My name is Chaz. I'm from New York, now living in Nashville, TN. and I just bought a 2013 636, Non-ABS.
I spent the last 2 seasons riding a 2012 Honda CBR 600RR both street and track, and I've come to find, it's just not the bike for me.
Here's some photos of said bike:
I bought the bike being new to sport bikes, and not having a lot of knowledge between the different brands. Essentially it came down to I thought it was pretty, so I bought it. But after getting comfortable riding it, and spending more time on it in the mountains, and on the track it just wasn't the bike for me. I spent a lot of money on things I shouldn't have, or didnt need that could have been spent on things to bring the bike more to my liking, but hindsight is 20/20.
Near the end of the season, a buddy let me ride his 2012 ZX6R, pictured here:
Needless to say, after riding it for 10 minutes, I blasted my favorite mountain road faster than I ever had on my Honda, and felt very comfortable.
So the Honda was parted out, and sold a few days before I moved to Nashville, TN. and after being down here for a few weeks, I found it's replacement.
I bought it from Cool Springs PowerSports. It was a one owner bike. I bought it with 236 miles on it, and completely stock. The previous owner bought it brand new, was scared of it, and it sat in his garage. There was quite a bit of dust on it when I went to look at it at the dealer. It deff looked like it had been sitting for awhile. But I got to take it home that day, and enjoy some riding on it.
I was told to keep it under 8k RPM's until the 600 Mile mark, then perform an oil change, and slowly start bringing it through the rev range. The dealer said that they changed the oil when the bike was brought in, but I'll still change it again at the 600 mile mark.
So far I'm loving every minute of riding it. A lot more than my Honda. And this time around I have a better plan for money expenditures for this bike.