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post #1 of 10 Old 07-09-2019, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Finally! ZX6R!

So hey guys, I finally got my dream bike which is ZX6R, I want the bike but at first insurance said NO due to my age and experience(I am 17 LOL), so my friends suggest me get a sport touring, which is sporty enough but let insurance classify it to “Touring”. So what i am looking for at that time is Ninja 1000( I am a kawasaki fan), and i dont really into street bike either, but due to engine size insurance charge me 9700 Canadian dollars! And I dont want that weak 650cc twin either... but luck for me i found a insurance does’t care about type of bike, so i asked if i can insure a super sport, they said okay, just lemme know engine size. And since 636cc is below 750cc, I got a okay price for me, but to most of you that might be too high, but for a 17-years-old, it is actually not bad, but i got work even harder lol.
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-09-2019, 12:50 PM
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Congrats man! Post some pics.

Is this your first bike though?
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Cool. I got my first street bike at age 18. If you take it to the racetrack you don't have to worry about insurance not covering you in the street .
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And I dont want that weak 650cc twin either...
Have you ridden any street bikes before? A 650 twin is faster than most non-exotic 'fast' cars and is more than enough to hurt yourself with if you don't use your head while riding. Any of the four cylinder 600's are way faster than that and almost guaranteed to hurt the unwary if you let them get ripping.


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Is this your first bike though?
My question as well.


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So hey guys, I finally got my dream bike which is ZX6R, I want the bike but at first insurance said NO due to my age and experience(I am 17 LOL), so my friends suggest me get a sport touring, which is sporty enough but let insurance classify it to “Touring”. So what i am looking for at that time is Ninja 1000( I am a kawasaki fan), and i dont really into street bike either, but due to engine size insurance charge me 9700 Canadian dollars! And I dont want that weak 650cc twin either... but luck for me i found a insurance does’t care about type of bike, so i asked if i can insure a super sport, they said okay, just lemme know engine size. And since 636cc is below 750cc, I got a okay price for me, but to most of you that might be too high, but for a 17-years-old, it is actually not bad, but i got work even harder lol.
  1. You can get sport-touring bikes such as a Triumph TT600 which are IDEAL first "big bikes" as they have a much more lazy/relaxed throttle than a sports 600 for a learner who may have a tendency to WOT, but still have all the power at the top end when you open them up, and they're dirt cheap on insurance.
  2. Nothing wrong with a 650, the added torque will probably make them feel quicker to someone who is only planning on road riding.
  3. For got sake dont get a 1000cc at 17 year olds. I don't care how sensible you THINK you are... you're 17, we've all been there. You'll be dead, or at best severly injured, within 6 months.
  4. When you say you aren't into street bikes, do you mean you only plan on tracking this new bike? Where the fuck does a 17 year old get the money to buy a 1000cc ninja and track it!?
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So hey guys, I finally got my dream bike which is ZX6R, I want the bike but at first insurance said NO due to my age and experience(I am 17 LOL), so my friends suggest me get a sport touring, which is sporty enough but let insurance classify it to “Touring”. So what i am looking for at that time is Ninja 1000( I am a kawasaki fan), and i dont really into street bike either, but due to engine size insurance charge me 9700 Canadian dollars! And I dont want that weak 650cc twin either... but luck for me i found a insurance does’t care about type of bike, so i asked if i can insure a super sport, they said okay, just lemme know engine size. And since 636cc is below 750cc, I got a okay price for me, but to most of you that might be too high, but for a 17-years-old, it is actually not bad, but i got work even harder lol.
Let me guess, you are located in the Greater Toronto Area? (I live in Burlington). We get anally raped here with Insurance (most expensive in North America believe it or not). What Insurance company did you end up going with? Good call to start young though, as it will just get lower and lower, taking into consideration you keep a clean record, hehe.
If you are in the GTA, the magic age is 30...my insurance got cut in half.
PM me if you are in the GTA and we can squad out for a ride.
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Congrats on the bike, I just hope you do some track time because this is a powerful bike that can easily dump you on your ass
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So hey guys, I finally got my dream bike which is ZX6R, I want the bike but at first insurance said NO due to my age and experience(I am 17 LOL), so my friends suggest me get a sport touring, which is sporty enough but let insurance classify it to “Touring”. So what i am looking for at that time is Ninja 1000( I am a kawasaki fan), and i dont really into street bike either, but due to engine size insurance charge me 9700 Canadian dollars! And I dont want that weak 650cc twin either... but luck for me i found a insurance does’t care about type of bike, so i asked if i can insure a super sport, they said okay, just lemme know engine size. And since 636cc is below 750cc, I got a okay price for me, but to most of you that might be too high, but for a 17-years-old, it is actually not bad, but i got work even harder lol.
WR--I know the ZX6R is extremely sharp, I just bought a 2019 myself but, I will tell you, the Ninja 650 is a phenomenal bike (I traded my 2013 in for the ZX6R), and 0-60, that bike is almost as fast as the ZX.

It is the 60-100 which I really wouldn't recommend anyway. The 650 is actually a bit more comfortable than the ZX due to the nice V-shape frame and positioning of the handlebars, the seat and is great for long rides. I used mine for commuting (76 miles round trip to and from work or about 45 min each way). I had 33k miles on it before I traded it in.

Once I did some minor customization's such as rear fender removal kit, integrated tail light and blinkers, the bike was sharp as hell plus I actually really liked the placement of the exhaust on the 650 vs the 1000 and even my ZX which I will replace at some point and remove the rear fender assembly too.



The 650 is also a great bike for a new or young rider. If you haven't purchased your bike, you may want to still look into the 650.
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