600cc race bike vs a liter race bike?

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  1. crazyfastxxx

    crazyfastxxx Pylon

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    I'm looking at upgrading rides within the next year. Just wondering what other racers thoughts are on the 600 vs 1000 debate? I've only ever rode a liter bike on the track so I wouldn't know the difference but I'm assuming the 600's handle better and are easier to go faster on for a longer time. You are also able to enter more races with the 600. The pacific northwest tracks(except mission) seem to favor the 600 also as the fast guys seem to be laying down the best times with them. Those guys would probably lay down the same times with a liter bike but it would probably be closer to superbike spec $$$. There's gotta be a reason why they are going with the 600. Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks. See you guys in April!
     
  2. ken lalonde

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    I have raced both 600 and 1000 here at Mission. My best lap time on a 06/R6 was around a 1:10.5 in 2007. The best lap time ever for me at Mission, was in 09 on a 08/GSXR-1000 clock in at 1:09.22. That being said I wanted to challenge myself in 2008 and jumped on the 1000cc bike. It is far more difficult to do a 1:10 on a 1000 than on a 600. The extra power the 1000 has makes it much more of a challenge. So depending on you skill level you will go faster sooner on a 600,but for someone with a lot of talent the extra hp will win in the end.
     
  3. crazyfastxxx

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    Thanks for the input Ken. That's what I figured. I am aware of my skill and talent. Looks like I'm in the market for a 600 lol.
     
  4. Simon

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    Sorry, a bit late but a 750 is the best of both worlds. A 600 will eat tires as you have to go deep into the corners and you really have to ride a 600 to go fast, it takes a lot of skill. A 750 is like a 600 on roids but doesn't have the high siding power of a 1000.
     

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