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I am interested to hear from those of you out there that made the change from a 250 CBR to any of the 600cc bikes out there .

Did your expereance on the CBR 250 make the transition to a bigger bike easier ?

Did you have any regrets after making the switch ?

What were some of the differences that you noticed right away with the 600 cc when compared to your Honda 250 ?

And lastly , what was the bike you switched to ?

Thanks in advance !
 

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Mate I am looking to get one one about 7 months can't wait. I think the biggest changes will be the weight our bikes are like throwing pushbikes around. But gee the power will be nice ?


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Mate I am looking to get one one about 7 months can't wait. I think the biggest changes will be the weight our bikes are like throwing pushbikes around. But gee the power will be nice ?


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Have you made up a short list of your next possible bike ?
 

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Going from a 250, the best bikes are the FZ6R, and the Ninja 650/R sport bikes. These bikes give you sufficient grunt for the street, and comfortable upright riding posture. They are also represent a much safer transition from the CBR250R than ~600cc supersports (GSX-R600, R6, CBR600RR, ZX-6R and Daytona 675).

Since you live in Canada, also available to you is the SV650SA, GSX650F, GS500F, GS500 and SPV 650 Gladius.
 

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I rode my cousins GSXR750 for a while before I bought my CBR. I like the CBR better. It's lighter and you don't have to worry about breaking the speed limit with 1/4th of an inch turn on the throttle.

If you're going to move up in a couple of months, and you're not doing any tracks at all, I'd suggest a 650 v-twin instead of an i4. I love SV650s but couldn't find any good deals before I bought my CBR. Stock they have something around 65 HP/50lbs of torque which is more than enough for street riding, and you can still track with them competently. If I ever decide to get rid of my CBR, it'll probably most definitely be to a SV650.

Really though, you need to ask yourself; do you really need a 100 HP, 150+ MPH rocket? If you're going to do track days, then go ahead. But if not, that kind of power is overkill for the street and just invites trouble.
 

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I took a buddy's RC51 for a ride yesterday. It handled really well for being a liter bike. I'm sure that's because it's a v twin though. As fun as it was I'm pretty sure I'll end up getting an inline four when I get my next bike.
 

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I REALLY want an FZ6R for my upgrade bike! I'd love to get one but in all honesty I'll probably be keeping the cbr for quite awhile.
 

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cbr 600rr is only 50lbs heavier than the 250, so weight won't be a big issue. Weight is very reasonably distributed. I'ts the power that one must be prepared for. Awesome bike though. Want one myself:D
 

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I went from a Buell Blast 500cc bike with 29 hp that had a rev limiter that top out at 96 mph. I would ride each gear to the limiter, hitting about 30 in first gear.

After 18K miles, I moved up to a 2006 Triumph Daytona 675 with 125hp.

The riding position was radically different, but by far the biggest difference was power and brakes.

I remember the first time I rode the bike, I put it in first gear and gave it the gas waiting to hit the rev limiter. I noticed I was going pretty fast and looked down and was over 70mph still in first gear.

There seemed to always be more power than I needed and that I could ever use on the street. I had my Daytona for 24K miles and 4.5 years before I totaled it :(

I am looking to get a CBR250R in the next few months, because I believe it is more than I actually need. As I am getting older at 56 yo, I was getting tired of the riding position.
 

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Considering a supersport next and if I do go that route it'll likely be a GSXR600, the Suzuki is much more comfortable for me when compared to the Honda, Kawasaki, and Yamaha 600cc bikes.
 

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Going from a 250, the best bikes are the FZ6R, and the Ninja 650/R sport bikes. These bikes give you sufficient grunt for the street, and comfortable upright riding posture.
^+1 for this if it'll be your daily driver. Same type of bikes as the CBR250R, but over twice the displacement. Ninja 650R if you want the power on the bottom end; FZ6R if you want it on the top end. The stock handle bars on both are kinda lame, but are easily replaceable.

To stay on topic, a 600cc SS would be fine if you just take it easy and get used to it. Otherwise, it's not a matter of if you'll get a speeding ticket, but when. And when you do, chances are it's not gonna be 8mph over either. It could be more like 25mph over, easily, without even realizing it. Plus, be prepared to have any potential passenger hate riding with you, haha.
 

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I would love 04 05 cbr 600 or gsx r 600 750. Just have to take a couple of different ones for a ride see Wich feel the best would love to have enough money to have both 250 and big bike. ?


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