My first post here. I need some time sensitive advise, please.
I do about five, or six track days a year and take many 200 to 350 mile rides during the riding season (I live in Vermont). I'm used to riding naked sport bikes: speed triple, bandits, sv650s, but through my track addiction, I've come to understand why the super sports are built the way they are and the advantages they provide at the track.
I want to get a 600 and I'm willing to give up some comfort (I'm six foot and 200 pounds, I work out a lot, when I ride the 600s I know to hold myself up with my abs) However, I don't want to give up my long days on the back roads and the occasional road trip. And, no, I can't have two bikes--it's gotta be one. I've ridden the 09 cbr and found it to be fairly comfortable, but it's down in features compared to the zx6. I know the zx6 out performs it, but that's less of a concern to me than daily comfort--even as a track rider, I admit that I'm still spending 95% of my miles on the road.
The local Kawi dealer doesn't allow test rides
So, it's the only 600 I can't test. GSXR is out. How do the 09 cbr and 09 zx6 compare on the street/long rides? I know, hands down, the zx6 kills the cbr on the track, but I've ridden the cbr (hard) and it's good enough for me in terms of track creds.
Thanks in advance!