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#1 Unread post by Ronnny » Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:13 pm

Looking at buying another motorcycle. I really like naked standards like fz, gsf and cb. or even a unfaired sv650. Really looking at these in the 600 class. Any thoughts on why one is better or one is just not good. Any others in or near the same class of bikes i am open to also. What are your thoughts?

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#2 Unread post by jstark47 » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:15 pm

My thoughts? Street Triple R. :mrgreen:
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#3 Unread post by mgdavis » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:59 pm

One of my friends has a Speed 4. Sexy beast (the bike, I mean :lol: ).
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#4 Unread post by Kuurus » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:49 pm

Considering I own a SV650, I am not very objective... But I heard that the FZ has a lot of power for a 600cc...
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#5 Unread post by Flesher » Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:52 pm

Depending on where you live, might want to consider a CBF600

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#6 Unread post by High_Side » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:19 am

You can't beat the street triple for performance but having ridden both a piped street triple and a 696 Ducati' I picked the 696.....and voted with my $$$ :)

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#7 Unread post by sunshine229 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:30 am

I bought a Z750S a couple of years ago and looked at pretty much all of the naked 500-750 class before purchasing. My next favourite was the FZ6. I liked the SV650 and Ducati Monster a lot but the riding positions for both had my lower back screaming after only about 5 mins into each test ride.

There are lots of great choices out there, but I suggest that for any bike you can't test ride make sure you sit in riding position for about 5 mins on the show room floor to make sure it's good for your back.

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#8 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:51 am

her is what I prefer
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#9 Unread post by Ronnny » Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:54 am

I don't guess there is anything wrong with any of these but like some said a riding postion that does not work for some. I was looking at used bikes. And was really more interested in unfaired. I live in Georgia so a lot of nice weather most of the year and not much need for a fairing. Mostly just to and from work. This year has been bad with a lot of either cold or wet days though. Guess it might just be more about what you find for the right price.

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#10 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:09 am

you could also opt for her this machine is KARAZZEY I love it!!!
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#11 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:29 pm

Ronnny wrote:I don't guess there is anything wrong with any of these but like some said a riding postion that does not work for some. I was looking at used bikes. And was really more interested in unfaired. I live in Georgia so a lot of nice weather most of the year and not much need for a fairing. Mostly just to and from work. This year has been bad with a lot of either cold or wet days though. Guess it might just be more about what you find for the right price.
Suzuki Bandit 600 or the last version the Bandit 650. Naked, unfaired and reliable. Oh and you can find them cheap used (the 650 is a bit more money).

The Honda 599 is a great bike, expensive when launched but really realiable and nicely finished. Totally Naked. The SV650 naked has a great engine and chassis, The ZR7F is hard to find but a nice all rounder, I ride the 2001 ZR7F myself right now.

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There are older bikes out there and the older you go the more "naked and standard" they get (and cheaper too). They won't handle like the above ones but they are classic. :D

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#12 Unread post by RhadamYgg » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:24 pm

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#13 Unread post by Ronnny » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:49 pm

Any of the naked ones posted in picks by administrator is what i like with preference going to the zr7s. I see a lot faired bandits and sv650s. I have found writeups of making a fz6 naked but none on doing this to bandits or sv650s. What is the difference in the way a 600 bandit or an sv650 ride?

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#14 Unread post by sunshine229 » Sun Mar 21, 2010 2:16 pm

Ronnny wrote:What is the difference in the way a 600 bandit or an sv650 ride?
I tested both when I was looking for a naked standard. I thought the SV (twin) was more aggressive and torquey than the Bandit (four). In fact, I thought the Bandit was tame in comparison to the other inline 4's I tried (Z750S & FZ6). The FZ6 was so gutsy that I thought I would probably kill myself if I bought it. That being said the Z750S is not much more forgiving but I felt it was just a bit safer for me.

Just a note that the SV riding position caused me pain in my lower back very early on in the ride.

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#15 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:03 pm

For me the SV is one hot little machine it is no slouch and will out corner a lot of machines you can't go wrong with an inexpensive reliable Vtwin HOOLY machine. I also like the parelell twins from Kawasaki there are actually a slew of them now. The Z1000 I4 is a cool bike as well but they are a little buzzy for me I am a portly bastid and like alot of tourque. The HP doesn't mean squat to me most riders including myself can't use it all anyway and if HP is your bag you don't need a hooligan machine.
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#16 Unread post by Wrider » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:46 pm

I'm going with Mike on his recommendations. Those are all good bikes in the 600 cc class. The only one I didn't see mentioned is the ER-6N. It's a naked version of the Ninja 650.
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#17 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:15 pm

Wrider wrote:I'm going with Mike on his recommendations. Those are all good bikes in the 600 cc class. The only one I didn't see mentioned is the ER-6N. It's a naked version of the Ninja 650.
Thanks for the vote of confidence, but to fair, my opinions are just an opinion, but you can't go wrong with considering them. :laughing:

The ER-6N is, as you noticed, the naked version of the ER6F (which is the Ninja 650R), it's a great bike too, one you might love too.

Oh and I did forget to mention the Suzuki Gladius 650, now that's a good bike as well. :D

But the ER6N and Gladius 650 you may not find too many used and that cheap (yet).

Do tell us what you get, we love to hear new bike stories. :happybikeday:

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#18 Unread post by jmillheiser » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:11 pm

Triumph Street triple:) Though they seem completely non-existent on the used market. There are tons of cheap used SV650s out there

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#19 Unread post by Ronnny » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:04 pm

http://www.wowmotorcycles.com/bikes.asp?ref=91518&opt=1

There is a link to a used fz6 at a local used dealer. My local yamaha dealer has one on consignment that they are asking to much for. I am leaning toward yamaha since they do pay my paycheck every week and i can get parts at a discount with a headache and if i have a little time to wait. I do not get enough of a new discount though to make me want to go that route. A few i know in a years time the bike was worth less than what we pay. I have been looking at sportbikenet about how to make it into a fz6n. And would like to find out through work if i can get european parts at a discount. But stil open to a real good deal on any brand.

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#20 Unread post by XB08 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:00 pm

WhaT IS A Naked Standard??? A standard was always a non fairing bike with more of mid foot controls. the are only a few bikes like that, Some sportbike have a more up right riding egros and there are naked sport bikes.

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