Think you want a 600 supersport as your daily rider? Do yourself a favor and watch this video before you pull the trigger.
Author: Motorcyclist Magazine
Both decent bikes just not Ducati or KTM
But good for these guys.
Dope ha ya. Ride on
Great video guys! I’m not regretting my 2012 ZX1000 ABS (w/Ivan’s tune) purchase still, it’s the best of both worlds. The wave yeah, mostly Harleys and the weekend warrior kind. I was told once that the dirtiest, scraggly old time Harley riders will wave back but not the Yuppie, weekend rider or whatever they are, will not – I’ve found that to be mostly true.
is this a biased video against sports bike or do all the sportsbike rider face the same problem on long trips?
I think the height of the rider determines how comfortable you are on a supersports. I’m only 5.10 and find my gsxr very comfortable.yes the wrists can get sore.but if you grip the tank more with your knees you can take a lot of weight off them almost eliminating the sore wrists.great video by the way.
In my country the R6 cost 31k dls
Ive been to that museum too
I’m juz a fan of naked bikes.. Ur video rocks..
Why do people wear those helmets?
Do a video on how to do a wheelie
but who rides on a race track everyday,… not me. Z900 for me
It’s a shame the ZX-6R isn’t available in Europe anymore. I have been dreaming of getting one since I was a kid, now that I’m at the age that I can get one, it’s gone…
I love this series. You two have such great chemistry.
LOVE u both!!
yep….great video, apart from the wheelies ! Z900 the tops.
and there we go with that old chestnut: “you can’t even begin to scratch the surface of performance on the street”
That is complete and utter bullshit
You damm well can gouge the street with performance very easily 🙂
No seriously, comparing an R6 to a Z650 on the street, maybe even an FZ-9, there’s no question that the R6 will run rings around both of them, even if it’s a lot less comfortable to ride long-distance. And the stop & go of city lights will get old real fast on one. It’s just not the same ride, and if you’re riding a bike for comfort you can’t really compare it with a bike that you ride for performance. You’re talking about two completely-different things. Cornering hard, riding fast, accelerating and braking hard, that isn’t “comfort riding”. Not that you can’t do that on any of the 4 bikes here, not even that the R6 or 6R are so much better at it, but it’s not “comfortable” to ride like that. It’s exciting, but it’s still risky and hard-work. Just as you can cruise for hours on a 600 supersport but generally it’s not as comfortable as the same ride on a naked. Sot it’s not that one is “better” than the other, it’s a question of what you want out of a ride and why you’re riding. But seriously in less than 100 feet you can reach & exceed the limit of performance of any motorcycle. The question is will you do it.
These guys are over exaggerating the discomfort. I ride from the bay area to L.A. few times a month. You get conditioned to it, these guys must not go long distance rides or they are just saying this for the video. In conclusion everyone should own multiple types of bikes to enjoy every type of ride!! Haha, good video guys.
The biggest thing i actually like about my naked bike over my past super sports besides the comfort and cost, is the fact that naked bikes can be tons of fun at more legal speeds. I just don’t find myself speeding as much, especially by mistake, as I start having fun sooner
Kamaha or yamasaki?
Well in my opinion you should having 2 bikes for life. One for daily commuter and the other one for ‘fun’ (if you know what fun stands for lol hahaha) it would be great having a naked and a sportbike for 2 purposes:D greetings from the owner of 250cc class (i owned yzf-R25)
You forgot the last stage of owning a motorcycle…. Getting crashed from another driver.
What jeans is Zack wearing in the video. I like how sleek the knee protection is
Anyone know the name of the helmet and jacket that the guy riding the Kawasaki is wearing?
So good guys! Reality at it’s best.
You guys being dramatic for the purpose of the show, or you actually have this much trouble riding a sport bike??
Nice review guys, I looked for the CBR600RR and gsx600r but I couldn’t find it…I really want to know your opinion!
Great vid but… omg you guys are turning into old men! How do you live without access to a true sport bike?
Meanwhile I’m going 300 miles on a 300.
The KRT zx6 does have abs
Nice intro, “Think you want (blah blah blah) as (blah blah blah)? Do yourself a favor and watch this video before you pull the trigger. Free consultation!”
When are you going to consult with insurance and medical specialists as to which makes for a better “daily rider”, a motorcycle or a car?
I live like a mile from that 76 at 6:00 lmao
Fantastic video guys Henning is my favorite host ..
Awesome video and dead on! I LOVE my FZ8 even though it’s “outdated”. So much fun, performance and yet so comfortable. One thing you guys forgot to mention also is in general naked bikes are MUCH cheaper to insure.
Hey guys, I really like the videos y’all put out and wanted to get your opinion on my next bike.
I’m currently riding a 2002 SV650S with about 101,000 miles on the clock. I put about 10,000 miles a year on my bike and was thinking about getting a new one before my SV wears out. If you could have just one bike that has at least 75HP and will just never fail, what would it be? Im hoping to get another V-twin, so the Ducati Monster has caught my attention, but I’m not sure how reliable they are. Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.
Very helpful and informational. Thx guys!
I love all your video’s, but I think this is by far, the best one! Outstanding job! Cheers!
I like those muscular naked bikes. Looks so damn good. As for faired bike, they may look cool. But one wrong corning or fall: and bang, you will have a huge bill to pay for repairing.
I would be really interested in seeing direct comparisons of a sportbike vs a naked bike of the same make. So for example a video comparing GSXR750 vs a GSX-S750. Or other makes. I know quite a few people getting into bikes who always go into supersports because they don’t realize that the naked market has blown up and brought up some other, similar options. It could be a very useful video.