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So the inevitable has finally occurred; the ZX6R has a new owner.

The C1 was my first sportbike and street bike. I bought it as my starter, completely expecting to dump it during my time of learning to ride. Well I can say it taught me more about riding than I thought I'd learn in the short 5 seasons of ownership, and she never failed me.

As I learned my riding limits, my riding style and motorcycle tastes transformed. I had a couple chances to try other bikes; less aggressive standing sports, dual-sports, cruisers, etc. I've come to like the characteristics of less piston'd engines. I have decided to try a Vtwin or Thumper. I'm looking at Tuono's, SV650's, and even the KTM 690 Duke. I came to hate the cruisers.

Over the years, I've realized that my riding environment is not suited for the bullet bike. I have a short commute, with quick city/town trips. I made it to twisty rides about once a season, and I never hit the track. I've decided a bike more tuned to city riding might be the best for me. Fuel economy also becomes a key factor.

Either way, it is a bittersweet time for me, as I love my C1. She will be greatly missed. I really hope I made the right choice. If not, I'll just pick up another :laugh
 

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I can understand the whole dilema.... I ride a ZX6 due to the combination of things I like outweighing the things I don't, rather than a love affair with a plastic covered bike.

Light weight, relatively high HP, good suspension, good looking bike.... all those are plusses.

Were I to do it again, I would get a naked bike, with more steering lock and somewhat realxed 'neutral' ergonomics. But I don't want it to be any heavier, and it still needs to go like stink.

So far, I haven't seen anything on the market that would persuade me to change bikes.
 

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I know our bikes are rather impractical but i just love the look and sound plus it's the lightest compared to its power.


I can understand the whole dilema.... I ride a ZX6 due to the combination of things I like outweighing the things I don't, rather than a love affair with a plastic covered bike.

Light weight, relatively high HP, good suspension, good looking bike.... all those are plusses.

Were I to do it again, I would get a naked bike, with more steering lock and somewhat realxed 'neutral' ergonomics. But I don't want it to be any heavier, and it still needs to go like stink.

So far, I haven't seen anything on the market that would persuade me to change bikes.
triumph speed triple 675R?
honda cb1000r
yamaha MT-09

just to name some out of the top of my head.
 

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I know our bikes are rather impractical but i just love the look and sound plus it's the lightest compared to its power.

triumph speed triple 675R?
honda cb1000r
yamaha MT-09

just to name some out of the top of my head.
your first statement is the reason it took me 3 years to finally pull the trigger on selling. IT IS SUCH A SEXY BIKE!!!

My buddy had a street triple 675R, which he also suggested would fit my bill. I've REALLY considered the Speed Triple 1050, but I can't find too many around right now.

I saw a CB1000R and thought i imagining things. Definitely going to check those out. The wife wants me to take my time and really think about the next bike. She doesn't want to hear my jump back and forth for 3 years again :laugh
 

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I've considered selling mine for financial reasons. Some idiot offered me a trade on 2006 "track but street legal" r6 plus cash. Yeah right. I'll just pinch of pennies in the meantime :/
 

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I've considered selling mine for financial reasons. Some idiot offered me a trade on 2006 "track but street legal" r6 plus cash. Yeah right. I'll just pinch of pennies in the meantime :/
Pinch those pennies!
 

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For any who care... i got a Tuono 1000R. Love the look, the ergos, the torque. Oh my god the torque... Nothing but a giggle factory, this bike.

Still plan to hit you guys up for some riding this season :)

 

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Well, I hope you end up liking it man! I don't think I'll ever sell mine, but some of that is because of the emotional attachment I've developed from putting a bunch of time into it :O

Hopefully this bike will fit your needs better :bigthumb:
 
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