the_elements_600 wrote:It's still going to be insanely expensive. First you need a car (unless you already have one), car insurance (0 no claims and young driver won't do you any favours for cost...bike no claims means shit all to car insurers), a trailer for the bike which I'm pretty sure you need to do another test for now if you want to tow something, 1 or 2 piece leathers and depending on what tracks you want to race on, you may also need a track license.
I'd set aside at least 2k before you've even thought about what bike you want.
Mista Bob wrote:Sounds like you are a tad strapped for cash so I'd say go with a SV650. You could even enter it into SV650 series races if you have them there.
Tons of available aftermarket parts and cheap spare parts should be easy to find if you ever need them.
Cheaper to run and maintain then a 600 and the rest of the bikes you listed.
And will still be loads of fun, unless you are already an accomplished racer. In which case you would probably want a super sport.
the_elements_600 wrote:I'd personally get something more race-orientated than the SV if you want a track bike. Sure, an SV won't be bad, but if you have a bit of money to spend you can do lots better for a track machine. I reckon a 600 is your best bet, or even a GSXR 750 if you really want some power to play with.
socks86 wrote:the_elements_600 wrote:I'd personally get something more race-orientated than the SV if you want a track bike. Sure, an SV won't be bad, but if you have a bit of money to spend you can do lots better for a track machine. I reckon a 600 is your best bet, or even a GSXR 750 if you really want some power to play with.
Agreed (obviously). My last track day had me get fast enough to pass most of the people out there (in my slow group), but they all had faster bikes. Passing on the straights wasn't an option. It taught me to change my lines and plan a few turns ahead to get by.
The sv is extremely capable with a couple of suspension mods. Even stock it's good up to a certain pace. You can learn a lot by sticking to a lower powered bike like the SV before moving up to an I4 600.
Jerim wrote:Either the 636 or a CBR600RR. Put a bit into the suspension(race-tech(or some other quality Ã–hlins-but-cheaper substitute) fork springs & cartridges), track plastics, and go have a blast. For extra savings, get one that has a lot of cosmetic damage for cheap. You'll be scrapping all the street stuff anyway. Looks like you've got most of what you need too, so your biggest expense will be tires and track day fees.
Heartlesspinto wrote:That's because i'm part of the "has a bike" crowd now.
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