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RE: How does this stack up? Beginner bike?
|RE: How does this stack up? Beginner bike?|
|sdb929 said 2006-05-02 02:30|
For what it\īs worth I just finished breaking in an \ī06 750 and can give you my opinion. I\īm a 42 year old guy who\īs been living for track days for the last couple of years and can tell you that this bike only needs race bodywork and sticky tires to be seriously competitive. I\īve been flogging a track prepped 929 with a pipe and PC III and the power seems to be about the same but this bike is infinitely more nimble, even with all the suspension work I\īve had done on the Honda.
As far as being a decent street bike, I wouldn\īt buy one if that was my main purpose for owning the bike. The seat is hard, the plastic airbox won\īt allow the use of a magnetic tank bag, there are no hooks for a rear pack, the underseat storage is nil, the lower fairings provide no weather protection, and the powerband is more track than street oriented. On the plus side, I got about 50mpg during break-in.
After owning many different bikes over many years the best advice I can give you is to not buy the hype. Any modern bike of almost any type will have more than enough power for you. Get something that\īs comfortable and suited to your type of riding and you\īll be happy. Even a \
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