Since this has dropped into a 600 vs 1000 cc bike thread, I will chime in. Is it about which bike is faster or which bike you have more fun riding. I will agree that on a very tight technical set of twisty roads a 600 may be faster but on the kind of medium speed twisty roads that 90% of us ride on a 1000 is faster. I am 200 without riding gear and I hate shifting all of the time, I wont ride something on the street that roughly as fast as my corvette. I do get into the occasional race and it is nice to have some ponies under the hood so to speak. It is nice to be able to pass cars in whatever gear your in instead of going into full tuck and downshifting to pass a few cars in a row. 1000cc bikes usually sell faster as well. Just a few of my thoughts before this thread convinces everyone to sell their BMW and go buy CBR250r's ....
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