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    Liter bike

    Anyone here ride a 1000 cc sport bike? I've had experience with a 600 and a little with a 750 but I wanted to get an experienced riders opinion on the jump from a 750 to a liter. Probably going to get a bike here in the next few months

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    Itís a big difference.. huge


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    night and day but 600 was too small for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavyiron View Post
    night and day but 600 was too small for me
    600 was fun but not quite enough for me as well

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    If you are talking inline 4, the jump may or may not be significant depending on model. A Yamaha R1 is hugely different than a Katana 750. Now that I think of it, are there even any current production 750s that are taken seriously?

    I have never had a sportbike under 900cc, going back to a 1985 Ninja 900. I know most people suggest getting really, really good/comfortable on a 600 before considering a step up, and rightly so. Today's 600 are ridiculously effective. Unless you just want more weight or simply love the feel of an extremely powerful motorcycle, I honestly think a current 600 is enough. Insurance is a huge reason. The price between a 600 policy and one for a liter bike can be breathtaking.

    Unless you are capable of keeping your wits about you and not riding over your head (a tall order for most riders), EVERY top model, liter sports bike is ridiculously fast, powerful and quite honestly, too much for most riders on the street.

    You asked a general question and the general answer is, yes, the difference between a liter bike and all others can be significant.

    You stated you'd be buying a bike in the next few months. If you will be specific about what models, years, you are considering, I, and at least one other guy I know here on the forum an give you straight, specific answers.

    Also let us know your usage, e.g. weekend canyon carving, daily commute, riding wheelies and drag racing on Friday night?

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    big difference, lots more torque. Are you an experienced rider, hope so or you will be in trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blingcrosby View Post
    big difference, lots more torque. Are you an experienced rider, hope so or you will be in trouble.
    I also should have asked, by saying you are getting a bike, does that mean you don't have one at the moment or that you have one currently but intend to upgrade?

    If you currently don't have a bike and haven't ridden in some time, don't buy a current liter bike. Seriously man.

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    What are you looking to get? I donít think it can be said enough the power difference of a liter bike to a 750 or a 600... you should probably ride a 750 for a bit longer and maybe mod it a bit.


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    lots of fun but you need some skills, twist that throttle a little too much and you are on your back.

    I love mine, I have been riding and track days for over 20 years though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdubfrost View Post
    Anyone here ride a 1000 cc sport bike? I've had experience with a 600 and a little with a 750 but I wanted to get an experienced riders opinion on the jump from a 750 to a liter. Probably going to get a bike here in the next few months
    I used to roadrace, as did at least one other member here, and honestly the biggest difference between a 600 and a 1000 is the weight and raw torque. Seriously. If you have good throttle control you will be very happy with a liter bike, the first thing you'll notice is you can do a lot more in the lower RPM's.

    And for God's sake wear the right gear man; I mean armored jacket, knee protection, riding boots, and a full face helmet.
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    There is not much difference in weight now with the newer bikes. Some are less than 50lbs difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipper View Post
    I used to roadrace, as did at least one other member here, and honestly the biggest difference between a 600 and a 1000 is the weight and raw torque. Seriously. If you have good throttle control you will be very happy with a liter bike, the first thing you'll notice is you can do a lot more in the lower RPM's.

    And for God's sake wear the right gear man; I mean armored jacket, knee protection, riding boots, and a full face helmet.
    that is what I've heard. I had a 600 a while ago and I've rode dirt bikes forever. I'm comfortable on a bike my fear is that I'll regret getting a 600 especially when I throw my wife on the back. I'm looking at the gsx r1000 but haven't fully decided yet.

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    If you are set on a liter bike, I suggest the current R1. You can get all the cool new stuff that keeps you out of trouble, like traction control. If I had traction control I wouldn't have crashed. Also wheelie control and I think electronically adjustable suspension.
    All reall cool things to have.

    I'm partial to the KTM SuperDuke 1290. You will never grow out of that bike. If you ever actually grow INTO it.
    There is something so incredibly bad ass about a twin. I raced a SuperDuke 990 and although out classed most of the time, it was the most fun I've ever had on a bike. And I've been riding since I was 5.
    The fit and finish quality is unparalleled.

    Take the MSF advanced rider course AS SOON AS YOU GET THE BIKE!
    Worth every penny. Totally legit program.

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    +1 on the current R1.

    But if you have the means be sure to check out the Aprillia RSV4 or the BMW S1000RR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdubfrost View Post
    Anyone here ride a 1000 cc sport bike? I've had experience with a 600 and a little with a 750 but I wanted to get an experienced riders opinion on the jump from a 750 to a liter. Probably going to get a bike here in the next few months
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