stock sv650 vs gsxr600 for track??
Hey guys whats up im lookin into getting myself my first street bike so i can start hitting the tracks. A little background about me, i've been racing motocross for the past 13 years and im 17 years old @ 5'4 & 120 pounds i've sat on a few bikes at my dealer and the 600's didn't feel to heavy and i actually fit better then i expected. I've never had a problem with riding/racing bikes that are a little big for me, i would ride a yz85 and race my 65's when i was about 6 years old and i've been on a 125's for the past couple of years but i just free ride now.
because the sport of motocross is just so dangerous and in the end to me it seemed like a "make it or break it" situation and since i wasn't the most consistent rider it seemed more like a break it situation. but most of my crashes have been in the air so that's kind of where racing street bikes comes into play. I know the smarter decision is to get an sv650 and get the feel for leaning the bike over and the extra 150 pounds or so. But everyone has told me i will most likely need to swap forks and a new suspension set up but to me that seems like a lot of work if im only gonna have this bike for maybe 3-4 months and then switch over to a 600.
So basically my question is, Do you guys really think its necessary to set up the SV first before it hits the track? or considering my experience should i just jump to the 600 and take it easy the first couple of months just driving around town? The torque on the 600 doesn't necessarily scare me, but it seems fairly easy to get to much of a handful. Im just assuming the throttle on street bikes is as easy to twist as dirt bikes. Any help/tips would me much appreciated !!