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I bet it'll be an amazing 636, but $21,500?? Damn! I just saw a guy on TDJ Yard Sale asking that exact price for a Panigale V4 with not many miles on in excellent condition. I'd rather have that for that kind of money even if it's mostly stock.
 

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I bet it'll be an amazing 636, but $21,500?? Damn! I just saw a guy on TDJ Yard Sale asking that exact price for a Panigale V4 with not many miles on in excellent condition. I'd rather have that for that kind of money even if it's mostly stock.
Tru Tru. . . but its at a great price for its target audience (pros or people with a lot of cash lying around lol), especially if it has the magic numbers for geometry/ setup and everything sorted out.
 

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I shouldn't be surprised at $100/lb weight savings.... Dropping almost 18 lbs off the bike, just in the exhaust is impressive, to say the least. Any idea what the weight of that entire package is? Losing all the street bits has to drop weight as well....how much was added back (in the right places)?

I really like how clean the rear sets are. Nice design.

15 days from order? How much engine work is done? Is this a crate racing motor?
 

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I bet it'll be an amazing 636, but $21,500?? Damn! I just saw a guy on TDJ Yard Sale asking that exact price for a Panigale V4 with not many miles on in excellent condition. I'd rather have that for that kind of money even if it's mostly stock.
Just going over what I can see, bodywork, exhaust, electronics, rear sets, suspension, brakes, safety wire, fluids, initial purchase..... That doesn't sound too far off the mark. Toss in the tires, the tune..... If that includes a detailed (blueprinted race spec) engine, whatever transmission work may have been done.... :frown:hail:
 

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Just going over what I can see, bodywork, exhaust, electronics, rear sets, suspension, brakes, safety wire, fluids, initial purchase..... That doesn't sound too far off the mark. Toss in the tires, the tune..... If that includes a detailed (blueprinted race spec) engine, whatever transmission work may have been done.... :frown:hail:
Oh yeah, I know where the cost is coming from. I know if someone was to do this all on their own starting with a brand new bike and getting new parts, it would cost upwards of $17k, and graves has to make some money too since there's labor involved. I've already seen similarly built new R6s with a similar asking price. It's just hard for me to imagine spending that much for a 600, no matter how good it is. The last 600 I bought (my zx6r, which was a pretty well sorted bike with lots of aftermarket parts on), I spent $4000 on it lol
 
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Its very cool, however the up charge on some stuff, I could probably do it for a third of the price. The real money maker is tuning all of those things to get power. Anyone can buy and install brake lines, PCV's, rear sets, clip ons.
 
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Bikes like these are for squeezing out the last 1% of performance out of the motorcycle. This bike was built to beat other well built 600s, while following the MA rule book. So comparing it to a Duc V4 doesn't make much sense because they aren't built for the same purpose. Most of us won't buy bikes like these because we don't have a need to find every advantage available to beat the country's best racers on equivalent machinery.

I would buy one of these if I had my eye on a club championship or something, but other than that why bother for sure.
 

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Bikes like these are for squeezing out the last 1% of performance out of the motorcycle. This bike was built to beat other well built 600s, while following the MA rule book. So comparing it to a Duc V4 doesn't make much sense because they aren't built for the same purpose. Most of us won't buy bikes like these because we don't have a need to find every advantage available to beat the country's best racers on equivalent machinery.

I would buy one of these if I had my eye on a club championship or something, but other than that why bother for sure.
Exactly, which is exactly why I said I'd rather by a V4 for that money lol Because I'm not racing in MotoAmerica Supersport.
 

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Buying this Graves bike is just what I would do if I was going to be racing MA for the next two years.

Had I known this build was in the works.... I might not have bought the bike I did. lol.

However.. with that said... I expect to put my bike together for much less. Yet the fact is.. I'll have much less of a bike when finished.

So the bigger question is this... Could you or I ride that $21,500 bike to it's full potential. ?

The answer is clear.... Who is hell cares... If you can afford it...

Just Do It Already !!!
 

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Buying this Graves bike is just what I would do if I was going to be racing MA for the next two years.

Had I known this build was in the works.... I might not have bought the bike I did. lol.

However.. with that said... I expect to put my bike together for much less. Yet the fact is.. I'll have much less of a bike when finished.

So the bigger question is this... Could you or I ride that $21,500 bike to it's full potential. ?

The answer is clear.... Who is hell cares... If you can afford it...

Just Do It Already !!!
So did you order one of these Graves ZX6R's? Right after you just got your new 2019 one? If so, are you going to keep the stock one you got as well?
 

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I did not and will not be ordering a Graves bike unless I hit the lotto.

I’m going to build mine albeit slowly. Once bodywork options open up and more parts are available I’ll ramp the assembly pace.

My goal would be late spring, early summer and in time for possibly two east coast MA rounds.

More than likely I’ll be acquiring a few of those Graves goodies though.

I really like that exhaust pipe.

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I fully expect to see that exhaust on his bike as soon as it's available to the public...I've learned when Tim says "I like that", it means he's buying it. :lol:
 
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