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post #81 of 137 (permalink) Old 06-20-2007, 07:48 PM
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i am curious as I am about 6"4 250 and i was planning on purchasing a 07 gsx-r 600 to start off with since my real only experience is dirtbiking.

would that be a good fit for myself (size+power wise)? looking at certain specs it seems the body size is the same as the 750 according to the suzuki website

was planning to trade up once i get comfertable on the 600. good move or not?

id like to stay with suzuki of course

I've read the opinions from the last several pages. 99% dead-on. The only factor being left out is torque. Not actually sure of the specs but I think a 750 has about 20 foot pounds more. The only place this makes a worthy difference is in the mountains at full throttle. By the way the bike I learned on for a weekend was a 250 Benelli and my first bike was a 500 Buell Blast. Practically indestructable but low quality to start with. In referance to an earlier post, I bought that bike to learn on. I spent hours in a vacant parking lot with lots of borrowed cones. Most frequent reason for dropping the bike-----low speed-leaned over-got scared and pulled the front brake. Next is definately walking the bike around. Average weight for bikes is 400 pounds. It gets exponential the farther over the bike gets. Check it out with a strong buddie. Lean it over til' the pegs touch and try to lift it by yourself. The bike in the picture got dropped while I was drying it off. I was by myself and on the wrong side. Hope some of this helps or is just amusing.

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I feel its kind of ignorant when some one asks you what size bike you have and they dont even ride, then you get the why do you only have a 600 and not a 1000 did you just start riding. I have been riding bikes all my life and I have a 600 and I love it. The power is right and the bike feels great. 05 GSXR600 = over hundred horsepower off the showroom floor and bike wieghts in at just over 300 pounds. Thats fighter jet performance.
I agree 600, is just right.
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Like the title says I just got my second bike, a k7 gsxr750, and it definately blows my first bike away(95 fzr 600). I would say any of the newest sportbikes demand respect, for any of them are capable of putting you on your ass in a heartbeat. I've got about 1400 mi. on my 750 now and for the first 600 or so it scared the creap out of me. Power delivery is just amazing, especially over 8k or so. I am glad I went with the 750 over the 600 just for the little bit of extra torque/driveability, as most of my riding is not done at ten tenths, and its nice too have a little more power down low. Now all I need to do is go to a good riding school which I have planned for later this summer, and Then I'll hit the track with it and try not to die. Thanks for all the good reviews and advice.
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post #84 of 137 (permalink) Old 07-14-2007, 09:44 PM
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I've had a GSXR 600 for a couple of weeks now and it still has me nervous from time to time. I am a brand new rider, went to the MSF course but they dont teach much about riding on the freeway. I took it out on the highway finally today and it was a little squirrely out there at about 70mph. Maybe its just me, but the crosswind had me a little wobbly and I thought the back tire was about to slide from under me. Is that normal for a lighter bike??

Anyway, I like it running around town but the highways will take some getting used to. Overall, yeah its nerve racking at times but its also fun as hell.
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I've had a GSXR 600 for a couple of weeks now and it still has me nervous from time to time. I am a brand new rider, went to the MSF course but they dont teach much about riding on the freeway. I took it out on the highway finally today and it was a little squirrely out there at about 70mph. Maybe its just me, but the crosswind had me a little wobbly and I thought the back tire was about to slide from under me. Is that normal for a lighter bike??

Anyway, I like it running around town but the highways will take some getting used to. Overall, yeah its nerve racking at times but its also fun as hell.
How much crosswind are you talking about? I was doing 90 in a storm yesterday with all types of wind shifts and my 06 750 Gixxer was as steady as a rock. You may need to just relax a bit, riding a bike is similar to riding a horse. If you're stiff in the saddle, you're going to get bounced around. Also get your bike checked and make sure you have no mechanicals or alignment problems with it. Good luck!
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I have a 600 and love it... it handles sweet, very smooth... I was a little scared at first just by the way everyone talked about it and kept telling me to be careful (first bike was a SV 650 - no power compared to the GSXR) after getting used to it the only think I would trade it for is a 100 now.. love the power. Only been up to 130mph now. But I've learned to trust the bike. Good luck and ride safe.
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Couldn't have said it better. People need to buy a used bike first to get a feel for it and to learn on, also to find what they like/dislike in a bike. Going out and buying a sportbike for their first bike just to be cool, isn't! It takes time to develop skills and the know how to riding a bike safely.
thats right personally i had honda spada 250 an got sick of it very quick but ive been ridin dirt bikes since young age so i feel confident in my bike control when i am on one jus tryin to decide weather to go 4 a gsxr750 or 1000 i did like the 05 zx10 but heard suspention not the best for road riding
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just took my 05 gsx-r 600 out today for my first time around town and couldnt believe all of the power it had and i didnt even come close to pushing it. personally for me, this is all the power in a bike i could ever want or need.
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I picked up a dirt bike 2004 yz450f a year ago and learned the hard way what too much power is for a beginner. also noting that I am a big dude 6'8 270. after much research I found that with rider position surprisingly a gsxr750 was the best fit for me without hitting the 1000cc mark. I picked it up a little bit ago and love it to pieces. but I agree with everyone in this forum that you need to start with reasonable power for your skill level. I am US air force and I know WAYYYY too many people that had no experience and picked up a 600 and within the first 2 months had already put it down with broken bones. just be safe on whatever you have. grow into it.
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I've been riding quite awhile. I rode a k4 gs500f from 2004 to 2008, before upgrading to a k7 gsxr 750.(and I'm 6'4 280lbs) I hear members saying all the time start small. I notice new riders have all these "stupid" excuses why they need a R bike for a starter bike. Then people pipe in "well, I started on a R bike,I'm fine". I've went on two group rides, recently. Both times I had guys in front of me on 1000's. I gave them plenty of room. Both guys went "too hot" into a curve". One stopped in the ditch, no injuries or damage. The last was a k8, never made a payment,over 80 mph. I say "over". Yes we are make mistakes. But a mistake on a smaller bike just may be more forgiving. Well, the last one is totaled. That's right. A brand new k8 GSXR 1000 never made a payment , new rider, under a 1000 miles, bike and helmet is totaled. At least, he a. wasn't hurt , and B had a a protective jacket on. So I may get banned for this. But if anyone else comes on here saying they bought a GSXR as a first bike I'm gonna say to myself great another stupid moron. I'm getting tired of this. Motorcycles leave little room for error. If u say I just bought a gsxr for a first bike how do I wheelie? U get the double moron award. Motorcycles will KILL you. Don't believe it checkout www.ride2die . We say it all the time, and the new riders don't listen. Look in the crash section on here,It's amazing. Many just posted I got a new gsxr,or the infamous question "Should I get a gsxr for my first bike???" The answer isn't NO it's "Hell No". Yes we all make mistakes. Will I one day post I was involved in a crash? maybe. Will I post "I just crashed my first bike which was a gsxr. NO (I REPEAT NO)


You know that guy could have died. The bike flipped several times. I know one person on here for sure who posted new bike. Shortly later totaled bike. Both riders let off of the throttle in a curve. Which is a no-no yet a natural reaction.

If u think this is a joke. Look in crashes. Search "I just crashed my first gsxr", "crashed my bike with 01 miles", "crashed my 3 month old bike",etc.
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The way I look at it. I wouldnt give a brand new driver keys to a lamborghini. Only thing I could really compare a sportbike too.
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I don't know if I'd go so far to say "hell no" to someone starting out on a 600, I'm pretty sure any idiot could get into trouble on just a 125. I started on a '81 Honda CB750, because I knew I'd drop it one way or another (just pushing it around, thank god) and didn't want to set down a brand new bike while I was learning how to use it. I've had my K8 600 for about 3 weeks now, and I love it to death... But the first week and a half she never left C mode. As far as a liter, that's a WHOLE LOTTA BIKE. I think it was Cycle World that recently did side-by-sides with liter bikes on an airfield, and the Gixxer 1k went 0-100 in under 6 seconds on a good launch. That's the same as a Veyron, and that's with 1000 horses (and 1.5 million $$$).
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I feel its kind of ignorant when some one asks you what size bike you have and they dont even ride, then you get the why do you only have a 600 and not a 1000 did you just start riding. I have been riding bikes all my life and I have a 600 and I love it. The power is right and the bike feels great. 05 GSXR600 = over hundred horsepower off the showroom floor and bike wieghts in at just over 300 pounds. Thats fighter jet performance.
there isnt many straight roads around here... so id pick my 600 over a 1K.... ANYday!

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hmm.. 600? 750?

Ok i'm new to the motorcycle world but have been riding on 450 dirt bikes. I understand where all the people coming from say the 600 are fast enough. but for about $1,300 more doesn't the 750 have a
(600 mode)?? or am i just crazy??

side question how fast can you go in second gear on the 750?
have some highway miles too travel would like a nice smooth ride.
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Ok i'm new to the motorcycle world but have been riding on 450 dirt bikes. I understand where all the people coming from say the 600 are fast enough. but for about $1,300 more doesn't the 750 have a
(600 mode)?? or am i just crazy??

side question how fast can you go in second gear on the 750?
have some highway miles too travel would like a nice smooth ride.
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probably over 100 mph pretty sure 70 mphis do-able in first at a high rpm.
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probably over 100 mph pretty sure 70 mphis do-able in first at a high rpm.
very do-able.

very easy.

not so safe.

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Thanks for the info guys.
any random info about the gsxr family or helpful tips would
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Thanks alot there are alot of helpful hints on theses Fourms.
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i sprung for the 750 as a first real bike.... too soon to say if i have made it yet.... lol
i have not crased YET but i only have been able to put just over 1000 kms on the bike and now its been in storage for 5 months cause its too freakin cold...

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i sprung for the 750 as a first real bike.... too soon to say if i have made it yet.... lol
i have not crased YET but i only have been able to put just over 1000 kms on the bike and now its been in storage for 5 months cause its too freakin cold...
my first bike is my 750 k7. no crashes yet either. ive been riding it for over a year now. my philosophy is: it's not what you ride, it's how you ride it.

a fool can kill himself on a 250. be careful and respect whatever you ride and things should be fine.

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There is a lot of useful information in here, and I would like to personally say thank you for enlightening me with it. I agree with people saying a 1000 is all too much for the street, hell a 600 is too much, but it's at least manageable. To me, a 600 is the perfect bike, not too much, but its not too little at the same time. Just remember with a bike of any size, take baby steps, don't just hop on and think you know everything or that bike will throw you off it. Take it slow, if you own the bike it's not like it's going anywhere so take your time, be safe, do your homework and most importantly wear your gear.
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I just bought an 09 GSXR 600 burnt orange. I was told that a solo seat supposed to come with my bike. If this is so I need to ask my dealer about getting it. Did anyone else get a solo seat with their bike?
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I just bought an 09 GSXR 600 burnt orange. I was told that a solo seat supposed to come with my bike. If this is so I need to ask my dealer about getting it. Did anyone else get a solo seat with their bike?
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Well good morning brothers from different mothers, I am very new to this site and kinda new to sportbikes, I just recently purchased an '04 gsxr 1000, had to, the prices was only $3300, and it only had 7000 miles on it, what can I say right? I also own an '02 honda superhawk 996, I picked it up for $300 cash, lol, so im kinda familiar with the bigger bikes, I respect the bikes and my health to go and be stoopid, not saying anything about the cagers around me, grrr, but these are my 1st bikes other than dirt bikes that I've ridden, I count myself very lucky that I havent been involved in a crash other than having the bike fall over on my leg in the front yard, that was stoopid, lol, I'll take the blame on that 1, but as for what size bike to get, I would say to sart out small, as long as you dont look like a monkey %@#$in a football, go easy and watch out for everyone around you, just as a last thought, my 1st dirt bike was a kx500 2 stroke, still have it too, oh and thank you for allowing me to join your fine forum, good day

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i feel its kind of ignorant when some one asks you what size bike you have and they dont even ride, then you get the why do you only have a 600 and not a 1000 did you just start riding. I have been riding bikes all my life and i have a 600 and i love it. The power is right and the bike feels great. 05 gsxr600 = over hundred horsepower off the showroom floor and bike wieghts in at just over 300 pounds. Thats fighter jet performance.
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This is a post with all the info you should ever possibly want about opinions on what size bike is right for you, or what size bike you should buy to learn on. These discussions go on about once a week, so you can read through all these threads first before posting the same question.
If anybody has anything else to add, then please do, but remember, no flaming.

https://www.gsxr.com/showthread.php?t=3395

https://www.gsxr.com/showthread.php?t=3340

https://www.gsxr.com/showthread.php?t=3278
Well hello there fellow skibum. Looks like we got a few thinks in common, my first bike was a 05 wr 450, enjoy skiing, and I too live in Reno. Nice too meet ya
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Any other old guys here who remember when getting a 600 sport bike for your first bike was crazy?? And they were waaaay slower back then lol.

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great post! helped me out a lot. Just bought a 2006 GSXR600
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This helped alot! Just bought a 01 gsxr 600 yesterday


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My first bike - 2008 CBR 1000RR
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My age when I got my first bike - 37
Wife's age when she got her's - (withheld for safety reasons)

The reason people usually recommend smaller engines for first bikes is because people buying a bike for the first time are usually in their early 20's - pure statistics is all. We're all bad asses at that age.

A strong sense of mortality develops as we age, and experience tempers our throttle wrists. I waited until I was almost 40 to get a street bike because I knew I would kill myself on anything bigger than a 9cc scooter. Proven in the way I rode dirt bikes and raced cars.

When asking about what size bike to get, consider your mental capacity for self preservation more so than whether you can go fast enough on a 600 or if a 1000 is too big. The size of the motor makes absolutely zero difference in your ability to control it properly - you first have to control your emotions, then the throttle. Going down at 60 mph on a scooter hurts just as bad as on a 600, 750 or 1000...

I probably sound like some old fart already, but our pursuit of a rush can be satisfied by a 250 or a 1000 equally - and so too can over-estimating our own skill, betray us on either.

damn I sound old. Just go have fun already!

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Wife's age when she got her's - (withheld for safety reasons)

The reason people usually recommend smaller engines for first bikes is because people buying a bike for the first time are usually in their early 20's - pure statistics is all. We're all bad asses at that age.

A strong sense of mortality develops as we age, and experience tempers our throttle wrists. I waited until I was almost 40 to get a street bike because I knew I would kill myself on anything bigger than a 9cc scooter. Proven in the way I rode dirt bikes and raced cars.

When asking about what size bike to get, consider your mental capacity for self preservation more so than whether you can go fast enough on a 600 or if a 1000 is too big. The size of the motor makes absolutely zero difference in your ability to control it properly - you first have to control your emotions, then the throttle. Going down at 60 mph on a scooter hurts just as bad as on a 600, 750 or 1000...

I probably sound like some old fart already, but our pursuit of a rush can be satisfied by a 250 or a 1000 equally - and so too can over-estimating our own skill, betray us on either.

damn I sound old. Just go have fun already!

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All of what you say is true but the biggest reason I recommend a small bike like a 250 to begin on is because off lack of experience mixed with power well get you in a world of hurt quick. Maturity plays a role in it as well but not the whole picture. An inexperienced rider may accidentally blip the throttle on a bike making a turn or over throttle it trying to take off from a hill not because they are young and immature but because they are inexperienced. A 250 is much more forgiving than a R type bike.

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I agree, starting off on a 250 is the smartest thing to do especially if you don't have any experience. I started on a 250 for about a year, got my permit and took the MSFS Class just to enhance my defensive riding skills.

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Just got some new input to add to the discussion...

A guy I know who has years of riding experience on sport bikes told me of a time he went down with his girlfriend. They were on a 1000cc sportbike making a slow left turn and rode over a sewer cover/manhole which you may know are very slippery. He wasn't accelerating hard but when you have that kind of power it is easy to make a mistake. The rear tire slipped while crossing over the cover and they both went down. It is good that they were going slow but they still had a good dose of road rash because levi's and tennis shoes suck for motorcycle crashes. You should always wear kevlar textile or better honestly (leather).

http://rideapart.com/2012/10/why-wea...ally-bad-idea/

Anyways the point is: It doesn't matter what your maturity or weight is, the supersports have enough power to get you into trouble with a simple mistake. You don't have to intentionally hotrod it to get into trouble. Experience prevents these kinds of accidents, start low and work your way up.

Obviously you've probably heard the point over & over but I thought you might find the story somewhat interesting. Watch out for slippery shit in the roadway.
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Where I agree with the comments about starting on a smaller bike, I fully back starting on what YOU personally feel comfortable with. My first bike was a '02 Yamaha yzf600r, I rode It for only a season (starting late June; ending oct.) and then bought a 2013 gsxr1000.. Now don't take this is a cocky statement I'm well aware that accidents happen, but so far I've been fine. Take it slow, don't push outside the comfort zone (and safety zone on public roads ) an you should be alright and for Christ sake go to a track once in awhile !


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well I got my first bike today,stock k6 600, and i'm really not impressed. I don't know if something is wrong with it or it's just not that fast. i'm 5'3 135 and have a hard time getting it to rev to 10k in any gear. in neutral it'll rev up to redline just fine. I let my buddy ride it and he thinks something is off but he's coming from an R1 so maybe just used to more power. I got into it on the highway pretty hard and it struggled to get to 115. I don't know anyone with a 600 to compare.
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well I got my first bike today,stock k6 600, and i'm really not impressed. I don't know if something is wrong with it or it's just not that fast. i'm 5'3 135 and have a hard time getting it to rev to 10k in any gear. in neutral it'll rev up to redline just fine. I let my buddy ride it and he thinks something is off but he's coming from an R1 so maybe just used to more power. I got into it on the highway pretty hard and it struggled to get to 115. I don't know anyone with a 600 to compare.
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You should start a thread in the tech section with a very detailed description of what is happening.

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