Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bronx, NY / Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This is purely my opinion and some facts.
I would say that the 750 is the best of both worlds. I for one have ridden a 600, 750, and I own a k6 1k. The 1K has ridiculous power that you will never use on the street. I don't care what anyone says. There is no way you can use all that power. The best place for a 1000 is on the highway that is where it is happy and that is where the bike shines!! But, even then unless you have a complete disregard for your life and do not respect the bike you cannot open that bike up all the way. I speak from experience. I've done 175mph on it and it still had power on tap. You can corner at 145mph+ with it if you like. But make one tiny mistake and you are on your ass. It is a MUCH LESS forgivable bike that a 600 or 750. Even going from a 750 to a 1000 is a big difference.
The reason I have a 1k over a 750 is because I got a ridiculous deal on it. Now don't get me wrong it is tons of fun (power on tap) but you have to be discipline and careful with that power. A 600 is a fast bike in itself I really doubt you have outgrown that 600 in one year. Be careful, the worst thing you can do is get a bigger bike just to catch up with your friends. Plus if there are good friends they should ride according to your skill so you can learn at your pace. You should have fun when you ride and to tell you the truth, sometimes I wish I had a 750. Sometimes I can't even get out of 1st gear on the 1k.
If you can and haven't done so try to do the following. Take the MSF BRC and ERC courses. Then do some track days. You'll will be surprise how much you learn in one day of track. More that you can learn in a season of riding and while you're add it pick up a book called "A Twist of the Wrist" by Keith Code.
I have taken both the BRC and the ERC and have done some track. It takes 5 years to be an experience rider. 5 YEARS! I consider myself a skilled rider but by no means I have
mastered motorcycle riding (3 years riding) and I've put close to 12,000 miles of riding this season and I'm not done. That includes street riding, short club runs, long runs (ocean city, MD), and track. Never stop learning or trying to improve yourself and never disrespect a bike no matter if its a 600, 750 or 1000.
Sorry for the long response. I hope this was somewhat helpful.
Best of luck with your decision.
06 GSXR 600 Track Bike
06 GSXR 1000 (Sold)
07 MV Agusta F4 (sold)
2012 Aprilia RSV4R APRC
Last edited by Cuest; 10-04-2009 at 06:49 PM.