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Curious to know if you 10 owners liked riding the track with a 1k vs a 600.

I would think that a 1k would be better for fast tracks and 6's for technical tracks.

1) How was the transition from a 1k to a 600?

2) How was the transition from a 600 to a 1k?

3) Screw it and have both a 600 and 1k!!!!!!!
 

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#3 for Me Trackbike 01 Gsxr 600, Streetbike 06 Zx10r:thumbsup:
Love my 6 for the Track pretty easy to throw around.
 

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If you are interested in learning to ride the correct way a 600 is the best tool to learn how to be smooth. Contrary to popular views, piloting a litre around the track requires skills most corner parking throttle monkeys don't have which is why they usually toss their shite down the track. Two things happen with litres in less than experienced hands: 1- Overcook corners (usually after a straight) which result in a dual sport experience or 2- Getting passed by a little 600 and in a fit of ignorance grab to much throttle and put themselves and the bike into asphalt luge mode.

600 and 750s are small and nimble and teach you how to keep your corner speed up and get good drive out of the corner. Their 'controlability' inspires confidence and gives you a better skill set for transitioning to the more powerful litre. :cool:
 

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If you are interested in learning to ride the correct way a 600 is the best tool to learn how to be smooth. Contrary to popular views, piloting a litre around the track requires skills most corner parking throttle monkeys don't have which is why they usually toss their shite down the track. Two things happen with litres in less than experienced hands: 1- Overcook corners (usually after a straight) which result in a dual sport experience or 2- Getting passed by a little 600 and in a fit of ignorance grab to much throttle and put themselves and the bike into asphalt luge mode.

600 and 750s are small and nimble and teach you how to keep your corner speed up and get good drive out of the corner. Their 'controlability' inspires confidence and gives you a better skill set for transitioning to the more powerful litre. :cool:
:+1: well said brother this is why im trying to find a wrecked cbr600rr to become my track whore :thumbsup:
 

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If you are interested in learning to ride the correct way a 600 is the best tool to learn how to be smooth. Contrary to popular views, piloting a litre around the track requires skills most corner parking throttle monkeys don't have which is why they usually toss their shite down the track. Two things happen with litres in less than experienced hands: 1- Overcook corners (usually after a straight) which result in a dual sport experience or 2- Getting passed by a little 600 and in a fit of ignorance grab to much throttle and put themselves and the bike into asphalt luge mode.

600 and 750s are small and nimble and teach you how to keep your corner speed up and get good drive out of the corner. Their 'controlability' inspires confidence and gives you a better skill set for transitioning to the more powerful litre. :cool:
Words to live and learn by :+1:

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First you learn to be fast on the slower bike grasshoppa!

The size of the tracks you ride have a lot to do with it as well. I ride the tracks here in Sicily and generally they are smaller than most of the tracks in the states. My 10r and 929rr are great fun, but the 600's kick my ass in the corners... It is all about corner speed and the 6's are a great platform to learn that skill on. When it comes down to it.. the 6's are not by any means slow these days!

You can always go bigger later..:helmet:
 

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dpends on which track you are talking about. At VIR i like to run on the litre bikes. When i go to CMP i like a 600 better there. So its hard to say
 

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i admit that, atleast in first gear, my 10 is out of control. i place as much weight as i can up front and no matter how i do it, the front wheel comes up at about 50 mph with full throttle everytime. considering that first gear takes you to 103 mph, id be better off with a 600. i only bought a 1000 cause i was gonna buy a used bike and figured it would be harder to abuse a 1000.

i miss the good ol' days when i would whip my 500 around all day.
 

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I did it backwards and learned on the track with a Gixxer 1k. I came from a dirt bike background so I learned throttle control there. I absolutely love the 1k power on the track but I agree with the others that you will learn to REALLY go fast on a 6er.

I ride an 01 Gixxer 6er on the track and an 05 ZX10 on the street. With the smaller tracks I ride in Arizona and New Mexico the 6er will keep up with most liter bikes....depending who is on them.

Good luck and keep safe.
 

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For me personally, 600 is the way to start. The liter bikes can get out of control a bit to quick for a first time track guy. Sunrise and Sunset at Buttonwillow or Left hand Turn One at Thunderhill or coming up to the Carousel at Sears Point a liter bike will get you there in a hurry and run you right off the track if you don't know what you're doing. 600's are a bit more forgiving and equally as fun. Trust me you'll never get to good for a 600 track bike. They are still way more capable then you or I probably can fully use anyways.
 

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For me personally, 600 is the way to start. The liter bikes can get out of control a bit to quick for a first time track guy. Sunrise and Sunset at Buttonwillow or Left hand Turn One at Thunderhill or coming up to the Carousel at Sears Point a liter bike will get you there in a hurry and run you right off the track if you don't know what you're doing. 600's are a bit more forgiving and equally as fun. Trust me you'll never get to good for a 600 track bike. They are still way more capable then you or I probably can fully use anyways.


see avatar t hill 160 mph down the front strait 100 mph left hander great track. Back to the question a 600 IMHO even an SV 650 is great track bike
 

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The current 600's will probaby be real close to the times of the factory superbikes of a decade ago. Less is more. I am learning to drag on my 10...and while it's HUGE bang for the buck, technique I think takes a back seat of just trying to stay ahead of the bike.
 

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While I agree with everyone in suggesting that a middleweight (ie: 600-750cc) class bike would be the better option for most trackday riders, I did my first year of motorcycle trackdays last year on my '04 R1. So it can be done. A couple of caveats however is that I have experience roadracing cars, and have about 9 years experience of street riding mainly liter bikes. If you approach the trackday with a good attitude, and have a level head, you'll be ok.

It is a steep learning curve though, and on my first trackday, I had to recalibrate my brain to how much faster things happen on the track than on the street. Even compared to racing a car (the cars I played with anyways), you could always gather yourself on the straights and evaluate and replay the previous lap in your head.
 
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