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post #1 of 22 Old 06-23-2012, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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so, 650r or 600? im moving up from a ninja 250r but cant decide what to get. money does come into play which is why im buying used. i've done alot of homework and i would really like to have a supersport 600 2007 or newer. but i probably wouldnt be able to get one for less than $5500, where-as i can get an almost brand new 2009 ninja 650r for $4000 easy in my area. im just not sure i'd be happy with a sport vs a supersport. any ideas/opinions?

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post #2 of 22 Old 06-23-2012, 12:13 PM
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I would say get the most bike for your $$, either one will be a step up in performance(acceleration).

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post #4 of 22 Old 06-23-2012, 01:24 PM
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Big difference between a 650r/sv650 and a 600 supersport.

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post #5 of 22 Old 06-23-2012, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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how so? would a 650 with sport bars be anything like a supersport?

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post #6 of 22 Old 06-23-2012, 01:57 PM
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No. The 600's are track bikes in street trim, pretty much. Most of the power is up top.
The magazines say the 650s are categorized as beginner bikes. But there are plenty of experienced riders still buying 650's.

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I've never ridden the 600 but I will say from personal experience that the SV650 is a much more fun bike than the 650R. That's not to say that the 650R isn't a great bike, but on the SV I was having more fun, the bike felt lighter and faster and the 'envelope of fun' could be had a lower speeds. It reminded me a lot of the way I feel riding the 919

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You couldn't give me a SS 600.

Uncomfortable and you have to "wring" it out for any kind of power.....no thank you.

Ninja 650r.......absolutely would ride one. Comfortable & torquey. Money savings is just an added perk........

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post #9 of 22 Old 06-23-2012, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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sounds like a 650r is a smarter choice.. idk, i've ridden a 600 and loved it. never ridden a 650, i guess im wondering if i'd be content with a 650 long term or should i go ahead and save for another month and get the 600?... i rode the 600 for about an hour and didnt mind the riding position.. is the vibration on the 650's as bad as i keep hearing?

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I would go for the 650, I feel for the SS guys, usually when I spot one they are riding with one hand or trying to sit up and stretch, awesome looking bikes but I'll keep my SM, I'm sure you'll like which ever one you end up with :-)

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post #11 of 22 Old 06-23-2012, 04:11 PM
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Never had a 650, but had the opportunity to ride one. It was a blast! Pleny of get up on the low end to make it a more "all around" bike imo. Sounded like a chopper with the Muzzy exaust on it too! He use to smoke the 600's we use to ride with until about 80, and the riding position felt comperable to the 919.

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post #12 of 22 Old 06-23-2012, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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yall are leanin me more and more towards the 650, ive been without my 250 for two weeks now and its killin me. i got the cash for a 650 right now, plus some for mods, idk i might have a 650 here in a few days unless someone changes my mind. also, does anyone have input on the 650r's vibration issues/is it really a problem for long rides?

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yall are leanin me more and more towards the 650, ive been without my 250 for two weeks now and its killin me. i got the cash for a 650 right now, plus some for mods, idk i might have a 650 here in a few days unless someone changes my mind. also, does anyone have input on the 650r's vibration issues/is it really a problem for long rides?
Long as it doesn't vibe as bad as my thumper, think you'll be ok I have to step off every 30 miles or my legs don't work

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post #14 of 22 Old 06-24-2012, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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lookin at picking one up next saturday, cant wait.

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post #15 of 22 Old 11-13-2013, 10:43 AM
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We'll did you buy you a 650?

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We'll did you buy you a 650?
You do realize he hasn't posted in a year and a half, right?

With only 5 posts, too, I doubt we'll know.

It's like the "how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop".

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post #17 of 22 Old 11-13-2013, 01:11 PM
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post #18 of 22 Old 11-13-2013, 01:12 PM
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Just looking for 650 posts lol

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post #19 of 22 Old 11-13-2013, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Lol, i JUST got an email about replies to this thread guys. Well, long overdue, but here's your update! Yes I ended up getting a 2009 650r bone stock, 2500 miles for $4000. Now over a year later It's got close to $2000 worth of parts (all done by me, no labor costs added!) and almost 13,000 miles. Road the bike from ATL to Daytona and back this summer, was a BLAST! I also bought a 2008 R6 sexy silver with 1700 miles in july, it currently has right at 7000 miles (Yes I ride the hell out of my bikes! Have never owned a car )

Comparisons/how I liked the 650r? The 650r is a GREAT bike, has been a hell of a lotta fun. It's got plenty of torque, it's comfortable for the most part, (doesn't sit well on 8 hour rides :/ ) and looks very sporty for a sport touring bike. With all that said, I knew from the beginning I had set out to eventually get on a supersport, which is why I bought the R6.

There is NO comparison between a Ninja 650r and a Yamaha R6. The R6 makes a completely different kind of power that will leave you grinnin ear to ear. The thing has got me addicted to twisties and I can't wait to eventually get out on a track with er.

The R6 is definitely my favorite out of the 3 bikes I've owned in the passed 3 years, but sadly I'm going to have to sell the 650r come spring time, and man am I gonna miss her. When running around on back roads, I'd pick the 650r any day. That low end grunt and comfort makes that bike SOOOOO much fun, not to mention it TURNS HEADS with that loud @SS Two Bros pipe hangin from the side. But I'm in love with my supersport and couldn't imagine selling it, so the 650r goes, and a truck will come.

I don't get on this forum anymore, as yall know, because I'm on the r6-forum all the time now. (similar username TOPFLiTE1994)

If anyone has any questions about the 650 I'd be glad to answer em!

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post #20 of 22 Old 11-13-2013, 02:58 PM
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Love it man lol and this was over a year and a half ago (googl lol) I like the 650r but agree I bought mine on a budget and will upgrade one day. However, like you have come to love riding it. I used to ride a 98 f3 and miss the top end but my budget purchase landed me with an exciting lil' V-twin

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post #21 of 22 Old 11-13-2013, 03:47 PM
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Never get why people think super sports are that uncomfortable I've done day rides. i'm 6' 220-240 lbs and have compressed L4 and L5 the only thing that goes soar on an ss for me is the legsand not to the point they really bother me. i wouldn't choose one to cover lots of super slab but all day in the twisties the time between fill ups never gets me aching.

The bikes that have me getting off and looking for pain killers are cruisers refer to aforementioned back problem to under stand why.

Common sense. So rare it's a god damn super power.
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