liked my 600 but I hated that I had to rev the piss out of it to get it to do anything.
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You can defintely feel the extra heft with the 1k but its not a deal breaker by any means. If you are planning on doing more than a handful of trackdays the 600 would be better. Now if I was mainly riding on the street I'd go for the 1000. I liked my 600 but I hated that I had to rev the piss out of it to get it to do anything.

I know what you mean. My buddies and I go up Angeles Crest every weekend and they all have 1000's. On my 600, I had to keep the rev's pretty high just to keep up, coming out of the corners.
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Get good on the 600 then move up and never look back. If I had another $20K cash to spend I would have an RSV4 track bike too.



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Get good on the 600 then move up and never look back. If I had another $20K cash to spend I would have an RSV4 track bike too.
Been riding the 600rr for 4 years. I'm sure I'll be fine on a 1000. I just really loved my 600 and am curious to how drastic the change would be moving up. I'm hoping I will love the 1000 more...
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