Looking for my 1st Track Bike

Discussion in 'STT General Discussion' started by ebart, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Ohio_1199DUC

    Ohio_1199DUC Knows an Apex when he sees one
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    No brakes off the front straight... Just setup in my seat to get a wide view, grab a downshift and flick it in then right back to WOT to Banzai down the hill! I was having a tremendous amount of fun learning how to ride a bike with no power. There was a guy out in Advanced on a R3 running about 2 seconds quicker, I wanted to go out and tag along with him but I was coaching Novice and coaching a guy in Intermediate... Was running out of juice fast! plus I was out of fuel!
     
  2. ebart

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    Taking everyone's advice and working on getting an SV650. If things work out I should be picking it up July 10th
     
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    Try before you buy, I'd give some thought to any 600 as well. Get on the 650 and a 600 and see if you're comfortable, lot's of room to grow with a 600.
     
  4. LATT

    LATT Take Only What You Need.

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    If you're riding an FZ1 right now then such a small bike will feel weak and uninspired. I'd go with a middle weight or a 750. If the aggressive riding position doesn't turn you off then a late model Triumph 675 would be a sweet ride for the track.
     
  5. ebart

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    Thanks for all the info. I did get that SV650, but I got it to help me learn more then I did to just jump into track riding. I figure that when I feel I am ready to upgrade, my boys will be about the age to start riding (on dirt bikes now) and I can pass the SV on to them. This has been a great place for me to read up on all sorts of things and I greatly appreciate all the input everyone has on this site, Thanks again
     
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  6. ebart

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    Just an update of the SV, working on suspension parts then I just need to get some time off for a good track day lol.
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