Re: Stepping up from a 01 Gixxer 6.
Hello guys, I just found this site. Look forward to being around here a little more. From Toronto, Canada.
This winter I will be trading in a Gixxer 600 for a 929. Just trying to get an idea of what to expect in the mid range.
I've had about 4 years experience and started on an FZR 400, working my way up through the ranks, newer and bigger. FZR 600, 89 Gixxer 750, 91 ZX-7R, another 89 Gixxer 750, 01 Gixxer 600, my brother's 98 Gixxer 750.
I rode an 2000 R1 last week for the first time. I do not want a bike that twitchy or that torquey.
The 01 Gixxer is great for the track, lacks a little on the straight aways. One of the main reasons I want to step up. I'm just trying to figure out if the 929 will RAISE my enjoyment level at the track rather than DIMINISH my enjoyment level. I'm talking about having to worrry constantly about throttle control and such. Right now, I love the fact that I can twist the heck out of the Gixxer.
Is the 929 that much more powerful in the mid range, am I going to regret stepping up? I know that preference is relative. Most people who own a 929 have ridden smaller bikes. That's why I'm asking.
Did you have more fun on the smaller bike at the track, or do you enjoy the bigger bike more at the track? (straight line speed aside)
I know this is general, but any help appreciated.