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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.

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Re: Stepping up from a 01 Gixxer 6.

If you're looking for track fun, stick with a 600. The 929 is a lot of bike to handle anywhere. I've never been on a track before, but went from a 929 back to a 600 and have no regrets. I have much more fun on the baby 'Blade. Don't get me wrong, the 929 is an awesome machine, but it just wasn't my thing anymore.

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Re: Stepping up from a 01 Gixxer 6.

Welcome.

I think going from a Gixxer 600 to a 929 will be a good move. The 929 is more torquey than your 600, but should prove at least a little more forgiving than the R1 you rode recently. To make big time power, you've still got to spin the 929 (various magazines liken it to a hell-for-strong 750) and it shouldn't be as prone to bite you as the R-bike or, say, a GSX-R1000. Finally, the 929 will offer you more straight speed than what you're currently experiencing with your 600.

I think you'll be quite happy.

Cool avatar, btw. Is that a shot you took?



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Re: Stepping up from a 01 Gixxer 6.

Thanks for the replies guys...

I would love to ride a 929 hard before I set myself on one. It's not going to happen though. It's tough, I really want one, there's something about blades that turn my crank.

All in all, I'm pretty sure this is what I want. In an ideal world, I'd love to have a worked 6 for the track and a worked 750 for the street. That's too expensive for me. I think 929 is a good compromise. I would buy a Gixxer 750, I just don't want another Gixxer. Not because they are bad bikes, just had too many and my brother rides one now too.

Any other opnions welcome!!!!

No, I did not take that picture. It was taken in Japan somewhere. It's a beautiful shot though isn't it? I'm starting to get into photography now and I plan on shooting stuff like that.
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Re: Stepping up from a 01 Gixxer 6.

You won't regret owning the 929. I was in the same boat as you, but as soon as I drove it 3ft off the lot it put a huge grin on my face. It's a sweet bike. I say go for it, and don't look back!
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Re: Stepping up from a 01 Gixxer 6.

My last bike was a 2k1 GSX-R 600, moved to a 954.

You won't have any regrets, the blades are, to me, the most managable of the big bikes. So you'll have all the power you want but will be able to use all of it when you want/need to...Unlike some of the other big bikes.
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Hi ronnie!

I know Toronto is not right next door, but my 929 is for sale

PM me if you want some info


I wanna go fast!
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Re: Stepping up from a 01 Gixxer 6.

Thanks for the replies guys.

Sorry JetBdude. I work at a shop and get killer deals. If you want to sell your bike for around 5G's, then we can talk.

Thanks guys.
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