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  • Are you stoopid? Keep the 600RR, there are no substitutes.

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...my 600RR to a 1000RR. Thoughts?

I have had my '07 600RR for a little over 3 years now and I absolutely love it. But, ever since the '08 1000RR came out, I have wanted to get one and I know I cannot have both. So, I am seriously considering trading my 600RR in but was wanting to see what you guys with more experience have to say on the goods/bads of this decision.


First, there is no 'need' for the 1000RR; I don't feel like I am compensating for my freakishly small penis. I just love the look of them and I am a bit of a HP junkie so they appeal to me. I fully understand that this is a pure want.
Second, I know I haven't found the limit of the 600RR, but I am very comfortable with it and understand what I can do with it. There is still a lot of learning I can do on the 600RR so my desire to move to a 1000RR is not motivated by a feeling of superiority over my bike.
Third, the insurance change will suck if I go to a 1000RR with the same coverage I currently have on my 600RR; about $50/mo more. So, there would be no cost benefit of going to a 1kRR (not that I'm surprised, but I'm really trying to weigh the odds of what I want against what I should do).
Fourth, I don't really track my bike; I bought it mostly for commuting and having some fun with which is what I do now with the 600 and would probably continue to do so with a 1000RR if I make the switch (I wouldn't mind hitting the track here and there, just haven't had much opportunity to do so). I currently have a little over 13k miles on my '07 as I ride almost everyday and don't plan on changing that even with a bigger/different bike. I know there is no true benefit to having a liter bike on the street other than compensating for something, the 600 is plenty fast and powerful. So, I'm not trying to go faster to the grave, just really interested in the 1000RR even though I don't need that much power.



Other discussion questions:
-The local Honda dealer has 2 '09 1000RR's in stock; one is a Repsol replica trim, the other is a red with ABS. I love the look of the Repsol but it really sticks out and I like the idea of ABS on a bike so I'm leaning towards the red w/ABS. Anyone have anything good/bad to say about Honda's C-ABS?
-Is there any difference between the '08, '09, '10, or '11 1000RRs other than cosmetics (any minor mechanical/electrical changes that make a huge difference quality)?
-Are there any big changes coming from Honda in the way of a new version 600RR or 1000RR that I should hold out for?
 

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My buddy at work has an 08 1krr. I've ridden it several times and it is astounding how much power the bike makes. By all means the 600 is plenty for the road. Some of the things you will find if you decide to go with the 1krr is that you will shift ALOT less. It is geared higher and doesn't you to be in a sweet rpm to have grunt, it just goes.

The one Con other than the higher cost of ins. etc., that i can think of is: If you are stuck in traffic doing less than 15mph you will kill your hand. The bike in 1st gear at idle does upward of 15mph so you would be force to be constantly moderating the clutch while in slow traffic.

Other than that, the bike i truely amazing. I would love to have the Red/Black one.
 

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My buddy at work has an 08 1krr. I've ridden it several times and it is astounding how much power the bike makes. By all means the 600 is plenty for the road. Some of the things you will find if you decide to go with the 1krr is that you will shift ALOT less. It is geared higher and doesn't you to be in a sweet rpm to have grunt, it just goes.

The one Con other than the higher cost of ins. etc., that i can think of is: If you are stuck in traffic doing less than 15mph you will kill your hand. The bike in 1st gear at idle does upward of 15mph so you would be force to be constantly moderating the clutch while in slow traffic.

Other than that, the bike i truely amazing. I would love to have the Red/Black one.
ummm you can put it in second gear and leave it there!

op, i would love to have a 1krr. but dont really need it. or i would have gotten i already. but as far as trading the 600 in, thats just dumb. they will rape you. sell it privately and then get the 1k.
 

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i like that you realize that you haven't touched the limits and explained everything. go with what you want man, bikes aren't logical decisions in the first place and it's neat you realize that this isn't the most logical but you still want it. go for it.
 

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what ever makes you happy bro thats the point of these toys
 

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My buddy at work has an 08 1krr. I've ridden it several times and it is astounding how much power the bike makes. By all means the 600 is plenty for the road. Some of the things you will find if you decide to go with the 1krr is that you will shift ALOT less. It is geared higher and doesn't you to be in a sweet rpm to have grunt, it just goes.

The one Con other than the higher cost of ins. etc., that i can think of is: If you are stuck in traffic doing less than 15mph you will kill your hand. The bike in 1st gear at idle does upward of 15mph so you would be force to be constantly moderating the clutch while in slow traffic.

Other than that, the bike i truely amazing. I would love to have the Red/Black one.
Thanks man. I have ridden a buddy's '07 1kRR and it seems to fight you in the turns; is this true with the '08?

op, i would love to have a 1krr. but dont really need it. or i would have gotten i already. but as far as trading the 600 in, thats just dumb. they will rape you. sell it privately and then get the 1k.
Actually, they offered me something I thought was fair as a trade in. My bike has a few nicks here and there, but overall is in pretty good shape considering how many miles it has. I have told a few friends it is up for sale to see if I can get a bit more for it but low mileage 600s are very common for about the same price. I think I can get $5k for it as a private sale.


Thanks everyone. Any ideas on the ABS or any of the other follow-on questions?
 

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Thanks man. I have ridden a buddy's '07 1kRR and it seems to fight you in the turns; is this true with the '08?
That's probably because his suspension and tire pressures weren't suited to your riding style. Dialing those in can make a bike feel completely different. You shouldn't have to fight any newer bikes since there's so much adjustment available.

If money isn't a big deal you might want to wait until the 2012 models come out. At that point all the Japanese makers will have their traction control, abs, etc. packages on the bikes.

I'm probably going to get a 1000 in a couple years too but I want to see what the new models are like first.
 

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Go with the 1krr, man. It'll be a blast.

There is a guy on here looking to trade his red 08 1krr for a 07 600rr. He PM'd me earlier but I'm not looking for another bike.

If you want his username, PM me.
 

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Thanks guys.

I went and checked out an R1 today as well. They sound wicked but I really do not care for how they look.
 

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If you're not the kind of person who has to test the limits of a bike then go for it. Don't forget to check how much more insurance will be tho. I personally wouldn't even think about getting a liter bike because the 600 is more than I need for the street.
 

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If you're not the kind of person who has to test the limits of a bike then go for it. Don't forget to check how much more insurance will be tho. I personally wouldn't even think about getting a liter bike because the 600 is more than I need for the street.
Well, I wouldn't say I'm out to find the limits; I've ridden my 600 well and know it has more to give. I figure I'll never find the limit of a 1000 so I doubt I'd try.

I did check about the ins though (see original post); about $50/mo more (so, about double overall, huge suck), if I keep the exact same coverage from the 600 to the 1000.
 

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I posed this question on 1000RR.net, some interesting questions raised about the '08s having oil burning issues. So, I was curious, any one on here have this issue (600RR or 1000RR)?
 

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One thing that I have heard from other guys that ride sportbikes. Get the 1000. That way you don't have to prove anything to yourself. Good lick with your decision. As in the end it is YOUR decision.
 

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i like that you realize that you haven't touched the limits and explained everything. go with what you want man, bikes aren't logical decisions in the first place and it's neat you realize that this isn't the most logical but you still want it. go for it.
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