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Also, I get the impression that @Indy is a bigger addict than me! I typically suggest track days to everyone that rides sport bikes, but Indy does it multiple times to each person! lol...that's called obsession my friend! Just like they say about the track...get rid of your ego, because just when you think you're fast, there's always someone faster, I suppose it's true in this case too....just when you think you have an addiction, there's always someone with an even bigger addiction!

ROFL... Guess it's true..

While I'm blue it's cold and I don't see a track day in my future for several months.
It's really about letting others in on our addiction.
Some of it's about going fast, most of it's about learning how much you don't know and letting others in on it.

And for me,, I'm not fast, just enjoying the hell out of it.
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Why on EARTH would anyone purposely visit that shithole just to buy a bike they can get somewhere that doesn't smell like cow shit and crude oil?

And tell Garth and James to stop cradling each others' balls....
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That depends on each person and where they're at in their riding "career", and the type of riding they do. A lot of people when they start riding, especially on sport bikes, tend to feel they need more and more power. I did the same. Started on a 600, then shortly after upgraded to a Ducati 1198. After less than a year I realized how terrible of a bike it is for city riding and commuting, although an amazing track bike. I will say that now if I was still riding on the street, and both my bikes would be street legal, it would probably be 95% 500 and 5% zx6r.
I would say that the choice for street riding points me to bigger displacement while leaving the smaller displacement for the track. When you're out on the street, having a motor and gearing designed for lugging away from stops and nice wide gear spacing is a real pleasure. You don't have to wring out the RPM's and be tap dancing on the shifter like on a small cc sewing machine.

I spent the first 30 years of my riding on 600cc class SS bikes without ever putting a wheel on a track. Looking back now I'm not sure I would have changed that, but for everyday riding now I sure prefer my Ninja 1000 with something like 70 ft-lbs of torque available at 4000 rpm. And when stretching out for lots of miles, the FJR1300 with a big fairing, cruise control, custom seat, cruise control and a motor with gobs of torque is hard to beat.....

For out on the track, the idea of 200hp with one of the current crop of liter bikes is WAAAAYYYY more than I want to think about. My little ZX6R is just about all the motor I need - come to think of it what I really need is more guts (bravery, not inches) and more practice
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I would say that the choice for street riding points me to bigger displacement while leaving the smaller displacement for the track. When you're out on the street, having a motor and gearing designed for lugging away from stops and nice wide gear spacing is a real pleasure. You don't have to wring out the RPM's and be tap dancing on the shifter like on a small cc sewing machine.

I spent the first 30 years of my riding on 600cc class SS bikes without ever putting a wheel on a track. Looking back now I'm not sure I would have changed that, but for everyday riding now I sure prefer my Ninja 1000 with something like 70 ft-lbs of torque available at 4000 rpm. And when stretching out for lots of miles, the FJR1300 with a big fairing, cruise control, custom seat, cruise control and a motor with gobs of torque is hard to beat.....

For out on the track, the idea of 200hp with one of the current crop of liter bikes is WAAAAYYYY more than I want to think about. My little ZX6R is just about all the motor I need - come to think of it what I really need is more guts (bravery, not inches) and more practice
A 636 is perfect for canyon carving. A 1000 works well also. I think the bike that you choose is more of a preference. I have owned and ridden both 600's and 1000's. They both work well for the street( canyons) and the track too. I do like commuting on my FJR1300 with heated grips and large fairing. Choices are abundant.
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I would say that the choice for street riding points me to bigger displacement while leaving the smaller displacement for the track. When you're out on the street, having a motor and gearing designed for lugging away from stops and nice wide gear spacing is a real pleasure. You don't have to wring out the RPM's and be tap dancing on the shifter like on a small cc sewing machine.

I spent the first 30 years of my riding on 600cc class SS bikes without ever putting a wheel on a track. Looking back now I'm not sure I would have changed that, but for everyday riding now I sure prefer my Ninja 1000 with something like 70 ft-lbs of torque available at 4000 rpm. And when stretching out for lots of miles, the FJR1300 with a big fairing, cruise control, custom seat, cruise control and a motor with gobs of torque is hard to beat.....

For out on the track, the idea of 200hp with one of the current crop of liter bikes is WAAAAYYYY more than I want to think about. My little ZX6R is just about all the motor I need - come to think of it what I really need is more guts (bravery, not inches) and more practice
I own a Triumph Tiger 1050,, did 4 track days on it.
Found a screaming deal on a Speed Triple 1050 so I made it a track bike.
What I figured out, I was spending too much time worrying about the back end coming around because of all the torque.
Most tracks don't need that kind of torque with no electronic safe guards.
This runs into another thread about reflexes, we can only process so much and eliminating this one distraction allowed me to focus on breaking my bad habits from 30+ years of riding on the street.
Are there a couple of track's I would want a liter bike yes because the straights are so long the 600's will run out of steam.
Some day if I every get to the point that I've broken all my bad habits and can then focus on just gearing and rpm around a corner a liter bike might come back into my track riding.

Since it's confirmed I'm a track addict, will state this another way.
If you like riding on the street with a motorcycle and know you could be better, if you once in a while find your exceeding the posted limits.
If you have ever experienced stuff on the road like sand or stones worse yet 4x4 pieces of lumber, mufflers and cars that don't respect your piece of the asphalt then maybe a place where the road is clean, there are no ON coming traffic, no one texting or driving under the influence and have people that can help you get better while being able to go as fast as YOU want too then the track is the place to do it.

I promise no matter your speed, if you push your riding to your limits you can't have more fun on two wheels any place else.

See you on the track with your new to you bike.
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Hope to ride out in San Fran again.
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I would say that the choice for street riding points me to bigger displacement while leaving the smaller displacement for the track. When you're out on the street, having a motor and gearing designed for lugging away from stops and nice wide gear spacing is a real pleasure. You don't have to wring out the RPM's and be tap dancing on the shifter like on a small cc sewing machine.

I spent the first 30 years of my riding on 600cc class SS bikes without ever putting a wheel on a track. Looking back now I'm not sure I would have changed that, but for everyday riding now I sure prefer my Ninja 1000 with something like 70 ft-lbs of torque available at 4000 rpm. And when stretching out for lots of miles, the FJR1300 with a big fairing, cruise control, custom seat, cruise control and a motor with gobs of torque is hard to beat.....

For out on the track, the idea of 200hp with one of the current crop of liter bikes is WAAAAYYYY more than I want to think about. My little ZX6R is just about all the motor I need - come to think of it what I really need is more guts (bravery, not inches) and more practice
I get that. A lot of people say the same, which is fine. Personally, I don't feel the need for a more powerful street bike because even a ninja 300 accelerates faster than my SUV, has a top speed that's at least as high (without feeling that it's coming apart) and handles way better. I never found the little bikes to lack in that "get up and go" from stops area. At the place where I teach MSF classes, I've seen quite a few people do little wheelies when starting out on the 300s because they were too aggressive with the clutch and throttle on the start. They definitely have plenty of "go". 0-60 is significantly faster than my SUV. Anything more is nice to have of course, just not needed IMO. But to each their own, it's all personal preference. I definitely understand the other viewpoint.

As far as amount of power on track...in that aspect, my opinion probably shouldn't count for anything cuz I'm not the right person to ask lol. Some people will say that 1000's are overkill and way more power than you'd ever need or use on the track, others will say small bikes are the way to go because you can ride them to the limit, others like the 600s because they're sort of the best of both worlds, more or less. I've ridden all 3 types, bikes with 35 hp all the way up to 205 hp (crank, not wheel hp). For me there are pros and cons with each one and a time and place for each one. I currently have a lightweight, and a middle weight, and I'm trying my hardest to get a liter bike in the next 12 months or so, which will also be used for the track. Reason is because each one brings different kinds of fun, and because I can race them all in different classes. Little bikes are an absolute blast, but they're only a blast if you're riding with others on similar bikes, otherwise it kinda sucks. Same with 600's vs 1000's. Then are differences in tracks. At a track like Road America or COTA that have a lot of high speed and high acceleration areas, riding a small bike is kinda lame....likewise at a small twisty track like Hallett in OK, riding a 1000 is not that exciting when you wouldn't even hit 4th gear with stock gearing on most liter bikes.

I like them all for different reason...time and place for all...but for the street I know for sure I do NEED anything with more than 60 hp. The more power I have under me, the more I'm gonna be tempted to use it...cuz I'm stupid like that. I'm still amazed that in the short amount of street riding I've done, I've only got 1 ticket and it was only 13 mph over the limit

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Well that sucks for you guys! Is it still legal to ride the existing bikes without doing any modification? Or do these laws only impact manufacturer sales? Sort of like the VW diesel debacle we had around here.
It doesn't affect any existing bikes/vehicles.
It only affects manufacturers sales, i keep wondering if it is possible to import on my own and be able to legaly ride. (If i could afford that).
After all, i know anyone can import any old/historic vehicle and have legal license plates to ride/drive it.
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Late welcome but nonetheless you still owe pics when you get your 6R.. :
I promise and will do! I just need work to slow down a bit first. I'm averaging a visit once a week here so far and seriously lagging on it. Thanks for the welcome!
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Whats wrong with it? Thats what I call maahdiiick
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