Hi guys, just got my 6L and need to think about a bike soon. Here's what I have in mind:
ZX-10R - simply the coolest and fastest.
R1 - maybe a little too slow on bottom end but looks awsome.
1098 - Real looker but top end is too slow for me.
Gixxer 1000- too fat, can't lean far enough.
Busa - used to like it, but now that it's slower than 10R, too boring.
What do you guys think, should I stick to the ZX10R???
JUST KIDDING! I'm just trying to stick to the recent fashion with those Busa/R1 threads!
What I'm really looking at is either a DRZ-400SM, SV650/S, or an XR650R with a motard conversion. The reason I like motards is low damage if I drop it (which many say will happen). Also, the DRZ and XR is relatively tame stock, which makes it less intimadating to learn, but opens up quite a bit when "uncorked".
The SV650 is entirely another direction; I like it better personally, but I don't want to shell out $1000+ if I drop it.
I tried searching, but there isn't much info on these bikes here. Anyone here ride/rode a motard? My buddy told me the brakes on the XR is crap, but he also has a lot more experience than I do. Would they be ok for a beginner?