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Just playing around with the idea of it. I am the type person that likes something different pretty often. Obviously I don't really have to get a different bike, but change can be fun. I do 90% of my riding at Deal's Gap or the surrounding curvy roads. No long trips at all and my commute is 1 mile to campus. I am thinking that the r6/600rr might offer a little better handling for my type of riding. Love my f4i though, can't complain about it. I feel that I am experienced enough to move up to a liter bike, but honestly, for the type riding I do I don't think I should.
 

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Well, IMO, as if you didn't already know what I'd tell you to go up too. The 600RR def!! I can't WAIT till I get mine. And I don't ride like I used to, nor have at all this yr. I haven't even been to the Gap yet. :cry When I was at the dealer looking at one, when I sat on her, I was in Honda heaven. Took a buddies out and it handled like a dream.

so, I'd go with the 600RR
 

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I'm in the same boat. I love my F4i and everything that I have done to it to get it where I want it, but I'm a big fan of the 600RR as well. I love the GP styling (the older all-red ones especially, not the new ones with that crappy flat black tail). Man, if it didn't cost more money I would probably already have an RR made into a Daijiro replica.
 

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i've been thinking along the same lines as well. i know of 2 other 600's (R6 and 600RR) for sale (buddies of mine) and i've toyed with the idea of getting one of those, but i think that i'm gonna keep my F4i for the time being. i've only got about a year of experience and i really don't have the confidence or ability to move up to a liter bike yet (i don't have the money either). however, in about 2 years i plan on hopefully buying my aprilia RSV and maybe turning my F4i into a track bike. since you said that you're thinking about an R6/600RR both of the ones i know of are in roanoke, va. if you're interested, let me know. both are '03's. the R6 is immaculate.
 

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the RR isnt commuter friendly. i love my 1000rr but it got othave the hardest seat ever and the suspension sucks for the comute take it in twisties and be in heaven
 

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Just playing around with the idea of it. I am the type person that likes something different pretty often. Obviously I don't really have to get a different bike, but change can be fun. I do 90% of my riding at Deal's Gap or the surrounding curvy roads. No long trips at all and my commute is 1 mile to campus. I am thinking that the r6/600rr might offer a little better handling for my type of riding. Love my f4i though, can't complain about it. I feel that I am experienced enough to move up to a liter bike, but honestly, for the type riding I do I don't think I should.
Keep the F4i and spend the money on a top-$$ suspension. Then you have better handling than an R6/600RR AND a decently-comfy bike and nice sized trunk.
 

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whats a trunk? no trunks on RRs
r6 trunk isnt any b***** ither... 01 - 03 gixxers rule when it comes to trunks. I can fit my digital camera, two bottles of sprite, power commander, my gloves and my cousins gloves and a long sleave t shirt and still have more space in my trunk
 

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shit i can fit my tools and my papers only and that is in place of the cooling vents for the seat so there is absouletly no room
 

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I will have to agree with Powder. But I would also like to add, spend some money on track time. The skills of the rider is what makes the bike go fast. With the right pilot an F4i can also go ridiculously fast.
 

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i am definitely aware that the F4i exceeds my abilities. I know I could save the $$ and spend it on suspension. I am signed up for a track day in August as well. Sometimes it is just nice to try something different though. I don't want or need a liter bike, but it might be nice to check out a different 600ss. I always buy used, so I don't take a huge hit on resale value. Hell, if I had an R6 right now I would probably be checking out the 600rr or F4i.
 

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f4igrad said:
Just playing around with the idea of it. I am the type person that likes something different pretty often. Obviously I don't really have to get a different bike, but change can be fun. I do 90% of my riding at Deal's Gap or the surrounding curvy roads. No long trips at all and my commute is 1 mile to campus. I am thinking that the r6/600rr might offer a little better handling for my type of riding. Love my f4i though, can't complain about it. I feel that I am experienced enough to move up to a liter bike, but honestly, for the type riding I do I don't think I should.
first, I agree with javawhz.

Track would probably offer an entirely different experience than riding in the canyons. But I hear you on the wanting to try something different. Of the two that I've ridden, I actually like the 600RR more. A friend of mine bought a RR and he let me take it out through the canyons since we've been riding together for a while now. The RR simply feels more planted in the corners. The R6 is great, don't get me wrong, but it also feels alot more flickable. The RR turns into the corner so fast and so easily and it just feels more stable, even with 208ZRs on 30/31 PSI. I'm 5'8", and the body position makes you feel like you're part of the bike. Simply amazing.
 

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i understand the want to get a new bike just to try something different. it's one of my major motivators also.

after having that friend of mine's R1 for a few weeks i'll say i'm not interested in a litre bike either. it just felt like it was geared way too tall, that it was just way too top end oriented fast--like i was already flying without having to rip the motor thru a couple of gears. i didn't really ride it that much tho.

i'd go with the 600RR but mainly because i have the R6 now.
 

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The RR's are not commuter friendly they are race bike and even honda says it. I personal wish they wouldnt of added all the bells and whistles to them. VTEC may be nice but VERY expensive when you have to do anything to it. Im a Honda love but suzuki has the right idea. KEEP IT SIMPLE!!!
 

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From a 600 to another 600....bleh. Maybe if you just feel like looking at something different sitting in the garage (and there's nothing wrong with that), but otherwise why go through the trouble? I agree with the suspension/track days suggestions. I don't think a liter bike would be ideal for your riding either. If you're going to switch, get wild, try a twin or something (SV, 748).
 

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I don't think it'll be a big leap from an F4i to an RR. You might be spending the money on a bike that is essentially the same as far as street capabilities.
When I buy a new bike, I want it to be something totally different. In the case of sport bikes, that usually means going from say, a 600 to a liter bike. Maybe try a twin, or a naked bike. But if you already like the F4i.....
I am pretty happy with my 600R. I would trade it for something different, but I wouldn't trade it for another 600.
 
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