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    What bike should I get?

    Currently riding a modified Honda cbr500 2014 and planning on upgrading some time this year to my unrestricted license. Thinking of a cbr600rr or Daytona 675r. I weigh about 55kg and am about 5í7Ē. Donít really feel it necessary to get a litre bike with my weight, but can definitely feel myself growing out of the 500. Quietly, Iíll say I do enjoy lifting the front wheel every now and again, so something that can withstand a few dodgy wheelies would be ideal


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    The 675R is miles better than the CBR600RR, so if they're the only two you're thinking of then the decision has just been made for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanoceros View Post
    The 675R is miles better than the CBR600RR, so if they're the only two you're thinking of then the decision has just been made for you.

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    Yeah am absolutely open to any other suggestions, theyíre just bikes I like the look of. 675 non r model is also pretty neat. However I would like to have a bike with a tank fairing as I plan on doing a fairing Kit (donít want to pay to get the tank painted)


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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaB View Post
    Yeah am absolutely open to any other suggestions, theyíre just bikes I like the look of. 675 non r model is also pretty neat. However I would like to have a bike with a tank fairing as I plan on doing a fairing Kit (donít want to pay to get the tank painted)


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    Well if the most important criteria of purchasing a bike is whether it has a tank fairing, then go with the Japanese Ducati. Tank covers do exist..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanoceros View Post
    Well if the most important criteria of purchasing a bike is whether it has a tank fairing, then go with the Japanese Ducati. Tank covers do exist..

    On that note

    Yeah as I said, really am open to suggestions. Nothing Iíve mentioned is the be all and end all by any means. Absolutely appreciate any insight whatsoever as youíre all probably much more seasoned riders than I


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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaB View Post
    Yeah as I said, really am open to suggestions. Nothing Iíve mentioned is the be all and end all by any means. Absolutely appreciate any insight whatsoever as youíre all probably much more seasoned riders than I


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    The 675R is a mint platform for a road or track-going supersport. It comes with awesome brakes and suspension as standard, along with a strong aftermarket and good reliability (at least the 2nd and 3rd gens are). I'm biased as I've owned 2, but I love them. The torque curve on the 675 is very friendly to inexperienced riders and makes the bike easy to ride fast, while the ergos encourage good riding posture without being full 'race bike'. I can't recommend the 675 (either street triple or Daytona) strongly enough to anyone, it is an absolute gem. The only time I wish mine had more power was when I was full tuck on the red line in 5th gear chasing an old dude on a ZX10 on a country run, which was a rare occasion in the 2.5 years I owned mine.

    Go ride them both and see what you like more. I'm sure some wanker will come in and go on about how the Chonda is better because they like it more, but the decision is ultimately yours.

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    Ducati 959 if you want a sports bike and the budget will stretch...

    Most comfortable and confidence inspiring bike for the road I have ever ridden.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RRossi View Post
    Ducati 959 if you want a sports bike and the budget will stretch...

    Most comfortable and confidence inspiring bike for the road I have ever ridden.


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    Yeah fair enough that bike is very very pretty. How much money I have to spend will depend on how long I wait, but realistically Iím looking between $5,000-$10,000


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    Screw it. Go balls out and finance a 1299 Panigale. It will scare the crap out of you but if youíre only 55kg, your power/weight will be awesome.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gim View Post
    Screw it. Go balls out and finance a 1299 Panigale. It will scare the crap out of you but if youíre only 55kg, your power/weight will be awesome.


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    As much fun as that sounds, I have a small inexplainable feeling that I donít quite want to kill myself yet


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    Quad turbo busa. M8 even they're boring for me already but if it's not a litre bike, is it even worth buyin'?
    /sarcasm

    I would definitely have a 675 in my arsenal if funds permitted, but have a cbr600 which has been a great reliable bike for the year and a half I've had it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talmacsi View Post
    Quad turbo busa. M8 even they're boring for me already but if it's not a litre bike, is it even worth buyin'?
    /sarcasm

    I would definitely have a 675 in my arsenal if funds permitted, but have a cbr600 which has been a great reliable bike for the year and a half I've had it
    If you donít mind, do you find the cbr600rr lacks in any major aspects? Or any mandatory mods (in your opinion)


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    This topic has been covered many times in the past. This is the simplest answer there is:

    BUY THE ONE YOU LIKE.

    At the time of purchase do a search on gumtree, bikesales, dealers, whatever, for bikes in your budget. Pick a few you like the look of. Do a quick bit of research on the model to make sure it's not about to blow up on you. Then go test ride them. After test riding go buy the one the you think looks the coolest, sounds great, handles the best, or any other factor you care about. Start doing research now if you really want, there are millions of bike vids on youtube showing the good, the bad, and the ugly about almost every major model out there.

    In the end I guarantee there will always be someone who thinks you made a bad choice cos you could of got that insert their favorite brand here instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaB View Post
    If you donít mind, do you find the cbr600rr lacks in any major aspects? Or any mandatory mods (in your opinion)


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    It's a 2001 F4i, so older model to the RR's, not sure about the differences engine/technology wise but I've changed the sprockets to a -1/+3 and it's made a touch difference. I personally couldn't imagine out growing or getting bored of it (a 600 for that matter), and I think there would be a big difference between the 500 and 600 but then again I haven't ridden a 500 before

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    Get the cbr
    Then paint it beige and tune the exhaust note to sound like a sigh.
    That way aesthetics will match the riding experience

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaB View Post
    Quietly, Iíll say I do enjoy lifting the front wheel every now and again, so something that can withstand a few dodgy wheelies would be ideal
    SXV550 ftw.

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    Hyosung GT650r ftl.

    Likes being pushed by your hand

    Then eventually just park it in its natural habitat with the others =====> on the side if the road

    youve had a reasonably good bike you should experience the other end of the spectrum before you take a step up so you know the difference.

    Then a CBR600 would be truly mintox
    I cant help it if your perceptions don't match my reality



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    Daytonas are ok but sound like a mosquito about to come. Get a Ducati.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanoceros View Post
    The 675R is miles better than the CBR600RR, so if they're the only two you're thinking of then the decision has just been made for you.

    Pic of my old bae and her older sister:

    I had a Ď12 D675R same as Rynoseasorearse,
    I wouldnít recommend one.
    I did over 35,000kís on mine, no not all in one ride.
    I did oil changes every 5-8-10000ish, ahh when I could be bothered, filter every second or third time though, pretty sure it was second sometimes.
    Anyway back to the bike.
    DONíT buy one.
    There is no ďextreme riding experience ď as in the myths of old. I never had to wait for a buxom blonde beauty in a panelvan to pull up and rescue me, the bastard never broke down..
    The only things that gave me trouble was my hips, knees, ankles, wrists, neck and shoulders and groin.
    But at being over 50 now with arthritis , I couldnít do it anymore.
    My Mrs understands, but she really really misses my groin troubles
    Bloody HD and little blue pills now for me.
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    This stuff about riding what gives you the biggest boner? No. You asked what you should get from people experienced.

    Buy a 1000 superbike. A zx10 an R1, whateveryoulike. Go ducati 1198 (those frameless things are crap) if you want italia. KTM have crazy 1200cc stuff.

    Ride it, don't die and you know you've been there and if you like it, stay there. They are great!

    If not, sell the thing to another thrillseeker and buy the blancmange 675 whatever and be happy with it.
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